Types of Bikes

Motorcycles are often built for some specialised purpose. For example, one specific type of bike is a farm bike, built for farm use, or a Police bike built especially for Police use.

 

 

Originally called Paris Dakar bikes, these bikes are a cross between a standard, and a trail bike

 

 

 


Each type of bike has its own special features built into the bike for it's intended use.


 

The CBR is an example of the sportsbike, a bike made for a narrow purpose, to provide top speed performance on a sealed surface.

 

 

 

We have identified 16 different types of motorcycle that can legally be used on public roads. i.e. farm bike, police bike. Dragsters, racing, and motocross bikes, for example, cannot usually be legally used on the road and are thus not eligible. How many can you identify?

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The answers are

1. Trail bike
2. Sport Bike
3. Commuter
4. Farm bike
5. Trials bike
6. Cruiser
7. Standard (UJM = Universal Japanese Motorcycle)
8. Tourer
9. Paris Dakar
10. Scooter
11. Moped
12. Custom
13. Cafe Racer
14. Sidecar
15. Police bike (and Emergency Response)
16. Sport Touring

 

 

(If you can identify more than we have, please email us at nzmscon@paradise.net.nz the other types you have thought of so we can add them to the list.)

 

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