Which Type of Motorcycle to Choose

The main problem that faces the new bikers is the problem of choice. Only a few people buy a motorcycle for one season, so if you want your bike to serve you faithfully for more than one year, it's worth taking a serious approach to choosing a vehicle. First, determine for yourself what style of riding you are closer. Brutality of the chopper, the power of sportbike, plainness classics or easy "Enduro" - it's up to you.


Sportbikes are equipped with powerful engines, and the engine volume of individual models is 1 liter, which allows the motorcycle to accelerate over 300 km per hour. Due to the wide use of light alloy parts, the "dry weight" of the bike with a 1000-cubic-meter motor is about 200 kg, which significantly improves handling. Such motorcycles will suit fans of fast driving who live for the sake of getting adrenaline. It is worth remembering that the driving of such vehicle requires special skills, and a protective suit is mandatory when controlling this type of bike.


If you want to sit low, look into the distance and go without haste, choppers are created for you. Heavy motorcycles with an abundance of chrome and long forks are due to the appearance of the brand Harley-Davidson, whose name has already become a household name for this class of motorcycles. The bet in choppers is made not on the engine power, but on its torque. Many owners of choppers use the services of "caste-atelier" to make their motorcycles unique. But even without the changes, choppers are one of the most expensive classes of motorcycles. Often the owners of "Harley" are successful businessmen who are willing to spend tens of thousands of dollars on motorcycle maintenance.


"Everyday" motorcycles are very practical and appeared before the rest. Classic bikes have a simple design, and therefore their maintenance does not cause any difficulties. Modern motorcycles of the classic type are increasingly becoming similar to their sports "brothers."

Over time, the manufacturers decided to expand this class by adding straight-fighter (motorcycles without plastic lining, designed for fast driving) to traditional classic bikes and tourist motorcycles (which are the flagship models of many companies).

Cross-country motorcycles (Enduro)

The class of cross-country motorcycles appeared simultaneously with the sport discipline motocross. Racing on light bikes over rough terrain became very popular, and soon motorcycles intended only for this discipline got civilian versions.

A little later, there were double-purpose motorcycles (dual sport), on which you can ride both on asphalt roads and cross-country. The most popular cross-country bikes for public roads are produced by Japanese companies Honda, Yamaha, and Suzuki. These motorcycles are almost like the classic ones, and thanks to the simplicity of the design they are cheaper to maintain them. In addition, cross-country bikes are more maneuverable.