A motorcycle, sometimes also known as a moped, bicycle, scooter, or two-wheeler, is usually a two-wheeled, two-stroke or three-stroke motor vehicle with a capacity of not more than sixteen or twenty-four horses. Motorcycle design differs greatly, from basic touring to sport-tourer, high-performance racing, and every type in between. Motorcycles are usually grouped into basic touring, high-performance racing, or custom made. They all share the ability to move fast (often measured in speed) and have excellent maneuverability for a rider.
Most motorcycles today have a gas-fuel engine, which means they are powered by an internal combustion engine that puts power to the rear wheels via a chain or gearbox. Some motorcycles have their own transmission or can be tied in with a car’s system. Others are mopeds, which are generally smaller and less powerful than motorcycles. There are electric two-wheeled mopeds that can reach speeds of thirty or more miles per hour. Motorcycle parts and accessories include helmets, leathers, leather jackets, caps, saddles, hand controls, mirrors, scopes, tail lamps, seat belts, foot pegs, windscreens, and tires.
Many younger people may not appreciate the size, shape, and sophistication of a two-wheeled vehicle. In reality, there is not a person under thirty years old who cannot ride a motorcycle. With the advent of the two-wheeler moped, those people are now able to have a convenient and inexpensive way to get around town. Mopeds are very popular among college students since it is a cheap, reliable, and enjoyable way for them to travel.
Motorized scooters are also available. Mopeds are not allowed on many state highways since they are considered a fire hazard. However, mopeds are legal in many cities and towns. They can be ridden on most state freeways and expressways. Most states require motorcycle riders to wear a seat belt and have proof of their license in order to operate mopeds.
Electric scooters are more popular today than ever before. Mopeds are usually smaller than motorcycles. They have more passenger capacity than motorcycles, but usually less gas mileage. Some models are only rated for one person, while others are designed for two people. Electric scooters are great options for people who want to reduce the impact of driving on their feet.
Since the 1980’s, step-through chassis scooters have become popular among motorcycle riders. These scooters have many of the same features as motorcycles such as cup holders, gas tanks, horn, exhaust systems, mirrors, seats and throttle sets. A step through scooter has many advantages over other types of scooters. They often have less kickback and less handling, making them better for beginners and experienced riders alike.