Motorcycles are two-wheeled motorized vehicles for transportation of one or more riders. Unlike cars, they can be used for off-road adventures and are often designed to be light.
Motorcycle Construction: Typical motorcycles are constructed on steel or aluminium frames, telescopic forks to support the front wheel and a disc brake to stop the rear wheel. Engines are typically petrol or diesel powered and a transmission system drives the swingarm-mounted rear wheel.
Two-wheeled bikes accelerate quickly due to the conservation of angular momentum in the wheels. They also keep themselves upright while rolling because their design makes it difficult for air to flow around them, thus creating a high level of drag.
Riding a motorcycle can be a thrilling experience, but it is essential to practice safe riding skills before venturing out on the road. Inspecting your bike before and after every ride is an important part of the overall motorcycle maintenance process.
The tires and wheels of your motorcycle affect the way it handles on street or high-speed rides, off-road adventures and more. The tires come in a range of sizes and ratings to match the surface you are riding on and the weight of your motorcycle.
A good set of brakes is vital to the overall safety of your motorcycle. You should check your front and rear brakes before and after every ride, and make sure to follow a maintenance checklist.