A motorcycle (or motorbike) is a two-wheeled or three-wheeled vehicle that has an internal combustion engine that provides power to drive the rear wheel. They are primarily used for pleasure riding, racing, and light commercial transportation.
Motorcycles can be found all over the world and come in a variety of shapes, colors, and dimensions. They usually have a single rider but can also be equipped with a passenger.
Unlike cars, they are not very aerodynamic, making them less efficient at high speeds. This is because a motorcycle’s exposed wheels, engine, and messy airflow around the back end result in a lot of drag.
They have a smaller engine than a car, meaning they burn less fuel to travel the same distance. They also use a smaller tank of gas, so they are much cheaper to fuel up.
Many have a petcock on the side of the motorcycle that allows them to switch to a reserve tank when their main supply is depleted. A reserve tank can be very convenient, especially for long rides.
Most motorcycles have brakes front and rear, though they are typically not as effective as those in larger cars. They may have a drum brake or disc based system.
They are a great alternative to cars and trucks for those who want to save on their fuel bills and spend more time enjoying the open road. They can also be a safe way to get around, if they are properly maintained and ridden in the right manner.