A motorbike, or motorcycle, is a type of two-wheeler. It is a motorised vehicle that is extremely popular throughout the world. It provides a rapid transport option between two points and, in some circumstances, allows users to negotiate traffic trams more quickly than other types of vehicle. A special motorcycle driving licence is required to use a motorbike. Most motorbikes are able to carry an additional passenger.
There are several different types of motorbike, the most famous of which are road bikes, sports bikes and all-terrain bikes, also known as motocross bikes.
Road bikes are designed with the needs of long journeys in mind. They offer unrivalled travelling comfort. Road bikes are able to carry one passenger and can also be fitted with a luggage storage unit such as a top case or suitcase. They are commonly found on roads throughout the world.
Sports bikes are based on high-speed models using in competitive track racing. They are light and feature a high-powered engine with extremely high acceleration and top speeds. French law restricts the power of sports bikes to 100 BHP.
All-terrain bikes, more commonly known as motocross bikes, are designed for use on uneven surfaces such as dirt roads. They are less powerful than the first two types, but are capable of handling a range of different types of terrain. There are various motocross competitions throughout the world, making it an extremely popular type of motorbike with the public.