Motorcycles are the popular transport mode in the tropical and Asian region. While in the USA, Europe, Japan and in those countries where snow prevails, they are used as sumer time vehicle for pleasure and racing sports. There are many kinds of motorcycles available with diffenrent mode of engine, side cars, chain driven and shaft driven. They are driven on the street as cruiser and to climb and run downwards on the mountain roads and slopes. There are made with 50 cc angines 90 cc, 100cc, 125 cc 150cc 200cc 250cc 500cc 650 cc 750 cc 1000cc and massive power producing 5,700 cc, 6,000 cc and 8,200 cc.
These bike are made to make land speed records with the two wheel drives. There are 3 wheel motor cycles which are made for to run in the sand and another model available as all train riders. They come as Two-stroke and four-stroke engines.Two strokes need oil to be added in to the petrol tank ro to be added in the fuel line.
Where they have different type of engine cooling too. Most of the small engines comes with the air cooling system through the engine body fins. Large capacity motorcycles used to come with liquid cooled engines and their supm oil is cooled through specially built radiators that will cool the oil and that waill maintain the oil's viscosity.
The motorcycles are running on two wheels. So any one who can ride a bicycle can ride this as they need balnce to keep them on ruunning. Many people had met with accidents trying to run them without the balancing that comes from riding the normal bicycles as they are light weight and easy to learn.
All the engines have their serial numers and the motorcycle frames too have thier own frame serial numbers. All the Governemts request the motor cycle rider and the pillion rider to wear safety helmets that are certified for the motorcycle riders.
In Sri Lanka Honda Unicorn 250cc is considered as the best adored motorcycle. Now people are looking for motorcycles with shouldered petrol tanks and with mid-ship silencers and with beautiful graphics.
Japan, America and India are the countries that are producing large scale motorcycles where Japan and America produces large sports and cruise types while India used to make commuter type medium size motorcycles for them and for the International markets. Currently in Sri Lanka, Honda, Yamaha, Bajaj, Hero, TVS, Suzuki and Royal Enfield motorbikes are having good sales.
You can read about the motorcycles that are called as popular, super, top 10 and dream motorcycles in the riders' world. It can be a cross country machine, cruise, speed star, highway rider or GP model. Read More
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Top Selling Motorcycles in Asia region are here. This list didn't count on the Indian made machines although India got many special bikes. We will look at them in another sector.