Early designs of motorcycle from 1800 s have made their way with the variable types available today in the market. Actually the early motorcycles were essentially motorized versions of bicycles having wheels of the same size.
Several companies were established that specialized in motorcycle production.
Presently motorcycles are classified based on their types, designs and purpose. They are generally categorized under six main types. They are cruiser, touring sport, dual purpose and dirt bike. Sometimes sport-touring motorcycles are included as an extra category. After American machines from 1930s cruisers are styled. In these bikes the hands are up relatively a bit higher than the usual positions, the riding position actually places the feet forward and the back is slightly leaning back.Cruisers provide comfortable rides at moderate speed but are not suggested for long run. There is a subcategory to cruisers which is known as chopper.
Next is the sport bike. Sport bike punctuate speed, acceleration, breaking and control over paved roads. Inside the lightweight frame high performance engines are there for sports bike. This type of bikes have an advanced system of suspension.
For covering long distance touring motorcycles are used.Touring motorcycles are equipped with engines which have large displacements, and front screens and offer air protection, Fuel tank of this bike are relatively bigger in size than any other bikes because they are meant for covering long distances. When we are looking for excitement and fun category dirt bikes comes in.Good engines with great acceleration and power are available in dirt bikes, which are light weight bikes. The frame of a dirt bike is also less durable if compared to other bikes. These bikes are used for racing over rough and muddy terrain or performing death defying jumps.
Dual-purpose bike are machines that are used in the road and at times they can be driven to enter off-roads. Chassis of a dirt bike are the basis of dual purpose bike and have lights and instruments which allow them for entering public roads. In the world concept of scooter is not very new.125cc model is still same providing convenient travel at low cost, Scooter have been sold over fifty years ,but have been developed with immeasurably style. Various styles of scooters are their in scooter in modern days starting from the retro styled to the modern ones with sharp and cool graphics and edges.
A scooter has a lot of advantages over other vehicles; the cost of a scooter is very low compared to a car. Fuel consumption is also very insignificant when compared to four wheeler. Now the basic rule is that smaller the engine size, the better the mileage. The engine size results in less power and low top speed has to be kept in the mind.