A motorcycle is a vehicle with two wheels, an engine, and no pedals. Don't forget to wear a helmet when you jump on your motorcycle!

Like a bicycle, a motorcycle has two wheels, but while you power your bike by pedaling, a motorcycle's motor takes care of that. All you have to do is keep it full of gasoline. Motorcycles don't burn as much fuel as most cars, so they are a major form of transportation in many cities. Unfortunately, they're also much more dangerous. When motorcycles were invented in the 19th century, they were also sometimes called motocycles.

Definitions of motorcycle

n a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame

minibike, motorbike
small motorcycle with a low frame and small wheels and elevated handlebars
dirt bike, scrambler, trail bike
a lightweight motorcycle equipped with rugged tires and suspension; an off-road motorcycle designed for riding cross country or over unpaved ground
a motorbike that can be pedaled or driven by a low-powered gasoline engine
Type of:
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle
a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails

v ride a motorcycle

cycle, motorbike
Type of:
be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

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