What’s Your Bike Type? Tip Sheet

Whether you’re a new rider or a seasoned pro looking for a change, there are a variety of bike styles to consider. Your experience level, how and where you plan to ride, and even your physical size can impact your options.

Here are a few styles to get you started:

Standard

Usually low-cost, versatile and basic. Provides comfort, control and practicality. Good for beginners.

Dual Purpose

Built to ride off- or on-road. Usually looks like an off-roader but comes with road-legal features such as horns, headlights, turn signals and mirrors.

Touring

Often the largest. Usually comes with a larger gas tank, built-in storage, good wind protection and relaxed, comfortable seating or long rides.

Scooter

The choice for best fuel efficiency, but not for high speeds. Used for urban transportation. Not recommended for highway use.

Standard

Usually low-cost, versatile and basic. Provides comfort, control and practicality. Good for beginners.

Off Road

For recreational trail riding and motocross racing. Not road legal.

Cruiser

Built for relaxed rides. Features a long, low body style that positions the rider with arms outstretched to reach the handlebars.