Back in the early days, a motorbike was an engine, two wheels, handlebars, and a seat. Nice and simple. And then someone inverted marketing…

So now we have motorcycles for all purposes and images. Big ones, small ones, fat ones, thin ones, sporty ones, rugged ones, practical ones, and more than a few highly impractical ones too. What follows is a simple guide to the different types.

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Street Bikes

Motorcycling at its most simple. A flexible engine in a simple chassis with an upright, comfortable riding position and no screen or additional bodywork.

Street bikes come in all sizes and are reasonably priced because they often share bits with other bikes … which helps keep the costs down.

Best Buys

Suzuki’s Bandit range (600/650cc and 1200/1250cc) has been around for 16 years and bikes are cheap new and used.

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