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Two-wheeled motorized vehicle whose engine cylinder is larger than 125 cubic centimeters.
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turn signal gas tank engine carburetor spoiler disc brake rim brake caliper fairing telescopic front fork front fender headlight dashboard clutch lever handgrip windshield mirror dual seat frame taillight turn signal rear shock absorber main stand exhaust pipe pillion footrest gearshift lever kickstand front footrest

turn signal click to hear : turn signal

Device emitting an intermittent light, signaling a change of the vehicle’s direction or a temporary hazard to other vehicles.

gas tank click to hear : gas tank

Reservoir containing the fuel that makes the vehicle self-sufficient.

engine click to hear : engine

Device converting the combustion of fuel and air into mechanical energy.

carburetor click to hear : carburetor

Engine mechanism that prepares the air/fuel mixture.

spoiler click to hear : spoiler

Partly aesthetic aerodynamic part that deflects air away from the front wheel.

disc brake click to hear : disc brake

Braking mechanism comprising a disc attached to the wheel, whose rotation is slowed down when the brake pads exert friction on it.

rim click to hear : rim

Metal circle constituting the wheel’s circumference and on which the tire is mounted.

brake caliper click to hear : brake caliper

Viselike part comprising a piston, which straddles the brake disc and supports the brake pads.

fairing click to hear : fairing

Aerodynamic parts covering certain components of the motorcycle to reduce air friction and driver discomfort.

telescopic front fork click to hear : telescopic front fork

Pair of tubes sliding together and encasing a spring; it controls steering, suspension and shock absorption for the front wheel.

front fender click to hear : front fender

Piece of curved metal covering the front wheel, protecting the motorcyclist from being splashed.

headlight click to hear : headlight

Lamp on the front of the vehicle to light up the space in front.

dashboard click to hear : dashboard

Body component containing the instrument panel and the light switch.

clutch lever click to hear : clutch lever

Lever for disengaging then engaging the engine and the gearbox, allowing the gears to be changed.

handgrip click to hear : handgrip

Extension of the handlebars that the driver holds to steer the motorcycle.

windshield click to hear : windshield

Glass and plastic pane in front, protecting the motorcyclist from the wind and inclement weather.

mirror click to hear : mirror

Mirror attached to the handgrip, allowing the motorcyclist to see behind and along the sides of the vehicle without turning around.

dual seat click to hear : dual seat

Usually leather seat allowing the driver to sit in front and the passenger to sit behind.

frame click to hear : frame

Set of hollow metal tubes welded together, forming the motorcycle’s framework.

taillight click to hear : taillight

Lamp that lights up automatically when the front lights are lit and emits a brighter light when the driver applies the brakes.

turn signal click to hear : turn signal

Device emitting an intermittent light, signaling a change of the vehicle’s direction or a temporary hazard to other vehicles.

rear shock absorber click to hear : rear shock absorber

Cylindrical mechanism attached to the rear wheel and coupled with a spring; it absorbs shocks caused by unevenness in the road.

main stand click to hear : main stand

Fold-down support comprising two rods; it keeps the motorcycle upright with one of its wheels off the ground.

exhaust pipe click to hear : exhaust pipe

Compartmentalized chamber in which the escaping gases expand, thus reducing the noise from the engine.

pillion footrest click to hear : pillion footrest

Metal rods, one on each side of the motorcycle frame, for resting the passenger’s feet on.

gearshift lever click to hear : gearshift lever

Pedal located under the motorcyclist’s left foot, for changing the ratio between the motor’s speed of rotation and that of the wheels.

kickstand click to hear : kickstand

Fold-down support on the left side of the motorcycle to keep it almost upright when at rest.

front footrest click to hear : front footrest

Metal rods, one on each side of the motorcycle frame, for resting the driver’s feet on.