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Motorcycles Engine Capacity

Capacity of Engines in MotorcyclesPerhaps you have always dreamed about cruising down the road, turning up the music and feeling the wind blow through your hair as you ride on a motorcycle. 

For many people, this dream is enough to propel them into getting their motorcycle rider’s license. If you are at this point, you should realize that it is still important to consider the type of motorcycle that you are going to purchase for riding on the road. 

If you are a beginner or unskilled in riding motorcycles, then certain kinds of bikes may be preferable for your experience level.

There are over nine basic types of motorcycles that you can use on the road. These types include a standard motorcycle, cruiser, sporting bike, touring bike, dual-sport bike, scooter, sport touring bike, underbone, and moped. 

The standard is the most common type of motorcycle that beginners choose for their adventures on the road. It is known as a general-purpose motorcycle and supports the rider in an upright riding position. Standards are often preferable for beginning riders due to their low cost, simple gears and long life.

A cruiser is another popular type of motorcycle that is known for its forward riding position. Riders on these motorcycles are recognizable for the high position of their hands on gears and leaned-back riding style. Cruisers also have a low ground clearance.

Sports bikes are popular with experienced motorcycle riders. Those who enjoy riding at high speeds and enjoy riding on rugged terrain use sports bikes.

Stats from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI)

The Highway Loss Data Institutes reports that certain motorcycles are known for having low rates of fatal accidents. The motorcycles in the group that have a low rate of fatal accidents include:

  • Standard motorcycles
  • Touring motorcycles
  • Cruiser motorcycles
  • Sport-touring motorcycles
  • Motor scooters

In addition, the HLDI also maintains data on those motorcycles that are known for having a high rate of crashes. The motorcycles in this group include:

  • Supersport motorcycles
  • Sporting bikes

Engine Capacity in Motorcycles

Beginner riders may also want to be cautious when they are choosing a motorcycle with a particular type of engine. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motorcycles with a cc engine of 1,001-1,500 tend to have a higher rate of fatal crashes. Beginner riders may want to avoid purchasing a motorcycle that has an engine in this range.

Avoiding Motorcycle Accidents on the Road

There is no way to completely eliminate every risk associated with motorcycles on the road. However, you can take care in choosing the motorcycle type that is appropriate for you. You should also be sure to maintain your motorcycle on a regular basis. 

There are maintenance checklists available online for owners to ensure that they also properly take care of their bikes. Maintaining a bike on a regular basis also helps owners detect any issues or defects that may exist in a bike.

For example, owners are supposed to check tire pressure, brakes, cables and hubs before every ride. Once a month, owners should also clean their bikes, inspect the chain, replace the chain if necessary, inspect pedals and a whole host of other items that include a stem binder bolt, handlebar bolt and more.

If you are ever riding on the road and get into an accident, you should realize that a defect in your bike may be the cause behind the accident. Motorcycle accident lawyers are also experienced in handling strict products liability actions in regards to motorcycles with defects. 

If a motorcycle has a manufacturing defect or design defect, then you may be able to succeed in bringing a legal action against all of the entities in the chain of distribution for the motorcycle.

Get Legal Help When You Need It– No Matter What Type Of Bike You Ride

The key is to get legal help as soon as you realize that you may be in trouble. If you have gotten into a motorcycle accident, then you should not wait to get in touch with Illinois motorcycle accident lawyers as soon as possible. Illinois motorcycle accident lawyers are ready to assess your legal claim and explore all possible legal remedies available to you. Contact us today!

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