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About Motorcycles

The About Motorcycles Channel explores the systems and components of motorcycles and how they’re built. Learn about motorcycles at HowStuffWorks.

Classic Motorcycles

Classic motorcycles are a thrilling blend of precision, style, and performance. Kick start your trip though 100 years of classic motorcycles with the articles assembled here.

10 Motorcycle World Records

There are many odd records you can break with a motorcycle. Learn about 10 motorcycle world records at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Good Beginner Motorcycles

Everyone wants to burn rubber on the road, but you'd better start with the right equipment. Learn about 10 good beginner motorcycles at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are motorcycles really more dangerous than cars?

Using any vehicle is a risk, but do motorcycles make you more vulnerable? Learn if motorcycles are really more dangerous than cars at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can doing a wheelie break your motorcycle's drive shaft?

Some bikers love doing tricks, but you should be careful. Learn if doing wheelies is detrimental to your bike at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can motorcycle jackets save your life?

Clothing acts as a barrier against the elements, but is it enough? Learn if motorcycle jackets can really save your life at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do loud pipes really save lives?

Learn if loud pipes really save lives at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How important are motorcycle boots?

If you value your feet, you'd better invest in solid protection for your rides. Learn just how important motorcycle boots are at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What does stretching a sportbike do?

Extending a motorcycle's frame gives it a new look or a down-low advantage. Learn what stretching a sportbike does at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What is the world's fastest motorcycle?

Learn which motorcycle tops the list as the world's fastest at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What should be in your motorcycle tool bag?

Before leaving home, learn some basic repairs and pack these essential tools. Learn just what you should have in your motorcycle bag at HowStuffWorks. See more »