About Motorcycles

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

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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.


How The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club Works

The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club has a reputation for being an "outlaw" motorcycle group. But is the organization really as dangerous as it's made out to be in the media?

How the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Works

Each year, more than half a million motorcycle enthusiasts make their way to Sturgis, S.D., for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. But what makes the Sturgis rally so special?

How the Acabion GTBO Works

For speed, a balance of three key elements is essential. The Acabion GTBO blends aerodynamics, feather-like weight and a powerful engine to provide more speed than a driver could ever use -- great fuel economy, too.

Motorcycle Pictures

Motorcycles have evolved in countless ways since their creating near the beginning of the 20th century. Check out our motorcycle image gallery to see how this trend exploded into the coutless motorcycle models, choppers and sport bikes you know today.

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.

17 Silly and Unusual Motorcycle Names

Our list of odd motorcycle names spans more than a century of motorbike history. Some are hard core, some are goofy, and some of them are just plain weird.

How Vespas Work

The Vespa is a two-wheeled scooter used for easy transportation and loved for high-fashion style. Learn how they're made, the history behind it and the style that has made it so popular.

How the Hyanide Works

Wouldn't it be great if one vehicle could handle snow, mud, and regular road conditions without having to even change tires? Enter the Hyanide a vehicle designed by students for the 2006 Michelin Challenge.

How Motorcycles Work

With gas prices soaring, motorcycles, which can achieve fuel economies as high as 85 miles per gallon, provide an attractive alternative to gas-guzzling cars. Learn how motorcycle design has evolved over the years.