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Understanding the Parts of a Motorcycle | Motorcycle Riding

Motorcycles are more than just two wheels and an engine so to point out the basic parts of a motorcycle we have here a 2013 Triumph Street Triple R all new for this year you can see that it does have two wheels and an engine but there are a lot other things that go into it like the handlebars where the majority of your controls are placed we have your throttle and front brake over here on the far side we have your clutch lever we have several electrical components secondary controls your gauges headlights we have your foot controls your rear brake is on the right side we have your gear selector over here on the left passenger accommodations foot rests passenger or also referred to as the pillion seat the operator’s rider seat in front of it that you straddle the gas tank filled up through the gas cap here up top modern motorcycles vary however components like the exhaust system on this bike the trends are going towards placing the weight of the motorcycle as low as possible so on this triumph the exhaust is mounted under the engine but traditionally you might see it placed differently up high on the right side some sporting motorcycles for ground clearance also place the exhaust system underneath the seat your motorcycle may vary but that is the general components of your motorcycle

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