A Comprehensive Dictionary to Motorcycle Slang

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Man repairing his motorcycle in his garage.

Welcome to The Manual’s dictionary of motorcycle slang. This unofficial glossary was created by those who travel on “twos” to teach people the lingo of the road. Learning this language might not only bring you a new level of enjoyment, but it also could ensure your safety. Robert M. Pirsig captures this idea deftly in his book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, when he writes, “It’s the sides of the mountain which sustain life, not the top.”

Motorcycling, just like any other special activity, has its own vocabulary. This slang might make you sound like a veteran rider

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