Sport bike

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Performance-oriented motorcycle class, generally light-weight with good handling Main article: Types of motorcycles A Kawasaki sport bike at a track day at Lakeside International Raceway.

A sportbike, or sports bike, is a motorcycle optimized for speed, acceleration, braking, and cornering on paved roads, typically at the expense of comfort and fuel economy by comparison with other motorcycles. Soichiro Honda wrote in the owner's manual of the 1959 Honda CB92 Benly Super Sport that, "Primarily, essentials of the motorcycle consists in the speed and the thrill," while Cycle World's Kevin Cameron says that, "A sportbike is a motorcycle whose enjoyment consists mainly from its ability to perform on all types of paved highway – its cornering ability, its handling, its thrilling acceleration and braking power, even (dare I say it?) its speed."

Motorcycles are versatile and may be put to many uses as the rider sees fit. In the past there were few if any specialized types of motorcycles, but the number of types and sub-types has proliferated, particularly in the period since the 1950s. The introduction of the Honda CB750 in 1969 marked a dramatic increase in the power and speed of practical and affordable sport bikes available to the general public.

The groundbreaking inline four of the Honda CB750.

This was followed in the 1970s by improvements in suspension and braking commensurate with the power of the large inline fours that had begun to dominate the sport bike world. In the 1980s sport bikes again took a leap ahead, becoming almost indistinguishable from racing motorcycles. Since the 1990s sport bikes have become more diverse, adding new variations like the naked bike and streetfighter to the more familiar road racing style of sport bike.

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Types of motorcycles
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Types of motorcycles ... categories are widely recognized: cruiser, sport, touring, standard, dual-purpose, and dirt bike. Sometimes sport touring motorcycles are recognized as a...

Cycle sport
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Cycle sport ... conditions. The sport is strongest in traditional road cycling countries such as Belgium (Flanders in particular) and France. Mountain bike races are held...

Dual-sport motorcycle
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Honda 650cc standard and sport motorcycles
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BMW G310R
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BMW G310R ... entry-level sport bike developed and engineered by BMW Motorrad in collaboration with TVS Motor Company of India. It marks BMW's first modern sub-500 cc bike. It...

BMX bike
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BMX bike ... A BMX bike is an off-road sport bicycle used for racing and stunt riding. BMX means Bicycle Motocross. Though originally denoting a bicycle intended for...

Sport touring motorcycle
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Sport touring motorcycle ... A sport touring motorcycle (sometime a "sports-tourer") is a type of motorcycle that combines the performance of a sport bike with the long-distance capabilities...

Mountain biking
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Mountain biking ... Mountain biking is a sport of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, usually using specially designed mountain bikes. Mountain bikes share similarities...

Hybrid bicycle
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Hybrid bicycle ... characteristics from more specialized road bikes, touring bikes and mountain bikes. The resulting "hybrid" is a general-purpose bike that can tolerate a wide range...

Honda CBR600RR
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Utah Sport Bike Association
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Honda CB600F
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Sigma Sport (retailer)
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Ducati SuperSport
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Kawasaki Ninja 300
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Hyosung GT250
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Touring motorcycle
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Kawasaki Ninja H2
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Mountain bike racing
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