Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Motorcycle A to Z Glossary for Beginners

Motorcycle A to Z : Beginner Motorcycle Glossary:

Are you often confused by some of the things your bikers friends say ? Like any hobby or geek-o-meter, there are common motorcycle terms that we all come to learn, and then there is some of the more bizarre slang you can spend a lifetime behind the engine never understanding. Below we’ve compiled a collection of common Motorcycle and Bikers slang to help lift the veil on their mystery.


ABS (Antilock Brake System) : The ABS detects when a wheel is not turning and releases pressure to the brake on that wheel, preventing a skid.
Aftermarket : The sector of the market that sells parts and accessories other than OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers).
Airheads : A term for older, air-coole..... MORE

.... on down to Squids and such


Definition of Squid

An extremely rare animal with a short lifespan. Usually a new sport bike enthusiast with the reasoning of a lunatic, whom you might see thrashing on an R1 wearing sandals, shorts, and a tee. 
When found lying motionless on the pavement, this creature transforms itself into a stream of blood, exposed flesh, and broken limbs. Hence the squid moniker. 
('Squid' is a contraction of "Squirrelly Kid", and comes from So Cal racers who were also involved in the Surfer culture. )

Stupid | Under-dressed | Imminently Dead
Did you see that guy leave the showroom on the R6? Did you see what he was wearing? What a moron. That Squid.