Your choice of motorcycle tells the world who you are, even more than your choice of car. Most people see cars as necessities, but bikes? While you might ride your bike to work, the main reason you buy a bike is because something about it speaks to you. Be aware, though — that bike also speaks for you, here is our not-so-scientifically compiled list of What Your Motorcycle Says About You.


Everything about you is extreme, and you’ll ride in any season. You also think that pretty much every other type of rider is a wuss — that is, if you bother to give a thought to other riders at all. You own at least five GoPros and an entire cabinet of mounting accessories.

A Trike

You aren’t willing to let the cruelties of age or disability get between you and your ability to ride. It might not be the coolest bike on the block, but there’s something extremely admirable about your tenacity.

Victory Vision

You just really like the idea of riding a two-wheeled spaceship around town, don’t you?

“A Harley”

You’re a big believer in tradition, as well as the freedom of the open road, American-style. You have no interest in getting a knee down; you just want to cruise in style and comfort from place to place. Sure, there are less expensive cruisers you could buy, but you’ll be a Harley owner till you die.

Classic Triumph

You have an entire roll of Oil-Dri pads in your garage. Maybe also a bunch of cardboard to keep your drips off the floor. All that being said, you still wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Honda CBX

One look at those headers it’s wearing; you’re hooked and you can’t stop staring.

Honda CB- Any Number

You either have built, are building, or plan to build a cafe racer or street tracker. It’s practically required if you have a CB750.

Honda RC51

You love racing, Honda’s place in that world, and the fact that once upon a time, Honda bikes weren’t cookie cutters.

Suzuki Hayabusa

You like speed in a straight line, but more than that, you like that unique Busa shape. You probably also find that the fairings on this bike call out for crazy custom paint like nothing else, and might have spent almost a semester of college tuition money on realizing your artistic vision.

Kawasaki ZX14R

You were paying attention when the ZX14R dethroned the Hayabusa as the fastest mass production bike available, and you aren’t completely smitten by the Busa’s shape.

Any Kawasaki Ninja

You really like neon green.

Yamaha R1

You think the invention of the crossplane crankshaft is the most amazing invention in the history of ever. You might also be right (as long as that’s actually the version you bought… ).

EBR 1190RX

You’ve followed Erik Buell’s struggles through the years, and you wanted to support his career. You also love the idea of supporting an American sportbike.

Any Aprilia

You love Italian style and performance, but wanted something more exotic than a Duc. You’re also one of AF1 Racing’s best customers, because that’s pretty much the only way you’re going to get parts for your beloved Ape — well, that or eBay. You don’t care that Aprilia bikes generally have extremely low resale values, because you’d never sell yours in a million years. You’re also happy that you can score an amazing bike like a Tuono for not much more than the coins in your sofa.

Any Racer Replica Bike

You’re probably the biggest race fan you know, unless you live somewhere in Europe where large groups of people actually watch motorcycle racing in bars, er, pubs. You’re also probably a walking, talking chronicle of moto racing history and stats. If you ride this R1, for example, you probably know everything there is to know about Noriyuki “Nitro Nori” Haga, or else you wouldn’t be riding it.


You are completely insane in the best possible way.

Triumph Street Triple

Your license should have been suspended by now.

Honda CBR 1000RR (Repsol Replica)

You regard the street as your racetrack. You might also go out of your way to purchase Repsol products to feed your Repsol-branded Fireblade.


You value a good all-round sportbike that isn’t too expensive or too exotic to thrash both at the track and on the street. If you let anyone on it in flip flops, you’re probably the mayor of Squidtown.

Suzuki SV650

You do track days a lot, so you wanted a bike that you could flog around the track within an inch of its life and not cry about if you drop it. It’s also probably blue, because approximately 95% of them are. (LOL)

Ducati SportClassic GT1000

You love retro styling but don’t want to deal with the reliability issues that go with period bikes. You also like fuel injection. If you bought one of these new, when they first came out, you paid a pretty reasonable price. If you’ve just bought one on the used market, you probably paid enough money to buy your own small island nation/tax shelter.

Ducati Desmosedici RR

Due to its extremely limited production numbers, you’ll only ever display this particular investment as part of your climate-controlled bike collection. It might possibly occupy a place of honor on display in your living room. Chances that it will ever see a track day are slim, because you’ll be too terrified to drop it, even if you’re an excellent and experienced rider.