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Motorcycle Design Magazine

Motorcycle types: Custom (aka cruiser, chopper)

Motorcycle types: custom


  • usually medium to large engine displacement
  • low riding position with arms and legs extended forward
  • perfect for customization, great availability of after market accessories
  • ideal for short and medium-haul trips at low speed
  • decent comfort and no air protection


  • in some models the extreme inclination of steering head could be trouble in low speed manoeuvring and in tight turns
  • the high handlebars of some models may strain the arm muscles
  • usually noisy and poorly performing engine
  • engine vibrations
  • not suitable for sporty riding

Example of Custom motorcycles:

Motorcycle types: Custom

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