The world of motorcyclists and motorcycling!
Get into the world of motorised two-wheelers and motorcyclists thanks to our information and advice.
When choosing a motorbike, the first question to ask is how much does a motorbike cost?
Choosing the right motorbike depends on many criteria, not only financial ones. When you buy a new or used motorbike, think about age, physics, type of motorbike, as well as mechanical criteria such as power, displacement, number of cylinders, braking and type of braking. It is recommended that beginner bikers choose a light motorbike.
Motorbike safety and safety of motorcyclists
Similar to cars, there are rules and precautions for motorbike safety that any motorbike rider has to consider. Tyres, fluid levels and headlights must be checked thoroughly before using the motorbike. Motorbike braking equipment must be checked daily you may find all the equipment you need for your bike on bmw.europe-moto.com.
The basic utility motorbike
It is a small and medium-sized mini motorbike, easy to handle and suitable for road trips in the city like the scooter from 80 cm3 to 250 cm3 and the road bike 125.
The GT motorbike
The Grant Tourisme motorbike is a medium and large displacement road bike. It is a comfortable means of transport for long distances, alone or in pairs.
The Roadster or Custom motorbike
With a cylinder capacity of up to 2300 cm3, this motorbike is not always easy to handle and does not favour motorcyclists’ safety because of the lack of the fairing.
The Trail motorbike
It has several features to make it the city motorbike par excellence: medium displacement, economical, light and easy to handle; the best choice for small roads.
The sporty motorbike
Designed for the track rather than the city, the sport bike is uncomfortable and maneuverable at low speeds. It is expensive to buy but also expensive to maintain.
The Trial Cross Enduro bike
Supermotard is designed for competition. It is not very suitable for road riding, most of these motorbikes are not homologated for city traffic.
To drive a motorbike, it is imperative that you pass a motorbike licence test. In all, there are three different types of riding licences that give access to different categories of motorbikes. These types are all listed and detailed on Moto Start. The motorbike driver must have one of these licences to ride a motorbike.
The A1 licence
Accessible from the age of 16 years for riding a 125 cm3 motorbike, 11 kW power and 0.1 kW/kg power/weight ratio.
The A2 licence
Valid from the age of 18 for riding a motorbike with a power of 35 kW and a power/weight ratio of 0.2 kW/kg.
The A licence
A2 licence can be required after riding for 2 years in order to ride motorbikes and tricycles as well as quadricycles.
Sale and repair of motorbikes and scooters
Shops specialising in the sale and repair of two-wheeled vehicles for motorbike, motorbike, scooter and quad enthusiasts. A headlight to replace, a spark plug to change, a carburettor to clean… All repairs are available!
Overhauling your motorbike
You can service your motorbike yourself before taking it to the motorbike dealer for servicing. Motorbike maintenance is important to prevent damage caused by weather and use.
Scooter or motorbike insurance is a guarantee of peace of mind when riding any two-wheeled motor vehicle. The existence of a motorbike insurance contract allows you to ride within a legal framework on the motorway and protects the motorbike rider in the event of an accident. The types of motorbike insurance include: civil liability, theft, damage and personal injury insurance.
The motorcycle-cross rider's equipment
Approved helmet for hearing protection, reinforced gloves, sunglasses, jacket with protective shells, jacket with airbag, reinforced trousers, everything is there to equip you for your motorbike outings.
Attitude and behaviour of the biker
A biker philosophy has been established through time. It includes solidarity with other motorcyclists, courtesy translated into various practices, a spirit of freedom, competition and a particular style of clothing.