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Types of Motorcycles

Today, motorcycles are more specialized than ever. There are several different types of motorcycles from which to choose from. Some motorcycles are more suited to a particular rider than another; it all depends on the purpose for purchasing a bike.

It is important to be well-informed before purchasing a motorcycle. Riders should know the capabilities of their bike and how to perform routine maintenance on their vehicle in order to remain safe while on Connecticut roads and highways.

Regardless of the type of motorcycle you are riding, if you have been involved in a motorcycle wreck due to the recklessness or negligence of another, we urge you to contact our attorneys right away. You may be eligible to file a claim to pursue damages incurred in the crash, including current and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses.

To begin exploring your legal options, contact our motorcycle accident lawyers today by completing the Free Case Review form on this page.

Different Types of Motorcycles

According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, motorcycles can be separated into three different categories: street bikes, dual-purpose bikes and off-road bikes. Beyond these three categories, bikes can be separated into several different subcategories.

  • Street Bikes: These are especially designed to be driven on paved roads. This type of bike has the widest variety of body styles available.
  • Touring Bikes: This type of motorcycle is the biggest out of all types of bikes. They often come equipped with accessories such as wind screens and large storage compartments. Touring motorcycles often have bigger gas tanks which allow motorcyclists to travel long distances between fueling up.
  • Cruisers: A cruiser motorcycle is most often associated with custom bikes and recognizable brands, like Harley Davidson. The design of a cruiser situates a rider in a low positions with arms outstretched to reach the handlebars, making the bike much more difficult to handle than the average motorcycle.
  • Sport Motorcycles: These types of motorcycles have the ability to reach high speeds in very little time and distance. They are also very easy to handle and brake; however, they are not known for comfort or for fuel efficiency.
  • Standard Bikes: A standard motorcycle is a very basic street bike. They do not come with many accessories and are often a good choice for a beginner.
  • Scooters: Scooters have smaller engines than other bikes and are not capable of achieving high speeds. Scooters are often the best choice for someone who is seeking maximum fuel efficiency for getting around town conveniently.
  • Dual-Purpose Motorcycles: A dual-purpose bike is designed for the rider who wishes to use his or her bike off-road but also have some of the necessary safety features necessary to ride the bike on the street. These types of bikes look like off-roaders, but they come equipped with horns, headlights, turn signals and side-view mirrors that make them legal to ride on the road.
  • Off-Road Bikes: These bikes are designed for those who will be riding their motorcycle off of paved streets and highways.

Contact a Knowledgeable Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Any type of motorcycle can be involved in a collision. It only takes a second for a Connecticut motorcycle accident to occur, but the effects of a serious crash can last a lifetime.

At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we offer free legal consultations to accident victims. With offices in Hartford, Bridgeport and New Haven, we are available to assist all those who have suffered harm at the hands of another person or entity. During your consultation, a member of our legal team will assess the merits of your claim and offer guidance on how to best pursue legal and financial recourse for your losses.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident due to no fault of your own, we urge you to seek legal counsel as soon as possible as you may be entitled to file a lawsuit to recover damages.

To make sure that our clients are able to afford representation in their pursuit for justice, our personal injury law firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you choose to hire our attorneys, there is never any cost to you until we are able to successfully obtain a favorable outcome for your claim. If we fail to do this, you do not owe us any fees.

For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Connecticut motorcycle accident victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation case evaluation with one of our attorneys, contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers today by completing the Free Case Review form on this page.

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