Motorcycles | Motorbikes
A motorcycle, or motorbike, is a motor vehicle with two or three wheels. Motorcycles are used for long distance travel, commuting, cruising, racing, and off-roading. The design of motorcycles greatly depends on their function, with different designs for unique riding postures; the three major types include those for street, off-road, and dual-purpose use. In 1894, Hildebrand and Wolfmuller became the first series production motorcycle. Today Honda, Yamaha, and Hero MotoCorp are the top producers. 58% of motorcycles in the world are in the Asia-Pacific and Southern and Eastern Asia regions (excluding Japan). They are regarded as a utilitarian mode of transportation for their cheaper cost and greater fuel economy.