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Sport Bikes

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With the emphasis of the class of motorcycles called sport bikes being on speed, acceleration, braking, and maneuverability, there are design elements that most motorcycles of this type will share. Sport bikes have comparatively high-performance engines resting inside a lightweight frame.

The combo of these help maintain structural integrity and chassis rigidity. Braking systems combine higher performance brake pads and multi-piston calipers that clamp onto oversized vented rotors. Suspension systems are advanced in terms of adjustments and materials for increased stability and durability.

Both front and rear tires are larger and wider than tires found on other types of motorcycles to allow higher cornering speeds and greater lean angles. Fairings may or may not be used on a sport bike; when used, fairings are shaped to reduce aerodynamic drag as much as possible and provide wind protection for the rider.

The performance of some stock sport bikes is so high they can be used on a race track without modification.

These overall motorcycle design elements mean sport bikes are less practical for street use than other motorcycles. There are few extra features or comforts like those present on touring motorcycles such as center stands, provisions for saddle bags, large windshields, or fairings providing protection from rain.

The rider position and ergonomics are compromised in favor of weight distribution and aerodynamics. This generally means higher foot pegs that move the legs closer to the body and more of a reach to a lower set of hand controls which positions the body and weight forward and over the tank. Crotch Rockets

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