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Touring bikes are big and heavy, but have enough luggage for a long trip.

Sport-Touring bikes are not so big and have not so much luggage, but have better handling.
Sport bikes, also known as crotch rockets, are small, fast, light, and covered with shiny, cool, and expensive plastic. They are light and easy to handle, but their go-fast handles are very sensitive. A sport bike will try to kill you if it senses that you don’t know what you’re doing.
Standard or “naked” bikes are competent at everything. Having little or no plastic to break when you drop one, they are an excellent choice for a beginner.
Cruisers (such as Harley-Davidson) are low and long; their primary purpose is looking cool. They tend to be big and heavy.
Enduro bikes have suspensions that can soak up big bumps and tires that can deal with mud and gravel. They’re good for long cross-country trips on dirt roads. Because they’re tall, they are a handful to handle in parking lots, but they tend to be sturdy and can usually deal with being dropped.
Dual-Sport bikes have big knobby tires and can go anywhere a street bike can go as well as almost everywhere an off-road bike can go.
Off-Road bikes have big knobby tires and can climb around on goat trails. Since they don’t have things like headlights or turn signals, they aren’t allowed on public streets.
 
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