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Motorbike or Motorcycle?

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by Unconnected, Apr 23, 2013.

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Motorbike? Motorcycle?

Poll closed May 4, 2013.
  1. Motorcycle

    23 vote(s)
    36.5%
  2. Motorbike

    40 vote(s)
    63.5%
  1. For my own edification i am wondering which term people use to refer to their bike, bikes in general and so on. Is it a motorbike? or a motorcycle? Have you ever considered why you choose one term over the other?

    Personally i use motorcycle almost always because its sounds a bit more professional and correct.

    But im interested to see where others stand on the issue.


     
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  2. Generally "motorbike". It's what everyone around me called them when I was growing up.

    Sometimes "motorbicycle" when I'm feeling a bit silly.
     
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  3. Bike.

    My bicycle on the other hand is referred to as 'pushie' or 'bicycle' or 'the one which makes me sweat'.
     
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  4. Motorvelocipede
    Motorbicycle
     
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  5. I tend to consider motorcycle to include scooters while motorbike doesn't.
     
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  6. #6 Greydog, Apr 23, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2013
    Motorcycle.

    Actually, now I think about it, it's probably motorbike more than motorcycle, but I prefer motorcycle.
     
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  7. Usually just bike. But some unbelievers get confused and think I mean a pushie. Then I call it a motorbike.
     
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  8. The thing.
    .........but it is a motorcycle
     
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  9. Mo'bike (from 2 year old nephew)
    Motorsickle (thanks to Arlo Guthrie)
     
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  10. Bike for every day purpose.

    Motorcycles when searching the net.

    Motorbike when talking to my nephews.
     
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  11. Motorbike or the beast
     
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  12. Bike or motorbike
     
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  13. Motorbike but motorcycle sounds nicer. :)
     
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  14. Just returning the "Old" you left on one of my posts a few days back, thought you might have lost it. :p
     
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  15. Motorbike, the other one sounds gay.
     
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  16. I wear motorcycle boots and a motorcycle jacket, I ride a motorcycle. Motorbike boots sounds weird...
     
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  17. I use both terms on the net.

    In everyday speech I use "bike" but I get weird looks when I mention that I'm riding the bike to Adelaide e.g. Adding "it's got a motor" after that puzzled look makes then understand a little better.
     
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  18. I use both.
     
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  19. I wandered into work the other day, pulled off the helmet, then asked a bloke I know rides a treadly if he rode his bike in today and he looked all puzzled and said, "But I don't have a bike." Er... yeah mate, you do, it's just not a proper one. Ohhhh, right.
     
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