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Glossary

  Glossary

Word Definition Comments
ATGAAOTT All the gear almost all of the time None
ATGATT All The Gear All The Time None
blip the throttle To twist the throttle for a brief period of time while the gears are not engaged, causing the engine to speed up and die down in a short burst. None
Cager In the eyes of a motorcyclist: a car driver. Driver of a cage. None
chopper None
Cibby Nickname for the Honda CBR series of bikes. None
cruiser 1 comments
CTP Compulsory Third Party (insurance). Normally charged with vehicle registration by the road/traffic authority. None
dogs In sequential gearboxes, dogs are castle-like teeth on gears, which mate with slots on another gear when engaging. None
fairing Plastic bodywork designed to help streamline the bike. Can be as simple as a small windscreen to entire bodyworks, characterised by sportbikes. None
Fender Eliminator None
Fizzer Nickname for the Yamaha FZR series of motorcycles None
flat foot The ability to place both feet flat on the ground whilst sitting in the saddle. 1 comments
Flickable Used to describe the agility of a motorcycle, or how quickly a rider can “flick” the bike from side to side in turns. 1 comments
forks The front wheel suspension, consisting of two shock absorbers connecting the front wheel to handlebars and the frame. None
Gixxer Nickname for the Suzuki GSXR series None
highside Occurs after one of the wheels regains traction after skidding. Once traction regains, the bike jerks, throwing the rider off violently, possibly into the path of the bike or other vehicle. None
Hugger Huggers are a type of mudguard usually fitted to the front wheel of sportbikes. They fit very closely to the wheel, hence the name Hugger. Huggers help achieve better aerodynamics. None
lane splitting Riding in a non-lane between cars. Generally illegal in most states, but practiced regularly by almost all riders. 1 comments
Lid Colloquial for Helmet None
lowside When the wheels lose traction (usually when leaning in a curve) and starts to slide, causing the bike to fall down. The rider falls off and sides behind the path of the bike. Safer than a highsider. None
MRA Motorcycle Riders Association None
naked A type of motorcycle without fairings, exposing the engine, and offering little wind protection for the rider. 1 comments
oggy knobs Plastic knobs fitted to the frame of the bike to prevent body and/or fairing damage when the bike falls over. None
pegs Short for Footpegs None
petcock A contraction of Petrol Cock. The fuel faucet used to switch between 'On', 'Off' and 'Reserve' 1 comments
pillion A pad or cushion for an extra rider behind the saddle on a horse or motorcycle. Also name for anyone who rides on the back of a motorcycle. 1 comments
rake None
Rear Sets Racing-style footpegs, an aftermarket product designed for racing. Allows the rider multiple riding positions as they are adjustable. None
Reserve A portion of the fuel tank where fuel can only be consumed when the fuel tap is set to 'Reserve'. It is a backup fuel source to allow travel to a petrol station when the main part of the tank is used up. None
road rash colloquial term used to refer to skin and bone injury caused by abrasion with road surfaces, usually as consequence of cycling and motorcycling accidents. The term may be applied to both a fresh injury and the scar tissue left by an old one. None
SMIDSY sorry mate, i didn't see you None
squid A rider who does not wear adequete protective gear / apparel. None
tank slapper What happens in rare cases when a motorcycle's handlebars slap back and forth at high speed, often due to alignment or suspension issues. None