Do You Know Biker Slang?

By: Annette

Do You Know Biker Slang?
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About This Quiz

Gearheads have their own way of communicating. When hanging out and kicking some tires, you gotta know the biker slang in order to communicate with your fellow motorcyclists. In this quiz, we're going to increase your speed-driven vocabulary.
1%er
Any motorcyclist
The fastest riders
Those that aren't law-abiding
The 1%ers are those that aren't law-abiding motorcyclists. They get the name because the other 99% of riders are law-abiding.

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ABS
Anti-lock braking system
ABS is an acronym for anti-lock brakes. This same acronym is used for cars, as well.
A rider's 6-pack
A Biker Story

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BATF
Bikers at the Field
Bikers are Too Fat
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Many bikers are card-carrying BATF members. (That's a joke). That means that they're a part of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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Bar Hopper
An alcoholic biker
A motorcycle used for bar hopping
A bar hopper is a term used for a bike that's for driving from bar to bar. Ie., it's a bike that is quite flashy, and not meant for long rides.
A long-distance bike

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Cafe racers are _____ in style.
French
British
Cafe racers are bikes that are customized in the style of the British street-racing motorcycles. These were popular in the '60s and '70s.
Italian

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Cage
Car
Truck
Van
All of the above
A cage is a car, truck or van. A cager is someone who is in a car, truck or van.

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Where is Biketoberfest?
Daytona
Biketoberfest and the Bike Week rally take place in Daytona Beach, Florida. Bikers just refer to this as Daytona.
San Diego
Houston

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Easy Rider
A movie
A magazine
Both
Easy Rider refers to both the motorcycle magazine and the movie. If you haven't seen Easy Rider, then you're not a biker.

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Fairing is located _____ .
At the back of the bike
In the center of the bike
At the front of the bike
The fairing is located at the front of the bike. It is bodywork that is designed to deflect rain, wind, debris and deer.

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Fishtailing involves the _____ wheel.
Front
Back
Fishtailing involves the back wheel. More specifically, it's the side-to-side sliding of the rear wheel.

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Flat head
A body style
An engine
The flat head is a type of engine. It's a horizontally oriented engine of four or six cylinders.
A wheel

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GBNF
Good But Not Fantastic
Going But Not Frightened
Gone But Not Forgotten​
GBFN is an acronym for Gone But Not Forgotten. Unfortunately, biking is so dangerous that this acronym is necessary.

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"Hog" refers to _____ .
BMWs
Harleys
HOG is an acronym for Harley Owners Group. Sometimes the bike itself is referred to as a HOG.
Moto Guzzis

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Hack
Cheap bike
Fake biker
Sidecar
Hack is another name for a side car. Sometimes the car is referred to as a side hack.

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Hamsters
Old bikers
Young bikers
High-profile bikers
Hamsters are high-profile bikers who have custom motorcycles. They come to biking events wearing yellow T-shirts with a Hamster logo.

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I Rode Mine
A club
A T-shirt
I Rode Mine is often found on T-shirts at bike rallies. The shirt is meant to shame those who trailer their bikes to said rallies.
Code language

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Indian is from _____ .
Germany
Italy
America
Indian is an old American bike manufacturer. Indian still produces bikes today, and they're quite popular.

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Inline Four is _____ .
A braking system
An engine
An inline four, or inline six, is a type of engine. The inline four configuration has all four cylinders aligned in a row.
Style of wheel

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Jets are located where?
The exhaust
The carburetor
Jets are located on the carburetor. They're actually ports in the carburetor through which the fuel will flow.
The headlights

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Jugs
Something on a woman's anatomy
Cylinders
Both
Bikers will be bikers. Jugs can refer to a woman's anatomy, and also to cylinders. Both are beloved by bikers.

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A kicker has _____ .
No electric starter
A kicker, or kickstart, does not have an electric starter. They must be manually kick-started.
Only an electric starter

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King and Queen Seat
Throne-like seat for one
Double saddle seat
The King and Queen Seat has a saddle for the driver and a saddle for the passenger. It was common on choppers in the '70s.
A bike with a sidecar

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You find lace on _____ .
The seat
The engine
The wheels
Lace is found on the wheels. When you lace a wheel, you install spokes.

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Monkey Butt
A wrench
A bad rider
A sore posterior
Monkey butt refers to a sore posterior. This is common after a very long day of riding.

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The neck is located ______ .
At the front of the bike
The neck is located at the front of the bike. It is the part of the frame that is just behind the steering head.
At the back of the bike

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Pancake engine
Vee engine
Horizontally opposed
A pancake engine is horizontally opposed. Not to be confused with the Panhead, which is a Harley engine from between '48 and '65.
Sweet engine

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Pasta Rocket
Vespa
Italian sport bike
Pasta rocket is used to describe an Italian sport bike. It seems like a stereotype, but the Italians don't seem to be offended.
Projective pasta

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2 into 1
2-cylinder engine
Hybrid bike
Two exhaust pipes
2 into 1 refers to a bike with two exhaust pipes mated into one pipe. It is also in reference to two header pipes mated into one muffler pipe.

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81 refers to _____ .
99%ers
Police officers
Hell's Angels
The number 81 refers to Hell's Angels. The eighth letter of the alphabet is H and the first letter is A. Get it?

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Aftermarket
OEM
Not OEM
Aftermarket parts and accessories are not OEM. Ie., they're not from the Original Equipment Manufacturer.

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The apex of a curve is the ____ portion.
Tightest
The apex of a curve is the tightest part of that curve. Apex refers to the highest point of something.
Loosest

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BMW
Bavarian Motor Works
Bayerische Motoren Werke
Both
BMW stands for Bavarian Motor Works or Bayerisc​he Motoren Werke. This is a manufacturer of bikes and cars, whose '60s and '70s models have a cult following.

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Beehive is a kind of ____ .
Hairdo
Engine
Tail light
A beehive is a style of tail light. It has a shape that is similar to a cone.

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CMA
Country Music Awards
Christian Motorcycle Association
CMA refers to the Christian Motorcycle Association. Even good Christians feel the need for speed.
Criminal Motorcycle Association

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Are dirt bikes street legal?
Yes
No
Dirt bikes are not street legal. These are off-road bikes that can't be used anywhere else.

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