10 Biker Terms You May Not Know
Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]
Even if you’ve been riding motorcycles a while, you may not be familiar with all the “biker lingo” and other popular expressions frequently used by those who ride. Some of these terms may not come as a surprise to veteran riders. Test your skills and see how many you already know.
Airheads: It’s not what you’re thinking. This term is used to refer to older, air-cooled BMWs.
Basket Case: A motorcycle in a state of dis-assembly; such as a bike with its parts in baskets.
Church: The name for a club meeting.
Cage: You guessed it! A biker’s car.
Farkle: Doo-dads, kitch, and add-ons that sometimes serve no useful purpose.
Giggle Gas: Nitrous oxide.
Lone Wolf: A biker with no club affiliation.
Catwalk: A British term for wheelie.
Organ Donor: A biker who doesn’t wear a helmet.
Pasta Rocket: An Italian sport bike.
What are some of your favorites?