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Benefits and Types of Motorcycle Frames

As early as 1800s emerged many designs and machines. The first internal combustion motorcycle that’s fueled by petroleum was introduced around this time. Since then, generation after generation introduced new designs to the market. Below is a list of frames that evolved throughout generations.

Motorcycle Frame Assembly

What is a motorcycle Frame ?

Motorcycle frame can be compared to a skeleton that holds the human body. The motor frame serves the same way, it holds together all the parts of the motorcycle in a rigid built.  The benefits of using an advance frame design lies in the sporty handling characteristics. When you have a well-designed frame, it adds up to the great experience of riding.

With new frames being introduced, more and more riders are upgrading. Even dentists Traverse City are opting to get a motorcycle for easier transportation. The frame makes the rider feel stable and ride without much of the effort. There are various types of motorcycle frames, and each of them has a great advantage of its own.

This is the list of frames being used for motorcycles

  1. Backbone Frame

Not best frame there is. It consists only of the backbone that’s connected to the steering wheel. The built of this frame is simple and doesn’t really cost much.

  1. Diamond Frame

This frame is one of the common frame . This is usually seen for indian motorcycles. It took its name from its shape. It has a simple built and does not cost much. A bonus feature is that it is light weight.

  1. Cradle Frame

The structure of this frame is almost the same as the diamond frame however it is built together with the toptube or backbone, and down tubes. These runs down towards the engine.

  1. Trellis Frame

It is put together by welding pipes into a cage arrangement. There is no cradle elements, downtube or even backbone in this frame. It is lightweight that makes handling so much better

  1. Perimeter Frame

This frame is known as Twin Spar or beam frames. The engine is suspended from the frame and it can be held around in perimeter of frame.

  1. Monocoque Frame

The panels form the chassis and no other separate frame. No other separate frames added but other parts like air-box and engine form a part of the chassis.