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French Motorcycle Vocabulary

French Motorcycle Vocabulary

Lexique de la moto

On this page you’ll find a complete list of French motorcycle and motorbike vocabulary words. To say motorbike in French you say: “la moto”. Most of the vocabulary words associated with the motorbike are quite different from English and may therefore require some extra time to learn.

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  • la moto motorbike/motorycle
  • le/la motard(e) motorcyclist
  • faire la moto to ride a motorcycle
  • le motocycliste motorcyclist
  • la motocyclette motorcycle
  • le frein brake
  • le clignotant indicator (UK) /blinker (US)
  • la garde-boue mudguard (UK) /fender (US)
  • la pédale de frein brake pedal
  • le réservoir d’huile oil tank
  • le feu en arrière back light/tail light
  • la selle seat
  • le guidon handlebars
  • l’embrayage clutch
  • le compteur speedometer
  • le phare headlight
  • le pneu tyre/tire
  • la boîte de vitesses gearbox
  • le silencieux silencer
  • le siège arrière pillion
  • le réservoir d’essence fuel tank
  • la bande flourescente reflector strap
  • le casque moto motorcycle helmet
  • la moto routière touring bike
  • la béquille stand/kickstand
  • les vêtements de moto motorcycle clothing
  • la visière visor
  • les gants moto motorcycle gloves
  • la moto tout-terrain dirt/off-road bike
  • le side-car sidecar
  • la suspension suspension
  • le filtre d’air air filter
  • le pot d’échappement exhaust pipe
  • le réflecteur reflector
  • le moteur engine
  • la genouillère knee pad
  • les vêtements en cuir leathers
  • la moto de course racing motorcycle
  • le scooter scooter
  • les commandes controls
  • le klaxon horn

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