Motorcycle

la moto

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

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“. The motorcycle ride is le motard if it’s a man and la motarde if it’s a woman. 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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