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Cruiser Motorcycles

A cruiser motorcycle is commonly defined as a two-wheeled vehicle that is more intended for cruising along and enjoying the journey than racing to the destination. A relaxed seating position with a low seat height and easily reached handlebars are key ergonomic and styling components when it comes to nailing that cruiser look. Iconic examples would be the Harley-Davidson Softail, Honda Rebel, Or Yamaha’s V Star 650.

Types of Cruiser Motorcycles

Cruiser motorcycles come in many shapes and sizes, ranging from large and powerful to lightweight and nimble. Some of the best cruiser motorcycles for beginners will be smaller bikes, like the Honda Rebel 300 and 500, while more experienced riders may look to a more sporty power cruiser like the Ducati XDiavel. Large touring motorcycles and even some bicycles with electric motors can be labeled a type of cruiser motorcycle, but really it’s all about the ride!

Custom Cruisers

Custom cruisers come in a wide variety of styles, ranging from wild customs with lots of fabricated parts, to more tame ones with a few bolt-ons. Adding custom accessories to your bike is a large part of the fun when it comes to owning a cruiser, and we’re here to help you find the best gear to do so. Changing the handlebars and seat are a great place to start customizing your cruiser’s ergonomics to fit you, air cleaner and exhaust will typically help you get a little more power out of your engine, and brakes and suspension tend to improve your bikes handling overall. Any way you want to customize your cruiser, making it uniquely yours is part of what makes motorcycle ownership so much fun!

  • The Revival “Birdcage” BMW Custom bike.

    The airy build uses BMW’s prototype boxer engine, which will supposedly appear in a production version soon

    Revival Cycles built an airy custom for The Handbuilt Show, using a titanium frame to cradle a prototype BMW engine which you can see from every side.
  • Battle of the Kings custom bike.

    A sampling of rad builds the public can vote for at h-d.com this month

    Voting is now open for the US in Harley’s Battle of the Kings dealership custom build contest. The public can vote at h-d.com.
  • Jesse Rooke

    The “outside-the-box” bike builder was killed in a motorcycle-related incident during Arizona Bike Week

    Custom bike builder Jesse Rooke, a colorful talented designer whose distinct customs permeated the custom world, died in a bike accident over the weekend.
  • GTM02

    Todd Eagan’s custom Moto Guzzi is ready for production

    Todd Eagan of GuzziTech’s unveils the production-ready GTM02 that transforms single-sided swingarm Moto Guzzi models into custom and rideable works of art.

Cruiser Parts and Accessories

The aftermarket for cruiser motorcycles is a massive one, giving riders virtually limitless options when it comes to customizing their motorcycles. When it comes to cruiser parts and accessories, the crew at Motorcycle Cruiser has our fingers on the pulse. From wheels and tires to clothing and gear, all the way to brakes and suspension, we’ve got all the info on the latest parts and accessories for your cruiser motorcycle.

Cruiser Manufacturers

Cruiser motorcycles are manufactured by companies all over the world. Ranging from Indian Motorcycle and Harley-Davidson in the US to companies like Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Suzuki in Japan and Triumph, Moto Guzzi and Ducati in Europe, cruisers are wildly popular wherever you go. Known for their style and comfort, these bikes have a sort of timeless vibe that resonates with audiences all over.