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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!

  • 2019 Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring

    From subpar fit and finish to lackluster touring add-ons, the most expensive Slingshot falls short of high expectations

    The Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring edition adds accessories for the open road, but lacks the comfort features necessary for real touring.
  • Vitpilen 701

    The aggressive naked sportbike takes fashionable motorcycles to a new level

    Lightweight and aggressive, the 2019 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 brings the class of fashionable motorcycles to a new level of performance.
  • 2019 Harley-Davidson Softail Heritage Classic 114

    Eight pictures of H-D’s classic midsize bagger

    See all the details of Harley-Davidson’s versatile cruiser, the Heritage Classic 114, in this eight-photo gallery.
  • Brand-New 2019 Genuine G400C

    The well-known scooter company enters the moto market with a super-affordable 400cc standard

    The Genuine Scooter Company enter the motorcycle world with the new Genuine G400C for 2019. It’s affordable simple, classically styled, and readily accessible.

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!

  • GT Motocycles

    Our gallery of sublime customs, classics, and minis reveals an epic 10th anniversary party

    The One Show celebrated its 10th anniversary with custom bikes of all kinds, lots of racing, a film premiere, beer, coffee, and more.
  • KitchenMade chopper

    Tiny choppers from Portland, Oregon’s custom and vintage moto show

    From pull-start minibikes to Honda Trails and Monkeys, The One Show had a lot of style in a few small packages! Check out all the custom minibikes here!
  • Jason Wharton

    With the penultimate round of the bike show wrapped, prizewinners get ready to move on to the championship

    The IMS announces the winners of the sixth round of the 2018–2019 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS) in Washington D.C.
  • One Show

    On the eve of his 10th annual event, he’s trying to do the opposite of everybody else. Which is also the opposite

    On the eve of the 10th Annual One Moto Show in Portland, the man who started the plan, Thor Drake, says he’s just trying to do the opposite of everybody else.

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.

  • 2019 Husqvarna Vitpilen And Svartpilen Clothing Collection

    The new line has both functional, moto-centric gear as well as more casual threads

    Husqvarna has released a clothing line named after its two new popular models, the Vitpilen and Svartpilen. There are functional pieces and casual clothes.
  • Sena SF4

    Low-profile unit connects up to four riders through Bluetooth

    Sena’s SF4 Bluetooth communication unit is perfect for connecting up to four riders on the road and accessing a wide range of smartphone features.
  • Cardo scala rider FREECOM 2

    Tweaks to the popular Freecom 4+, Freecom 2+, and Freecom 1+ Bluetooth units add more premium features

    Cardo Systems’ Freecom+ line redesign adds more premium features to the four-way rider-to-rider, rider-to-passenger, and single-rider Bluetooth comm categories.
  • Alpinestars Spartan Jacket

    Testing out one of Alpinestars’ more modestly priced motorcycle jackets

    We review Alpinestars’ Spartan Jacket to see if it meets the quality standards we’ve come to expect from the Italian manufacturer of motorcycle gear.

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.