Cruiser motorcycles are the definitive American motorcycle style. Refined by time, every new model is reviewed by Motorcycle Cruiser, just for you.
A cruiser motorcycle is commonly defined as a motorcycle that is intended for cruising along and enjoying the journey, rather 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 capturing that cruiser look. Iconic examples would be the Harley-Davidson Softail, Honda Rebel, or Yamaha V-Star 650.
Cruiser motorcycles find their roots in America, but just like standard motorcycles are now produced by manufacturers all across the globe. Ranging from Indian Motorcycle and Harley-Davidson in the US to companies like Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, and Suzuki in Japan and BMW, Triumph, Husqvarna, KTM, Moto Guzzi, and Ducati in Europe, cruisers and standards are wildly popular wherever you go. Known for their style and comfort, these bikes have a timeless vibe that resonates with audiences everywhere.
Cruiser motorcycles come in different shapes and sizes, ranging from large and powerful to lightweight and nimble. Some of the best cruiser motorcycles for beginners will have a smaller engine displacement, like the Honda Rebel 300 and 500, while more experienced riders may look to a more sporty power cruiser like the Ducati Diavel. 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!
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.
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 handlebar 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!