Types of Motorcycles: Street vs. Off-Road

Here's a quick guide to the types of motorcycles available under the categories of Street and Off-Road: Touring, Cruiser, Sport, Standard, Motocross, Enduro, and Dual-Purpose. Visit Plano Kawasaki Suzuki when you're ready to buy your bike!

Types of Street or Road Motorcycles


Large, with fairing and luggage. Designed for carrying two people and luggage, or to go long distances. See touring motorcycles at Plano Kawasaki Suzuki.


Low, stepped seat and pullback bars. "Custom" styled motorcycles. See cruiser motorcycles at our dealership.

Touring MotorcycleCruiser Motorcycle



Low handlebars, rear-set pegs. Designed and styled for performance. The "sports cars" of motorcycles. See Kawasaki sport bikes and Suzuki sportbikes at our Dallas-area dealership.


General all-around use. See standard motorcycles at Plano Kawasaki Suzuki.

Sport MotorcycleStandard Motorcycle


Types of Off-Road Motorcycles


Dirt bikes designed for competition and recreational off-road use only. They are not street legal. See in-stock motocross motorcycles.


Competition and recreational off-road bikes with lights for night riding. They are still not street legal.

Motocross MotorcycleEnduro Motorcycle



Street legal bikes that have lights, signals, and off-road equipment. Certain tires have been approved for on and off road use by the US Department of Transportation (DOT), but these types of tires offer less traction on pavement. See dual-purpose motorcycles and dual-sport bikes in stock at Plano Kawasaki Suzuki.

Dual-Purpose Motorcycle


Note: Links in this article are for new motorcycles for sale among in-stock inventory at Plano Kawasaki Suzuki near Dallas, Texas. Find more examples among our used motorcycles for sale and manufacturer models of the latest Kawasaki models and Suzuki models. If we don’t have the type of off-road motorcycle or street motorcycle you’re looking for in stock, we can order it for you from Kawasaki and Suzuki.