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Motorbike Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 22282 posts
status 8th Aug

I'm reading a book and the main character lives in Oregon and rides a motorcycle.  Only she calls it a motorbike.....  I've never heard of anyone calling it that before and I'm wondering if maybe the author is from a different country, maybe British?   Anyone have any ideas, just for fun, or anyone from America call them motorbikes?







If you want to cheat and google the author, it's Karina Halle.  

goatfajitas 3 kids; 1 angel baby; dirty 5 thirty, CA, United States 3996 posts
8th Aug

When I hear motor bike i think of those bicycles with a motor strapped to them lol...They're actually quite popular here in cali, and I'm close to the Oregon border.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 22282 posts
status 8th Aug

Quoting Sandyfajitas:
When I hear motor bike i think of those bicycles with a motor strapped to them lol...They're actually quite popular here in cali, and I'm close to the Oregon border.


Yeah, that is literally what I thought at first, but no....it's a motorcycle.  She even rides it to Seattle in December......I just find the whole thin to be a little ridiculous, lol. 

bia. 2 kids; ., ., Portugal 75817 posts
status 8th Aug

We call them motorbikes here lol. 

goatfajitas 3 kids; 1 angel baby; dirty 5 thirty, CA, United States 3996 posts
8th Aug

Yeah, no lol she must be from another region because Oregonians.. (Oregonites?) Lol...definitely call them motorcycles. 

BαtMαɳ Gotham, DC, United States 71878 posts
status 8th Aug

I'm only here because I thought this said motorboat. 


*backs out*

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 22282 posts
status 8th Aug

Quoting BαtMαɳ:
I'm only here because I thought this said motorboat. 


*backs out*


Someone needs to make that thread though

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 22282 posts
status 8th Aug

Quoting Sandyfajitas:
Yeah, no lol she must be from another region because Oregonians.. (Oregonites?) Lol...definitely call them motorcycles. 


I mean, I could totally find out by using google but I've chosen to let it bother me, haha

Sebastian Blake <3 1 child; United Kingdom 860 posts
8th Aug

Yeah they are definitely motorbikes in the UK. Do you not call bikers...bikers then? Like groups of men, all in leather, driving around the country on their bikes? Like hell's angels type. I don't know how to explain myself :(

Piecey. Due May 13; 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 65160 posts
status 8th Aug

Quoting N+J+?:
Yeah they are definitely motorbikes in the UK. Do you not call bikers...bikers then? Like groups of men, all in leather, driving around the country on their bikes? Like hell's angels type. I don't know how to explain myself :(


Yes they're called bikers in the us.

Sebastian Blake <3 1 child; United Kingdom 860 posts
8th Aug

Quoting Piecey.:

Yes they're called bikers in the us.


Ha thanks! I was sure I had heard that before, language is odd.