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Motorbike Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 25704 posts
8th Aug '14

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 '14

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 25704 posts
8th Aug '14

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. 3 kids; ., ., Portugal 84301 posts
8th Aug '14

We call them motorbikes here lol. 

goatfajitas 3 kids; 1 angel baby; dirty 5 thirty, CA, United States 3996 posts
8th Aug '14

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

BαtMαɳ Gotham, DC, United States 82333 posts
8th Aug '14

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


*backs out*

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 25704 posts
8th Aug '14

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 25704 posts
8th Aug '14

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 3654 posts
status 8th Aug '14

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. 4 kids; Camel City, NC, United States 67554 posts
8th Aug '14

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 3654 posts
status 8th Aug '14

Quoting Piecey.:

Yes they're called bikers in the us.


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