A motorcycle, often called a bike, motorbike, or cycle, is a two- or three-wheeled motor vehicle. Bike design varies greatly to suit a range of different purposes: long distance travel, commuting, cruising, sport including racing, and off-road riding.
Motorcycling is riding a motorcycle and related social activity such as joining a motorcycle club and attending motorcycle rallies.
In 1894, Hildebrand & Wolfmüller were the first series production motorcycle. In 2014, the three top motorcycle producers globally by volume were Honda, Yamaha (both from Japan), and Hero MotoCorp (India).