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Are You As Schooled in Rider Lingo As You Think? (Quiz)

Feb 24, 2019 3:00:00 PM / by RumbleOn Road Captain

It isn’t a foreign language; it’s biker slang.

Good news – we’re going to educate you on it.

Subcultures and lingo are as old as time it seems. And when it comes to slang, bikers are no exception. There isn’t an official biker dictionary, but trust me when I say it would be a thick book. These are terms that have been passed down from generation to generation and entrenched in every rider’s lexicon. To be part of a motorcycle group is to belong to a fraternity of men and women whose passion is to ride and celebrate all things motorcycle-related. It’s more than just a group of people with a like-minded hobby; it’s a family.

Whether you’re a beginner rider, novice or pro, it’s never too late to brush up on rider slang. Not only does it make you look super cool, but it’s a 'Riders Only' secret language that brings you closer to your group. Believe me, I’d love to include every slang word possible and there are a ton of them, but I’m going to start you off easy. Without further ado, let’s get straight to it!


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Looking for the answer key? Check out our slideshow for the correct answers to this quiz! 

RumbleOn Road Captain

Written by RumbleOn Road Captain

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