And do you know what a “pasta rocket” is?
In this blog post, you’ll discover 7 common motorcycle slang terms – and more importantly, what they mean in plain, everyday English.
Slang term #1. “Squid”
Instead, “squid” refers to a rider who rides a motorcycle (usually a powerful sportbike like a Honda CBR or a Yamaha FZR1000) with little to no protective clothing – apart from a helmet.
Slang term #2. “Cager/Cage”
“Cager” is someone driving a “cage” – i.e., a car.
It’s important to note that this term almost always has a negative context – such as:
The other day, I almost got hit by a cager at a roundabout!
Slang Term #3: Grocery Getter
Not really – instead, they drive a “grocery getter.”
Unlike “cage,” the term “grocery getter” has more of a positive connotation and sometimes implies that the driver is actually a motorcycle rider.
Slang Term #4: Metric Bike
So, for example, a Honda Grom (made in Japan) would be considered a metric bike, while an Indian Scout (made in the USA) would not be regarded as a metric bike.
Slang Term #5: Pasta Rocket
Slang Term #6: Gixxer
Slang Term #7: Broomstick
In motorcycle slang, “broomstick” means a completely straight handlebar.