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The motorcycle database was originally made in May 2016 with 43 columns, by a customer who needed both cars and bikes and we agreed to give him a discount for my manually-made biggest car database in exchange of a script that extract data from bikez.com and put in a CSV file, with permission to sell it on my website.
However, few months later I made my own script which surprisingly works faster than his one. I added more fields in August 2016 (62 columns) then looking at bike models with most fields filled up and found that they have even more fields missed by my customer, so I released final version in September 2016 with 71 columns. For example, August 2016 release include 0-100 kmph available for 1% of bikes, and after this I found that other bikes contain also 1/4 mile and 60-140 kmph in highest gear. There is possible that Bikez.com to have even more data fields but they are available for so small amount of bikes that does not add any value to my bike database.
Bikez.com is a fan-made website, thus less restrictive in terms of copyright. You are free to use this data on your own website. Already seen a website (motociclisti.ro) using same data from bikez.com, everything translated into Romanian.
I am researching car industry since 1999 and I gained high experience in cars, but not in bikes, I cannot tell if this database is complete for bikes sold in any specific country in the world, or what is the accuracy of fan-made websites, but with 500+ brands and 30000+ bike models I assume that this is the most comprehensive database with bikes produced worldwide, even if in the early years there are much lower number of bikes per year, compared with 2000s and 2010s. Bikez.com website originally covered 1970-present, but was expanded to 1930-present during summer 2016 and to 1894-present during autumn 2016.
Each calendar year a bike is manufactured is on a separate row in database. I know that some customers prefer start year – end year, but customizing this is too difficult. If you are from United States you may be familiarized with the fact that vehicles launched in 2020 are wear “Model Year 2021” and several people asked me when I am going to add 2021 models. Bikez database use calendar year, so you won’t see 2021 models until January 2021 appear on calendar.
List of major bike manufacturers
For SEO purposes I list here the 57 makes with more than 100 models: AJS, Aprilia, Arctic Cat, Ariel, Benelli, Beta, Bimota, BMW, Cagiva, CCM, Daelim, Derbi, DKW, Ducati, Enfield, GAS GAS, Gilera, Harley-Davidson, Hercules, Honda, Husaberg, Husqvarna, Hyosung, Indian, Kawasaki, Keeway, Kreidler, KTM, Kymco, Lambretta, Laverda, Maico, Malaguti, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, MuZ, MV Agusta, MZ, Norton, NSU, Peugeot, PGO, Piaggio, Rieju, Sherco, Suzuki, Sym, TGB, TM Racing, Triumph, UM, Ural, Veli, Vespa, Victory, Yamaha, Zündapp.
For full list of 507 makes open sample file and click Statistics sheet.
Bike categories included
Allround (2634), ATV (1242), Classic (1736), Cross / motocross (1063), Custom / cruiser (3858), Enduro / offroad (3591), Minibike, cross (459), Minibike, sport (108), Naked bike (2805), Prototype / concept model (164), Scooter (5746), Speedway (21), Sport (4810), Sport touring (1270), Super motard (1406), Touring (1458), Trial (445), Unspecified category (830).
As November 2019 update.
Bike data fields included
Naming: Page URL 100%, Image URL 96.31%, Make 100%, Model 100%, Year of launch 100%, Category 100%, Rating 100%, Price as new (MSRP) 28.43%.
Engine and transmission: Displacement 97.41%, Engine type 18.67%, Engine details 99.96%, Power 58.87%, Torque 50.58%, Top speed 18.07%, 1/4 mile 0.10%, 0-100 km/h 0.61%, 60-140 km/h, highest gear 0.04%, Max RPM 1.48%, Compression 60.34%, Bore x stroke 75.45%, Valves per cylinder 38.81%, Fuel system 83.63%, Fuel control 54.67%, Ignition 51.96%, Lubrication system 32.45%, Cooling system 90.04%, Gearbox 87.96%, Transmission type, final drive 83.34%, Clutch 45.27%, Driveline 26.31%, Fuel consumption 16.12%, Greenhouse gases 16.12%, Emission details 10.83%, Exhaust system 19.23%.
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels: Frame type 51.89%, Rake (fork angle) 31.55%, Trail 24.35%, Front suspension 79.29%, Front wheel travel (mm) 39.25%, Rear suspension 78.08%, Rear wheel travel (mm) 38.37%, Front tyre 85.87%, Rear tyre 85.84%, Front brakes 96.93%, Front brakes diameter 59.90%, Rear brakes 96.64%, Rear brakes diameter 57.90%, Wheels 22.80%, Seat 7.51%.
Physical measures and capacities: Dry weight 68.13%, Weight incl. oil, gas, etc 32.18%, Power/weight ratio 42.60%, Seat height 76.69%, Alternate seat height 2.33%, Front percentage of weight 0.25%, Rear percentage of weight 0.14%, Overall height 51.53%, Overall length 71.42%, Overall width 58.84%, Ground clearance 46.80%, Wheelbase 82.87%, Fuel capacity 86.64%, Reserve fuel capacity 11.21%, Oil capacity 11.01%.
Other specifications: Color options 78.09%, Starter 80.77%, Instruments 11.35%, Electrical 9.32%, Light 7.42%, Carrying capacity 7.96%, Factory warranty 16.25%, Comments 43.07%, Modifications compared to previous model 0.85%.
Completion percentages calculated in 2000-present package at May 2019 update.
List of updates
400+ brands, 25747 models, May 2016, first release!
444 brands, 29403 models, September 2016
468 brands, 30619 models, March 2017
473 brands, 30933 models, July 2017
473 brands, 31280 models, December 2017
477 brands, 31986 models, May 2018
479 brands, 32101 models, October 2018
479 brands, 32590 models, 25 February 2019
479 brands, 32867 models, 25 May 2019
480 brands, 33234 models (12 not found), 30 May 2019, scraped from a different page because previous methods seems that were missing few bikes.
480 brands, 33658 models (12 not found), 5 November 2019.
483 brands, 33938 models (12 not found), 4 January 2020.
506 brands, 34650 models (13 not found), 17 March 2020.
507 brands, 34964 models (14 not found), 5 May 2020.