Top 10 Biker Sayings and Expressions

Words to live by

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10. Four wheels move your body, but two wheels move your soul.

Two Wheels Greater Than Four

The initial attraction to motorcycling inflicts people for various reasons and at different stages in their lives. But once someone experiences the elation of riding a motorcycle there’s no denying the nearly spiritual effect it has. Answering the pedestrian question of why you ride can be summed up with another biker expression: If you have to ask, you wouldn’t understand.

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  • David Kent

    “Keep the shiny side up!”

  • Baggerchris

    Keep the Rubber side down!

    • David Kent

      Same/same, but yours works better for the new crop of “customs”. They don’t have a shiny side!

    • Jeremy Ball

      I like when the sticky side in on the bottom.

  • Andy Tuttle

    Anyone know where the photo in #10 was taken? I’d like to go there. -Andy

    • dustysquito .

      That’s from I think that one is still on their front page rotation. They should have a photographer’s credit if you look at it on ADV rider.

  • Manny Pandya

    A nice montage, but I’d put your #10 at my #1, and then say it in Italian like Rossi… so sexy (the saying, not Rossi).

  • Kevin Boggs

    I respectfully disagree with No. 8 and yes, I’ve had several cases of serious road rash. Don’t tell me how to ride my motorcycle and I won’t tell you how to ride yours. If safety is your primary concern then get a Volvo. I prefer to find a happy medium. Thanks.

  • Kevin Wynn

    They missed a gem “Blahblahblah….There was nothing I could do, I had to lay’er down.” The single dumbest thing any rider could ever say.

  • clasqm

    If you want to know the shortest, most efficient way to get from A to B, never ask a biker.

  • evansg

    it is what it is.

  • len alan

    I made a “T” shirt with “If you don’t ride a motorcycle, you wouldn’t understand ” on the back, so my wife would be reminded every time I took the bike for a ride.

  • rudedog4

    ATGATT. People always ask me if my Roadcrafter suit is hot, to which I reply, “I’d rather sweat than bleed.”

  • Jay Stevens

    #9. “The objective is to fill the pot of experience without emptying the pot of luck.”


  • Vernus Buss

    The person who wrote this should learn how to spell, and how to edit. Don’t be telling anyone to learn how to ride instead of loud pipes. They do save lives. Idiot! TRUTHINESS is not a word. Dumbass.

  • Vernus Buss

    Always decline a ride request if the person asking to ride your motorcycle doesn’t own a bike of equal or greater value and performance. Really….lol. Most bikers will only let a bro take it for a ride. As if a biker is going to let anyone take their pride and joy for a ride, and like we need to be told this sage advice…lol.


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