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She went through a terrible time when her brother was killed in a motorbike accident last year. The Sun (2016)If you're going to have a midlife crisis, buy a motorbike. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I had to have a police escort home - two cars in front of me two behind me and police motorbikes alongside me. The Sun (2017)Traffic came to a halt after a crash involving three motorbikes and a lorry. The Sun (2013)His friend had died a couple of weeks before in a motorbike accident. The Sun (2009)They claimed to have been involved in a motorbike crash and then hid in hospital. The Sun (2007)In a city of cyclists he drove a powerful motorbike and would regularly turn up to the mosque in his biker leathers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He wants to buy a motorbike, but his father encourages him to think bigger. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The handling is closer to a car than a motorbike, but not that close to either. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In 1995 he was involved in a motorbike accident. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He should know better - his mother lost a leg in a motorbike accident nine years ago. The Sun (2012)Following a motorbike accident Will is left in a wheelchair and feeling hopeless about his future. The Sun (2012)I have considered buying a motorbike but think it too dangerous. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I can spend hours building cars or motorbikes in my shed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The traffic lights changed and as he was pulling out, a motorbike crashed into him at great speed. No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Tale (2007)When her father was found in the road after a motorbike crash, it was the end of his naval career. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Forget motorbikes and classic cars. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Like the time I wanted to buy my first motorbike. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Let's steal motorbikes and ride to Taunton! Times, Sunday Times (2008)The haul included cars and motorbikes from thefts across Gtr Manchester. The Sun (2014)The images were published in 1988, five years before she found fame after losing her leg when hit by a police motorbike. The Sun (2006)
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Translations for 'motorbike'
British English: motorbike /ˈməʊtəˌbaɪk/ NOUN
A motorbike is a two-wheeled vehicle with an engine.
- American English: motorbike
- Arabic: دَرَاجَةٌ نَارِيَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: motocicleta
- Chinese: 摩托车
- Croatian: motocikl
- Czech: motorka
- Danish: motorcykel
- Dutch: motorfiets
- European Spanish: moto
- Finnish: moottoripyörä
- French: moto
- German: Motorrad
- Greek: μοτοσυκλέτα
- Italian: motocicletta
- Japanese: モーターバイク
- Korean: 오토바이
- Norwegian: motorsykkel
- Polish: motocykl
- European Portuguese: motocicleta
- Romanian: motocicletă
- Russian: мотоцикл
- Spanish: moto
- Swedish: motorcykel
- Thai: รถจักรยานยนต์
- Turkish: motosiklet
- Ukrainian: мотоцикл
- Vietnamese: xe máy
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