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Signs for MOTORCYCLE, MOTORBIKE
Meaning: a two-wheeled automotive vehicle similar to a bicycle that is powered by a motor and has no pedals.
Pronunciation (sign description): Two-handed "S" (handshape), palms down (orientation), apart in neutral space in front of the torso (location), the hands are swinged upward twice from the wrist (movement). Variation: the dominant (e.g. right-handed) is moved up twice.
Similar two-wheeled vehicles: MOTOR SCOOTER, RICKSHAW (the "baby taxi" or "pedicab" also known as TUK-TUK commonly used in Asia).
Related signs: If you were removing the motor part, would it be? BICYCLE. Again, if you were removing the pedals, what would it be? SCOOTER. Others: MOTORCROSS.
Deaf Culture and tidbits
Did you know that? Indian Deaf female biker Archana Timmaraju (age 36 in 2021) has rode over 50,000km across India on motorcycle for 15 years (as of 2022). Her mission is to spread awareness about sign language and deaf women's empowerment and equality.