Two-wheelers are one of the most convenient and cheapest modes of commuting in India. Not only do they help you cover short distances in no time but they are also fuel-efficient. Few things in this world can match the thrill and excitement of riding a two-wheeler. If you happen to be a bike enthusiast, you must be well-versed with the different parts of your all-weather companion on the road.

However, not many people have deep knowledge about the essential parts that are common to every two-wheeler. If you’re also among one such person, this article is for you. Here, we have listed and described some basic bike spare parts. Including engine, gear, clutch, accelerator, brakes, tires, fuel tank, and exhaust pipe. We’ve also listed some bike spare parts in this blog.

1. Engine

The engine of a bike or scooter is often called its heart. This is what powers a bike and is responsible for its performance. The combustion of the fuel takes place in an engine and after that, other parts of the vehicle start moving. For bikes, the engine is usually located on the front, whereas, for scooters, the engine is on the rear side.

2. Brakes

Brakes are one of the most important components of a bike. They use to decrease the speed of the vehicle. There are two types of brakes – disc brakes and drum brakes. You need to apply the brakes when you halt your moving vehicle.

3. Tyres

The tyres separate a vehicle from the road. As the name suggests, every “two-wheeler” equip with two tyres – one at the front and one at the rear. There are two types of tyres – tubeless tyres and tube tyres. Different thread patterns are designed on a tyre’s surface to ensure adequate grip and friction with the road.

4. Clutch and gear

Clutch and gear are a set of components that are exclusive to motorcycles or bikes. While the gear is used to control motion and torque, the clutch is used to apply brakes and change gears during the ride. Gears are usually presented as a lever that the rider can press with his/her left leg, whereas the clutch is located on the left-hand side of the handlebar.

5. Accelerator

An accelerator is another important component, which is present in both bikes and scooters. It is present in the form of a throttle on the right-hand side of the handlebar of every two-wheeler. The accelerator is used to increase the speed of the vehicle while riding. When a rider revs up the accelerator in a clockwise direction, the speed of his/her two-wheeler increases.

6. Exhaust pipe

The exhaust pipe of a two-wheeler acts as a funnel. Diverting high-pressure exhaust gases and releasing them into the atmosphere. It is also known as a silencer or front pipe in India. The exhaust pipe is usually made up of mild steel that may or may not coat with grades of stainless steel.

7. Fuel tank

As the name suggests, the purpose of a fuel tank is to store fuel. The capacity of the fuel tank varies from vehicle to vehicle and it can range between 5 to 15 litres for a bike. There is a cap on the top of the fuel tank which is used to suffuse petrol into it. The fuel tank is usually located above the engine.

8. Headlamp

The headlamp and tail-lamp of a bike are the lights which assist the rider as well as others on the road. The headlamp, also called the eye of the vehicle, is located in front of the two-wheeler and is used during the night or foggy conditions for clear visibility of road and other vehicles.


If you own a bike or intend to buy one in the future, you must know about these common two-wheeler parts. Going for regular servicing will help you keep your ride in top share. Also, you should obey all traffic safety rules while riding your bike to ensure a safe and secure ride.