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What do motorcycle acronyms mean?

In motorcycle world we see many acronyms or terms beings used extensively. Every day we see a badge on a motorcycle saying different acronyms like CBF, YBR or GS but none of us know what it actually means.

Motorcycle manufacturers usually use such words to show power or a higher brand image such as CBR or GSXR or ZXR and YZFR. The R is definitely for race but what are CB,GSX,ZX and YZF for? No one knows about them.

Many people believe that they are internal codes by which this vehicle is discussed in the factory or during production and development phases. Which seems to be true because such acronyms may make sense in the factory but for general public they are an unsolved mystery!

Do let us know in the comments if you know what such acronyms actually mean.

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  1. they are all actual abrivation like you said bulit and mustang .
    often stand for something in particular, often a phrase that denotes the bike’s purpose or inspiration.

    CBF is Cheap to keep. Built to last. Fun to run
    CD is Cash Deposit
    CG is Cash Guarantee
    GS for “Gelande and Strasse” and also for “Gran Sport, used to indicate a road going”
    RT and ST likely mean Reise Touring (Travel Touring) and Sport Touring
    Suzuki’s GSX-R supposedly stands for “Grand Sport eXperimental- Racing”,
    Honda’s CB stands for “City Bike”, and CBR is short for “City Bike Racer” (or “racing”)
    YBR stands for Yamaha Brilliant Riding
    R series in yamaha is for Racing
    WR (off- road ) in the name indicates a wide-ratio

    like this its same in cars and other bikes.
    (UBAID UR REHMAN MUAVIA- DiGitAl MusAfiR)

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