# What does "cc" mean when talking about motorcycles?

My friend says he wants to get a 1500 cc bike, what does he mean by this? just a generalized answer will do thanks :)

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• 10 years ago

CC's refer to the cubic centimeter displacement of the engine. Tell your friend to grow up some before he throws a leg over a monster such as a 1500.......

• 10 years ago

Its the motor size in cubic centimeters, a 1500 cc is the same as 1.5 liter

• 4 years ago

It is a dramatization of an accident (not a real one). In the commercial he is talking about traffic rights of way. In certain situations one vehicle has the right of way over another (for example when any vehicle [car or motorcycle] is turning left across lanes of traffic vehicles coming the other way have the right of way and the turning vehicle must wait for an opening in traffic). It does not mean that in all situations where things are equal that a motorcycle has the right of way over a car. It just means that in the accident they are talking about the driver of the car was at fault and his insurance company should pay and the nice lawyer in the commercial will get the insurance company to pay the motorcycle owner (for a nice 33-50% fee). Edit: I really should read all the answers before I type because LeAnne said the same thing I said only better and more succinctly.

• 10 years ago

It is cubic centimeters of displacement used to denote the motor size on most non-American bikes.

A CC is equal to 0.061023744 CI. Displacement is usually rounded to nearest even size.

74CI motor would be 1212.64CC but the Harley 74 is actually 73.66CI 0r 1207 CC (but is called 74CI or 1200CC)

• 10 years ago

cc means cubic centimeters - 1500 equals 88 cubic inches

• 10 years ago

read some bike magazines, there is 1500cc nomad, goldwing was 1500 before the 1800 bikes, there is the 2000cc kawasaki, a 2200cc triumph, 504 cubic inch boss hogg, harley has 1600cc

• 10 years ago

cc stands for cubic centimeters.

• 10 years ago

Centimeters cubed.