War1ock asked in SportsMotorcycle Racing · 7 years ago

What is cc in motorcycle, like 300cc, 600cc?

I've been thinking of getting my license for motorcycle, and my friend told me to get a 300cc for beginner. What is that exactly? I know the higher the cc is, the faster, but can you give me full details on what it is, thank you

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
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    CC stands for Cubic capacity

    its measured in either Cubic Centimeters or Cubic Inches.

    More CC does not necessarily mean more Power or faster.

    though it does mean a bigger engine capacity

    capacity is the volume displaced by the piston moving up the length of the barrel

    measured by Bore X Length of stroke x number of pistons


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    They Race 1200cc twin engines against 1000cc 4s in superbike racing and they are supposed to be equal in speed and power.

    you wouldnt expect to win a race on a 1200 Harley sportster against A Yamaha R6 (600cc) and thats half the size.

    When using the term CC with an engine size.

    It stands for Cubic Capacity.

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  • 7 years ago

    Cc stands for "cubic centimeters" and measures the amount of space the piston(s) displace in the engine's cylinder(s). Generally, more cc means more power, but there are other factors involved (compression ratio, engine speed in rpm, ignition timing, etc.), so it's not a hard and fast rule.

    Source(s): I'm an A&P mechanic and former motorcycle rider.
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  • 7 years ago

    CC is just the size of the engine.

    Normally the bigger the CC the faster the bike, but not always.

    A 250cc 2 stroke is faster then a 650cc single four stroke.

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  • Rob
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    300 cc is cubic centimeters , the larger the cc the more power. My first dirt bike I rode was a 100cc lol

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Metric bike engine sizes are measured in "cc", which is cubic centimeters. Harleys are often measured in cubic inches. Same measurement, just different scale.

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