How to draw a racing motorcycle – A comprehensive guide

Hey little artists! We are going to try something different today. We will draw a racing motorcycle that is a two-wheel vehicle. It is widely used all around the world.

It is generally accepted that the first practical motorbike was created in 1885 by the German inventor Gottlieb Daimler. The carburetor for the first Harley Davidson motorbike, created in 1903, was a tomato soup can. Evel Knievel currently holds the record for breaking the most bones while yet being alive.

Let’s get started and win the race!

What you will need

  • A pencil
  • An eraser
  • A sheet of paper
  • Coloring kit
  • Ruler
  • 30 minutes

Draw a racing motorcycle

Let’s go on a thrilling adventure and draw a beautiful piece of art. All you have to do is to follow each step carefully. By doing that, you will have a racing bike that will be ready to race. The following steps will show you how to do it. Make sure to follow each step.

Step 1: Draw the bike head

The first step looks a little complicated in the image but we will make it easy for you. To make the bike head, draw a less than sign in the upper left part of the page. Now extend an oblique line from the bottom of the shape toward the left. Draw two curved or wave-shaped lines on the upper part. When you are done, just simply connect the upper and lower lines as shown in the image.

Step 2: Draw the windshield and headlights

You are shielded from rocks, insects, and debris by the windscreen. As long as you are wearing a helmet and have a visor or sun visor covering your face. Additionally, windscreens shelter you from wind noise and weariness. The headlight illuminates your way.

To make the windshield and headlight, draw ovals over the wavy lines that we drew in our previous step. 

Step 3: Draw the main body

To make the main body of the motorcycle that contains the important parts of a bike, draw a pentagon in the middle of the page and connect its upper left side with the head of the bike. The corners of the shape will not be sharp. The pentagon is a shape with 5 sides. All sides have equal internal angles. Just follow the lines as they are drawn in the image.

Step 4: Draw the back part of the body

To make the back part of the main body of the motorcycle, extend two non-parallel horizontal lines directed towards the right. These lines are slightly bent towards each other. Now curve the ends of lines in an upward direction and join them. There you have it, the back part of the body.

Step 5: Draw the back seat

Motorcycle seats are also known as saddle and this is what we are going to draw. We will draw a similar shape as we drew in our last step. The only difference is that the curved upper part will be on the left. The back will be drawn on the back part of the body.

Step 6: Draw the silencer

The exhaust gases are made to bounce around and lose energy before they exit the exhaust pipe through a series of chambers and baffles that are created by the silencer. This procedure assists in lowering the exhaust’s noise levels and making it less noticeable. Silencer is also important to reduce the noise.

To draw the silencer, extend two straight horizontal parallel lines from the back part of the body and join them. Now draw another small rectangle attached to it.

Step 7: Draw the front and back suspension of the motorcycle

Motorcycle suspensions shield the rider and chassis from road imperfections using a spring and damper combination. Motorcycle suspension systems used on public roads aim to reduce the impact of obstacles including potholes, humps, corners, and acceleration/deceleration forces.

The suspension system on your motorcycle prevents your spine from being crushed by bumps by allowing your wheels to follow the road so you can accelerate, stop, and steer securely.

To make the back suspension extend an oval from the back body of the bike. Now draw a small circle on the rounded part of the shape. Your back suspension is done

To make the front suspension, we will follow other steps as it is a bit different from the back suspension. Draw a small rectangle below the head of the bike. Now draw another elongated and slanted rectangle that has a round edge on one side. This is the part where we will draw two concentric circles with little difference in their diameter.

Step 8: Draw the front and back fender

The part of a motor vehicle that frames the wheel well and is intended to stop debris from shooting out from the moving tire is referred to as the fender. Motorcycles would probably lose most of their charm without fenders.

To make the fenders, draw two curved cones on both sides of the front suspension of the bike. For the back, draw only one curved cone shape on the suspension.

Step 9: Draw the wheels

To draw the wheels just like double decker bus but a bit smaller, we will draw two circles on the suspension of our motorcycle. 

For the best-looking circles, mark a dot on the page as the center of the circle. From this dot, mark four more dots (top, bottom, right, and left) around it at the same distance. Now, gently connect all these dots with curved lines. That’s how we will make an amazing circle.

You can also use some round-shaped objects like a bottle cap, jar lid, etc. Draw two circles for each wheel, one slightly larger than the other. Then draw a smaller circle inside the larger one to create the wheels.

Step 10: Draw the handlebar and the grip

The handlebar and grip are some vital parts of a motorcycle. To make the handlebar and the grip, draw three small connected rectangles as shown in the image.

Step 11: The racing bike is ready

Congratulations talented artists! The racing motorcycle is ready to hit the road. You did a wonderful job. We’re certain you followed each step and made your motorcycle. To make the drawing more prominent, we’ll outline it using a marker. After outlining, we’ll erase the pencil marks for a better look.

Hey, wait! The real fun is about to begin. We are about to upgrade our drawing and make it look more realistic. Are you ready to unfold your imagination and creativity to make your drawing professional? 

Taking your drawing to the next level 

Practice, experimentation, and a willingness to push the limits are all necessary to advance your drawing. First, keep practicing consistently to improve your technical abilities while paying close attention to proportions, perspective, and details. To better grasp form and structure, study anatomy and pay attention to the environment. Try out various tools and methods to see what appeals to you, whether it’s pencil, ink, digital tools, or a combination of them. Grab your stationary and let the magic begin.

Adding background to your drawing 

Everyone can tell a story. It can be told in words or even through images. By giving your drawing a background, you can describe your story. A drawing takes on a completely new appearance with a background. It adds depth to the specifics and provides perspective.

You can draw a road. A shining blue sky or some bushes around your bike.

As we are drawing the background, we will make sure it doesn’t overlap our racing bike. If you notice any line overlapping our camper, erase it carefully. 

Adding colors to your drawing 

Let’s get to the fun part. Use your imagination to explore different colors and shades that you like and color your beautiful drawing. The coloring all depends on your creativity.

P.S. Bonus Tips

Our drawing is completed and we’re sure you enjoyed it as much as we did. As mentioned earlier, there’s no limit to one’s creativity. The drawing can be upgraded in any way. We added background and colors but there’s more you can do. 

You can draw some patterns on the bike or make a logo of your favorite brand of bike. You can also draw a person sitting on the bike, ready to race.

Hey young man! These are just a few ideas. Don’t limit yourself to these ideas only. Use your creativity and give your drawing a new look. It is a hit-and-trial method. If you won’t get right on the first attempt, practice and try again. 


That’s it! Our drawing is completely ready now. It was a fun and easy process. We’re sure that you followed each step without skipping and made an amazing drawing. This guide explained each step in the easiest way. We started by making the head part. Then we drew the windshield, headlight, front and back part of the body, seat, suspension, fender, wheels, and the handlebar. In the end, we upgraded our drawing using our creativity.

Practice over and over again until you become perfect.

Thanks for reading this guide.

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