- A braking motorcycle, which transfers weight to the front tire promptly but carries its weight far enough to the rear that it doesn't "stoppie" prematurely. This bike also needs very stable steer geometry to prevent braking instability.
- A turn-in motorcycle, which needs quick steering of a kind that may be vulnerable to instability as braking trails off and the bike is rolled into the turning attitude.
- A turning motorcycle whose front and rear grip—whether on new or used tires—remain in balance and at high level.
- An accelerating motorcycle, which means engine and rider weight must be strongly biased to the front, to keep acceleration from being limited by wheelies. Pretty much the opposite of the first one above.