The most common type of motorcycle lift is the scissor lift, which is a steel platform which uses a series of hydraulic cylinders to raise the motorcycle from the ground, and this type of motorcycle lift is usually found in garages that service and repair motorcycles, and within Class 1&2 motorcycle MOT Bays, which are capable of MOT testing motorcycles.
However, there are many other variations and styles of motorcycle lifts. Some are small, only designed to handle a simple small engined motorbike, this is the kind you would usually find in a home garage or a Class 1 MOT Bay. And for Class 2 MOT Bays, for MOT testing larger motorcycles, a more robust motorcycle lift would be necessary.
At the other extreme, some larger motorbike lifts have front and side extensions making them long enough for a chopper and wide enough for an all-terrain vehicle (ATV).