Bicycle, motorcycle, etc.
A short form of bicycle.
Other Word Forms of Bike
Origin of Bike
One explanation for the pronunciation is that bicycle is parsed to bi(cy)c(le). An alternative explanation is that bicycle is shortened to bic(ycle), and the terminal [s] is converted to a [k] because there is an underlying underspecified [k]/[s] sound, which is softened to [s] in bicycle but retained as [k] in bike; compare the letter ‘c’ (used for [k]/[s]).
From bicycle, by shortening, and possibly alteration.
Shortening and alteration of bicycle
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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