can (modal verb): to be able to. Cambridge Dictionary

In the following two statements she able to drive. So, What is the difference in meaning between them?

  1. She can drive motorcycle.

  2. She drives motorcycle.

Is second one used when the speaker is more confident about the information?

  • Drives and I'd say it demands a context in which drives is interchangeable with can drive. "She won't even ride a pony." "Oh really? I'd like to see your face when you know she drives a motorcyle." We use simple present to say what someone generally does we don't mean to emphasise the ability to something e.g. he drives a bus means he's a bus driver we don't really want to imply he can drive a bus. The context again can be really helpful.
    – Yuri
    Feb 25 '17 at 8:39
  • The latter just simply state the fact that she drives a motorcycle.
    – user178049
    Feb 25 '17 at 9:44

She can drive a motorcycle.

This means that she is able to drive a motorcycle, or that she has permission to do so.

She drives a motorcycle.

Usage of present simple in this way indicates a habitual action, like "she smokes". Depending on the context, it could mean that she prefers to get about on a motorbike, rather than a car, or (if the listener had asked what she did for a living) that she is a motorcycle courier.

Note that most English speakers would use the verb ride for a motorcycle, rather than drive. Also note that you need an indefinite article a before motorcycle, because it is the singular of a countable noun.

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