Most people may wonder why trade four wheels for a two-wheeled vehicle? In fact, a good number in our population aspires to buy cars compared to motorcycles. Motorcycles are left for the chosen few. I, myself, bought a car before my motorcycle. Therefore, I wouldn’t blame them. But I can tell you in black and white that I do not regret the choice of buying a motorcycle.
Since I would wish for us all to rip the benefits, here are some of the reasons you should trade your car for a motorcycle:
I have to start with this. Motorcycles are really fun. Yes, I understand this is a two reasons – driving is also fun – but for an outdoor person like me, who loves the wind on my face, riding in the rain and the dirt from a long off-road trip, there’s no doubt a bike would best suit you. The feel of an adventure hits differently from a bike.
Believe it or not, riders are much, much safer than drivers. Here’s why. It is not shocking to spot a driver distracted on their phones or peaking at their GPS or even reading when driving. Probably due to the assumption they are safe where confined. For motorcyclists, we know that riding requires instant and full concentration and therefore more aware of our surroundings. Thanks to being exposed, we remain proactive on the road or we’d fly across the lanes.
Motorcycle maintenance is cheaper than a car’s. I’m sure we can all agree that motorcycle parts are way cheaper than car parts of the same make and model. Furthermore, the insurance is cheaper as well as the upfront costs of purchasing a new vehicle. Not to mention, motorcycles have better gas mileage compared to most gasoline-powered cars.
Spotted a small space? No problem, slip right in. Motorcycles are easier to park and also find parking space for.
The Motorcycle community
Humans are social beings and I can confidently point out that there is nothing more social than a community of bikers cruising in the same type of bike. These biker clubs – or communities – maintain a deep-rooted connection and go way back to when bikers formed a mainstream subculture that doesn’t live by society’s norms and would dedicate their lives to the club. Some are still considered outsiders in the community.
Nonetheless, getting a car might be a reasonable choice in the event of family or friend’s accommodation and storage but if you are one to fly solo, I have all the reasons laid down for you.