Since time immemorial the humble motorcycle has been a symbol of freedom, good natured rebelliousness and let’s not forget about the cool factor. But while they might put us in mind of Marlon Brando in The Wild One or Peter Fonda in Easy Rider, it’s not just rebels on the fringes of society who benefit from these masterpieces of modern engineering. For the money conscious professional they have several distinct advantages over the more common automobile that are not to be sniffed at. Here are just some of the many reasons why motorcyclists prefer their two wheeled chariots over the more quotidian automobile…
They represent a much smaller upfront cost
Sure, just like their four wheeled counterparts, motorcycles see a lot of fluctuation in price. A brand new Harley is always going to cost a lot more than a 3 year old Honda in the same way that a brand new Mercedes is always going to represent a bigger investment than a 3 year old Chevy. Nonetheless, a popular sport bike represents a fraction of the cost of a popular car.
They’re cheaper to run
Only the most fuel efficient cars are able to get 30 miles to the gallon, but for a motorcyclist 30mpg represents a total gas guzzler. It’s not only fuel costs where motorcyclists save, either. Motorbikes are cheaper to insure, cheaper to service, the parts are cheaper ands with a little knowhow you can carry out most of the maintenance yourself. If you don’t need to take a large family with you every time you hit the road, a motorcycle is certainly the better choice for the budget conscious motorist.
Admittedly, in the event of an accident a car will offer you more protection than your trusty steed. But if you ride a motorbike you’re far less likely to have an accident in the first place. Plus, if the worst should happen, you’ll know that a specialist motorcycle accident lawyer will be there to fight your corner. Motorcyclists are more agile and better positioned to react to hazards with better perception and an unimpeded view of the road. A motorcycle’s more compact size makes it much more able to weave between hazards or find a safe space of road even when travelling at high speeds.
They make you part of a wider community
While certain models of cars have their fandoms, motorcyclists represent a much larger and more welcoming community. Most of the time motorcyclists have a lot of time for other motorcyclists either online or in meat space, always on hand to offer help, advice or just an opportunity to talk shop.
They represent greater freedom
There’s no feeling quite like hurtling along an open stretch of road on your motorbike as the sun sets around you. It offers a feeling of freedom that even driving with the top down doesn’t quite match. Moreover, motorcyclists have much more freedom of movement on the road and aren’t nearly as plagued by parking trouble as car drivers.
If you’re looking for a more budget friendly, safer and more enjoyable experience on the road, motorbikes really are the way to go!