Few could understand why someone would exchange the convenience of a four-wheel drive with a motorcycle. After all, cars offer the comfort and utility needed for efficient transport that no motorcycle can give. Bikes are also risky on the road.
Yet despite the common stereotype, many people are still attracted to purchasing motorcycles. What could make motorcycles worthy investments?
This article discusses the most common benefits of motorcycles as transport, along with some of their drawbacks to help you evaluate if pursuing that purchase is indeed a good decision for you to make.
- Low cost of ownership. It is definitely cheaper to own a motorcycle compared to a car. It makes use of less fuel, has better gas mileage, costs lesser to insure and repair and maintenance do not eat up a significant part of your income.
- Faster. Motorcycle have better power-to-weight ratio that can hardly be topped by any car for the same money. It’s also faster and easier to navigate through traffic with a motorcycle and is a source of fun for adrenaline thrill seekers who go on off-road adventures.
- Easy parking. It’s always easy to find motorcycle parking slots. Some places even offer free parking. Unlike parking a car where you have to go around for minutes trying to find a viable parking space that will accommodate your vehicle. Parking fee is lesser too.
- Safety. A lot of motorcycle safety depends on the driver’s maneuvering skills and road experience. The fact that you’re balancing on two wheels zipping through a high-speed highway can, in itself, rapidly turn into a newsflash-worthy disaster. There’s less protection when you’re driving a motorcycle, and you are also more vulnerable to the faults of other inconsiderate drivers on the road. Safety is definitely a lot to consider.
- Cannot be used all the time. When the weather is in the mood to cooperate, you may have a good day riding out and exploring the country, or travel the city with extra fun. But you’ll never know when the weather can turn 360 and leave you stranded in some gas station in the middle of nowhere. That is another thing to keep in mind.
If you are a starting hobbyist and only intend to take your bike on some country trips at random, a motorcycle could be a good choice. It is also one to consider if you’re living in a crowded city and want a means of transport to easily get from point A to point B without hassling over traffic. Or, if you are single and is a practical man or woman who might find a car redundant – or probably too expensive – for now, a motorcycle is a viable option.
Besides, it is always your needs you need to keep in mind first.
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