Have you always dreamed of owning a motorbike? Perhaps it’s time to surrender to that dream and to go out and buy one. Motorcycles are awesome and if you don’t believe that we’ve got quite a few reasons that are sure to change your mind. Or, just remind you why you bought one in the first place.
1) Find Your Serenity
If you’ve never ridden a motorcycle, you won’t know the sweet release you get as you rip down the road, the air rushing past your body. Over the roar of the engine, you can hear nothing, and you are finally free from the stress and the troubles of the world. Your first time on the bike will be nothing short of life-changing.
2) It’s Cool
There’s no doubt about it, riding a motorcycle is cool. When you ride past on a motorcycle, people only have one thought, ‘wow.’ Pull up at a bar in a town on your motorcycle, and you’re sure to get a few looks and perhaps even a couple numbers!
3) Be Iconic
When you ride a motorcycle, you’ll be joining a legion of action heroes on the silver screen. Everyone from Tom Cruise in Top Gun to Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator have cemented the motorcycle and the rider into pop culture.
4) Feel The Speed
When you’re driving a car, you don’t always feel as though you’re going fast. Forty on the road is still a startling speed, but it doesn’t seem that way when you’re in a metal can. This is not true on a motorcycle. You can feel every mile each time you creep up the speedometer and everytime you ride it feels like an unstoppable rollercoaster.
5) A Fun Commute
Do you hate heading to work every day? You won’t if you have a motorcycle. Your morning commute will be the best part of your day, partly due to the speed and partly because of that serenity we mentioned.
6) No Traffic
You may not know that motorcyclists aren’t supposed to stop when they encounter traffic. It’s safer for them to keep moving and that’s why they manoeuvre through the gridlocked cars. As such, you’ll hardly ever find yourself stationary in a queue.
7) Cheap And Cheerful
You probably think that motorcycles use a lot of fuel, but that’s not true. A typical 250cc engine can get you around 85MPG and that will almost definitely beat the car on your driveway. As such, you’ll save money on fuel.
8) Easy Maintenance
While you may still need a mechanic to complete repairs on your motorcycle, the issues are considerably simpler and thus easier to handle compared with a car. You won’t have to worry about an expensive bill once the bike has been repaired.
9) No Taxi Service
Car owners will know the issue of at one point or another being turned into a taxi service. It doesn’t matter whether you’re single or part of a family, at some point you will be asked to chauffer people around without the privilege of being paid. When you ride a motorcycle that is, for obvious reasons, never going to happen.
10) Escape The Automated Age
You may have noticed that cars are slowly but surely becoming more automated. If you hate the idea of losing your control as a driver the best option right now is to become a rider. There’s very little development into a bike that rides itself so you can escape the obsession with autonomous technology.
11) Forget Your Diet!
Did you know that riding a motorcycle will help you lose weight? It’s true, riding you’ll burn about forty more calories than you would driving so we guess we could say it’s the healthier option.
12) Part Of A Community
When you ride a motorcycle, you become part of a group of people who are always eager to find new members. Riders are some of the happiest, friendliest people you’ll meet and you’ll find there’s no shortage of people to chat when you stop on your journeys.
13) Feel The Road
Modern cars are all about making you feel as though you’re not even driving. Every bump in the road, every jolt is removed to make it seem as though you’re moving about in your own private hotel. That’s not true on a motorcycle, and if you want to feel the road underneath your wheels, this is the best option.
14) It’s A Thrill Ride
If you’re looking for more excitement in your life, get a motorcycle. You’ll love the thrill you get as you lean into a corner, close enough that your knee nearly skims the surface of the road. It is one amazing ride.
15) Become A Better Driver
Finally, riding a motorcycle will make you a better car driver. You may think you check all your blind spots as often as you should but you certainly will once you learn how it feels to be missed when overtaking a car on a motorcycle.