Riding a motorcycle brings a thrill that couldn’t possibly match any other feeling, and anyone who rides knows this too well. But, could we say riding a motorcycle is good just for the thrill of it? Of course not. There are many practical reasons why people choose to ride. Let’s take a look at these 10 true reasons to ride a motorcycle!
- The THRILL
Yes, the thrill. The feeling of being one with a two-wheeled machine makes motorcycle riding an experience like no other. Perhaps Robert Pirsig said it best in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: “You’re completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming.”
- Saving money
Fuel prices have certainly helped putting motorcycles into the mainstream. The fact that bikes can get more than double the fuel economy of cars makes them serious money savers. Many bikes achieve 60-70 miles per gallon, and some scooters even push 100+ mpg, so it’s no surprise so many people choose two-wheelers for everyday use.
- Easy parking
Laugh in the face of bulky SUVs forced to squeeze into tiny parking spots! Because most places of business have designated motorcycle parking, running errands on a bike is eminently easier than driving— and many parking lots allow bikes in for free.
- The brotherhood
If you’re a biker you already know all about THE WAVE that acknowledges another rider as you pass by each other.
Bikers often feel like they belong to a huge community, and that sensation sets us apart from the rest of the motoring world. We respect each other and consider other bikers to be our family.
In spite of the previously stated fact that says bikers often feel like a part of a large group, we are also more individualistic than other people. Motorcycling gives you many possibilities to express your individuality in various ways.
- Save Mother Nature
Whether or not you care about your carbon footprint, motorcycles are efficient forms of transportation that impact the environmental minimally. And even if you ride just for the thrill of it, there’s nothing wrong with being a little kind to Mother Nature every once in a while.
- Ease of commuting
Not only are motorcycles allowed in most High Occupancy Vehicle lanes, in Texas and California they’re allowed to ride between lanes. Chances are that a bike will get you to work sooner, and you’ll also arrive more exhilarated than you would have in a car.
- Awesome performance at low cost
Motorcycles are performance bargains that offer more performance per dollar than virtually any other vehicle.
- Let’s face it, bikers are amazingly cool
There’s just something about bikers, isn’t there? When a guy or a gal walks into a restaurant with a helmet under arm, they invariably exude a swagger and a sense of cool that just isn’t the same as rolling up in a car. Whether or not you’re looking for the Peter Fonda or Brad Pitt effect, motorcycles take you one step closer to cool.
- Escape and adventure
What better way to escape than on a motorcycle? The sense of freedom feels more complete on two wheels, and riding doesn’t transport you to a destination; it is the destination.