Many people who buy a motorcycle already own a car, and maybe that’s the best thing if you can afford it. Being able to ride a bike when you want to, and not because you have to, is the best way to enjoy riding. If that’s not your case, and you only have to decide on one vehicle, then you’re in the right place.
There’s a big difference between traveling by motorcycle or a car. Here are some pros and cons to help you decide what is the right option for you.
The cheapest new car costs almost ten times more than the regular brand new motorcycle. Even if you decide to purchase some of the new naked bikes on the market, you’ll notice that their price is almost the same as an average new car.
Motorcycles consume less fuel, which is also a big saving. There are also, other costs like insurance, license course fees that cost less for a motorcycle than for the car. And not to forget, maintaining a motorcycle (most of the things you can do-it-yourself) is also cheaper than maintaining a car. So if we’re talking about the cost, you’re going to need less money for the bike.
Safety and security
When it comes to safety, it’s noticeable that cars have an advantage in this field. First of all, cars have more balance than a motorcycle. Second, in a crash between a motorcycle and a car, the person riding the motorbike is 26 times more likely to be injured.
Cars provide, safety and security, and that cannot be said for motorcycles, even with the best gear on, you can get hurt. Keep in mind that gear is very expensive, and may cost more than a motorcycle you decide to buy. However, don’t think about the price, because good gear can save your life.
Another important determining aspect is when you want to decide which to purchase is the carrying capacity. Packing is very tricky when it comes to motorcycles.
There is not so much space so you need to pack only basic staff. On the other hand, in the car you can pack whatever you need and don’t need – you can even pack your bicycles when you go on a trip. Driving a car also means being able to drive at least three other passengers, and that is not possible if you decide to buy a bike. If you have or planing a big family choosing a bike over a car is not so good idea.
We all want to be comfortable, now it’s a question of what comfort means to whom. If you’re riding a motorcycle, you have to be ready to stop every 70-100 miles. By doing this, you will allow your body to rest and won’t get fatigued.
If you’re a person who likes to stand on the side of the road and smell flowers, this won’t be hard for you. But this also can be a problem if starts raining, even with good gear it’s not so comfortable to ride in the rain. Whereas if you drive a car you can travel more miles and don’t worry about the weather at all.
Motorcycles have a very big advantage over the car because of their ability to go through traffic jams. If you live somewhere with major traffic jams, riding a motorcycle will save you a lot of time. You’ll also save a lot of time looking for parking space as well. They require very little space so you can park them almost anywhere you want.
Keep in mind that riding a motorcycle as basic transportation is a completely different experience than riding a cruiser or a naked bike for pleasure. But if you go into it with the right mindset, it can be an enjoyable experience 90% of the time.