I love motorcycles. I haven’t owned one since my college days, but just thinking about them makes me want to buy a new one and hit the open road. I know that motorcycling isn’t for everyone, but for many people it can improve your life in a surprising number of ways. For example, motorcycles are much less expensive than cars, they don’t take up as much space on the road or in the driveway, and riding one is a lot of fun! In this article I’ll go over seven benefits of motorcycle riding.
Unlike a car, a motorcycle is much less expensive to buy. The average price of a used car is $10,000 while the average price of a used motorcycle is around $3,500. This means that if you want to get into riding and don’t have much money to spare (or simply don’t want to spend it on something like insurance or gas), buying a cheap bike is an excellent way to start out as an enthusiast.
As with any purchase though, there’s no guarantee that your money will be well spent until you’ve taken your bike for tests rides and asked around about its reputation in the community. In fact, there’s no guarantee that you’ll even be able to find one within your budget—but if nothing else comes up then this cost savings can make all the difference!
Better fuel economy
The benefits of riding a motorcycle don’t stop there. Motorcycles are fuel efficient and lightweight, which means you use less fuel to get where you need to go. The small size of motorcycles allows them to be designed with better aerodynamics than cars or trucks, making them more aerodynamic, which in turn reduces drag and increases fuel economy. In addition, motorcycles have engines that are specifically designed for their power output needs and typically require less horsepower than a car engine would need to accomplish the same tasks as a motorcycle (such as going up steep hills).
- No oil changes
- No spark plugs
- No air filters
- No timing belt (unless you have a chain)
- No water pump (unless you have a chain)
- No radiator (unless you have a chain)
- No muffler (unless you have a chain)
- Fuel filter and fuel pump are often combined into one part in a carbureted motorcycle. On fuel-injected motorcycles, these two parts are separate. Oil gaskets are less common than they used to be, but they can still cause problems if they’re not replaced when needed.
Smaller environmental footprint
If you’re looking for an environmentally-friendly way to get around, riding a motorcycle is the way to go. Motorcycles use less fuel than cars, which means they emit less CO2 and other harmful emissions. This contributes towards a smaller environmental footprint overall.
Easier to park
You’ll be able to find a place to park your motorcycle almost anywhere, including in the city. Motorcycles are smaller than cars and scooters, so they can sit in spaces that are too small for larger vehicles (and if you’re lucky enough to have a garage, you can park your bike inside). In addition to being able to fit into tiny spots like we talked about above, motorcycles are also easier than bikes and Segways at finding places where parking is allowed but scarce—for example: along sidewalks or on side streets without meters.
Riding a motorcycle is a great way to take care of your mental health. Riding can be an exciting and relaxing experience, no matter where you go or how fast you get there. The wind in your hair provides an almost Zen-like experience that many riders enjoy.
However, there are other ways that riding can help with stress relief as well. For example:
- The open road will always be available for you to ride on if needed
- The feeling of freedom is one that everyone deserves; it helps us keep our head clear so we don’t let things stress us out too much
- You get to feel like the king or queen (or whatever gender pronoun) when riding because nothing can touch you unless they’re on their own bike!
Riding a motorcycle can be a great way to get exercise. Since you will be sitting on the bike and not walking, you will burn more calories than if you were walking or jogging. In fact, riding your motorcycle for an hour burns about the same amount of calories as running for 20 minutes!
You may also want to think about how much fun it would be to ride with your friends or family members on their bikes. You can always plan a ride together and then go out for lunch at the end of your adventure. Riding in large groups also increases safety because there are multiple people watching out for each other’s safety and behavior while riding their motorcycles.
Motorcycles may not be for everyone, but for many people they can improve your life in a surprising number of ways.
Motorcycles may not be for everyone, but for many people they can improve your life in a surprising number of ways. Motorcycle riding benefits the rider in many ways. Obviously, being able to ride on a motorcycle is enjoyable and provides a sense of freedom that you can’t get from other forms of transportation. It’s also good exercise and gets you outside in fresh air and sunshine (or rain, snow or fog). Riders have an increased sense of self-reliance and independence because they don’t rely on anyone else to get where they need to go. They’re also exposed to more beautiful landscapes than if they were driving an automobile or taking public transit because motorcycles generally travel much faster than cars or buses do – which means there’s less time spent looking at billboards along the way!
The benefits of riding a motorcycle are many. Whether you’re looking to save money, take in the scenery, or just get some fresh air, it’s hard to beat the experience of being on two wheels. If any of these points sound appealing to you, consider whether a motorcycle might be right for your lifestyle!