Embarking on a motorcycle journey is a thrilling experience, one that we wholeheartedly believe everyone should taste at least once in their lives. The moment you purchase your first motorcycle or simply experience that inaugural ride, there’s no turning back.
Riding instills a unique sense of liberty unachievable in an automobile, even a convertible. Now, let’s delve into an array of reasons – from passionate pursuits to practical advantages – that make motorcycle riding an extraordinary endeavor.
1. Ease of Commuting
Undeniably, motorcycles can make your commute a breeze, often getting you to your destination quicker and with minimal irritation. Research indicates that motorcyclists tend to reach their destination feeling more exhilarated and less stressed than their car-driving counterparts.
In states like California and Utah, lane splitting is permitted for motorcycles, offering an additional commuting advantage.
2. Better Parking Options
Frequently, businesses provide allocated motorcycle parking, and these spots are usually available. Moreover, motorcycles can occupy less room in conventional car spaces, allowing you to snugly fit into compact areas that aren’t even officially designated parking spots.
However, caution is advised to avoid precarious spots that may place your motorcycle in a car’s blind spot, preventing potential harm to your two-wheeler.
Even though bikers are often known for their self-sufficiency, they also all belong to the same big biker community. The sensation of riding connects bikers and gives them something in common. Motorcyclists share a bond that sets them apart from the rest of the world.
4. Environmentally Friendly
Whether or not you care about your carbon footprint, there is no denying that motorcycles are an efficient and effective form of transportation that has a minimal environmental impact. The biggest and loudest Harley-Davidson® motorcycles get gas mileage that rivals the most environmentally friendly cars.
5. Escape & Adventure
Is there a better way to escape than on a motorcycle? We live in a fast-paced world where there are so many demands for our attention. The sense of freedom you feel from riding will set you free, because riding doesn’t transport you to a destination; it is the destination. Riding a motorcycle makes you feel the immediacy of your actions as well as your decisions.
6. Road Trips
There’s something about a road trip with a significant other, friends, or both. Pack light and enjoy your trip. You’ll find new places and get to meet people with whom you might otherwise have never had an opportunity to interact with in your local area.
7. Keeps You Young
Riding a bike can be addictive. The social component, without a doubt, is exciting but so is the ride itself. Those who ride stay seem to stay younger and more open to what the world has to present. Perhaps it is simply because they don’t get into a rut and continue to enjoy the world around them.
8. Riding Gives You Style
Leather never goes out of fashion, and it is always sexy. Leathers offer protection and excellent style points. When riding, leather allows riders to move freely given the fact that it’s a windproof and reasonably a waterproof.
9. Improved Health
Motorcycles can be incredibly good for your body and brain. Riding gradually improves oneself by enabling you to be more confident, calmer, and generally happier. Plus, it’s a simple truth that improved mental health can lead to improved physical health.
The self-determination you gain from riding a motorcycle helps you appreciate the simple things in life, as well as the people and things you you’ve chosen to care about. With this, you find a greater connection to your surroundings, which is often difficult to articulate to a non-rider.
11. It’s Cool
There’s just something about bikers and riding a motorcycle. Riding just makes you cooler, as it keeps you grounded, more approachable, and keeps you real and down to earth.
Of course there are plenty of other great reasons to ride as well. Got another one? Leave it on the comments below.
Amy Winters says
Thanks for pointing out that riding a motorcycle will give you access to a variety of parking options. I just got a new job, and parking at the office building is just terrible. A couple of my coworkers ride motorcycles to work and never have to worry about finding a spot. I’ve always kind of wanted a motorcycle, so maybe I’ll finally take the plunge and enjoy the added benefit of better parking options!
Rosie Beckett says
I am thinking about buying a motorcycle because I live in a large city and it is difficult to find parking anywhere in my car. You make a great point that motorcycles will actually improve my mental and physical health. I definitely think that driving a motorcycle would help me to enjoy the outdoors and the beauty around me, Thank you for sharing this article!
Sam Li says
I love what you said about the social component of owning a motorcycle. I would say that riding a motorcycle is a great way to see new sights. My neighbor wants to buy a new bike, so I’ll make sure to find a dealer in the area.
Thomas Jameson says
It’s good to know that riding a motorcycle gives you access to a wider variety of parking spaces than a normal car would. My wife and I live in a crowded area, and we can never find parking when we go to the store. We’ll be looking further into our options for riding a motorcycle to help us fit into new parking spaces.
Megan Alder says
I’m so glad to hear that motorcycles can be a great way to meet people. My husband has been thinking about buying a motorcycle because he wants to change things up and add a bit of adventure to his life. Reading your article helped me realize the benefits he can have if he trades his car for a motorcycle.