Riding a motorcycle is a exhilarating experience that everyone should try at least once. Once you buy a motorcycle or even just have that first ride, you’ll never look back. Riding gives you a sense of freedom that a car, even a convertible, cannot offer. With that being said, let’s look at a wide variety of reasons ranging from passion to practicality that makes riding a motorcycle a great idea.
1. Ease of Commuting
There is no doubt that riding a bike can get you to work sooner and with less frustration. Studies have shown that you’ll arrive more excited and less stressed than you would have in a car. If you live in California, motorcycles are also allowed to ride between lanes and in most HOV lanes.
2. Better Parking Options
Many businesses have designated motorcycle parking, and those spots are often available. Bikes can also park two or three deep into normal car spots, and you can often squeeze into tiny areas that aren’t even labeled as official spots. With that being said, sometimes it’s also best to avoid certain risky spots, such as those that put your motorcycle in a car’s blind spot when they’re backing up. Better safe than sorry when it comes to potential damage to your bike.
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 motoring 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.