The Pros and Cons of Buying a Motorcycle
When it comes to forms of transportation, motorcycles may just be one of the most popular options. However, there are a lot of factors to consider before you head out and buy one. Motorcycles may be the ideal choice for some, and yet for others, it might not be practical. When it comes to any major decision that has a lot going for it but also a lot going against it, we suggest making a list of pros versus cons. Luckily for you, we’ve already gotten a head start. In this post, we’ll be discussing the two biggest pros of buying a motorcycle with the two biggest cons.
Con number one: danger
Any type of transportation is dangerous since it carries the risk of being involved in an accident. However, there’s no denying that cars are generally much safer than motorcycles. They have safety belts, airbags, and the car will likely take the brunt of the impact. With motorcycles, it’s very easy to get flung off of the motorcycle or to hit the ground directly, since there’s nothing between you and the ground. Motorcycles are also smaller and much harder to see, so it’s easier to be in a car’s blind spot as they change lanes. There are a lot of road collisions with motorcyclists, so the risk of injury or death is much higher.
Con number two: it’s not family-friendly
As you surely know, motorcycles don’t have space for an entire family. If you’re solo, or your partner is also a motorcycle fan, by all means, go ahead with the purchase. But keep in mind that if you have a family, a motorcycle can’t be your only source of transportation. You’ll need to ask yourself whether it’s worth it to have a family-friendly car and then a motorcycle for personal use.
Pro number one: it’s cheaper than a car
Of course, this will depend on which car and which motorcycle you’re comparing. For example, an electric motorcycle is on the more expensive end of the spectrum. Generally speaking, though, motorcycles are cheaper to buy, run, maintain, and repair – and they’re cheaper on gas as well. For many people, a motorcycle might be the only type of personal transportation they can afford. Also keep in mind that motorcycles often require less upkeep than cars, since they don’t have as many things that could be damaged.
Pro number two: shorter travel time
We’re sure there’s been a time in your life where you’ve been stuck in traffic for hours, and you see a motorcycle driving past your window. You probably envied them a lot, right? Well, that could be you. Most of the time spent in a car is spent stuck in traffic, not driving. When you cut out the time spent in traffic, the distance is much quicker to travel. Motorcyclists don’t have to be stuck in traffic all the time. If it’s safe to do so, they can easily bypass all of the traffic and get to their destination much sooner. This can also make road tripping on a motorcycle a much more pleasant experience.