Owning a motorcycle has many advantages. Whether you are looking for a new hobby, looking to join a community of like-minded people to bond with over a shared interest, or just trying to save money on gas, there are many reasons to consider getting a bike.
Riding a motorcycle can be a great way to switch up your daily routines and add some excitement to your life, and can make a huge difference in your physical and mental health.
For anyone on the fence about buying a bike who might need more convincing, here are a few of the biggest reasons you should own a motorcycle.
Motorcycles are far more fuel-efficient than normal cars since they are smaller and do not require their engine to work as hard. This gives the average motorcycle far more miles per gallon than most cars, including fuel-saving hybrids.
Lower Cost Than Cars
On average, motorcycles are cheaper than cars, even factoring in the overall cost of fuel and maintenance as well as the cost of the bike itself. If you purchase a motorcycle, expect to save money compared to a car in the long run.
Motorcycles Make Your Commute Fun
Riding a motorcycle to work can help to improve your mood on an otherwise boring commute that you might find yourself dreading in a car. Plus, riding home can be a great way to decompress and put you in a better mood after a long day at the office.
Surprising Health Benefits
The act of driving a motorcycle can act as a light workout, due to the amount of energy that exerts when steering the bike and controlling its movement. Studies have also shown that driving a motorcycle can reduce stress levels by 28%.
A New Sense of Community
One of the best parts of owning a motorcycle is the community of fellow riders that you can join. It’s easy for riders (with all levels of experience) to find events like group riding sessions that allow you to make friends with fellow bikers.
There are many advantages to owning a bike, and I believe the pros strongly outweigh the cons. It is important to consider potential negative effects, which almost exclusively include the risk of injury. Being exposed on a motorcycle can increase the risk of serious injuries should an accident occur. Possible injuries for bikers include spinal injuries, whiplash, and joint tears. Clinics like ThriveMD offer stem cell therapy for joint injuries, which are common in major and minor motorcycle accidents.
As long as you are aware of the risks involved with riding a motorcycle and prioritize your safety accordingly (always wear a helmet, always obey the speed limit and other local driving laws, do not ride in inclement weather, and exercise caution when driving at night), biking can do far less harm than good. I believe that the benefits of owning a motorcycle are worth any potential risks, and are a great way to improve your quality of life, no matter what your reason for riding is.