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The Pros and Cons of Motorcycle Ownership

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The Pros and Cons of Motorcycle Ownership

Last Updated: 02-02-2017

So, you want to buy a motorcycle but are not sure about its advantages or disadvantages. Worry no more. By the time you are done reading this, you will most probably have made a decision on whether to buy one or not.

Pros

  • You will definitely turn heads: Riding a motorcycle makes you look cool. Go anywhere with your bike and see how people will be interested in knowing more about you or the bike.
  • Lots of fun: Riding is lots of fun whether alone or in a group. Riding a motorcycle provides you with that adrenaline buzz a lot of people crave.
  • Saves you money: A motorcycle is easier to buy and maintain than a car. Most motorcycles use less fuel than a typical car. These means you will spend less money on fuel as a motorcycle owner. Motorcycles also cost a lot less to service and maintain. You can do most of the repair work yourself if you have the tools. You can also easily clean your motorcycle.
  • Lower emissions: Motorcycles have much lower emissions compared to cars and other motorized forms of transportation.
  • Get to work faster: A motorcycle is an easier way to get to your destination than a car or train. You can easily beat traffic using a motorcycle and you don’t have to look endlessly for a parking space.
  • You could join a motorcycle club: Owning a motorcycle is the number one requirement to joining a motorcycle club. You could enjoy the friendship, brotherhood, and company of other bikers in your club. You will also have a sense of pride and achievement by becoming a member of a club (a legal one, of course).
  • You don’t need to air it out!

Cons

  • Owning a motorcycle is risky: With a motorcycle, you will be more likely to be involved in an accident and more likely to die in that accident than a passenger car driver. This is because riders don’t have the protection that a car body offers its occupants. If you are involved in an accident, do not accept liability. Call an established law firm like ours and we will connect you with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who will help you out.
  • You will have to pay more insurance: The fact that it is riskier to ride a motorcycle than a typical car means that it is more expensive for insurance companies to cover motorcycle riders. This, in turn, means that insurance companies charge motorcycle owners and riders higher premiums than those of typical car drivers.
  • Less room: With a motorcycle, you will have less space for your luggage or personal items.
  • You will be exposed to the elements: Unlike other forms of motorized transport that are covered, on a motorcycle, you will be exposed to wind, rain, snow or heat. You will likely miss the shelter of your car.
  • Shorter life span: In most cases, the typical car will outlive the typical motorcycle.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are many advantages to owning a motorcycle, including the fact that they are cheaper to buy and maintain than other forms of motorized transport. However, there are also a few drawbacks to owning a motorcycle, including more risks, increased insurance premiums and less room for storage. It is, therefore, important to weigh all these factors to see what works best for you. A motorcycle accident attorney could help clarify some of these uncertainties for you, especially on the best insurance. Contact us now to connect you to one.

Last Updated: 03-24-2017