5 Reasons Why Motorcycles Are Better Than Cars
Clint Lawrence, founder of Motorcycle Shippers. Helping give riders more freedom to enjoy the bikes they love. [email protected]
Cars vs Motorcycles – Are you in a cage?
As motorcyclists, we can all attest that bikes are better than cars. The unbeatable sense of freedom. The ability to go where no car has gone before. These are things we point to a lot. But when you boil down the facts, motorcycles outperform cars in a lot of ways that aren’t subjective at all.
Don’t believe us? You might just want to buy your first (or 15th) bike once you’re done reading these 5 reasons why motorcycles are objectively—and undeniably—better than cars.
- Motorcycles are cheaper to own and operate
In an age of rising gas prices, more people are looking for ways to save at the pump. And it turns out motorcycles are hands-down one of the best ways to do so.
Motorcycles get solid gas mileage (30 mpg is on the low end). But gas performance and prices aside, you can also save on maintenance costs. Motorcycles are typically easier to maintain on your own than cars. And of course, we’ve got to state the obvious: motorcycles are generally cheaper to buy brand new than cars as well.
- Motorcycles can be safer than cars
One of the top reasons people don’t ride motorcycles is because they believe they’re unsafe. And while the statistics can be dire, the reality is that motorcycles can actually be safer than cars—if you know what you’re doing.
Motorcycles give you a wider, further field of view to see obstacles
and accidents in the making. You’re also smaller than a car, so you can get out of the way at a moment’s notice. And because you don’t have the false sense of security of metal surrounding you, motorcyclists
actually pay attention to the road. Motorcyclists rarely let their guard down, which can make biking a safer way to get around than driving a car.
community of shared values. And they like to get together every chance they get. Motorcycle rallies and motorcycle riding clubs come with the terrain. And don’t forget about the biker bar hangout. It might be stereotypical, but it’s just another instance of a tight-knit community coming together behind a shared passion.
- Motorcycles are easier to park
Urbanization has made parking a nightmare. But whether you live in a crowded metropolis or a small town out in the country, you’ll be able to find parking for your motorcycle easier than any car on the road. Thanks to your motorcycle’s ease of parking, you can also wave your parallel parking nightmares goodbye.
- Motorcycles have unbeatable performance
Motorcycle performance is nothing to scoff at, because they win on nearly every count. Some car enthusiasts might feel a need to gloat about their ability to “go 0-60 mph in X seconds,” but motorcycles are lighter, faster and more agile than the typical car. And we don’t even need to tell you that they take curves better. Check out these 20 street legal motorcycles that rev up from 0-60 in less than 3 seconds. You won’t be disappointed.
Whether you’re getting your first motorcycle or like us have known for decades we believe that motorcycles really are better than cars. Can you give us another reason?