For many of us growing up, the dream of one day owning a bike was one that stuck with us into adulthood, and while many of might not be able to fulfil that dream, it’s still one that’s worth pursuing. There are plenty of pros and cons to buying and owning a new motorcycle, and these can make all the difference for a new buyer deciding whether to splash our on a two-wheeler or a minivan for the kids.
Here we will look at some truly compelling reasons to follow your dreams and buy the motorcycle that you have always wanted.
The Lower Costs
Owning a car and owning a bike are in two different worlds when it comes to the total costs of running both. A bike tends to be many times cheaper, especially in the long run when considering the costs of both maintenance, repairs, and fuel. The mileage off of a bike is almost always better due to significantly lower weight, and this can quickly add up over time, especially if you tend to drive most days. Even shipping a bike will be cheaper.
Ease of Cleaning
Cars are extremely difficult to clean. They have endless corners to vacuum, and it can end up costing a small fortune to wash the vehicle properly depending on how large it is, not to mention the time required. Bikes, on the other hand, are much easier to keep clean, nothing is out of reach, and a bike can be cleaned in just a few hours rather an entire afternoon.
Parking Space Everywhere
Owning a car in a city can be frustrating experience, especially when it comes to finding a good parking spot. People like to buy large SUVs until it comes to a cramped parking that they just can’t seem to get out of. This not a problem for bike owners, who are able to get in and out of most cramped spaces without much fuss at all. Bikes are the ultimate vehicles for finding good parking in otherwise packed cities, making them perfect for both going out for the day, as well as just popping down to the shops to get a few supplies, or even just parking off on the side of the road to check out a video or some gaming sites.
Better Resale Value
Due to the nature of large vehicles, like cars, their resale value tends to be significantly lower just a few years down the line, which can lead to serious buyer’s remorse when it comes time to upgrade. Bikes, on the other hand, tend to have a much better resale value even just a few years later. There are a few reasons for this: one is that bikes tend to remain in better condition, there’s less that can be damaged or go wrong. Bikes also tend to have fewer miles on the clock, which is a big bonus when trying to sell one second hand.
The Fun of It
Going out on the bike on a beautiful evening provides an experience that a car just can’t. It provides the rush of a high adrenalin sports game and the thrill of feeling free. The open road, the wind, and being able to move around unconstrained is why so many people love owning a bike. At the end of the day, it comes down to it being plain old fun.
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