The Benefits of Riding a Motorcycle

There are about 1.3 million registered motorcycles in the United Kingdom, around 6 million in the United States. Today, everyone seems to be riding a motorcycle. One of the fastest growing segments among motorcycle owners and riders are women. Everyone from former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to movie stars like Brad Pitt and countless doctors, lawyers and bankers seem to be riding motorcycles.

For many decades, motorcyclists have been seen as special. Just about everybody has a car. The number of motorcycles on the road is much lower compared to the number of cars, which is one of the reasons why some people perceive motorcyclists as people who want to have an adventure in their lives and who possibly are a little rough around the edges.

For most car drivers, driving somewhere is not an experience, it is simply transportation. A motorcycle is a transportation and a way to have fun and a good time. Finally, in many countries the government allows motorcycles to use high occupancy lanes at all times, even if a motorcyclist doesn’t have a passenger, which means less stress and no sitting in traffic.

At the same time, it is true that motorcycles lack the kind of comfort you can get in a car. If comfort is your number one priority and you want plush seats, climate control, protection from the weather and a large trunk, then you should stick to a car.

Most motorcyclists prefer to ride their motorcycles unless they need to transport a lot of things or it is rainy or cold outside.

Motorcycle rides feel alive when riding their machines because riding a motorcycle employs all the senses. In addition to the necessity of being alert, riding a bike requires a lot of physical coordination and operating a motorcycle well take a lot of skill and practice.