Have you ever thought about the pros and cons of owning a car versus owning a motorcycle? I mean, beyond the fact that you’d look cool in a leather jacket like Brad Pitt in the Curious Case of Benjamin Button? There are a million reasons why motorcycles are better than cars, but we’ve picked out a few of our favorite reasons here at BBV Powersports.
Here are our top reasons why you should be cruising on a new bike!
Reason number 1 why motorcycles are better than cars comes down to the MSRP. If you’re looking for a cost-effective vehicle that will hold its value even after you drive off the lot, then you want a motorcycle. While a car can cost between $25,000 and $60,000 off the lot, you can find an incredible bike for under 10k.
Not only are motorcycles more affordable upfront, when you want to sell your bike later on down the road, but there’s also a very healthy market for used bikes. Many people will pay higher prices close to what you originally paid.
Not only will you save money on purchasing a motorcycle, but you will also save money on fuel! On average motorcycles can get between 35 and 40 miles per gallon compared to cars that get around 24 miles per gallon.
Not only is a more fuel-efficient vehicle better for your wallet, but it is better for the environment. Less fuel consumption means there are also less carbon dioxide emissions.
More Affordable Maintenance Costs
Have you ever had your car worked on for a minor issue, like replacing a hose, that cost you over $1,000 between labor and parts?
That’s a common occurrence, especially with newer vehicles. Modern cars are becoming increasingly more expensive to work on by yourself so you need to take them into a mechanic who has the computers on hand.
With motorcycles though, parts are generally pretty cheap and the engines are simple enough that you could learn to work on them yourself. More savings all day right there.
More Room for Customization!
Because of the low cost of parts and ease of working on motorcycles, there is a lot more room for customization. If you don’t like your saddle, you can swap it out for one you do like. You can paint your bike, add saddlebags, change the handlebars, you get the point.
Try that in your sedan.
Riding Is More Engaging
Riding a motorcycle is about the thrill of the ride. Motorcycles are more engaging, they have better performance, you are constantly working on your coordination, and best of all it is more liberating than sitting in traffic.
If driving a manual transmission car is a step above an automatic, then a motorcycle is lightyears away.