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Wed, 13 Sep 2017

Why buy a motorbike – What you should know

If you have never ridden a motorbike but have always wanted to, you may be in the process of considering buying one. Maybe you have seen people cruising around a Harley-Davidson and have always thought about how cool they look and how you would love to have one yourself. There are many reasons to buy a motorcycle, but you should not invest in such a vehicle before doing your homework and really finding out more about riding. This will give you a better understanding of what it means to own a motorbike and you can then make an informed decision before making such an investment.

So, Why Buy a Motorbike?

There is no doubting the fact that motorcycles are cool and that those who ride them are often perceived as being cool too. However, this should not be your only reason for wanting one. Motorcycles in the hands of inexperienced and irresponsible individuals can be extremely dangerous, the same way that cars can. It is important that you take the responsibility of owning and riding a bike very seriously. If you are buying a machine purely to look cool or show off, then this is a bad idea and you could be putting your life and the lives of others in danger.

Easier Commuting

One of the biggest reasons to own a motorbike is the ability to have a much easier and quicker commute to work. If you would like to shave some time off your daily commute then the easiest way to do this is riding a motorcycle into work. Instead of being stuck in traffic jams for most of your journey, you can weave carefully through the traffic to get to where you want to go in a timely manner.

Reduced Costs

Many of those considering investing in a motorbike do so because of the reduced costs when compared to driving a car. Obviously, the type of motorcycle you choose will have an impact on the cost of running it, but in general, tax, insurance and fuel consumption are lower than they are for cars.

And remember, you will be doing your bit for the environment too as motorbikes tend to have fewer carbon-dioxide emissions, which makes them kinder to the environment.

Sense of Freedom

By far the biggest advantage and the main reason that most people buy a motorbike is the sense of freedom it gives them. Getting out onto the open road and just taking off to who knows where is a huge benefit of being a bike owner. Provided you are fully insured and are fully protected when riding your motorbike, there is an entire world out there for you to experience and enjoy in a way that you never could while driving a car. So why buy a motorcycle? Well, if the above doesn’t convince you, nothing will.

Discover the latest Harley-Davidson new motorcycle range today at Jennings Harley-Davidson. For further information call 0191 461 9100 (Gateshead) or 0113 245 2499 (Leeds) to speak to a Harley-Davidson specialist today.