Why shouldn’t a motorcycle not be worth the risk? You’ll not be racing on the streets, right? So it’s completely worth it, but don’t forget to take safety precautions. If all the rules & regulations are maintained, then there’s no risk at all!
It’s fun riding a motorcycle; you cannot compare it to any other vehicle. But, besides fun, there’s the risk too as it’s a two-wheeler. Where there’s a problem, beside is the solution; you have to abide by the traffic laws, always wear your helmet and ride safely.
Are motorcycles worth the risk?
Motorcycles are quite risky for the ones who are young; to be more specific, it is difficult for the ones who are beginners. So now the question arises how is it worth the risk? Motorcycles can take you a long distance in a very short time; it is very eco-friendly and time-saving.
A motorcycle will not make your pockets go empty; eventually, you will have enough money to spend on yourself at the end of the week. This is because it can take you more than 40 km with only one liter of fuel; moreover, maintenance cost is very low.
While riding a motorcycle, you have to observe your surroundings and clearly estimate what can happen; your every movement will change the scenario. Be careful and look out for road hazards; if you’re absent-minded while riding, you might hit; road hazards increase unwanted accidents.
Always check your motorcycle before the trip, starting from brakes to spark plugs. You don’t want to get in a hassle; these minor checks can save you later on. Also, take a look at the weather because rain can get you and your bike drenched. Tires lose grip on wet roads, so I’d suggest not riding without tubeless tires because it can increase your chances of a successful brake.
How can I reduce the risk of an accident when riding a motorcycle?
First of all, you can not confirm that you will never face an accident. Accidents are not caused intentionally or deliberately but, unfortunately, lead to injury or damage. However, you can reduce the risk by using a helmet, riding slowly, braking at the right time&using indicators/horn.
A helmet gives you a lot of protection; if you fall from the bike, you may have slight injuries on your body, but the helmet will save you from a major injury. Riding at high speed will decrease the chances of a successful brake; tires might slip. Lower speed will save you from accidents; moreover, you’ll have better control over handling, cornerings will be smooth, and you’ll get better mileage.
You have to understand the convenience of other vehicles on the roads as well. Wearing reflective clothing will make it easier for others to spot you even in the daytime. Besides, you should also have bright light, blinkers, and indicators to ride safely at night. Otherwise, vehicles will not be able to see you and may cause an accident.
An essential thing to keep in mind is that you shouldn’t ride after consuming alcohol. This is very risky and can cause dangerous accidents. Bikers ride continuously at a constant speed and even get blurry vision; at this moment, if the riders’ alcohol levels are high, it’ll lead to an accident.
Last but not least, never forget to check your brakes before you start riding. Disk brakes are best for bikes because they can stop immediately, but drum brakes do not perform as well as disks. Brake oil should always be checked as this can prevent the brakes from performing well.
What is the suitable age for riding a motorcycle?
There’s no specific age to ride a motorcycle; it depends on how quickly someone gets to hold the throttle.
Most of the youngsters are eagerly waiting to lay their hands on the throttle, but as it is a two-wheeler, it has risks. Legally you can ride when you become an adult but starting at the age of early 25thaiisn’t that bad. When your age crosses 20 and a half, it’s quite normal that you’ll become even more mature than you weren’t at the age of 18.
According to me, 25 is the perfect age to start, you can determine between right & wrong and you’ll be responsible enough with your bike. Well, you cannot just crash into a lamp post or ride at such a speed that you’re almost about to take off to the clouds. You have to ride decently and gently on the roads following all the rules & regulations.
Most youngsters are passionate to speed and don’t prefer riding slowly. So yes, you can ride at high speed when you’re in a hurry or emergency but you should be aware that no one on the road should face an inconvenient situation because of you.
Hundreds of vehicles are on their way to their destinations, and if everyone acts responsibly and abides by the laws, then the highways are going to be a pleasant place to ride. It just requires consideration; then we’ll see road accidents will decrease.
What are the best types of motorcycles in terms of different age groups?
Starting with the youngsters, they prefer riding sports bikes; because of the stylish looks and extreme engine performance. Moreover, it gives a thrilling experience; once I rode my friend Yamaha R15 V3′, I was amazed to see its acceleration!
Moreover, the brakes and liquid cooling system engine were like a cherry on top. Pedestrians were staring as I was accelerating; the sound from the exhaust was smooth and full of bass. Youngsters like me always prefer bikes that look different from the others, a showstopper.
Heading towards the middle-aged men, they prefer cruisers, yes sir! Long body, big wheels, and chopper style handlebar; the results are too good when all of these are combined. Cruisers were always attractive for their long body and big wheels. Cruisers perform well on highways, as it is a heavy bike, you can ride it at a top speed, but the bike won’t even move an inch.
Lastly, the senior citizens like to ride scooters and commuters. With age, they don’t want to go for stylish looks or higher engine performance instead, and they prefer better mileage and fuel efficiency. Lower speed and comfortable ride; nowadays, manufacturers such as ‘Yamaha’are trying to improve the market condition of the scooter by giving modern & elegant looks.
A motorcycle is a part of luxury; people buy it to satisfy their esteem needs. But, on the other hand, many people buy it as a part of their daily life, commuter, to save their transportation costs.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what purpose you’re buying the motorcycle. If you maintain and take care of it, you will surely get the best service from it, no doubt. Therefore, everyone should, at least once in their entire life, ride a motorcycle.