A motorcycle isn’t just something that moves you from one place to another – it’s truly an experience every time you ride it. Unlike anything I can think of, motorcycle changes you. You’re not just a guy or a girl with a motorcycle: you’re a rider. You feel cooler, because you ARE cooler. Motorcycle isn’t something you own, it’s something you do. You ride. Riding a motorcycle can turn daily commute into an adventure. Here are my 7 reasons to start riding a motorcycle.
1. Riding will help you to find your Zen
While riding a motorcycle on the road might be fun, it takes an incredible amount of concentration and focus. After all, you don’t have a protection of the car’s frame, the convenience of cup holders and the luxury to daydream while riding. Constantly monitoring your situation – speed, road ahead and body posture to name a few – serves as meditation that will surely clear you mind of the unnecessary thoughts. I have never once thought about that episode of Game of Thrones while riding. On motorcycle, you’ll find inner peace and become one with your bike.
2. Riding a motorcycle makes your daily commute easier
A lot of people flinch at the thought of daily commute on a motorcycle. But if you think of it, riding to work makes sense. You’ll save big on gas, as well as on time you commute. You’ll get to work sooner and with less frustration from being stuck in traffic.
3. You’ll make Mother Earth very happy
Motorcycles considered greener option of transportation. Every modern bike will have to adhere to meet very strict environmental standards. Plus it consumes much less fuel than a car which is a win-win for you and the environment.
4. You’re helping to ease traffic congestion
By riding a motorcycle you place less stress on traffic flow. Even though lane-splitting is only legal in few states, there’s evidence that lane splitting practice alleviates traffic congestion. Feel free to yell “You’re welcome.” While passing cars – they have one less car to be stuck behind.
5. Riding improves your health
Riding a motorcycle benefits your health and is incredibly good for your brain. As I mentioned before, zen state mixes with the endorphins that come from motorcycle riding, or just being outside does wonders for your mental health. Enhanced mental health leads to improved physical health, if not simply because it gives you the right attitude.
6. You’ll meet lots of new people
Your bike will serve as a conversation starter everywhere you go – you’ll often find yourself meeting new people, who will go out of their way to talk to you, to share stories. If you riding a bike, you’ll find yourself meeting people with whom you might otherwise never have had an opportunity to interact-people from outside your socioeconomic, religious or racial circles.
7. You look cool riding a motorcycle
Unless you drive an exotic car, being a driver is not as cool as being a rider. Usually, I like to hide this fact. In some way or another motorcycling will make you appear cooler than everyone else on the road. And deep down inside, everyone else will know it. It might not be cool to reveal such a thing, but admit it, every time you see someone zips past you on a motorcycle, you think to yourself “this person is so cool, I wonder where he’s going”.