The motorcycle is one of the main modes of transport in many parts of the world. It is considered to be an affordable form of transport. Therefore, many people from all walks of life prefer using the motorcycle as their main mode of transport; from going to work in the morning, to taking children for rides, the motorcycle is always the first option.
Although being a motorcyclist looks like it’s all about fun, there are a few pros and cons being a motorcyclist. Let’s look at the good part first. A motorcyclist:
- Will be able to travel to places with fewer expenses.
- Will reach his/her destination faster.
- Will not often get stuck in traffic jams.
- Finds parking very easily.
Travelling to places with fewer expenses
Nowadays, travelling from one place to another makes people consider many things, which include fuel expenses. However, having a motorcycle allows one to travel from one place to another in a cheaper way. Being a motorcyclist, he/she will be able to travel to any place he/she likes, not worrying much about fuel expenses.
Reaching a destination faster
Motorcyclists enjoy being able to reach a destination faster. Having a small mode of transport, the motorcycle, enables a motorcyclist to ride through short-cuts to reach his/her destination faster. Motorcyclists are able to ride through roads that most cars may not pass through. They can ride through narrow pathways with ease.
Never getting stuck in traffic jams
The best part of travelling on a motorcycle is that, a motorcyclist will not have much problem with traffic jams like most car drivers deal with daily. They will be able to ride through small paths, passing the long queue behind them (sounds good doesn’t it), while car drivers sit at their seat and wait for the traffic to clear.
Finding a parking spot easily
Another plus point being a motorcyclist is he/she will never have issues looking for a parking spot. As I mentioned earlier, the motorcycle is small and therefore it can sneak into any small spots. There will always be a place at which a motorcyclist will be able to park a motorcycle with ease.
Well, we have seen the good part of being a motorcyclist. Now, let’s look at the not so good part. A motorcyclist:
- More prone to danger compared to car drivers.
- Cannot carry more than one passenger.
- Will face issues during the rainy season.
Being more prone to danger
A motorcyclist is more prone to danger compared to a car driver. Most accidents on roads often involve motorcyclists. Being a motorcyclist, it is important to always obey traffic rules (unfortunately, not many follow these rules). A motorcyclist should always be alert on the road. They should also ride on the motorcycle lane, to avoid accidents.
Not being able to carry more than one passenger
Unfortunately, a motorcyclist will not be able to carry more than one passenger on his/her motorcycle. If you have a family of four or five, you will need to take the car instead of the bike.
Facing issues during rainy season
The biggest enemy in a motorcyclist’s life is a heavy downpour. Imagine yourself leaving your home fresh and dressed smart, just to have everything soggy from a heavy rain. It’s no fun at all. Therefore, a motorcyclist should always have a raincoat handy.
Being a motorcyclist requires one to be cautious and responsible on the road. These days, motorcyclists have a not-so-good reputation because of some irresponsible riders.
Motorcyclists should have good strength as well, to be able to ride a motorcycle, especially for a long period. Throughout his/her life, a motorcyclist comes across a variety of benefits and downfalls. A motorcyclist often becomes the doctor for his/her motorcycle.
A good motorcyclist knows the importance of riding safely, obeying traffic rules to avoid unnecessary issues.