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Motorcycle vs. Car: 3 Things to Think about before Investing in a Vehicle

Making the choice between a car and a motorcycle can be a difficult decision. This is because can’t change your mind that easily should you feel like you made the wrong choice. In order to make the right decision, it’s important that you know how each vehicle operates. Continue reading to learn about cars, motorcycles, and which one is right for you.

Safety

Regardless of what vehicle you end up choosing, safety should be your number one priority. When comparing vehicles, it’s important that you consider which one is safer. Of course, all of this depends on the driver.

For instance, if you’re labeled as a high-risk driver, then a motorcycle isn’t the vehicle for you. In fact, motorcycles don’t have any doors or windows, which leave you completely exposed as you ride. Not to mention, if there is a crash between a motorbike and a car, then the person on the motorcycle is 26 times more likely to be severely injured. This will mean months of medical care and often contacting a motorcycle lawyer to deal with the legal side of the event.

Cars, on the other hand, have that outer layer that protects from elements such as rain, snow, sleet and even small debris. So, while cars are for everyone, even high-risk drivers, motorcycles should be for safe and attentive drivers.

Cost

Now that safety is out of the way, let’s talk about the second most important aspect; the cost. With both vehicles being completely different from each other, the prices vary as well. For instance, cars cost a lot more money than motorcycles because of everything that comes with them. Unlike motorcycles, cars come with all sorts of amenities such as high-tech radios, speakers, windows, doors, extra seats and extra space. It’s also worth mentioning that cars can have a lot of miles put on them and are more convenient when it comes to daily commutes.

Comparing the Pros and Cons

Ultimately, it all comes to preference when choosing between vehicles. Do you want something small, fast and cool looking? Or do you want something big, safe and more convenient? These are all questions you need to ask yourself as you decide which vehicle to buy.

To make it easier to make a decision, here’s a list of the pros and cons of each vehicle:

Motorcycle Pros:

  • Motorcycles use less gas.
  • Repairs are needed less often for a well-maintained motorcycle
  • Finding appropriate parking space is easy.

Motorcycle Cons:

  • Accidents involving motorcycles are often more severe for the motorcycle rider.
  • Riders are vulnerable to the elements like rain, snow, sunlight and heavy breezes.

Car Pros:

  • Cars are generally safer than motorcycles in the event of an accident.
  • Cars can carry more passengers than motorcycles.

Car Cons:

  • Purchasing cost of a car is a lot more than a motorcycle.
  • Cars are considered “environmental enemies” due to the large amount of carbon dioxide they release.

Regardless of which one you choose, your love of the open road should always start with safety. Make sure you weigh the pros and cons and educate yourself before making any decisions.

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