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It is amazing to see how things have completely changed in recent years, especially when it comes to what most people prefer between cars and motorcycles. Cars have been a favorite for many people over the years because they are neat and in most cases used as status symbol. The cost of fueling and maintaining a car has gone up in recent years and most people are now going for motor scooter, motorcycles and bicycles because they use less fuel or no fuel and are also easy to maintain. This article will highlight the major reasons why more bikes on the road compared to cars.
To begin with, it is easy to go through crowded roads with bikes compared to cars. Bikes enable you to evade better because they are less of a target to hit compared to cars. The fact that a motorcycle is smaller in size enables it to maneuver through crowded roads with much ease. It is also important to point put that bikes have more places to go safely because of their size. Cars in a lane have nowhere to go in sudden stops and that is the reason why highway pile-ups occur most of the time. A bike can fit between two cars and even swerve to the side.
The mechanical safety features of a car can not be of any great help if the drivers are more careless. The attitude of a driver is one of the major factors that determine the accident rate. Motorcycle riders know that they are vulnerable and that is why they have a better attitude compared to car drivers. Any accident that happens on a motorcycle will definitely affect a rider and that is why they are more careful regardless of whether the motorcycle is big or not.
The other advantage of motorcycles over cars is that they can make maximum use of a small garage. The space that is normally occupied by one car can accommodate up to four bikes. Motorcycle riders have a better view compared to a car driver because the riders is normally higher that a car driver. The body creates vision blind spots but the same can not be said about bikes. It is possible for riders to have a clear all round view by simply turning their views. The fact that the field of view in a car is very restricted means that the chances of being involved in an accident are very high.
It is easy to avoid an accident when you don't have a restricted view. Cars can allow you to shave, adjust make up, discipline children, adjust windows and seats, or talk on cell phones and such distractions are a recipe for accidents. A motorcycle rider can't do anything else while on the road and this helps a great deal when it comes to reducing road accidents.
Motorcycles outperform cars in terms of speed considering the fact some of the most exotic car models are 10 times more expensive. The price of a very plain used car is almost similar to that of classic and collector bikes. There are very few car models that can keep up with a motorcycle when it comes to speed and that is why most people would prefer to buy a high quality bike at a lower price than buy a car at a higher price. The other important thing to mention is that riders that are mechanically inclined do not need a lot of body work when it comes to rebuilding their motorbike. It is not a must for you to be skilled in paint and body to rebuild a motorbike.
The last and major advantage of bikes of over cars is a fuel consumption. Motorbikes have small engines that use less fuel or gas compared to cars. It is possible to get triple digit mileage with smaller engines. It is estimated that one gallon of fuel can cover up to 30 miles. Low fuel consumption is one of the reasons why there are more and more motor scooters on the roads compared to cars. Some people are of the opinion that car manufacturers should start manufacturing more electric cars because of the very rising cost of fuel, that is not a solution to the problem. The best thing to do is to manufacture cars with low fuel consumption rates and people will continue to buy cars.
Each vehicle has its advantages, we wrote mostly of motorcycle advantages as most people don't consider using a motorcycle or motor scooter when they go to work or in a gym. We don't say that having a car is bad or expensive, it is still better to use a car when you go on your family trip or if you go to buy your monthly supplies. Even if you are not a “bike person” you could consider bicycle or motor scooter for your low mileage, and, who knows, you might just become a “bike person”.