For anyone with a love of motor vehicles, choosing between a bike and a car can often be a difficult decision to make. Both have their benefits and downsides, and they both suit different kinds of lifestyles, but it isn’t always easy to figure out which will be best for you. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring motorcycles and cars, giving you an idea of the main differences between the two. Of course, though, when it comes to making the ultimate choice, you will have to decide for yourself how you would like to travel.
Economy: In the modern world, money is tied to almost every decision people make. A motorbike will usually come out on top here, with fuel, insurance, and even the cost of the machine itself all being lower than that of a car of the same age and mileage. For some people, paying a little bit extra to keep out of the rain will be worth it. If you live somewhere which doesn’t have much bad weather, though, this probably won’t impact you, and you will be able to enjoy a motorcycle without fear of the elements.
Space: Space is also a big concern for people spending a lot of money on their vehicle. If you have a family, like to travel with luggage, or simple like to know you have room for whatever life can throw at you, a car will usually be the best option. Trailers can be bought for motorbikes, but you will still only be able to carry one additional passenger, and this will usually be at the cost of panier storage space. Of course, you can also find very small cars, but these can be avoided if you’d prefer to have some room to breathe.
Speed: While it doesn’t really apply to modern roads, speed is another aspect of driving which a lot of motor nuts will want to have. Even when they have a small engine, a motorbike will almost always be faster off the line than a car. Their lighter bodies, tighter gearing, and aerodynamic shapes make for a great machine when it comes to moving fast. You can find very fast cars, but they tend to cost a small fortune both to buy and in the maintenance you have to do on them.
Safety: Finally, as the last area to consider, it’s time to think about safety. Taking a look at this page, along with other resources around the web, can give you a good idea of the safety differences between a bike and a car. A small collision which will only damage the body of a larger vehicle can be fatal for someone on a motorcycle, and this is well worth considering if you live somewhere with busy roads. A helmet will never be a suitable replacement for crumple zones, airbags, and seat belts.
This post should give you everything you need to make the big decision between a motorbike and a car. Of course, though, if you can’t choose between the two, you could always get one of each, with your bike being saved for days when you’d like to have some fun.