Safety X Economy â€" Choosing between a motorcycle or a car
Which one is the best choice: a motorcycle or a car? Both forms of transport have the same function of taking people from one place to another, but the journey in a car is very different than on a motorcycle. Among the factors to consider when deciding what type of ride you want are safety, cost, fuel consumption, comfort and your lifestyle.
Motorcycles are known to have up to 50 percent better fuel consumption than a traditional car. That can be significant savings over time if it is possible to use the motorcycle most of the time. Some people find it difficult to ride a bike on long distance trips. While on these trips you save on gasoline, riding a bike for a long time or several days in a row may not be the best idea of â€‹â€‹a trip.
A car comes with more safety features than a motorcycle. A seatbelt is standard on cars and is known to save lives in serious accidents and rollovers. A motorcycle does not have a seat belt. A car also has airbags that protect passengers and the driver in serious accidents. The size of the car and its entire structure also protect passengers like armor, while motorcyclists do not have any outside protection other than the helmet, boots and other safety equipment that they may choose to use.
The best choice
Taking everything into consideration, the final choice will suit your taste and preferences.
But people drive motorcycles for several different reasons, but many say they like the feel of the road outdoors when they are driving while they feel the sense of freedom. Motorcycles are also easier to maneuver than cars, and a motorcycle trip provides much more time to enjoy the scenery than a car.
Now, if we talk about the weather, a car is better than a motorcycle when it’s snowing, raining or windy. If you are in an appalling season and need to get to places faster, a car can be more practical because its use is less dependent on the weather. In heavy rains, motorcyclists often have to seek shelter under an overpass, buildings or garages, and wait until the roads are less slippery.
The ultimate choice comes down to your lifestyle and your individual needs. If you have a family, a car is more practical. The same goes if you live in a place where the inclement weather will make it almost impossible to use your bike most of the time. Most people who enjoy bikes will choose this form of transportation instead of a car in places where the weather is favorable. Another reason why some choose a bike instead of a car is that the bike is but a hobby and passion rather than means of transportation itself. The best bikes in the world have the price of a medium price car, which can be cool if you care about image or status.
If your concern is security, also remember that the biggest problem is not the vehicle, but the driver.