Why do people ride motorcycles?

Posted: December 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

Why Do You ride Motorcycle?

In California, according  to INRIX National Traffic Scorecard 2010 Annual Report, Los Angeles was ranked as the number one and San Francisco as number six. Because of the heavy traffic area people used motorcycle to travel from and to work. Many also said that they bought a motorcycle because of a hobby and a trend, there friends started to buy motorcycle and they think it’s cool to ride a motorcycle so they would go and buy one. Later it would turn into a hobby and a passion for most. But for many of those who work far away from home. they used motorcycle as a way of transportation.

According to JAFRUM  many people ride a motorcycle because they enjoyed riding and it’s there way a mini vacation because once they are on the bike everything goes away. JAFRUM also said that “everybody’s a killjoy because they’re jealous that im going to have a ot of fun and they’re not. Basem Wasef stated:

“Riding is something most people don’t have to do, but rather feel compelled to–for a wide variety of reasons ranging from passion to practicality.One of the most distinct things about riding is that nothing feels quite like a motorcycle; the thrill of being at one with a two-wheeled machine that weighs only a few hundred pounds is one of the purest ways to get from point A to B, and the risks involve sometimes even heighten that enjoyment. Perhaps Robert Pirsig said it best in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: “You’re completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming.””


Many said they ride because of freedom, and according to Bigapplemotorcyleschool  “When you’re riding a motorcycle on a nice day, soaking in the sun, you enjoy the freedom of being outdoors. There is nothing between you and nature. You are not surrounded by a metal and glass cage – the sights are brighter, sounds sharper and smells vibrant. When you’re in control of your own spirit, the destination becomes unimportant and the ride is the thing.”

One other reason why people ride a motorcycle because many said it saves gas and it also save time, according to the company Big Apple Motorcycle School, “motorcycling can be economical with most bikes getting over 40 miles-per-gallon. Some smaller motorcycles and scooters can get upwards of 60 mpg. Motorcycles also get a break on tolls, can go into High-Occupancy-Vehicle lanes and take up less space to park. If more people rode motorcycles, our roads would be less congested and people would arrive at work with a smile on their faces!”



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