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Is It Worth Owning A Motorcycle?
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Is it Worth Owning A Motorcycle?

I stated in another article of mine that motorcycles are often viewed as "grown up toys". This statement may not be agreed on by everyone but for the most part it is true. Motorcycles don't provide the protection of a car, the passenger allowance or luggage space of a bigger vehicle, they can be expensive for less "machine", and so on and so forth. So how could anyone, even avid riders, justify spending so much money on something that they may only ride for a few months out of the year? These points beg the question: "Is owning a motorcycle even worth it?"

I guess the answer to that question depends on how you look at it. People often need to justify why and how they spend their money. If they go out to eat the food better be delicious and satisfying if they plan on spending a little extra money and if they buy a movie ticket and the movie is amazing then the money was well spent. The opposite of this holds true as well. So is spending anywhere from $1000 to $5000 for the average motorcycle unreasonable?

If you feel that you can truly get enjoyment out of a motorcycle that will justify the purchase then I say that they are absolutely worth it. I bought my first motorcycle when I was 17 and I immediately new that the money was well worth it. Yeah I could have saved it for something else but I already had a job and my bills/priorities in line so why not? The enjoyment I got out of riding my motorcycle made the couple thousand I had spent seem reasonable.

We can go into the facts about how motorcycles save on gas and only have two tires, etc. but these should not be reasons for spending your extra money. Just like any other hobby you should be investing time and money into something because you get personal enjoyment back out of it. In fact, one of the most special aspects about owning a motorcycle is that there is a different pride/aura that comes with having one. You tend to care about your purchase as it is different than your car that is simply there to get you around (not trying to exclude those who love their cars!) and knowing that you are riding simply for the pleasure of riding makes all the difference.

Whether or not you are someone who has been riding for years or just starting out, if owning a motorcycle provides you with enjoyment and doesn't interfere with other aspects of your life then I say they are completely worth the investment and I would recommend them to anyone who is interested. As always though, be safe and smart while riding so that you can truly appreciate these awesome bikes!


Street Talk

We have a lot in common, Shannon. it's good to meet a fellow sportbiker here. I see more and more females getting into the sport. Why should guys have all the fun. Is that your R-1 in the photo? I love the look, the sound, the speed, the people......everything about the sport. I think everyone has a little desire to ride a motorcycle. Sportbikes aren't for everyone, but for us adrenaline junkies, it's a fix we can't live without.

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  about 9 years ago

I wrode my first bike at 11. Had one from that point on for so many years. Keep them coming Shannon

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  about 9 years ago

Ha ha wow so young! That's awesome man, thanks for the comment.

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  about 9 years ago

Stop it Shannon...you're giving me the itch to get back on one....lol....Nice article and info..

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  about 9 years ago

Ha ha right? I recently had to sell mine so I am looking to get back as soon as possible too!

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  about 9 years ago

I can't see the point of people saying it is not worth it, what of those that buy sports cars that have no luggage space, only two seats and what are they bought for? Fun! and what do they cost? A hell of a lot of money. Whats the difference? None.

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  about 9 years ago

My point exactly, as long as you are getting enjoyment out of it why not?

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  about 9 years ago
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