The Gentlemen’s Curb
It’s The Gentlemen’s Curb a lifestyle blog where fashion meets fitness in a BIG way. We are back to share some more information with you. Motorbikes are awesome- they’re fast, they look good and they give you an adrenaline rush- as if you needed another reason to buy one! However, there is another great reason; buying a motorbike can save you money. Here are just a few reasons why.
Maybe you already own a car and need to keep it. Perhaps you have a family who you need to ferry around, you might be required to drive for work or you could do lots of jobs and chores that mean you need the space that a car offers. However, chances are there are lots of other journeys that you do where a motorbike would be far handier. Maybe you’re popping out by yourself to visit a friend or family member, or are running an errand that doesn’t require you to have lots of storage space. If you only use your car for getting to and from work and don’t take any passengers, then it would be cheaper to ride a motorbike instead. Even if it’s in addition to owning a car, you could still save money on fuel overall. If you’re in a position where you don’t need a car, switching to just a motorbike would work out even cheaper.
Cheaper to Repair
Compared with cars, motorbikes are cheaper to fix. Not only that, because they’re less complex you can often do some of the work yourself if you have a little know-how. You can find all kinds of parts online, click here for more information. But even if you’re taking it to a professional garage, the cost of repairing and maintaining a bike will be far less than that of a car. The only downside is that motorbikes tend to have shorter lifespans than cars. The average car can do in excess of two hundred thousand miles in its lifetime whereas a motorcycle will probably do half of that. Something to factor in when you are biking a motorbike,
Cheaper to Tax and Insure
As well as being cheaper to run and repair, motorbikes are usually far cheaper to tax and insure than cars as well. Insurance especially is a significant cost for drivers, and if you’re struggling to keep up with these payments then switching to a motorbike could save you some serious cash. Of course, there are lots of variable factors insurers will take into consideration such as your age, driving history, model of your vehicle and even where you live. But for the most part, you can expect to pay significantly less to insure a motorbike than a car which is great when you’re looking to reduce costs. It also means that if you are buying a bike in addition to a car, you won’t be forking out ridiculous money to ensure it.
Motorbikes are so convenient, you can filter through traffic saving you time and they’re also fun to ride. Saving money might just be one part of the equation, but if you’re on the fence about buying one then it’s certainly something to take into consideration.