Ever notice that people who ride motorcycles are usually passionate about them? And although there are certainly those who fit the stereotype of the tough, tattooed biker, there are just as many two-wheel enthusiasts who don't. In fact, people from all walks of life get hooked on motorcycles. So what causes this phenomena, this intense love of motorcycles?
One of the number one pleasures cited by motorcycle riders is the feeling of freedom experienced on the open road. There's nothing between you and nature. You feel the wind on your face, the road beneath your wheels and see some amazing sights without having to look through a window. In short, you're not just looking at the sights, you're experiencing them!
Sitting in traffic for an hour does not top most people's lists of fun things to do. Motorcycles are able to maneuver through traffic in a way that other vehicles just can't. You can slip by a line of cars to take the nearest exit and find an alternate route if there's someplace you really need to be. Parking's a lot easier too.
Fuel Efficiency and Cost of Ownership
Low cost of use and super fuel efficiency, while not usually the main reason for loving a motorcycle, they certainly don't hurt in an era where gas prices literally seem to change as quickly as the weather. And compare the cost of a new motorcycle (average cost: $10,000) with a new car $25,000-30,000 and getting higher all the time.
There's just something cool about riding a motorcycle. The accessories -- an awesome helmet, leathers, boots, a sexy pair of shades, all together they create an image of somebody who lives life on his (or her!) own terms.
But the most important reason of all? It's just pure, unadulterated fun!
Risks and Injury
For all the great perks of owning a motorcycle, there are lots of risks, and most bikers are well aware that an accident can have serious consequences because motorcycles lack the protective cage that cars and trucks offer. As a result, serious personal injury can result from motorcycle accidents such as concussions, back and neck injuries, severe cuts and lacerations, loss of limbs, road rash, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and death.
If you've been injured in a motorcycle accident as a result of someone's negligence or recklessness, contact Power and Brown, LLC at (907) 222-9900 to speak with an attorney who is also a motorcyclist, and understand the dangers motorcyclist face. OurAnchorage personal injury attorneys are ready to help you get the justice you deserve after your motorcycle crash. Best of all, you don't pay us a dime unless we obtain compensation for your injury.