Motorcyclists know that they’re winning on the road with their two-wheel commutes.
Not only can it be cheaper to travel on two wheels, it is also better for the environment. Less gas is used and less carbon monoxide emissions are produced. A motorcycle is also more efficient because of its lightweight, streamlined design and takes up less space in the parking lot.
Green your commute and help save the planet by switching from a four-wheel vehicle to a two-wheel vehicle.
Think a motorcycle sounds inefficient or impractical? Think again and read on.
- Briefcases/Laptops – For office workers, a briefcase or laptop comes with the job. How do you fit them on the motorcycle for the commute? Luggage companies have created side mount saddlebags for just that purpose. They are rigid and watertight so you have no worries if you are caught in a sudden downpour.
- Office Attire – Many companies enforce a dress code at the office. You can solve this in different ways. Pack clothes to change into each day and carry them with you. Proper folding can prevent wrinkles and keep clothes looking fresh. If you don’t want to carry clothes each day, pack a bag for the week and leave it at the office on Monday. You can carry it home on Friday and repack it for the next week.
- Inclement Weather – Rain never hurt anyone, right? Weatherproof jackets and leggings can prevent the majority of the rain from soaking you through. Make sure you have an extra set of clothes at the office. And check your weather app before you head out for the day. Riding in a thunderstorm isn’t a pleasant experience.
- It’s Too Cold – A heavy leather jacket and scarf can keep you from catching a chill — and plus you’ll look good! Despite frigid temps, you can continue to ride as long as roadways are slick with snow and ice. Look for insulated outerwear to protect you from severe weather. A lot of manufacturers produce clothing and accessory lines to complement their rides. For example, if you search for Yamaha parts at BikeBandit.com, you’ll find motorcycle jackets for all seasons, in addition to helmets and eyewear.
- Long Drives Are Boring – Solo rider, long commute? You may need something to help pass the time. Motorcycle stereos are equipped with jacks to accommodate headsets. Many stereo systems also have sufficient volume and can still be heard over the sound of the motorcycle’s engine.
Not only can riding a motorcycle help reduce your carbon footprint, it can provide you with a sense of style and adventure. Drive safely and keep your cycle properly maintained to help save money on gasoline and high insurance costs. Above all, nothing compares to the feeling of the open road, whether you’re taking a long ride for the weekend or making your way home from work.
- What the latest NHTSA fatality statistics reveal about motorcycle safety (rideapart.com)
- Tips to Ride Safe and Save Big on Motorcycle Insurance (prweb.com)
- Would Riding a Motorbike Breathe New Life Into Your Daily Commute? (auto-candy.com)