Why ride a motorcycle?
Riding is not something people will claim as their most favorite thing to do. But it is something that everyone has to do for many reasons, some of which may not be practical. While the reasons for most may mostly be practical, a significant part of it is their passion!
The motorcycle industry has for decades been attracting its consumers by tapping into the passionate side of riders worldwide. All the other practicalities of motorcycles are just things which are used to justify the passion.
Globally, most of the leading motorcycle manufacturers believe that the youth markets are growing due to the rising costs of other modes of transportation. To buy a cheap motorcycle is easily only 25% of the cost of buying a car, even an old car. So manufacturers like Honda, KTM and Yamaha are designing bikes specifically targeting younger riders.
Top 5 Most Expensive Motorcycles in Bangladesh (2018)
|KTM Duke 125||595,000 BDT (including registration) Engine: 125 cc.|
|Aprilia RS4 125||575,000 BDT Engine: 125 cc.|
|Honda CB150R Exmotion||565,000 BDT (ABS Version with registration) Engine: 150 cc.|
|Yamaha R15 V3||530,000 BDT (Movistar Edition with registration)|
|Honda CBR150R||452,000 BDT (Repsol Edition)|
If you are a first time buyer, we have created a first time motorcycle buying guide for those who are interested in buying a new or used motorcycle.
So, let’s look at why an increasing number of more young Bangladeshis are interested to buy new or used motorcycles online.
Reasons Why Youths Are More Attracted to Buy Motorcycles
For the Pure Thrill
One of the most instinctive reasons being the passion for the machine!
The pure thrill of riding a motorcycle is unbeatable on any vehicle that runs on land. While it does the most basic function of taking the rider from point A to point B, it does so with pure style!
Whether it is the broken roads, the polluted air, or the risks of riding a two wheeler… one sunset on a peaceful evening or the joy of reaching your destination in a matter of minutes will allow you to forget all the struggles you face on the roads.
Saving Fuel Costs
Once you have enhanced your sense of excitement and pure joy, you will realize you have to dig deep into your pockets for filling up your fuel tank. But in the case of motorcycles, you will get some of the best mileage returns for the oil you put in the tank.
Motorcycles are easily capable of providing double the mileage of cars while saving you almost half of your time on the road. Regardless of the rising cost of fuel, you will surely save more than any other engine operated vehicle.
The ease of commuting on the most economic prices, is reason enough for most of the young commuters in Bangladesh to opt for a motorcycle!
No Hassle in Parking
Motorcycles allow youngsters to arrive anywhere in a flash and park without the modern day hassle of parking. Anyone with a car in Dhaka city or anywhere else in Bangladesh will agree that the hassles of parking is on an extreme high.
While the numbers of vehicles on the road continues to increase, the safety & security of vehicles is also an issue. Many car owners employ a driver simply to ensure that their car is safely parked. The lack of parking facilities is also a concern but even then, bikes are cheaper and easier to park.
Younger generations in Bangladesh are heavily influenced by the sense of fellowship or brotherhood of the bikers. Many riders who have taken various types such as new motorcycle riders, used motorcycle riders, motorcycle ride sharing app riders, etc.
If you are a rider on the road, then you will feel the acknowledgement of fellow riders on the road. A big community is built of riders giving a common sense of bond solely based on the passion of a motorcycle.
Despite of this, riders also enjoy the sense freedom. Riders express their individuality through personal style in attire or in bike design and modifications. Many Bangladeshi youth treat it as an outlet for showcasing their personalities.
Female riders also share a strong bond, read here to find out why girls prefer scooters to move around in Dhaka city.
Low Environmental Impact
Many of the youth today care about the future and the environmental effect of carbon footprint. Motorcycles are an efficient form of transportation which has the least amount of environmental impact.
Being an economic option, the performance from a motorcycles has more to offer for its money than others. Also, it is likely that you will get to places sooner with a motorcycle than anything else. As a result, you will be out of the roads sooner and away from danger just as soon.
Can Millennials Save the Global Motorcycle Industry?
While we covered the many reasons of why youth are considering to buy used/new motorcycles, global manufacturers are in worry as the numbers of retiring riders are on an increase. For years the focus was on building bigger & more powerful bikes, which made it more complicated & more expensive.
Leading worldwide manufacturers such as Harley-Davidson and Honda are designing smaller and more affordable bikes for the new generations. The youth and their interest in smaller bikes has become the rescue the motorcycle industry needed!
Almost every manufacturer has shifted their focus on building a parade of new motorcycles designed for first-time riders or the youth… the millennials.
But… riding a new motorcycle or used motorcycle carries a much higher risk than driving a car!
Regardless, the risk factor is another which is capable of capturing the youth market. Expensive or cheap motorcycles with 125 cc. engine not only look like serious motorbikes, their engine is capable of delivering both power & performance while meeting the traffic regulations.
Manufacturers believe that younger bike riders choose to stay on smaller engine motorcycles due to the continued focus of engineers on lower fuel consumption and affordable vehicles. This has spiked an increase in sales in recent years for both new & used motorcycles.
Is there a better way to escape than to be riding on a motorcycle? The sense of freedom on a motorcycle is not in reaching your destination but the joy is in the journey!
Without a doubt… Let’s face it… Bikes are Cool!
The cool factor of motorcycles is easily the best reason for the youth to buy a motorcycle. The swagger and sense of cool of wearing a helmet, a biker jacket or biker gloves is simply unbeatable!
Using online platform like Bikroy.com is the easiest option to buy new or used motorcycles in Bangladesh. You will find hundreds and thousands of listings for cheap motorcycle sales by other riders online.
If you are considering to buy a motorcycle, then take a look at the first time buyers’ guide shared earlier and if you are looking for cheap used motorcycle then make sure you don’t neglect any of the safety gear.
If you ever fear that you are driving too fast or you fear losing control, then don’t be afraid to slow down… it is always cool to drive safe. So be sure to control your emotions on the road, there will always be more opportunities to ride faster, but always safer!
Be Cool & Ride Safe!