Motorcycles are quickly emerging as a more fun and cleaner alternative to cars for personal transportation. They’ve been around for quite some time. The first motorcycle was made in Germany in 1885. Since then, there have been a lot of changes to its design. Motorbikes today are safer, faster and more efficient than ever. The advancements in motorcycle technology have drawn a number of new riders to adopt them as a daily means of transport.
Riding a motorcycle is much more fun than driving in a car or using public transport such as a bus. The fun factor is a result of the fact that you’re not surrounded by anything when riding a bike. It’s as if you’re flying along the road. In contrast, when you’re driving a car, you’re surrounded by the four walls of the vehicle which cage you in and don’t let you be immersed in the environment.
Motorcycles also have much nimbler handling than cars. Motorcycles accelerate quickly and turn very fast. This means that when you’re on a motorcycle, you can quickly zip between places and enjoy the ride since you have more control over the bike. Motorcycle riding requires moving the entire body which makes a rider feel more involved.
Motorcycle riding is more of a hobby in countries like the US where cars are more popular. In Asia, however, they are the most widely used form of transportation. The popularity of bikes over cars is down to the simple fact that cars are much more expensive in Asian countries like India, Nepal, and Vietnam. Choosing a bike over a car leads to savings not only up front but also over time due to lower fuel consumption. The higher efficiency of motorcycle engines is a result of the fact that bikes are very small and light.
Bikes are much more common in Vietnam than cars or buses. Given the popularity of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City among tourists, a number of rental services have cropped up that allow foreigners to experience what it’s like to ride a bike in these two cities. Instead of having to borrow a bike from a friend or rely on Taxi services, visitors can simply rent a bike to take care of all their traveling needs. There a number of shops in the two cities which have safe motorbikes available for rental. While rates and schemes differ from business to business, most charge economical rates for the privilege of riding in the city.
A great way to improve your experience when on a motorcycle is by listening to music. A number of studies have shown that music has a calming effect on the human mind. Smooth and sophisticated melodies played by talented artists have the effect of making a person feel relaxed and content. Wouldn’t it be great if you could listen to your favorite tunes when riding out on the road? Unfortunately, most motorbikes don’t come equipped with music systems. Thankfully, it’s pretty easy and painless to install one yourself. The advantage of this is that you can then reap all the benefits and pleasurable experience of listening to music when you’re on your bike.