How to buy a motorcycle that’s good for the road
Motorcycles are among the most popular vehicles for the wealthy, with more than half of all motorcyclists buying their first motorcycle at some point.
But according to a new survey by BikeRadar, there are plenty of people out there who don’t want to buy one, and even more who don´t know how to use it.
The company polled 7,000 customers across the UK, looking at how they used their bikes, how they had the time to ride and whether they were satisfied with their motorcycles.
According to the report, just under a third of respondents said they wanted to buy more than one, while only 6 per cent of respondents wanted to ride their bikes as often as they could.
BikeRadar said this was a trend which had also been seen in previous surveys of British people.
“We found that the majority of people we surveyed had not ridden a motorcycle in a while, and that they didn’t think that a bike is the perfect way to travel,” said Hannah Stroud, Head of Consumer Research at BikeRadars.
“This is one of the reasons why we wanted to take the survey and get the views of British consumers, as well as getting their opinions on the bikes they want to ride.”
Bikeradar polled 757 respondents aged between 16 and 64, who were asked to rate their bikes on a scale of 0 to 10.
A score of 5 is considered average, with a score of 10 being the most desirable.
Bikes were divided into four categories according to how much they wanted the rider to have fun with them.
The survey found that those who wanted more enjoyment with the bike were more likely to buy bikes which had more ergonomics, comfort and style than bikes with more practical features.
The survey also found that almost a quarter of respondents didn’t have the time or money to buy the right bike for them.
More:Bike owners were also more likely than those who did not own a bike to say they would ride more often than they did.
More importantly, almost a third said they didn´t think that they could ride their own bike.
The study also found some people didn’t want their bikes to be used.
Bikes were seen as an option for those who had no interest in riding a bike, but not for those whose only desire was to get out of their car.