We’re always looking for ways to save money on transport, and with fuel prices changing every day, one of the best ways to make sure you save cash is simply to use less fuel. While drivers can try to reduce fuel consumption in all sorts of ways, from accelerating more smoothly to ensuring they have the correct tyre pressure, perhaps the most dramatic way to spend less on fuel is to switch to life on two wheels.
Not only does a motorcycle get many, many more miles to the gallon than an equivalent car, but a number of associated costs are considerably lower too. The Get On campaign recently compared the running costs of a Honda CBF 125n against a Vauxhall Corsa 1.0i, finding that Â£10 worth of petrol will take the biker 258 miles, while the driver just gets just 82 miles for the same amount. Bikers also spend much less on the cost of lessons and taking the test – Â£170 compared with a massive Â£1,077 for drivers.
Another area where motorcyclists save money is insurance. Specialist companies like MCE Insurance will offer much lower premiums for motorcycles than it would cost to insure a car, due to bikes generally costing much less to repair or replace in the event of an accident. According to Motorcycle News magazine, insuring a car costs on average three times more than insuring a motorbike.
Finally, road tax is also much lower for bikers, who also enjoy free parking in many major cities. Added together, all these benefits make switching to two wheels an easy choice for those who want to save cash, whether it just be on their daily commute, or on a full-scale adventure such as the ones we found here!