Motorbike Disadvantages

Similarly in the way that there may be many advantages pushing you towards trading in your used car for a motorcycle, it is also worth remembering that there will be some notable disadvantages too.

Before you trade in your motor you should carefully consider what you will miss most about driving on four wheels, and weigh up the pros and cons before coming to a conclusion. There may be some aspects you wouldn’t expect to miss but may find that you do over time, so think long and hard about the following potential disadvantages.

Passengers – while it might be nice some of the time to have the freedom of being able to drive everywhere on your own, there will probably be plenty of occasions when you rue the fact that you can’t give your family or a few friends a lift somewhere. Even most city cars can carry 5 people nowadays, with many 7-seater models available too such as the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso or the Nissan Qashqai+2.

Clothing – Something that may not have even crossed your mind yet is the issue of motorbike safe clothing. You may have a vision of yourself hopping onto your bike as when you please and zipping off at a minute’s notice. This is certainly not the case, as it is not legal to ride a motorbike in the UK without the proper clothing to protect you and a helmet. Additionally the clothing can be quite expensive and you’ll need to have it with you whenever you plan to drive your motorcycle.

Weather – Living in Britain this will have almost certainly crossed your mind, well at least it should have anyway. There has always got to be concern about weather in the UK, whether you are driving a Lamborghini Gallardo or a Mini Paceman, but things are a lot different when you have a roof over your head. The biggest problems you’re likely to have with a car will be scraping ice off your windscreen or waiting for the air conditioning to start working. With a bike you are always exposed to the elements.

Safety – No matter how you look at it, you are always in more danger driving a motorcycle than a car. If you do happen to have an accident, there is much more chance of you getting seriously injured than if you were in a four-wheeled vehicle.

Luggage – Another obvious point, yet important all the same – if you need to take things with you on a trip somewhere you’re going to be very limited. Most bikes have a small area for storage but all you will be able to take with you is a handful of small items at best.