3 Incorrect Reasons to Ride a Motorcycle

Publisert 25. april. 2021
Why should you buy a motorbike? Your reasons to ride might be as philosophical as "freedom" or as practical as getting on the ferry first. I've heard worse. But it's hard to be gracious with 3 reasons that are fallacious.


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  • Ah motorcycles, a great way to meet old men

  • Disagree. A $1,700 Yamaha got me through my military service days when I couldn't even afford McDonald's. My motorcycles had been gas sipping chick getters for decades (at least back in the day). I couldn't move a house on a bike but for day to day I more than get by. Most important.... riding makes me happy.

  • I didn't know there was one, let alone three. Any day is a good day, any excuse a good one, for a ride. No wrong reason, Ryan...

  • The only reason ive ever needed for owning a motorcycle: -I LIKE it.

  • Ha! David’s Suzuki, love it.

  • I am happiest on my bike.

  • 1st one I kinda disagree with mainly cuz it kinds varies within each state in Florida you don't have to get insurance for a bike not saying don't pay insurance def pay insurance no matter what just saying it's kinda a bonus

  • Absolutely shot after 6 digits on the clock??? Tell that to a V-Strom owner!

  • I always wanted a motorcycle since I got my first bicycle on my 7th birthday, got my fist electric scooter at 14, and now it's been a little over a year and 13000 miles on my 2016 CSC TT250. 10 dollars covers 300 miles of adventure, sweet deal

  • Honest question, how come everyone says bikes are not cheap. I live in Germany and did the math, literally every single thing is significantly cheaper (tyres and gear are the only exception). Insurance is lower than pretty much any car I would get and MPG figures also wipe the floor with any car, which is good when petrol costs 1.55€ per liter...

    • nowine.info/loft/b4mma6zFaL6sYZg/video Stopped for a coffee over the weekend and a guy about twice my age started chatting to me. Spent about an hour with him talking circuit racing, road racing different bikes, commuting to work and more. Beat sitting there on my own staring at my phone, that’s for sure 👍🏼

  • Would love to see a video on suspension... Finding the right shocks for the kind of ride you want can be very tricky and unclear what and why shocks perform the way they do given various parameters....

  • Economy is in the details. A motorbike may not be cheaper than a Corolla - but I'd never own a Corolla. What I do own is a 30-year-old BMW 325ix that hoovered up $3500 a year in maintenance until I stopped paying and it stopped running. I bought two _new_ motorbikes with the money I saved, and I can wrench them myself. Anyone wanna buy a classic car?

  • First time I rode my bike, I had just got it running 30 minutes before, I stopped at a gas station and had a boomer about ready to cream his pants thinking about his glory days on a bike like mine.

  • I ride a motorcycle because I want to. Unless it's raining, then I take the cage

  • I have motorcycles for the fun, comraderie, exhilaration, it's visceral. The undiscovered benefit is hearing ..." Honey, why dont you go for a ride today." God, thank you for my wife!

  • Pain is temporary. Chicks dig scars and men who ride motorcycles. End of argument.

    • I got a bike as my daily because I had dirt bike experience and it's all I could afford. Years later and I could afford a car but I just ended up switching from sport bike to adv for comfort and capability. Driving a cage feels like something I have to do while riding is something I get to do. Be safe everyone!

  • 👍

  • oh come on, female motorcyclists cant be that rare!!! 97% male!??! wtf?!?!

  • Insurance is pretty cheap compared to a car. Liability only on my old truck costs more than my low deductible comprehensive coverage with injury, roadside, towing, and the works on my bike. Total maintenance per mile is cheaper on a bike than virtually any car too, even if not by as much as one might initially assume, and I can do more of it myself than on another vehicle. Also the insurance when bundled with similar coverage levels almost goes to zero, because the mileage you have to report on your larger vehicle decreases with how much you ride the bike. All told as long as you own both vehicles outright I think you're still saving money to have the bike even if your big vehicle is more economical than my truck. Gas mileage is worlds apart of course. If I drive the truck one day and ride the bike four days in a week I've spent as much or more money on fuel for the truck, and while the most fuel efficient cars can get into the same realm as a bike, the most economical cars to own on total per mile cost are still only going to do about half the gas mileage of most bikes.

    • My dog is a much better chick magnet than my motorcycle. I've had maybe two women come up to me on my motorcycle. With my dog, it's literally been hundreds, more so when he was a puppy.

  • Indians that use their 100cc and 200cc sport bikes to transport shit: "pathetic"

  • I rode a motorcycle through college and beyond to save money. Bungie corded a milk crate to the back and did grocery runs and everything else. In rain or snow I sucked it up, rode carefully, and wished for warmer gear. Even went on a bunch of 500 mile road trips. Insurance was about a fifth of car insurance, and gas mileage was better than any car. It was a Honda CM400 and it was pretty good to me. Plus "want to go for a motorcycle ride?" made for a cheap date

  • 😂😂😂

    • I bought my first bike 2008. I wanted to save on gas cause i had no money. Today i still ride to save a little money, but now its more because i love the feeling of absolute calculated risk of freedom

  • My motorcycle pollutes more than a car? Fuck me that's a win in my book!

  • Bought an 1150RT this year, no complaints here. Just relax, sit back and enjoying the ride.

    • Is no one gonna talk about how amazing it was that he did this whole video in a poem format while still presenting his argument. The man is a modern day Shakespeare.

  • I got a motorcycle to distract myself from the guy I love who ghosted me. Pretty fun so far!

  • You do not know of Splendor/Discover/any other commuter bikes in India. They are made to last.

  • Not really

  • so if you like older men, it's perfect?

  • only one reason to own a bike : engine and the thrill of it. Now get fast and furious...

  • Nope on the bicycle, a motor cycle served me well in San Diego for 4.5 years. But yes, it was Sunny San Diego

  • I guess I am a wienie. I own a 2013 Suzuki TU250X I bought for $2100 with an oversized lockable milk crate on the rear. I have a reminder on my iPhone to drive my oil-burning Volkswagen Sportwagen maintained for my necessary highway trips. I am 52 and drive a rationally sized motorcycle with good fuel mileage and reasonable repair and maintenance costs. My insurance costs $70 a year due to age and the "primary vehicle." In Dallas, with almost 300 days of no precipitation, I run my errands during low traffic times and dry weather. I claim "environmental" on a rough number review. (assumptions always being necessary for cradle to grave calculations). That is not even factoring in the included "Wind Therapy." I understand that I am an exceptional Wiener. As always, excellent presentation.

  • When I got my chop built I took it for a shake down and stopped by my wife's work... This woman walks outta my wife's office, fit as fuck looks me straight in the eye, says Hay nice bike shame it's only got one seat I'd of loved a ride... I laughed and went red

  • Theres no need reasons, when you want a thing its not a waste

  • So good, amazing.. I was surrounded yesterday by an older gentleman telling me stories about his old Bonneville bike! Perfect timing watching this.

  • Went for a walk downtown, saw a guy with a helmet, started chatting, came along very well. Turns out that he is a pilot for small aircraft. Now we are planning to do a little trip! I love motorcycle riders🤗

  • I've only had a motorcycle since 1978 after wrecking my 67 Chevell SS396 . I had my first ever date on one and took her to Laguna Seca to watch a motorcycle race. My first kiss too and we got married there has been no other. When it wore out after 120,000 I bought another. then another, then another. 400Four SuperSport, V-45 Magna, Pacific Coast 800, ST1100 (180,000), now commuting (300 a week, 15,000 a year, and a rain suit for rain) on an ST1300 (2010) and riding weekends on a 2014 Valkyrie -Central California Coast. My wife said when my first bike wore out, "a car or motorcycle, you can't have both." Why do I ride? I still love it after all these years. Costs are high, yes but who cares when I can forget my troubles while on one. Did I mention "I LOVE IT !"

  • I couldn't tell you how many females have asked for a ride.... cars get you dudes, motorcycles get you chicks.

    • Stopped for a coffee over the weekend and a guy about twice my age started chatting to me. Spent about an hour with him talking circuit racing, road racing different bikes, commuting to work and more. Beat sitting there on my own staring at my phone, that’s for sure 👍🏼

    • Is no one gonna talk about how amazing it was that he did this whole video in a poem format while still presenting his argument. The man is a modern day Shakespeare.

  • Ok, I have to defend bikes on the subject of attracting chicks :) It is true that I did not get many women approach me because of the bike (can’t remember when was the last time that happen), but based on my experience, the girls I met in some other way, and took for a ride, always got way more into me after the ride :) I think it has to do with the vibration (you know what they say about sex on the running washing machine xD), and secondly, when you take a girl for a good, competent ride it shows a level of control and skill that is simply not possible with most cars... Got hooked up/laid several times after taking girl for a ride, it simply made them horny. Plus, you tell them to hold you for stability and stuff :) I ride a Honda seven fifty (so, nothing spec), but it doesn't have a stock exhaust, and has a nice roar and vibration to it ;) Peace and love from Serbia, love your vids FortNine!

    • The motorcycle buying experience is made with the most primitive part of our brains, so, the meme tells everything: Motorcycle go vrooom vroooom.

    • Most women don't give a rat's ass about motorcycles, but there's a minority out there who are _really_ into them.

  • Would electric city bikes make more sense for environment? Cheaper than electric car.

  • I do save money with a mod electric bike that can go 40 mph . I only charge at company. No competing space for parking. No insurance required. My car now a days is only for weekend road trip. And you know what? Get the insurance by miles. Some of them allow road trip day once in a month that doesn’t count into your accumulated rate. So yes I saved at least 100 in fuel and roughly 30 for the insurance per month and most important I have ZERO worry of parking and traffic at ALL!

    • For about 3 years my wife and I were a one bike, one car household. She doesn't ride and was working full time so she had the car pretty much every day. I rode everywhere, rain, hail or shine, went to work, the gym and even did my groceries on the bike. It was a great money saver for us.

  • I don’t have a bike, but can confirm the third point is equally true about classic cars… 9X out of 10, the person asking about my car or giving me dumb advice is a dude.

  • Why did I buy my first motorcycle? Because it fit on the back of my RV and got better mileage. Second motorcycle was given to me by my nephew, as was the third "as a lesson to the irresponsible son who bought it." Fourth motorcycle was my dream bike. I still own #2 and #4 (though #2 is now officially a project bike). #1 was ridden through the rain, snow, chilly and hot days alike - a dual-sport that went everywhere. #3 scared me to death. #4 is my commuter for when I don't need to use my service truck and don't need to haul passengers or groceries, and gets better mileage than my car. It's also my "head clearer" to unwind from the day's stresses. Luxury? I wouldn't call it that - it is a mental necessity.

  • "Facts don't care about your feelings" Ben Shapiro

  • I think the price savings depends on your bike, my insurance is way cheaper than my vans and I go like 240 miles on 16$

    • My ST1300 will go 275 on 6 gallons, when the reserve light comes on. Commuting 300 miles for the week, $24 at $4.60 a gallon ( premium) in the California bay area. 46 mpg. 7.5 gallon tank

  • Your old-nostalgic-biker-guy impression was spot on! Love the hobble away too, you should be an actor! haha

    • After I got my motorcycle I started meeting a lot of nice girls. They all work at the hospital though. What a coincidence...

  • My Rebel is def a money saver. Dyna, not so much

  • Im from 3rd world south east asia, which is probably the majority of bikers in the world. We buy motorcycles because only a few can afford cars. So your 1st argument is flawed.

  • the honda c90 was built to last

  • noooooooooooo what happened to the poor tc90???????????????

    • Is no one gonna talk about how amazing it was that he did this whole video in a poem format while still presenting his argument. The man is a modern day Shakespeare.

    • I bought my first bike 2008. I wanted to save on gas cause i had no money. Today i still ride to save a little money, but now its more because i love the feeling of absolute calculated risk of freedom

  • I'm one of your very few chick fans .. but I do love bikes. :)

    • My first date EVER was with a young lady I took to Laguna Seca for a motorcycle race on my bike back in 1979. My first kiss ever to a girl and we got married and still am to that hot little redhead. I bought her a used bike I repaired but after one ride as the driver she said she would rather hold on to me from behind. Win-Win. ps. I never owned a car since 1977, bikes only

  • Enthusiasm over practicality..

  • In 2012 and 2013 when I was 68 and 69 years old I worked 72 hrs a week for 14 months as an engineer modifying a nuke plant south of Miami. Riding my 85 Kawasaki ZN700 to work and back each day was the highlight of my work days. No time for anything else. If the rain forecast was 40% or less and there was no rain cloud between my apartment and the job I rode to work and never got rained on!! Higher than 40% I drove my truck.

    • There is only one reason you need: ”because i want to”

    • Never owned a car since 1977. Commute 300 a week on the central California coast. often 6 days a week. If it rains, I wear a rain suit. With it down to 27 F at the coldest and hands on fire by the time i get to work after pouring water on my seat to thaw it.

  • Way back in 73 I compared the cost of driving my 71 Ford Pinto to my 73 Honda CB750 and I decided it was cheaper to drive the Pinto.

  • I live in VA and I work in DC. By car, it takes me 45 min to get to work, on my Tracer GT 12 minutes (Bikes can go on HOV/Easy Pass lanes for free). So yes, it saves me money, time, it helps the environment, and IT'S FUN!

    • I swear this is the best channel on NOwine. The wit, sarcasm and observations are fabulous!

    • I bought my first bike 2008. I wanted to save on gas cause i had no money. Today i still ride to save a little money, but now its more because i love the feeling of absolute calculated risk of freedom

    • During the summer here in the California Bay area. For years I would get off working overtime at 12:00 noon on Saturday and head home 30 miles to Santa Cruz. Beach traffic back up on the only Mountain Highway would mean 3 hours by car or 50 minutes by motorcycle splitting traffic (legal in Ca.). Which would you chose?

  • BEST MC channel on youtube !! bar none . NOwiners take notes

  • 🤣 you got the wrong bike .. for the women 😅

  • Chicks don't dig bikes but they do dig bikers.

    • I bought my first bike 2008. I wanted to save on gas cause i had no money. Today i still ride to save a little money, but now its more because i love the feeling of absolute calculated risk of freedom

  • Wheres joey?

  • 2:59 This Every time

  • I’m getting 140 miles per gallon on my 2022 Honda grom…. As long as I use my new grom to drive 15,000-20,000 miles, that I would have otherwise driven in my 2018 Colorado LT (~19-23mpg), the Grom will have paid for itself in gas savings alone….. 😂😂😂

  • The sort of subtle poetry of this is sort of sensual and sort of sizzling.

  • When I was riding around 20yo, I thought motorbike would would help me attract girls. It didn’t. When I started riding again now at 30yo, I neither thought it wouldn’t attract girls nor did I care. But it does, massively. I still don’t care.

  • I rode a motorcycle exclusively for more than a decade. Until the pandemic. It has definitely gotten me laid and it was cheaper than a car. Mostly though it goes brap.

  • Ι mean.....for as long as I've been riding my '97 F650 BMW (with the bars and side-bags and shit that I bought at the same time) I've only gotten lustful looks from old bikers that recognize the bike from when it came out. Even Harley bros give me the "nod" when passing by. But in any case...old biker dudes' respect>chicks getting wet......

  • Idk how motorcycle works in Asia tho.

  • Bicycles can be comfortable but you have to know what you are looking at. There are Ninjas and Goldwings among bicycles as well.

  • Haha David Suzuki

    • For about 3 years my wife and I were a one bike, one car household. She doesn't ride and was working full time so she had the car pretty much every day. I rode everywhere, rain, hail or shine, went to work, the gym and even did my groceries on the bike. It was a great money saver for us.

  • Are there people that actually think buying a motorcycle of any value is going to save them money???? Cheap transport is a modern used Korean car, any half decent bike will will in the long run be a more economical proposition than that cool bike. Ive been riding bike coming up to 50 years now and currently have three, so plainly I am paying for the privilege but it is my choice of addiction!

    • After I got my motorcycle I started meeting a lot of nice girls. They all work at the hospital though. What a coincidence...

  • I ride for my ego, I just look so cool rippin around the MX track. BTW, I'M 70 now and have been doing it for over 50 years now. Oh, and it's so damn fun.

    • For about 3 years my wife and I were a one bike, one car household. She doesn't ride and was working full time so she had the car pretty much every day. I rode everywhere, rain, hail or shine, went to work, the gym and even did my groceries on the bike. It was a great money saver for us.

  • I ride for my ego, I just look so cool rippin around the MX track. BTW, I'M 70 now and have been doing it for over 50 years now. Oh, and it's so damn fun.

  • And that's all the reasons for not buying car.

    • Is no one gonna talk about how amazing it was that he did this whole video in a poem format while still presenting his argument. The man is a modern day Shakespeare.

  • I need a car too!! Hilarious!!

  • My question is how did Ryan manage to get an issue of the Winnipeg Free Press all the way over in Vancouver?

  • I seen a Ryan gosling movie one time and he had Eva Mendes hopping on the back of his bike and I figured look it’s as easy as that! 7 years later and I’m still waiting to meet my Eva Mendes

  • You forget if you have a motorcycle with one seat, you have a good excuse to not bring back a chic who can do ruined your road trip. You are only with other bikers, if someone wants to go somewhere, this is his own responsibility. Nobody lets a hitchhiker on the side of a highway nowhere when she start yell at you because you stop after 11 hours of driving. Never on my dead body, I will do an another road trip with a car. Moreover, I have a 45 caliber, you see the problem if I stay too much time somewhere with people who want to attack me. I can't give a revolver to a stranger.

  • Who else here is apart of the 3%? 😂 😭

  • Bikes attract the right kind of girl. Tomboy who listens to metal and wants to get weird.

  • Lmao at the end

  • hillarious vid. thanks

  • I bought a new motorcycle to be my primary commuter vehicle for all three of those reasons, does that make me extra dumb >_>

  • David Suzuki, lol. I loved watching him on The Nature of Things as a kid.

  • Motorcycle insurance in the states is relatively cheap compared to our neighbors to the north. I pay about 100 bucks a year while someone's paying more than a monthly payment on a nice car up in Canada. I don't know what the used market looks like up there but I picked up my first bike (Yamaha XJ 550) for 600 bucks. Also, bikes up north are just smaller. I witnessed very few bikes that were above 400cc's. As was outlined in the video, I definitely get the feeling that bikes in Canada aren't typically used as daily commuters.

  • I decided to ride a motorcycle because I realized I would never afford a vintage ferrari and a motorcycle is the closest thing to a nice sports car if you are on a budget. Another reason is that I enjoy finding out if I am able to do something I thought I would never be able to do. And the last reason is that I thought riding a bike would be cool both subjectively, and objectively. In fact, it is rather exciting than cool and I don't think people think I am cool, but they probably have no idea who I really am and why I ride. The chicks - they look at me and wonder how old I am - wearing my full face helmet, they have no clue. But based on the fact that I ride a small adventure bike, they probably think I am a pensioner.

  • Does anyone know what helmet that is he’s carrying/wearing?

  • Under 150cc insurance = $100 a year. You read that right. Electric motorcycle = green. If you have no money, get a 125cc, if you have money and want to save the environment, get an electric motorcycle. If you want a woman, you need to make enough money to handle a woman. If you have enough money to take care of a woman, you can afford a car.

    • Is no one gonna talk about how amazing it was that he did this whole video in a poem format while still presenting his argument. The man is a modern day Shakespeare.

  • You have the right delivery. Don't do anything fucky bc you're Really good at this.

  • Cite ur sources better please

  • As far as attracting women, I was an ugly guy. Then I bought a motorcycle, and I was an ugly guy on a bike.

  • You mentioned all three main reasons why I want a bike.but lastly,I really want to ride one

  • I got my motorcycle license because of the Australian upside down side of things it seemed like an easier and more fun than getting a car, because of Australian law you have to start out with a learners permit, which means you can only drive a car if someone with a full license in the passenger seat, aka parental figure, and cant have any alcohol in your system. Then after collecting 120 hours of daytime and 10 hours (or 20 I cant remember) of night time driving then you can proceed to your red P's license (Probationary license) which means you can drive by yourself but are restricted on how many passengers you can have in the car and what age they can be. next up is the green P's which kinda removes the passenger restriction I mentioned and to my knowledge that's kinda all you get from from the green P's. Then there is the full license which removes all of the mentioned restrictions. I cant remember why I went on this explanatory rant about Australian license law, its only half the reason why I chose bike over car. I'm kinda on the piss at the moment so please forgive me for my rant. Hope you found this interesting tho

  • I've been hit on by more dudes than women while on my vintage harley.... What does that tell you about HD.

  • If you haven't got the time to stop and talk to someone who owned the same 40 year old bike as yours, I don't want to know you.

  • 666k views tho

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  • I actually started rinding because of many reasons but the number one reason was the parking spot problem which i have in my street. It was driving me crazy so i was like, f*ck it i'll become a rider and now i love it

  • A scooter is kinda something like a small motorcycle and EVERYONE uses them because they're cheap to buy and operate. It's simple: You wear no protection gear except a helmet and wear a backpack to carry stuff around on it. Protection against rain is simply a normal rain jacket, water repellent boots and maybe waterproof pants. Sure, I kinda agree on the bicycle part but most people are just too lazy and some are physically not able enough (usually the latter is a result of the former) to ride a bicycle to work everyday. Very rarely, the commute is even actually too far for that (usually it's not but people claim it anyway).

    • nowine.info/loft/fIWJbIzca52ymaQ/video Is no one gonna talk about how amazing it was that he did this whole video in a poem format while still presenting his argument. The man is a modern day Shakespeare.

  • Me with a truck with like 12 mpg and the cruisers im looking at get 40 mpg. It costs 80$ to fill up at 3$ a gallon. meaning I could fill up 10 times or buy gear and sell the truck get the motorcycle, then save around 9$ per gallon on a cruiser or more as its about 4 gallons in the truck to get the same distance on the cruiser with 1 gallon. Ofc that is freedom dollars if you didnt know lol.

  • That ICBC paper was a little too accurate Ryan. Don’t give me flashbacks like that again.

  • Well, it does save a lot of money. With the amount I save on gas I can fix the motor to go far beyond 100k quilometres. Also motorcycles can go on dirty roads and come back unscathed, do that too much to a car that it will bring you a lot of maintenance. But nothing that you do to save money will bring you girls, and I don't care about the environment.

    • For about 3 years my wife and I were a one bike, one car household. She doesn't ride and was working full time so she had the car pretty much every day. I rode everywhere, rain, hail or shine, went to work, the gym and even did my groceries on the bike. It was a great money saver for us.

  • riding a motorcycle is not as much as to get the girls you want, but to keep the undesirable ones away. Still be wary of the ones that think they can "fix" you. Really stay away from those, before they castrate you.