5 Reasons to Trade in Your Minivan for a Motorcycle

Let’s face it. We have all dreamt of trading in our minivan for a sweet new ride. But not just any ride… THE ride. A motorcycle is a rite of passage. The joyrides you get to take, the wind in your face, and the classic leather jacket are all part of the experience. A motorcycle is a great purchase for someone looking for adventure or just affordable transportation. Need some convincing? Check out our top five reasons to trade in your minivan for a motorcycle.

1. Motorcycles are cheaper than cars.

When pricing your next vehicle, you’ll discover that a brand new motorcycle is significantly cheaper than a brand new car. A new car costs an average of $30,000 or more. Motorcycles, on the other hand, typically cost between $5,000 to $10,000 brand new. You could buy three new hogs by the time you have bought yourself a new car. Not only is the initial price of the vehicle dramatically cheaper, but the insurance is lower as well. The average cost of motorcycle insurance is $519 a year in the United States, compared to car insurance which averages over $940 a year. Save money with a new motorcycle and spend that extra cash on a vacation for your family.

2. Parking is a breeze.

Imagine you’re driving your minivan to go eat lunch with your friend. When you arrive at the restaurant, you see that all of the parking spots are taken. The only available parking spots left are for motorcycles. You start to wish you had a motorcycle because it would be more convenient. This kind of thing happens a lot. The parking lot is usually full, whether you’re at the mall, the grocery store, or your favorite restaurant. When driving your bike, you know that you will be able to find parking and make it to your lunch on time. Make the switch. It will be beneficial to both you and the other people trying to find spots as well.


3. Spend less on gas.

Are you sick of spending tons of money on gas? The good news is that motorcycles get outstanding gas mileage. They average about 56 miles per gallon. In comparison, a car averages about 24 miles per gallon. Do the math. You get more than double the miles per gallon with a motorcycle. Imagine the fun road trips you could take on a low budget. A great date idea could be taking your spouse on a motorcycle joyride. You can enjoy the sunset and feel the breeze on your way to explore a new restaurant. With a bike, you can be adventurous without spending a lot of money. Just because you are saving money doesn’t mean you’re sparing the fun.

4. Maintenance is easy.

When it comes to fixing up your vehicle, it can cost up to thousands of dollars. What looked like a “simple fix” to the mechanic has now eaten up your savings account. One of the biggest benefits of owning a motorcycle is the easy maintenance, since motorcycle maintenance and parts are much more affordable than cars. As fun as they are to ride, fixing and upgrading their parts can become a hobby in and of itself. Working on your bike can give you a sense of pride like nothing else can. Enjoy working on your ride and cruise in style.

5. You get the “cool factor.”

There’s a reason that popular characters in movies ride motorcycles. Riding on two wheels, bobbing through traffic, and the sleek look are all part of the appeal. When driving your bike, you get a true sense of freedom. Accelerating speeds on the highway give you that exciting feeling of flying. Driving suddenly becomes a fun activity instead of something that you dread. Picking up that grocery item your spouse needs can become an adventure instead of a hassle. Not only will your peers think you’re cool, your kids will think you are even cooler. They’ll be begging for a spin on your new ride. It’s time to trade in the minivan and up your “cool game.”

These are just a few of the reasons we think you’ll love owning a motorcycle. Plus, it will give you another reason to stop by one of our two Tropic Trailer locations and purchase a motorcycle trailer. That way, you can anywhere you go, your motorcycle can go to.