Save Money By Switching to Two Wheels


We all know how costly motoring can be; fuel, road tax, insurance, not to mention servicing, and if you feel down because your set of wheels is draining your disposable income, you should consider putting the car in the garage and investing in a motorcycle.

The loss of comfort and protection is balanced by the speed and exhilaration of riding a big bike and if you’re new to biking, start with a small machine until you become a proficient rider.

Slash your motoring costs

Save the car for the winter, or if you’re really keen, sell the car and invest in a superbike from Wheels Motorcycles, a leading UK big bike dealer with new and used bikes for sale. If you have no biking experience, you won’t be able to jump straight onto a 1000cc superbike, at least not for a couple of years.

The first stage would be a 125cc machine and after 2 years, you can take the test to acquire the coveted class A license that allows you to ride any bike. When you calculate your monthly fuel costs, even a big bike is much cheaper to run, while tax and insurance are also lower.

Sell the car: If you sell your car, you will have more than enough to invest in a new motorcycle and still have some money left over, which you can use to get your protective clothing and equipment. Not only that, the money you save on fuel can go towards next year’s summer holiday and on the odd occasion when you do need a car, you can rent one for the day.

Riding tuition: If you have no motorcycle riding experience, we advise you to book a short basic riding course, which will teach you how to handle the machine on a range of surfaces, while also helping you with correct braking techniques.

Hopefully, you will never experience an accident, but if you do, here are a few tips.

Sourcing the right motorcycle

There are quite a few styles to choose from, including the following:

  • Sports bike
  • Tourer
  • Street naked
  • Enduro

Start with a Google search to locate a nearby motorcycle dealership and browse the new and used models on offer and book a test ride on the machine you like. The dealer would offer low-interest finance, which means you can spread the payments over a couple of years.

You need to ensure the bike prior to riding it and if the machine is older than 3 years, it will also need a valid MOT certificate.

Welcome to the world of adventure

When you start riding a motorcycle, you will enjoy the thrills and exhilaration that come with the experience and hopefully, you will become a dedicated biker who enjoys a long and happy life on two wheels.

Check with the UK government about driving licence requirements for riding a motorcycle and get ready to slash your motoring costs.