A lot of first time motorcycle riders get into the hobby of two-wheels because of style. A lot of people are allured by the go-fast, freedom-loving appeal of the motorcycle lifestyle. However, there’s certainly a lot more to it than just that. Is there something about motorcycles that gives you more “pogi points”, or cool factor? Well, the short answer is yes. But, and that’s a big but, there are lots of other things that come into play when it comes to the psychological aspect of hitting the road on two wheels. Let’s take a closer look.
There's certainly a cool factor
Let’s face it, talk to anyone who’s into motorcycles or anything sporty for that matter, and they’ll certainly think that motorbikes are cool. Try to strike up a conversation with someone with zero knowledge and interest in our passion, and they’re likely to ask you why you’re into such a “dangerous hobby”. At the end of the day, you’re going to be attracting the attention of like-minded individuals, as opposed to widening your circle of friends to those outside of the two-wheeled community.
All that being said, being into motorcycles certainly has its benefits. These days, so many people have started riding, be it for fun or practical reasons. It’s now easier than ever to make new friends in the world of two-wheels. Simply pulling up to a gas station along the highway aboard your big bike is sure to have you striking up a conversation with fellow motorcyclists. Likewise, if you’re a scooter rider whose weapon of choice is a Vespa, heading to places like BGC and Alabang is sure to find you in the company of fellow enthusiasts.
It's all about personal preference
At the end of the day, if you ride a motorcycle to impress other people, then you’re simply doing it wrong. Hopping aboard a fancy, expensive, and extremely fast motorcycle is no joke, and if you’re doing it to impress your friends or gain the attention of other people, you’re in for a world of pain. It isn’t uncommon for motorcycle riders to crash their bikes doing stupid things to impress other people. Instead of looking to impress others, why not ride for the sake of making yourself happy? There’s no prescribed set of rules when it comes to the psychological and emotional reasons as to why we ride.
There’s a popular saying among motorcycle enthusiasts that goes “ride your own ride.” Well, the same can be said when it comes to why you ride. Maybe you ride for practical and economical reasons. Maybe you ride to experience the freedom and excitement the two-wheeled lifestyle offers you. Whatever that may be, it shouldn’t really matter if your ride gives you more “pogi points.” What matters most is the joy the two-wheeled experience brings to you as a person—the smiles, laughs, and friendships forged along the way. These are what make motorcycling such an irreplaceable experience.