Don't Settle For Boring MotorcyclesPrint
How many motorcycles are registered in the U.S.? According to The U.S. Department of Transportation, Americans registered an estimated nine million motorcycles as of 2012. There are likely even more bikes on the road today. That's a lot, and -- understandably -- you may not be very optimistic about your chances of standing out in a sea of motorcyclists. Keep your chin up! There are some relatively simple ways to be the envy of everyone on the road. Which of the following best describes you?
Pimp My Ride Is Your Favorite Show
If it isn't over the top, it's not for you. Your dreams revolve around custom rims for motorcycles, and massive wheels and flame decals make you positively euphoric. Luckily for you, aftermarket motorcycle parts make customizing motorcycles possible and affordable. By perusing the Web, you can easily stumble across thousands of instructional videos to help you get started. Experts will show you how to remove wheels (to make room for much bigger and flashier ones) and how to install custom rims for motorcycles. Purchasing motorcycle parts online will expose you to a greater selection of wheels, rims, and decals -- and save you money in the process.
You're An Old Soul
A well-preserved Packard turns your head and leaves you basking in the afterglow of admiration. Classic motorcycles are just as valuable as some of the first automobiles, and they have the same charm. Honda, Harley-Davidson, and Triumph, among others, continue selling vintage bikes -- and vintage bike parts -- today.
You Watch Too Many Sci-Fi Movies
At least some bikers are out there, taking over the road on their electric motorcycles, complete with Tron-style lighting. A handful of Tron-inspired bikes recently sold for millions; the manufacturers donated the proceeds to charity. With some tinkering, you can build your own motorcycle with sleek wheels and neon lights. Do a bit of digging and make sure you fully understand traffic laws in your area, however; some additions or alterations to your bike may not be legal in all states.
Riding a motorcycle is one of the most cost efficient means of transportation. And it doesn't have to be boring, either. Turn heads and rule the road with vintage bikes, to-die-for rims, or Tron-inspired neon lighting.