The motorcycle is a classic for a reason: there’s nothing quite like the freedom of the open road, and riding a motorcycle allows you to fully immerse yourself in the ride. (Plus, they look cool!) However, you may have grown up hearing that they’re dangerous, or that they attract the “wrong element.”
At Escape Eagles, we disagree. With proper training and caution, motorcycles can be an exciting and safe way to explore the world. Here are some of the common motorcycle misconceptions in Las Vegas, and why you don’t need to worry:
- Motorcycles are too dangerous: Any vehicle has a certain element of danger involved in its operation. Make no mistake, motorcycle accidents can be fatal or physically devastating, but a lot of your safety depends on you, the driver. Taking safety and operational courses, wearing a helmet and refusing to engage in risky driving behaviors will help keep you upright.
- You have to be big and strong to ride a bike: The idea that you have to be a beast of a person to ride a bike is just a myth. While you will need enough physical strength to ride the motorcycle, you might be surprised at how much easier it is than you were expecting.
- Motorcycles are unreliable: Many people have heard that motorcycles are more unreliable than cars, and riding them can be messy. It’s true that you won’t get the same riding experience as if you were in a car—so if you don’t want your hair messed up or can’t stomach the idea of coming into contact with the elements (and bugs), maybe a bike isn’t for you. However, when you properly care for your motorcycle, you’ll find it is just as reliable as your car.
- Biking attracts a “dangerous element”: Maybe detractors have watched too much Sons of Anarchy, but we guarantee that owning a motorcycle is not your ticket to a life of crime. Most bike owners are people who enjoy the freedom and mobility that riding a motorcycle brings. While the media and popular entertainment tend to capitalize on the exciting, risky, dangerous riders, you’ll likely find that the community as a whole is very welcoming.
- Wearing a helmet is risky: You should always wear your helmet. The idea that not wearing a helmet is somehow safer is an extremely dangerous myth. These folks claim that helmets impede their sight and hearing, and that this is more dangerous. This is categorically false, and we suspect it originates from people who just don’t like wearing helmets. Don’t be a statistic—take every possible safety precaution.
Join us for motorcycle riding in Las Vegas
Escape Eagles wants to show you the power of a two-wheeler. Call or stop by today to learn more about our rentals, tours and other services that can take you from apprehensive to enthusiastic. Our prices are competitive and our service is outstanding. Come and let us make a biker out of you on your next trip to Las Vegas!