5 Reasons Why Being A Motorcyclist Sucks

If you're thinking about getting into motorcycles, please watch this video. If you already ride a motorcycle, please watch this video. If you used to ride, please watch this video. One of the most difficult things about following your passion is the realization that you may be alone. Motorcycling is no exception.
People will tell you that motorcycles are dangerous. They'll tell you endless stories about how they knew a guy who died while riding his Harley. They may even look at you differently afterwards. Every which way you turn, those naysayers will constantly remind you that your passion, is either ridiculous, stupid, dangerous, or all of the above.
Listen, if you enjoy riding a motorcycle, don't let other people stop you. Even if those people may be the ones you love. To me, motorcycles have become my way to escape this world. When I ride, it's really just my meditation time. Maybe that's why people always describe me as a happy child. I have found my peace and don't sweat the little things in life anymore! I hope that you all will find your peace as well.
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  • squids

    random duderandom dude15 gün önce
  • my dad was a rider and he doesnt want me to ride a bike because its to dangerous he got hit by a van and stopped bikeing

    Jay WulffraatJay Wulffraat26 gün önce
  • I got into one accident and now no one wants to issue me. But I don't want to quit riding. Idk what to do

    T MT M28 gün önce
  • Why insult motorcyclers when they just enjoy driving? Not every motorcyclist dies every time they ride a bike. Pray for them to come home safely instead of wishing for them to crash terribly. 1:30-1:50 ugly, wretched stigma.

    Kevin GarciaKevin GarciaAylar önce
  • A family friend died riding his motorcycle home from work. I knew him since I was a kid so it was hard to hear. I still want to learn but he'll always be in the back of my mind.

    Lester SanchezLester SanchezAylar önce
  • I am a car guy and I never consider myself driving a motorcycle, it's far too dangerous. I'm just gonna be honest I respect these riders cause of what they do, doing something I never think myself doing and am sorry for who lost a close person because of this hobby. Try your best not to get injured or worse

    William HaidarWilliam HaidarAylar önce
  • "It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

    Vineeth RVineeth RAylar önce
  • I know and I feel this My uncle passed away riding thanks to a Semi I fixed his bike and I rode it as well, a motorist knocked me off on a busy intersection and I got off easy but the bike going under a bus never to be recovered again

    wilLdHeX wiCkYwilLdHeX wiCkYAylar önce
  • Honesty if i ever get married i will not stop loving cars(yes i know it's about motorcycles) but i love cars. Yes im 14 but when i will be able to drive a car and get married and my wife says to stop modifying cars or something like that, i will divorce

    Bmx RiderBmx Rider2 aylar önce
  • Got into riding because I loved the feeling of speed and adrenaline you got from doing it

    Alejandro GuerreroAlejandro Guerrero2 aylar önce
  • Also can relate to people telling me not to ride my bike through Forest. It's annoying 😑

    Sol RanaSol Rana2 aylar önce
  • If you have a family who is depending on your income, it’s really a selfish, needless, and unacceptable risk.

    xp50playerxp50player2 aylar önce
  • The only reason I don't ride is expense. I'd rather buy other things.

    MichaelMichael3 aylar önce
  • Ride till die ❤️

    AnthonyAnthony3 aylar önce
  • I ride motorcycle mostly for my college transportation and other works around my town. I only driving a car when I go long trip vacation and bring more groceries.

    Govin LockGovin Lock3 aylar önce
  • I’m 60, stopped riding my FJR. Now, it’s sidecars and dogs. Still fun but not as dangerous....but 45 years of riding part time, and no major accidents. Knock on Woody.

    SIDECAR DOG & woodySIDECAR DOG & woody3 aylar önce
  • Been riding+driving since before I was legal. Cars are great fun for driving like a nutter. But flying along a mountain cliff side road banking my bike around all the tight corners is what I live for.

    JCoryJCory4 aylar önce
  • 9 years having Ninja 250... me and my dad crashed a lot ._.

    [GH0ST3D] DaStudant[GH0ST3D] DaStudant5 aylar önce
  • Hit me up for a business discussion

    RHOKRHOK5 aylar önce
  • I generally have no issue with people who ride, and would like to have a Harley one of these days, but the ones I do have an issue with are the guys who go tearing through residential streets like it's a race track. It bothers me when anyone is a reckless idiot.

    Dana HarveyDana Harvey5 aylar önce
  • Dude your video was so level headed and honest.

    Steve KimSteve Kim6 aylar önce
  • Dude youre so awesome i culdnt of explain any better

    noah zapornoah zapor7 aylar önce
  • Some people I swear to god, are so rude. Just because they like something different don’t disown them; lift them up. I am not a fan of motorcycles but I respect the people who drive/ ride them.

    It’s JDM broIt’s JDM bro7 aylar önce
  • never discourage passion

    Uncle FrankUncle Frank7 aylar önce
  • I've NEVER had a former biker tell me it wasn't worth it.

    TheBabyDerpTheBabyDerp7 aylar önce
  • A few years back my uncle got killed bty a bastard reversing their van.

    pgdsixpgdsix7 aylar önce
  • LLF 💙🏍️

    luis jaimeluis jaime7 aylar önce
  • 1:20 Similar thing happened to me, i slid out on my bike and messed up my ankle (constant comments from the car riders) a few weeks later one of them ended up going too fast around a corner. He slid out, rolled and hit a wall in a tow truck, dudes dead. Personally i feel much safer having the ability to bail out if i feel things are going south.

    SiXl BiTSiXl BiT7 aylar önce
  • I'll quit when Im dead. And maybe not even then...

    Dr. Hugo G. HackenbushDr. Hugo G. Hackenbush7 aylar önce
  • Recently there's an instagrammer biker girl got killed in an accident RIP 🙏

    Stronk KomradeStronk Komrade7 aylar önce
  • I’ve had 2 wives who wouldn’t let me ride. Wife number 3 is cool with it tho. I think she’s a keeper! 😎🏍👌🏻

    The Border RykerThe Border Ryker7 aylar önce
  • Can you do a video about the best cheapest starter bikes,125cc?

    Gg boiGg boi7 aylar önce
    • @Gg boi ohh I see. I never even seen a 125cc bike before. Mabe you should Google them. Or look on youtube

      sean wattssean watts7 aylar önce
    • @sean watts I will be 16 and here in Romania if you re 16 you re only allowed on a 125cc

      Gg boiGg boi7 aylar önce
    • Starter bikes in America are 300cc to 400cc. I guess there's the Honda grom or yahamah r15

      sean wattssean watts7 aylar önce
  • Bikes are absolute time hogs! Riding, cleaning, servicing... I haven't quit yet 🌝.

    Dock StationDock Station7 aylar önce
  • People are shockingly hateful. 😢

    Dock StationDock Station7 aylar önce
  • I was planning on getting a motorcycle, then some lady in Gilbert plowed into the side of my mustang. I really thought that everyone on the road had some level of common sense. But after seeing how dumb some people can be I don’t trust people to not kill me on the road. Especially in AZ

    Dylan ForwalkDylan Forwalk7 aylar önce
  • There's Help, for those who made a terrible mistake. I mean marrying a woman who demands you to not ride. It's called Divorce 👍. No woman is worth that". ...

    The enslavement of western civilisationThe enslavement of western civilisation7 aylar önce
  • The problem with riding is the idiot driving next to you. I was hit by a drunk wrong way driver so no more motorcycles for me.

    niacal4nianiacal4nia7 aylar önce
  • Had a bad one 3.5 years ago with my girlfriend on the back, early 20s. SUV from a side street at 55mph. Plan on getting another one in the upcoming spring. Her mom told her she hopes she dies in another wreck because she wants to get back on with me..like, wut.

    SHUTD0WN W00DYSHUTD0WN W00DY7 aylar önce
  • If people were honest from what I've experienced, most people buy a bike and then sell it because they are broke. They buy a bike when they shouldn't of. Whether its college or bad financial habits they get a bike that they really couldn't afford and then tell people some bs reason why they quit.

    A SvenA Sven7 aylar önce
  • 2 years I would of said at least 5 hmmm.

    NoFlagsNoFlags7 aylar önce
  • I will ride as long as I'm physically capable and will have motorcycles until the day I die

    kawadude mcdoublekawadude mcdouble7 aylar önce
  • if riding was "safe" everyone would ride. the danger is was makes the passion a passion and the motorcycle community is the icing on top. I've met some of my best friends from riding. Don't let fear stop you from riding but do make calculated decisions and risk management. if I have kids id probably start track riding only because of idiot drivers but I can't give up my passion.

    FlyingsangwichFlyingsangwich7 aylar önce
  • It's hard not to speed.

    Defy ConventionDefy Convention7 aylar önce
  • I tell people they can slip and fall in the shower and kill themselves I'd rather die on a bike

    PATRICK DeCambraPATRICK DeCambra7 aylar önce
  • Oh man I'm glad I found this video. I rode for around two years before things tapered off. I sold most of my stuff late last year and early this year. Not gonna lie it was painful watching it all go, but in the end it was the right decision. I still see bikers on the road sometimes and miss it. I think back to the few times I got a knee down on track days. It truly was the most amazing and visceral experience I've ever had on any motorized vehicle. The high you get from all of it is unlike anything I've ever experienced. I know exactly why people love to ride and keep riding. Unfortunately some of the reasons to quit rang true for me. I had less time with a SO to enjoy it, and less money too. The cost on top of everything else was just hard to justify, especially with other interests I have. I'd be lying too if crashing didn't also play a factor, but for me personally the stakes were too high, as I have a chronic illness too. In the end my other interests in life and the lifestyle creep were hard to justify. Still love seeing other riders out there. I'll always have that appreciation for riding, and I just want you all to be safe while you enjoy it.

    Wrong Hole Onii-ChanWrong Hole Onii-Chan7 aylar önce
  • just bash them back. aggression is the only answer people seem to understand these days.

    Funsized FireballFunsized Fireball7 aylar önce
  • I used to be a rider like you but then i took an arrow in the knee.

    Stefan UrbanStefan Urban7 aylar önce
    • Omg! 😂 Havnt heard that phrase in a long time.

      sean wattssean watts7 aylar önce
    • Stefan Urban, you're a fellow man of culture, I see.

      Daniel HendersonDaniel Henderson7 aylar önce
  • 😗 I use my bike everyday for commuting to work. Need to keep riding at least till 70. 🤔

    Eric HerreroEric Herrero7 aylar önce
  • I've even worse accident IN A CAR once a drunk biker smashed my father's car and it made the glass shatter and my head still has the scar that leaves a hole with no hair on it

    Amano YuujiAmano Yuuji7 aylar önce
  • It’s just like people think people buy motorcycles because they think they’re safe. We know it’s dangerous and we love the thrilling yet relaxing passion.

    Nendo CrescendoNendo Crescendo7 aylar önce
  • My dad bought me my first bike at age 11, I’ve been in love with two wheeled vehicles since. I’m 53 years old now and I’ve had a couple of wrecks and countless close calls while riding a motorcycle. I’ve had more than a few friends severely injured or killed while riding. I get the “riding a motorcycle is dangerous “ speech from friends and family on a regular basis. My typical response is this: If I die while riding my motorcycle, know this, I was the happiest I could possibly be up until I grabbed as much brake as possible and started cussing profusely.

    Ian StradianIan Stradian7 aylar önce
    • Iv KillerXx you too

      Ian StradianIan Stradian2 aylar önce
    • @Ian Stradian glad to hear that 😂😂be safe out there

      Alejandro GuerreroAlejandro Guerrero2 aylar önce
    • Iv KillerXx I think I just cracked a rib laughing! Thank you sir, I needed that, made my day.

      Ian StradianIan Stradian2 aylar önce
    • @Ian Stradian I wish you were my 2nd grandpa 😢

      Alejandro GuerreroAlejandro Guerrero2 aylar önce
    • Iv KillerXx I’ve always said” I do not aim to live to 125 years old and die in a bed slowly. I want to come sliding in sideways on a peace of burning chrome with a flask of good bourbon in my hip pocket and the stub of a good cigar hanging out of my mouth, screaming “ Hell yes! That was fun!””

      Ian StradianIan Stradian2 aylar önce
  • I get everything said in this video and i have no problem with bikers who ride decently. However, i really detest riders whose behavior are accident causing. People like to say BMW drivers like cutting people off, that's decent compared to riders. They either ride slower than a bus or weave in and out of traffic when the flow is already at least 10 km/h more than the speed limit. If everyone around you is driving above the limit, it means no one is hogging the road. There's no need to overtake just cause you have the size of an insect. Of course, i guess the reason is cause speed cameras have difficulty picking up bikes so riders think they can be lawless without consequence. Another accident causing behavior from riders is rushing out from stop lines just cause bikes have a higher acceleration than cars. Cars on the main road you are entering have the right of way no matter what vehicle you are on. If you can't get out of the way without causing a reaction from the oncoming driver, you are not fast enough. Riding a bike doesn't make you look cool, just more irritating cause it's more difficult to judge the position of an insect.

    alvachan88alvachan887 aylar önce
  • Everytime I walk to my bus stop to go to school i see an abandoned Suzuki gs500. Its sad

    Inferno LNCRInferno LNCR7 aylar önce
  • My dad tells people to stop riding when they ask why he lifts his leg. After his accident after a year of trying to save it his leg they had to cut it off. He’s in his 50s and has the energy of an 80 year old. I never got a real dad in my life we couldn’t do anything together. I wanted to learn how to hunt and fix cars and bikes ect. And he just can’t.

    Ongoing CoyoteOngoing Coyote7 aylar önce
  • When I crashed my third time I flew like 2-3 meters in the air

    Xdradt84Xdradt847 aylar önce
    • @Amano Yuuji yea my friend died in first time and 2nd time my old man broke 3 ribs and dislocated his shoulder

      NikolayNikolay7 aylar önce
    • @Nikolay Sounds pretty bad crash

      Amano YuujiAmano Yuuji7 aylar önce
    • @Nikolay RIP

      Xdradt84Xdradt847 aylar önce
    • I did 33 meters of road ... first time And myb 12 second time In less then 2 months

      NikolayNikolay7 aylar önce
  • Even in a sports car (BRZ) definitely have to drive like I'm invisible. Been saved many times by expecting the worst and leaving space to dodge a collision

    xerosagasxerosagas7 aylar önce
  • I think it's a bit funny that I've had a painful Highsider while turning into a serpentine and I'm still riding. As long as you have fun ride as much as you can. Anyway great video bud. 👍

    Maximilian MayerMaximilian Mayer7 aylar önce
  • Ill probably switch to dirt only if i have kids tbh. But i will never become a cager so long as my body allows it.

    Luis PistolasLuis Pistolas7 aylar önce
  • i dont really know a lot about bikes but i do know what its like to love automotive machines. i respect bikers on the road and ill join them in my car soon(im too young)

    Zaram musieqeZaram musieqe7 aylar önce
  • i’m a car guy. But i really think that motorcycles are badass and i see why people love it. After all, i get the same thing with cars. The hate against our passion is something that’s really unnecessary and just pointless. Never let yourself get discouraged by others!

    Yeehaw PartnerYeehaw Partner7 aylar önce
    • As a lover of both, I completely agree with that

      Frosty 512Frosty 5127 aylar önce
    • Amen.

      Krishna KumariKrishna Kumari7 aylar önce
  • The hazard of biking is skewed by the crazies.

    Shawn WalkerShawn Walker7 aylar önce
  • its very close to being on a longboard, they always say stupid stuff

    rafiboirafiboi7 aylar önce
  • As a rider that was hit by a red light runner and had death standing at the foot of his hospital bed, this video is touching and emotional

    Lunar LancerLunar Lancer7 aylar önce
  • Thos video make me sad But I'll leave my like any ways

    Maan MajdMaan Majd7 aylar önce
  • I've watched enough liveleak videos to be so scared to live that I want to hang myself...if that makes any sense.

    Admiral AckbarAdmiral Ackbar7 aylar önce
    • Liveleak gave me a whole new level of caution, where i can see literally anything and think of the possibilities that could happen

      Robert ARobert A7 aylar önce
  • I’ll keep riding until I die. 👍🏍 Keep riding brothers.

    Jew ButtheadJew Butthead7 aylar önce
    • Same here dude -Islamic Beavis

      GamesGoodBeeBadGamesGoodBeeBad5 aylar önce
    • Yep

      noah zapornoah zapor7 aylar önce
    • I will keep riding until i die. I have had my license for around 4 months, A2 and B. I still didnt have any problem with both. I love cars and bikes since i was 2yo. I Have been mpre stressed while driving tham riding. I only took the car twice to school and got enough of it. Finding any parking space is a masterpiece, while on my bike i just park it in front of school. My virago 535 is much quicker and funnier than my octavia 1.6 TDI. I feel like i have much more control over everything and can make better decisions on my bike than on my car since i have much better visibility to everything around me. I only think the car is better when i need to carry a big thing or a lot of luggage, but still there are saddle bags for something.

      Diesel4EverDiesel4Ever7 aylar önce
    • Jew here +1

      GT6SuzukaTimeTrialsGT6SuzukaTimeTrials7 aylar önce
  • I am the kind of car guy that is afraid of riding a bike but i will drift and powerslide every chance i get

    DrzuesDrzues8 aylar önce
  • I've been in 2 major (non fault) car crashes in the last 2 months and both times I've been back out at car meets a few days after

    James 7176James 71768 aylar önce
    • Sure non fault

      Daniel ChavezDaniel Chavez10 gün önce
    • James 7176 how does that happene jeez 2 major car crashes in two months

      Miles DaughertyMiles Daugherty7 aylar önce
  • Quit when I moved to Asian, traffic here is Nuts and so crowded it's simply not enjoyable/worth it.

    EdosiasticEdosiastic8 aylar önce
    • Well that sucks for you.. Here in the Philippines most of us are used to the traffic and relish going out to the back roads and the rural roads.

      Fernandez 谭Ryan 小王Fernandez 谭Ryan 小王7 aylar önce
    • @The Thinking Man's Templar I ride CB550F here daily in Thailand and I enjoy it.

      MatteMatte7 aylar önce
    • @The Thinking Man's Templar Try Indonesia, it's just as crazy over here

      Frosty 512Frosty 5127 aylar önce
    • I could imagine I'm in Thailand I would NEVER ride here

      The Thinking Man's TemplarThe Thinking Man's Templar7 aylar önce
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5 Reasons Why Being A Motorcyclist Sucks