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11 Things You Can Do on a Motorcycle You Can't Do in a Car

More fun, more fantasy, less fuel!

By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor, and Tricia Szulewski, Assistant Editor

We sure love motorcycles here at Women Riders Now, so we came up with an entertaining list that shows where motorcycles beat cars when it comes to the fun, fuel, and fantasy factor. 

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1. Park in small spaces.

11 things you can do on a motorcycle you can't do in a car parking
A motorcycle can park just about anywhere. Here, 11 of them fit comfortably into a space that can accommodate only two SUVs!


2. Smell the air's fragrance.

11 things you can do on a motorcycle you can't do in a car flowers
From fire and fish to floral and fauna, your nose knows when you're on a motorcycle. Scents in the air are sensed much more powerfully from the seat of a bike than the seat of a car.

3. Travel the world on the same vehicle more easily.


11 things you can do on a motorcycle you can't do in a car kilimanjaro
10 things you can do on a motorcycle you can't do in a car boat

From seeing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, to getting around in Brazil by boat, the same motorcycle can do it all. These photos are taken from the story of then-24-year-old Ramona Eichhorn who traveled the world for five years on her KTM motorcycle. Read about her incredible journey here.

4. Have your passenger hold onto your waist from behind.

11 things you can do on a motorcycle you can't do in a car passeger
It's much more cozier on a motorcycle.

5. Ride around stopped traffic ... where it's legal of course.

6. Get waved at by excited smiling children.


7. Make instant friends at gas stops.

11 things you can do on a motorcycle you can't do in a car scenic pull off
From gas stations to scenic pull-offs, motorcyclists gravitate to one another.


8. Go three times as far with the same amount of fuel.

11 things you can do on a motorcycle you can't do in a car twisties
Motorcycles consume less gas therefore cost far less to operate than a car.

9. Wheelies!

11 things you can do on a motorcycle you can't do in a car wheelie
Fantasies can come true on a motorcycle. (photo courtesy of Steve Lita)


10.  Smile more directly at people.

11 things you can do on a motorcycle you can't do in a car smile Genevieve Schmitt
WRN Founder and Editor Genevieve Schmitt on her Harley-Davidson Street Glide flashes a smile and peace sign when she catches someone's eye as she rides by.

11. Meet a buffalo eye to eye!


Yellowstone National Park is one place in the U.S. where there's nothing between a rider and a buffalo on the road. 

Now tell us in the comments below what else you can do on a motorcycle that you can't do in a car. 

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