The lifestyle of a motorcyclist or a biker is not limited to just a hobby or a sport. In recent times, their lifestyle have become so much more than that. For a lot of people, it has become more than a lifestyle. People spend their entire lives thinking about it, and the ones who get to do it feel blessed. The best part about it is that motorcycling is not specific to any gender, age group, or any other demographic. No matter who you are or where you are, you can take up motorcycling as a hobby or an obsession, and you will be the better for it.
Since all types of people are taking up motorcycling, we have identified some general examples of motorcyclists. Most of the people we know fall in one or the other category.
The Beginner Motorcyclist
It is the fundamental type of motorcyclist. Calling them amateurs will not be far off the mark. They are used to being loud, with a shocking attire, and being a complete nuisance. These are the ones that give everyone else a bad name. Also, they have the money to invest in this hobby but not enough interest actually to learn about it and act like it. They are prone to showboat, and you can often see them without proper protection and with loud pipes. Another thing that you can expect is dangerous maneuvers.
The Mechanic Rider
This type of motorcyclist is at home on the road or in the garage. These are the type of motorcyclists who know how important it is to maintain a good relationship with their motorcycles. However, they are just as good at taking their bikes apart and then putting them back together as they are on the road. They enjoy the time that they spend in the garage and don’t mind the grease at all. You can recognize them by their overalls, covered in oil, old helmets, gloves, and jackets. Also, these motorcyclist love to stay in touch and ride together.
It doesn’t matter what type you are (maybe not the Squid), you are welcome to join the club. Every place has its club, and they look out for each other and help each other out whenever it is needed. It doesn’t matter where you live, and you will find people like this around you.
The Brand Loyalist
This one is by far the easiest one to recognize. All you need is one look, and you can identify as a biker and as a brand loyalist. They will ride anything as long as it has their brand’s logo on it. Their primary loyalty is to the brand and not to the actual act of motorcycling. It’s either their way or the highway (meaning their brand or nothing else). You will never find them in anything other than their brand of vehicles. No exception. You will find them dressed head to toe in their favorite brand’s colors. The best part about them is that you don’t have to put a lot of effort into getting them a gift. All you need is to visit their brand’s store and get something for them. Even if they already have it, they will appreciate it.
The Adventurer Motorcyclist
These are the ones born for the road. It doesn’t matter what type of drive it is, and you will see them bravely traversing it in their own time. They are the ones meant to conquer the road less traveled. It makes them feel at ease on any track. They have a special relationship with their motorcycles, just like mechanics, and they know how to take care of them. It sometimes looks like they have a gift at handling the bikes. You can recognize them by the off-road helmets and goggles and their weatherproof clothes.
The Speedster Lifestyle
This motorcyclist has only one thing on his mind. Speed!! That and power. The more ability they have under their seat, the more momentum they can gain. You will often hear them talking about the latest MotoGP event that they went to and what happened afterward. Usually, most of us just see them as a blur as they zoom past us on some highway or track. These are the ones wearing racing gear complete with knee protectors, full gauntlet gloves, and aerodynamic helmets.
If the speedsters are all about speed, then the cruisers are all about long rides with an exclusive soundtrack to match it. They prefer long drives and might speed from time to time, but usually, they take their time with the ride. They hide in plain sight and could be a lawyer, dentist, digital marketing expert, or even someone from your family. Most of them have a Harley Davidson in their garage. Their favorite color is black, and on the weekends, you can see them dressed in all black, cruising down the road, looking like a million bucks.
There are a lot of types of motorcyclists out there. Some may not even fall into a kind. One thing that is certain about all of them is that none of them think of their motorcycles as a hunk of metal. Motorcycling is in their blood, and they respect it as well as their bikes. So, tell us which one you are?