Motorcyle or Car : Which is best for a Road Trip?

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Motorcycle or Car? What is best for a road trip and why?

Road trips are the best. They offer the full-fledged experience of a Journey that is customised by you on the basis of time, halts and route.

For people who prefer adventure to be a part of their journey, leave your comfy flight and get on the road. But the question often comes up that is “motorcycle or car”, which is best for a road trip?

Road trips offer a lot of advantages such as :

  • Customisation
  • Cost-Effective
  • Time Saver
  • More adventure
  • More sights to see
  • You Meet new people.

Now when you know how great road trips can be, you might have this question popping in your head that “A motorcycle or car for a road trip? Whats best?”

Well, I’m gonna answer your question in the simplest form I can.

We’ll compare both on the basis of these pillars:

  • Cost
  • Duration
  • Comfort
  • Adventure level
  • Customisation
  • Luggage
  • People

Motorcycle or Car : COST!

This is the first and believe me, the most important pillar of a road trip.

If we look at the Mileage each of the vehicles offer, we find that on average a motorcycle delivers a better mileage than a Car which makes it less close to refuelling again and again. Most motorcycles offer mileage that is double the mileage of a car. This effectively saves the cost of fuel, which by the way is really expensive these days.  Read this to save more on Road Trips.

WINNER : Motorcycle

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Motorcycle or Car : Duration

Duration of a trip can actually make a difference and change the plans if not predicted correctly. Normally, a car is bigger in size and is more likely to get stuck in traffic which can be a problem and push the duration of the trip. A motorcycle on the other hand, can easily tackle traffic and make its way through almost any terrain.

WINNER : Motorcycle

Motorcycle or Car : Comfort

Talking about comfort, a car is superior when it comes to comfort. One can rest, sleep, sit and almost do anything in a car in his/her own comfort. A bike on the other hand doesn’t offer that sorta comfort for a person. Though bikes can be comfortable if they are cruisers or tourers but unless they belong in that category, you might not wanna trust a bike’s comfort.


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Motorcycle or Car : Adventure Level

No journey is good without adventure. You need stories to tell, you need pictures to show and you need experiences to believe. The level of adventure and thrill you experience on a Motorcycle is way above what you can experience in a car and that is proven. With a motorcycle, you can take up almost any terrain, drive through any kinda road and above all, you can take routes a car can’t even touch.

WINNER : Motorcycle

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Motorcycle or Car : Customisation

Here’s the best part, Customisation. How much can you customise your trip to suit your schedules? It usually takes a lot of preparation if you are on car and you need to take routes that are equipped with good roads and less traffic. On a motorcycle anyhow, you can take any route, you can take any terrain and above all, you don’t need a lot of things to get going, you just need your Motorcycle. You can plan a trip anytime and can customise it to any level if you are traveling by a motorcycle.

WINNER : Motorcycle

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Motorcycle or Car : Luggage

The winner here is clearly a car because lets face it, you can load up your motorcycle with a lot of luggage. Cars anyhow offer effective storage options for you to put your entire luggage in. If you decide to put up a lot of luggage on a motorcycle, it might get heavier and would make it tough to drive.


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Motorcycle or Car : People

The final and most important of all is how many people can come with you. If you are on a bike, you can only take one person with you but when you are in a car, you can take 4-5 people easily making it a fun trip.

If you like traveling with your friends or family, a car is recommended for sure.

BUT if you like traveling solo or with a loved one, get a Bike.

So here are the results of this Match.

Motorcycle wins the majority of the categories so I say Motorcycles are the best for road trips. I PERSONALLY like MOTORCYCLES for any road trip because of its ease of use and affordability. 

Car loses but that doesn’t mean it is useless, both have their purposes listed below.


  1. For solo, a motorcycle fits best.
  2. For group , a car is recommended.
  3. For adventure, a motorcycle
  4. For comfort, a Car.

Both are equally good and can be chosen on your will or way of travel.

What is your choice for a Road trip?


Anubhav Bhatt

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