There are many things that affect the longevity and performance of a motorbike. When looking for a service, it is important to know what effects each factor has on the motorcycle’s lifespan. It is easy to have an electric bike and not even know it as an electric bike. Following is a list of factors that affect the lifespan of the motorcycle.
Torque: Torque refers to the force the motor pushes while turning. Horsepower is defined as the maximum torque the engine can deliver during acceleration. If you were to compare the maximum torque of gas bikes to that of electric motorcycles, gas bikes would win by a long shot!
Maximum speed: This factor is self-explanatory. Gas bikes reach cruising speed much faster than most motorcycles. Although the torque of electric bikes might be higher, they do not travel at the same speed as the gas bikes. So, if you want a bike with greater speed, go for the electric one.
Service: The motorcycle’s service is also an important factor. Usually, all services are performed at the dealership, however this may not always be the case. Check whether the service center takes care of all the maintenance requirements of the motorcycle or it has to be done on your own. If you go for the latter, make sure to take your motorcycle for tune ups once in every 3 months.
Riding range: This factor affects the capacity of the battery. For example, an electric motorcycle that has a three hour riding range will have to charge every day. Similarly, an electric bike that has a six-hour riding range will need to be charged every night. Gasoline powered bikes can recharge in three to five hours, but only once a month. For an extra amount of money, you can opt for an extended range model.
Battery type: The battery type will determine the range of the bike. For example, a motorcycle with a triple battery system can cover twice the distance of a similar model with two single-battery systems. However, the extra range will come at a cost. If the battery does not last long enough, the motorcycle will have to be charged again. If the charger is expensive enough, you may end up having to buy a new battery.
Safety features: There are several safety features available on the market for motorcycle owners. One important feature is the anti-theft device fitted into the battery. This prevents the battery from being damaged by theft and ensures your bike is safe at all times. However, there are many more such devices available.
Motorcycle insurance: Many people fail to realize that they do not need to buy motorcycle insurance if they buy a low-priced model. The insurance premium will be the same as that for a high-priced model. In fact, in most cases you get better service and coverage with a high-end motorcycle because it has a powerful engine braking system. A standard bike does not have the engine braking system and is less safe to ride.