When a person lives outside the city or the grocery store is 5km away then it is not possible to walk it to the destination. Here vehicles have to be made use of; these may include cars or motorcycles. With the rising concern for environment pollution some believe motorcycles to be a greener option than cars. This question will be analyzed further as the discussion goes on.
In reality the belief that motorcycles are more eco-friendly than cars may not hold true. A lot of factors work towards determining the rate of pollution and harm any vehicle may cause to the environment. In case of motorcycles some factors must be considered before coming to this conclusion.
As in the cars, motorcycles too come in various shapes and sizes, implying that there are a variety of models available. These variations determine the rate at which the motorcycle is either eco-friendly or regressive to the environment. To truly get fuel economy from a motorcycle you need to get a small one. A Harley Davidson has a combined fuel economy of 42 miles per gallon. Even though the numbers are good a hybrid or small car can match up to it.
According to motrev.net, There have been many cases where a lot of controversy has been undertaken by big and well built bikes in terms of harm to the environment. So to combat this problem many companies today are coming up with ideas to make motorcycles which are more efficient and eco-friendly. The methods used to achieve this model are the usage of lighter metals, fiber bodies, alternative fuel systems and many more such modern and adaptive developments.
The eco-friendly initiative is being supported by the big manufacturing companies like Honda and BMW. The recent compact scooters by Honda are 25 percent more fuels efficient than the previous models of the company. Also these scooters have 40 percent more efficient mid-sized engines compared to the old ones. BMW has gone ahead with a completely different approach and is aiming at creating manufacturing techniques possessing a better environmental blueprint. This is reflected in its use for water based paints and efficiency in the manufacturing process.
Are motorcycles greener than cars?
Despite all attempts by various manufacturing companies both big and small there is still doubt concerning the question of whether the motorcycles have really achieved the prestige of being more greener than cars. What is often overlooked is that in addition to size of the vehicle the aspect of transporting the finished motorcycles to the designated places of dealership from where they will be sold. This brings light on additional cost which is overlooked and which are more when the bikes are from oversees.
All this contributes to harming environmental resources and somewhat defeats the purpose of making changes to the motorcycles, almost making it seem like a facade. An overview shows that motorcycles both have positive and negative impacts on the environment. So the decision to buy or not buy a motorcycle depends on individual preference.