One of the main benefits of buying a cheap motorcycle is that it provides an inexpensive entry into motorcycle riding without the added stress of worrying about wrecking an expensive bike. Cheap motorcycles also provide a good backup method of transportation.
Most experts recommend that people new to riding motorcycles buy a smaller bike to help them get accustomed to the feeling. These motorcycles, often called starter or learner bikes, are usually inexpensive and have smaller engines. This helps prevent accidents caused by riding a motorcycle that is more powerful than the new rider can control. Choosing a less expensive motorcycle for this purpose helps the new rider save for a more expensive motorcycle later.
An inexpensive motorcycle can also help people, who are not interested in upgrading, save money. Motorcycles use much less gas than cars and often have cheaper insurance requirements. Maintenance on the average inexpensive motorcycle costs much less than car maintenance as well, and motorcycle riders can even save money on tolls.
Some people use an inexpensive motorcycle as a backup method of transportation. They may own a large truck or car, but they use the motorcycle to commute when weather allows it. Others use it as a primary method of transportation if they live in climates that allow year-round motorcycle commuting, though during times of inclement weather, they may use public transportation.