Why are there so many two-wheelers on the road?
Ever wondered why do you find yourself stuck in a traffic jam so often? Or why there is a long waiting period on your favorite bike when you book one? Or why is it that there is long waiting for the service of your two-wheeler when you go to a service center? Well, to answer all these questions we would be discussing today on a topic i.e., why are there so many two-wheelers on Indian roads.
Welcome to MotorBhai, a one-stop place for buying and selling trusted second-hand two-wheelers and we welcome you all to yet another blog. Today we would be talking about why India is the second-largest two-wheeler market in the world after China, and what are the contributing factors. So, without any further delay let us get started.
With the growing population, the demand for two-wheelers or any other thing is bound to increase & as we already know, India constitutes for almost 18% of the world’s population and is only second in terms of population after China. And as far as we know about the bike craze in India, it is not a surprising fact that bikes sell so well here.
#2 Affordability & Economic viability
The lower-middle-class families of India who cannot buy a four-wheeler have to settle for two-wheelers and usually the choice is bikes as they have greater reliability, compared to scooters. And this scenario is usually seen in small cities. So, this also contributes to a significant number of sales of the bikes, moreover some small cities do not have the infrastructure and roads for driving four-wheelers hence, two-wheelers become the only option left. Two-wheelers have easier financing as well as compared to two-wheelers.
#3 Personal Preference & hobby.
Many people prefer to keep more than one motorcycle, rather than a four-wheeler as it is their hobby and while there is nothing wrong with it, but obviously it contributes to many two-wheelers on Indian roads. Also, nowadays there are various reasons for which motorcycles’ popularity in India are shifting from affordability to leisure.
India is a warm country if we exclude the northern regions, and this makes riding a two-wheeler much easier, comfortable, and more hassle-free as compared to a four-wheeler. Hence they are more suited to Indian climate. Moreover, the cost of maintaining a two-wheeler is much cheaper too.
#5 No more Parking problems.
With two-wheelers, you do not have to worry about parking issues which as much it is a hassle with four-wheelers, and hence two-wheelers also become the choice of people who are tired of issues like these. And hence they prefer two-wheelers, moreover, it is much easier to pass a traffic jam when on a two-wheeler, hence time saved! 😀
So, these were a handful of reasons why two-wheelers are incredibly popular on Indian roads, and we feel they have a special attachment to the culture of India as well. And that is why are there so many of them, and why people still prefer them over any four-wheeler. If you have any thoughts regarding this topic, feel free to add on by mentioning them in the comments section below!
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