Track days, as you may or may not know, are not all about cars. You can also enjoy motorcycle track days, especially if you have a nice bike that you want to test out. Now, here’s where we encounter a dilemma of the kind we never have when it comes toNJ Online Sports Betting. Should you attend a track day aimed at cars or motorcycles?
Ask any concerned parent – bikes can be death machines. However, that is part of their appeal. There is something about feeling the engine purring beneath you with nothing to protect you besides your suit, pads, and helmet. One could argue that riding a motorcycle in a track day event is akin to gambling with your life. In terms of safety, we have to go with cars. Why?
Cars, and especially race cars, are equipped with all kinds of safety features. In case of a crash, provided the car is sturdy enough, you can come out unharmed as you are inside a durable shell. That being said, the body of the car could potentially trap you as well. Given the speed limits and rules on the track, we expect this will not be an issue on track days.
On average, bikes are cheaper than cars. This goes both for buying and maintenance. Whether you go with a car or a bike, try to get a deal on a used vehicle. Track day events can get expensive sometimes and you may be expected to modify your pet before it can get on the track. So, if you are looking at track day as a hobby, but don’t want to spend a lot of money, you should consider a bike. Some biking events are even cheaper than events with cars.
Normally, you would be able to drive to the track with your preferred vehicle for the appropriate event and that would be it, right? Well, yes and no. If you want to drive your car to the event, you need to make absolutely sure it meets the requirements of that event as well as the road. If that is indeed the case, then cars have an advantage. Why?
It is unwise to ride your bike to a track day event when you will likely spend the day riding it anyway. It will overwork your engine as well as your tires. So, to transport your bike, you would need a trailer or a hired service to get your bike to the track, which can be a hassle. That being said, bikes can be easier to prepare for the track.
We hate to say it, but it depends on what you want. This is the same as cats versus dogs. There are those that prefer cars, while others would choose to ride a motorcycle any given day. Cars are, on average, safer, but the regulations on track day events already take care of that issue.
Transport is also neither here nor there in terms of picking one vehicle over the other. Some would argue that you can just drive your vehicle there, and others would say that you need special transport. The only real issue here is money.
We’ve already said that track days can get pretty expensive. Buying a vehicle, paying an entry fee, and modifications you need to put your car or bike through – all of this makes attending track day events one of the more expensive hobbies out there. Our ruling? We only slightly lean towards bikes in terms of pragmatism, but we still stand behind our statement that it is a matter of preference. It doesn’t matter as long as you are having fun.