Riders ride for various reasons.
1 – They needed the transportation.
2 – They cannot stand waiting in line, bumper to bumper waiting for the lights to turn green.
3 – They enjoy riding so much that they believe they were born to ride. Ferraris fail to impress them, Ducatis and Harley Davidsons however, will give them a hard on for days on end.
All of the above will ride no matter how much the COE for bikes cost.
How about people like us. Who are stuck because cars are way too expensive and yet we still want to enjoy the convenience of urban mobility.
We listed the general prices of the bikes in the market to consider our options. It is worth it to still ride a bike in Singapore? And if so, which Class of bikes?
Class 2B bikes (<200cc) – Bajaj Pulsar, Yamaha X-1, etc, cost about $4K average. Plus COE ($6.8K). You will pay about $11K on the road.
Class 2A bikes (201cc – 400cc) – Super 4, Piaggo 400, etc, cost about $12k average. Plus COE ($6.8K). You will pay about $20K on the road
Class 2 bikes (>401cc) – R1, Burgman etc cost about about $18K average. Plus COE ($6.8K). You will pay about $27K on the road
*Depending on the load that you choose, the prices mentioned here will go up further.
In all honesty, it is difficult to decide. But for what it is worth, we would go with the class 2A bikes just because there are now more options in that range than ever before. Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, have just released a lot of mid-range models. Form sports bikes to motards and even cruisers, riders will be spoilt for choice. It will also be a good time, to explore your riding preference and what kind of bike suits you in the long run
Take the time to save a lil bit more money, and go for the class 2A bikes. We promise you that it will be nothing like the Bajaj or the X-1.