Are Motorcycles Too Dangerous? Why I Ride A Motorbike Despite The Risk.

Ready to Roll. (Author photo).

As with most motorcyclists, I am regularly asked why I pursue such a risky pastime. Riding a motorbike is inherently dangerous. Tens of thousands of riders die every year. Here in Canada, you are 14 to 15 times more likely to die on a motorbike than in a car. The stats are likely similar elsewhere. You can quibble over exact numbers, or which factors play the biggest…