9 Ways Painting a Motorcycle Can Alter Your Riding Experience

9 Ways Painting a Motorcycle Can Alter Your Riding Experience

Did you know that 1 in 36 people in the US owns a motorbike?

That's right—if you want yours to stand out from the crowd, a new paint job is a good place to start.

You could lovingly restore a motorbike that's seen better days, paint a boring bike in a bright color, or add a completely custom design to your ride. No matter how you decide to paint your motorcycle, you'll sure to benefit in more ways than you might imagine.

Keep reading to find out how painting a motorcycle can improve your whole riding experience.

1. You'll Feel More Connected to Your Bike 

How do you feel eating a store-bought dessert versus one you've lovingly prepared yourself?

You probably feel a lot more connected to the dessert you made yourself, which, in turn, makes it taste better.

The same goes for bikes.

When you've spent time and energy painting your own motorcycle, you'll feel a much deeper connection to your bike. That makes it a lot more fun to ride than a bike you've bought and never done any work on.

2. You'll Enjoy Riding a Personalized Motorcycle 

Painting a motorbike doesn't have to be a straight restoration job.

Always wanted to ride a lemon yellow bike with a purple frame? A pink bike with orange?

Now you can.

Painting your own bike allows you to personalize it completely with no need to take advice from anyone else. You can take all the risks you want and really make a bold style statement.

Riding your dream bike is a thrill that can't be compared to riding a motorcycle that somebody else designed.

3. You'll Get Questions on Your Bike's Design 

Ever passed someone with such an awesome bike that you just had to stop and ask them about it?

Of course you have.

Imagine how it would feel to have such a unique bike that you started to get questions from interested passers-by. Pretty cool, right?

Whether you restore a classic bike or try out a color combo you've never seen before, have fun with your paint job. That way, you'll have plenty of passion when people ask you about it.

You might even befriend some fellow enthusiasts.

4. You'll Know More About Your Bike's History

Knowing about the history of your bike makes it a lot more fun to ride, and provides you with some interesting conversation topics.

When you decide to restore an older bike by repainting it, you'll have to do plenty of research. You'll need to start looking at old pictures, researching paint colors and types, learning about painting processes, and lots more.

Getting stuck into a project like this is a real ride down memory lane, and it's one you'll enjoy thinking about each time you take your bike for a spin.

5. You'll Ride More Carefully 

Are you going to ride recklessly after you've spent hours painstakingly designing the bike of your dreams?

Definitely not.

While you should always ride as carefully as possible, there's no doubt that a new paint job adds extra motivation to avoid scrapes and keep your bike in pristine condition. You'll also be less likely to take your bike into dodgy areas or onto rough terrain.

Anything that helps you avoid motorbike accidents is well worth spending time on.

6. You'll Spend More Time on Maintenance

Once you've spent ages making your bike look amazing, you won't want it to be out of action for a single second.

This should increase your drive to stay on top of motorbike maintenance, making your bike safer and more enjoyable to ride.

Don't be surprised if you also find yourself cleaning and polishing your bike at every opportunity. After all, you've got to keep that new paint job looking stellar. 

7. You'll Understand All the Individual Components of Your Bike 

Painting your bike is a complex process that will most likely involve taking it apart to get full coverage on every component.

If you've never taken a bike apart before, this will be a great learning experience—although we'd recommend taking advice from a pro if you're a complete amateur.

Seeing your bike disassembled will give you a much greater understanding of how each component works, and you might even find yourself more able to diagnose problems in the future.

Knowing how your vehicle works takes the riding experience to a whole new level.

8. You'll Learn to Be More Patient

Did you know that riding a motorbike is proven to reduce stress?

Even the process of painting your bike can have plenty of mental benefits of its own.

Painting your motorcycle doesn't mean slapping on a bit of paint and calling it a day. It's a long, intricate process that requires patience, focus, and dedication.

Undertaking this kind of project is great for your mental health, and the benefits should transfer into other areas of your life. You might feel calmer while waiting in traffic, less stressed while waiting in queues, or more focused on the road.

9. You'll Feel like You're Riding a New Bike 

Do you spend all your time flicking through motorbike magazines, checking out bikes for sale, and wishing you were a millionaire so you could buy that dream motorcycle?

Well, painting your bike could be the next best thing.

While it won't change the performance of your motorcycle, a fresh coat of paint will at least make it look brand new, and the novelty will take a good few months to wear off.

If you were planning to buy a new bike based on appearance alone, a repaint of your current one is a great way to save money.

You might even get hooked on repainting your bike and decide to give it a makeover every year. This isn't a bad idea and will probably encourage you to keep it for much longer than you would have otherwise.

How Will You Benefit from Painting a Motorcycle?

Painting a motorcycle is an experience that every motorbike enthusiast should have at least once.

You'll feel more connected to your bike and its history, you'll get a better understanding of how the bike works, and you'll benefit from increased patience and focus, making your rides safer and more enjoyable.

So, grab some paint and block out a weekend to get painting!

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