This might seem peculiar, but nowadays lots of men are spending a lot of money, in fact, money that they don’t have, and spend it on expensive motorcycles. What’s the reason behind this? Is it a way to show off personal freedom? Maybe show the soon-to-be-ex-wife that he is happy to leave her and still can show the rest of the world what he is made of?
From a man’s point of view, divorce has a lot of other problems including emotional ones. Paying child support for children, splitting property in half, and with judges mostly favoring women are all issues. What motorcycles might offer is a way to escape this reality and really feel the wind in their backs and taste that freedom, even if for a small amount of time.
Another consideration is that good motorcycles aren’t exactly cheap. A decent Harley Davidson (which seems to be the choice of most divorcing men) cost around $30000 and that’s by no means an investment that is easily afforded for many men, especially when going through a divorce process.
To somehow counter this, some men tend to buy motorcycles before the divorce process takes place and keep it hidden from their wives, with hopes that they will be able to keep the bike to themselves. Even if the judge forces them to sell and split the money, it will take quite some time to sell a bike that might cost a lot of money.
In any case, the urge to buy a cycle is a phenomenon that still needs some psychological research to clearly understand.