Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Southwest Virginia
You will save money at the pump but you really do not save a lot or even any at all. Also how far do you drive. I ride my bike to work 75% of the time. (Just a guess between nasty rainy days and winter.) It actually cost me more to do that then it dose to not have a bike and just ride my 00 GMC 1500 Pickup. But I do not have a long trip to work. You will need to look at cost of insurance and upkeep of another vehicle, payment (if you finance) take that out of our potential gas savings and you will see what It will be. Also motorcycles use more tires and that brings up the "Darkside" conversation. (to Car tire, or not).
In short, I ride my bike to work because I WANT to not to SAVE money.
1985 Honda Nighthawk 650 (First Bike)
2004 Vulcan 1500 Classic (First Big Bike)
2007 Vulcan 1600 Meanstreak (Love Affair)
1999 Yamaha 1100 V-Star Custom (Right Price at the Time)
2008 V2K Classic (Favorite Vulcan)
2014 HD Ultra Limited (Bells and Whistles)
Who would have thought I would grow up to become "Spatially Educated" and play Connect-the-Dots for a living.