Buying a bike to commute to work. I live about 50 miles from work and I bought a 93 vulcan en500 to get back and forth from work. This would save me about 200$ a month on gas and since I live in FL, I can ride pretty much all year long. I paid 1000$ for the bike and another 200$ for the helmets and riding kits. I have also registered for basic riders training course.