6th Gear Poster
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Jacksonville, NC USA
Something to think about with "crotch rockets:"
105 gallons of premium (at 38 mpg) costing 1.98 = 208.43
4 qts synthetic oil = 28.00
1 oil filter = 15.00
set of tires = 232.80
mouting balancing for above tires = 45.00
This is depending on rider, riding type, and road conditions to take into consideration a few things. I left out that every 8k should be a set of spark plugs and some other things, as well as the once a year diagnostics / tuning to keep it in top form. Just off of the gas, tires, and oil above, you can end up with about a $529.23 expense for that 4000 miles. That's .132 per mile. It's not really as inexpensive to travel on those things as it may seem.
But.... they are a blast, and if you can get used to using them long term ( and the weather permits you to ) you can make up for the expenses with a great time, and it will keep up with the gas prices.
2008 Nissan 350Z Grand Touring
2010 Ford F150 Lariat
a bunch of motorcycles
(haven't come across my dream 97 Tbird yet)