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Old 09-07-2012, 04:36 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 24.19 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - CBR600 - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - Dodge/Cummins - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Chevy ZR-2 - '03 Chevrolet S10 ZR2
90 day: 17.14 mpg (US)

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The talk of riding the KLR to save money got me to thinking that I need to run the numbers to see if my motorcycle saves me money.

15,000 annual miles.
Assuming $4/gal gas

Acura TSX = 500 gallons = $2,000
Honda CBR = 333 gallons = $1,333

I would save $667/yr in fuel to exclusively ride my motorcycle. Considering I would go through 3 rear tires and 1 front, I estimate I would spend $800/yr on tires.

For me, riding the motorcycle or taking the car is a wash financially. A more efficient motorcycle or less efficient vehicle would tilt the scales in favor of riding.
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