Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Over all, the gas reason these people come up with makes me laugh. Doing the math puts the Ninja mileage at roughly 17,250 before the bike evens out to it's base price. Add plates, insurance, tires, gear, oil, parts, misc repairs.. etc.. etc.. and it extends that mileage even further. If they don't pay cash, figure all the interest in as well.
Very few people accomplish riding a MC year around and only for commuting purposes at the same time.
So, figure the time of still operating a vehicle and figure all the recreational riding that burns up gas otherwise not used and that extends the mileage and time to equal out the purchase even further. It would take commute only people 5, 6 or even 7 years to hit that kind of mileage.
Even then, they have only accomplished to equal out the purchase. Only after that achievement will the purchase of a MC start showing positive cash benefits. For most people... it's simply not worth it and a ridiculous justification to buy one.
Buying a dirt cheap used MC could work out though.
Last edited by TheWanderer; 05-30-2008 at 12:23 PM.