A barrel is at $59 right now, with the futures market predicting it will push above $60 again for December. The last time we saw $30 was December of 2003. Unless someone decides to flood the market with reserves to cause a price crash, or some massive and previously unknown field is discovered, I don't expect it to drop under $50 again.
Fuel mileage won't keep me from fueling the Big green machine, but I did purchase a 500cc for the ride to work. Fuel mileage and or cost is an issue, but nothing that will keep me from buying/riding, etc...
This is my therapy -I'm saving money by not going to the shrink - So I do very well in the long run.
I was inches from buying a Brutale 750... until I saw that it got 23mpg. My 06 GSXR 750 is getting between 42-50mpg. I've always wondered why the big four hasn't come out with a 400cc 4cyl that does 0-60 in about 5-6 seconds, 80-85 with just enough left to pass someone. I love the gixxer, but who really needs 170mph on tap? Give us a bike with performance that matches a sports coupe like a civic si, or cooper s. the mileage there would be great i think.
Riding through LA in my 540 gets me about 16.5MPG. The SV on the other hand tends to pull around 50MPG. Overall cost of operation was one of the driving factors in my picking up a street bike, gas being a part of that equation. Because my travel habits changed after picking up the SV (I actually go to a lot more places now) it's not a strict 1:1 comparison, but for an entire month of gas on the motorcycle it would get me about six days of gas for the 540.
We worked weekends dufus and 16 hour days.. God your such a pompous ass.. I worked my way through college this way. No silver spoon for me.. I never questioned your previous career. Keep in mind most of us were GS-2s, 3s. 4s. and 5s. I think a 2 started out at a $1.50 over min wage at the time.
That was before the fantastic college loan programs they have today.. I loved the excitement and team comrade. The leadership training and experience I received really helped me out latter on. i.e my job now.
As long as I can get 200 miles from a tank, the price don't bother me much on way or the other.
If gas rose above $3/gallon and stayed there for a year or three, I think that'd be a great thing in the long run, but sux in the short run. Sux reason is clear. Great thing not so clear, so here I go: when oil breaks say $70/bbl or so, incentive is there to bring higher lift cost sources to market. Supply & demand will balance out jes fine, thankyavrmuch as Elvis leaves the building...
So you hate Bush because you aren't a real firefighter? Makes sense to me. I just don't want any of our readers here to confuse you with a professional firefighter. You were a part-time wannabe. Nothing wrong with that. Just tell it like it is. I did it for a living for 17 years, not 6 'seasons' on the weekends. That would make me the professional, and you the never was. Just keepin it real for you 'facts and data' types.