The website should also tell people to take a training course. The last thing I want to see is motorcycle accidents going up because a bunch of morons (not MOrons) are hopping on a 1000+cc bike and getting themselves hurt. That will start a whole new round of "motorcycles are too dangerous" in the press.
Dang, gas is sure getting expensive. Well, let's see. Maybe I should get one of those motorcycles. Here, I'll check prices with NADA. Cool, a Harley XL1200C for only $9495. I'll go down and pick one up now, plus spend several hundred bucks more for some cool clothes and a helmet. Guess I'd better call the insurance man, too. Oh boy, I'm gonna be saving some serious money now with my economical new motorcycle. I wonder how hard they are to ride.
Bah. I got better gas mileage from my 1994 Mitsubishi Mirage than I do from my 05 GSXR... The car got about the same as my 2001 Bandit 600 did. I like the bike a whole lot more, but it's not anywhere near as cheap to run.
"It's always easier to do things the hard way. -- Chango
Come on guys, I never said it was a good comparison. I was simply trying to remind folks that you can get good gas mileage from a small car, occassionally better than bikes. And small cars are perfectly adequate for most people. Clearly there are folks who need larger vehicles, just not most people. As a side note I don't have the Mirage anymore; all I have is the bike.
I only ride on moonless nights on an empty stomach. I can't begin to defend the looks of the bike. I've ridden a bunch of stuff that disgusted me afterward........(wait for it)
I agree with Buzz, I think the bike is great from the top of the headligh to the tail pipe. I back it in my garage so I can only see the back right 2/3 of the bike. I love to look at that tire hanging out there.
And a Toyota Prius gets 50 mpg in traffic, at least mine does. On open highway at speed, you get no great advantage, as there isn't energy storage through deceleration. I prefer the bikes, but anyone who thinks that they save much fuel is kidding themselves. (Commuting, which I don't do any more, is a separate issue.)