What is cheaper?

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  1. Clutch

    Clutch cute and cuddly boys

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    Is it cheaper to have a motorcycle as a primary vehicle or a car in the long run? Including insurance, maintenance and assuming both were purchased used and where of good quality.
     
  2. flipfire

    flipfire Moderately Boss

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    Motorbike for the long run. Lots of inconvenience though compared to a car.
     
  3. usapatriot

    usapatriot Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Is safety a factor? If so, I'd say a car could possibly be a lot cheaper...
     
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    Shyster1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Depends; what's the discounted present value of the likelihood of losing your life on a motorcycle versus losing your life in a car?
     
  5. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    It's hard to say, because bike maintenance can be quite expensive too, and the insurance, if it's a sport bike, it can cost more than for the car. Also, bikes get stolen quite often. If you're going to have only one of them, not both, then you may be better off with a car.
     
  6. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    Same. If you believe in fate, and if that day is meant for you to be gone, even if you are driving a tank, it makes absolutely no difference. :p
     
  7. RainMotorsports

    RainMotorsports Formerly ClutchX2

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    When i was living in the city I was going to get a ninja 250 for 3 grand and sell it every year for 2 grand turn around by another. Works out to about 84 bucks a month but the 55-70 mpg also makes up for it versus the civic id buy used for 3-5 grand. I think the price on the bike has gone up a little bit but things like a gas gauge finally got added lol. Its a little thing and only good for about 50K, the intial break in on it is also a pain.

    A decent priced 500 might work out for some people though.
     
  8. Ferrari

    Ferrari Notebook Evangelist

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    Depends on the bike you want and where you are living.

    I considered getting a bike for my main form of transportation. but i live in an area that eithier snows or rains and is very cold half the time so i decided against it.
     
  9. masterchef341

    masterchef341 The guy from The Notebook

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    i don't believe in that type of fate.

    also, the bike is definitely cheaper long run.

    ps. get the car.
     
  10. RainMotorsports

    RainMotorsports Formerly ClutchX2

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    People who claim to believe in fate forget something very important.

    If fate is true then you cant/won't live past when your supposed to die, You can however die before then, suicide being proving factor unless you want to argue on that :p
     
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