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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #190 on: January 13, 2019, 01:34:57 AM »
*Originally Posted by ThirtyOne [+]
Not only in fuel, but consumables like brake pads, tires, etc. Motorcycles for the win.

Except for tires!
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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #191 on: January 13, 2019, 01:36:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by UnmzldOx [+]
My recent estmate.

Operating costs (fuel, insurance, fees, maint.  Excludes purchase):
25 mpg car, well used - 0.24 $/mile
65 mpg 500X - 0.17 $/mile

Hmmm, I'll need to try this comparison - as I have a smaller car (1200cc) which does 40-45mpg (I don't commute), only needs a very basic service every 2 years and does 20,000 miles to a set of tyres, I think the figures will be a lot closer.....  :084:

Bike's more fun though!!  :001:
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2017 and 2018: 8000miles recreational use - 89.82mpg UK; 74.79mpg US; 3.14litres/100km

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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #192 on: January 13, 2019, 08:19:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by AJC500 [+]

Bike's more fun though!!  :001:

Hard to quantify, but certainly am important factor, especially if it means you get to de-stress after a challenging day.

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Re: MPG Seems Low
« Reply #193 on: January 13, 2019, 08:42:36 PM »
The memory of the ride to work and home is worth something, definitely. It's nice to have good, albeit fading, memories to mull over. It's the same effect as a vacation, but can be refreshed daily.

To get total cost of ownership, add your OTD/distance to the operating cost. For me that is 7500 US $ (with gear) / 39000 miles or 0.19 $ for a total of 0.36 $/mile. That improves with added miles, obviously. It could be only 0.23 at 100000 miles. We'll see.

 


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