Personal Motorcycle Costs

“I just did a spreadsheet analyzing my personal motorcycle costs/mile sort of on a dare from someone who reads my blog regularly. I thought I was going to prove how expensive motorcycles are to operate, but I pretty much proved that even my cranky dirt-cheap Ford Escort is more expensive to own than a reasonable motorcycle. I didn't expect that. It feels like I'm spending more money on the motorcycles because the expenses come in big chunks (tires and drive line). However, the fuel economy over-rules those costs substantially.”

—Thomas Day, ( by email to Mr. Subjective, 1-2013.