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Old 07-15-2001, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I am fixing to sell my 00 yz125 and I was planning on buying a truck to replace my yota as my daily driver. But I started thinking a sportbike would be cool to have as a daily driver and I would still have the toy to drive as well. I will be driving about 30 mil. each way daily. Does anybody drive theirs that much a day, 80% of the driving will be down rural one lane highways with not much traffic. All the money I would save on gas would be cool but is the insurance more expensive on them
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Old 07-15-2001, 08:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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call your ins agent it will scare the hell outa ya. plus bikes dont get all that great of milaege
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<STRONG>call your ins agent it will scare the hell outa ya. plus bikes dont get all that great of milaege</STRONG>
Any idea on gas mileage? I've heard like 40 or 50mpg is this right or no waaaaay!!
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Old 07-15-2001, 09:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The mpg depends on what kinda bike were talking about....

But for a daily driver/rider, crotch rockets get kinda old pretty quick, I mean that BOTH ways, the bike will "wear out" and unless your tottaly into it, ridding in less than nice weather SUCKS!!! Get a cheap car <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> and keep what ya got??
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I'd say that my XL250R gets atleast 40mpg, probably more like 50mpg. But riding it too much on the street gets old fast.

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I was thinking like an R-6 or somethin? What do you think about that?
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Old 07-17-2001, 09:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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<STRONG>call your ins agent it will scare the hell outa ya. plus bikes dont get all that great of milaege</STRONG>
I think it depends when I was 18 I was paying 349 a month for full coverage on my chevy truck and a bike was only like one hundred something a month. Just call them and find out.
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I drive my 00 Suzuki SV650 to work nearly everyday and get 40+ mpg!! I drive around 15 mile one way on the interstate, but usually leave home early to take side roads with more turns and less traffic. Insurance on that is only $250/year. I choose this bike over a crotch rocket for ins. reasons mainly, plus I'm getting old and chicks don't dig me anymore...lol
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