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Do Motorcycles Save You Money?

Feb 8, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Jo Kelley

How to Save Money: Trade in Four Wheels for Two

It’s no mystery to all you bikers out there: motorcycles are money-savers. Even the physical makeup of a motorcycle is a telling sign of its frugality: it’s smaller than a compact car, and it only has two wheels instead of four (some have three, but that’s still fewer than four!). If you’d like a thorough breakdown of what exactly makes two wheels such a great investment, I’ve prepared some notes.

For starters, gas fill-ups are significantly cheaper for motorcycles than for cars, trucks, and SUVs. The average tank size on a full-bagger, for instance, is usually around 6-7 gallons, whereas a compact sedan has an average tank size of up to 12 gallons—that’s a difference of about half between the largest motorcycle and the smallest car on the market!

But, it doesn’t stop there. If you’re still wondering, “Is a motorcycle cheaper than a car?” take a peek at this slideshow for s’more eye-opening motorcycle-versus-car facts. 

Do motorcycles save you money?

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Jo Kelley

Written by Jo Kelley

I cover the history of motorcycles, motorcycle news, and tell the stories of some of the most popular brands.