I haven't been riding for a while and I've been looking at buying another bike. The problem is more complicated however. I've recently moved to Kamloops from Vancouver for work. I left family, friends and gf all in Vancouver. I'd like to commute from Kamloops to Van and back again ever weekend, but the costs of that is a little high. fuel wise, I'd spend about $120 round trip per weekend. In a month that is about $480.
So one solution is to ride between the cities. I'd have to buy a bike (something I was probably going to do anyway, a cheap one though), insurance, then pay for the fuel used on the bike. If I buy something like a CBR F2/F3 or something of that era and price range, it should be fine I guess. Then there's the fuel. Does 4L/100Km seem reasonable? That's what I seemed to be getting last time I was on a 1990 ish sportbike. I know a buddy of mine on an FI does 3L/100Km, but an FI would be out of my price range and would depreciate too quickly. (CBR F2s haven't changed in price for the last 3 years).
Cost savings would be minimal as I would have to pay for insurance on top of everything. I'm thinking $1200, this is without collision. I didn't count the bike as that is an asset and can be sold for almost full value within the year (not that I'm going to).
But even with the cost savings not very great, I would in the end be able to ride a motorcycle throughout Kamloops, Trans Can 1 and the BC interior all of summer and then some for the money I would be pissing away on fuel anyway.
Thoughs? Expected fuel economy? Other ideas?