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Cost of ownership question.

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I am planning on purchasing a motorcycle pretty soon. I checked insurance prices and bike prices. Basically, I would be paying 400 a month just for the bike and insurance. How much on average do you guys spend on your bikes and how much should I expect to be paying on top of that 400 I am already going to have to spend? What would be the average amount you spend on gas a week too?


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Rubberhead is oh so correct. Is your bike new? If your bike is new or used will factor into the maintenance costs.

Assuming you have a new bike and there are no problems under warranty and you are riding either a 600cc or a litre bike expect to pay $475 for a new set of tires each year unless you end up riding just to the coffee shop every weekend. And $275 to $750 for oil changes and maintenance depending on the kind of bike you buy and how much you ride. I am factoring a major tune up in the high end of the maintenance pricing.

If you drop the bike (sorry, has to be mentioned) in a parking lot or at a traffic light and it is a sportbike expect to pay $500 to $1500 in repairs and replacement parts.
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