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| Posted 12/12/2011 11:58 AM (GMT -7) |
make it an apple vs. apple comparison and the bike will come out on top every time. from the initial cost of purchase to overall ownership cost (insurance, maintenance, etc). just do the math. if fact if i was using a car that's more comparable to a ninja 650r say, a mustang instead of a fuel efficient compact car, that $16k will be closer to $20k which widens the gap even more as well as the money save from the wider mpg differences. in most cases, the insurance rate difference is huge when it's an apple vs. apple comparison meaning a $20k hd fatboy vs. $16k honda civic comparison is not accurate.
comparing a mid-size sportbike to a compact car is not accurate. that's like comparing a ninja 250 to a heavy duty truck and claim the ninja the winner in overall cost, well duh!!!
also not assuming "that a car is equal to a bike for general transportation" because it's not. that's like saying a mazda miata will be equal to a suburban in all aspects. there will be pros and cons of each type of vehicle. therefore, in some instances, the car will not be adequate, in others, the bike will not be adequate.
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