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Old 05-01-2008, 09:58 AM   #1
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Higher Gas Prices =

More Motorcycles on the road = More Scooters on the road = Greater Visibility due to larger numbers on the road = Higher Awareness of Riders sharing the road = Greater Acceptance by Cagers and LEO = Greater Responsibility to promote a positive image = etc., etc.


Heck, I think it'll be even better if the Fed were to offer Tax Deducts or Credits for people who buy scooters and economical motorcycles (like 250s and 500s), like they did for Hybrid Cars!!

Yeah, it also means more Noobs, more Suids, etc., but the Positives far outweigh the Negatives, imho.
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i rode to work today... was $50 to fill up the mustang yesterday
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I agree! More bikes means hopefully the other drivers on the road will be more like other drivers in the foreign countries where bikes rule the road.
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I've already had about 5-7 co workers asking about my gas milage ... jaws all drop when I tell them 65 on my 250 and 50 on my 650.

My company sent out a commuter survey and one of the options to promote less congestion/less gas consumption was to give small "bonuses" to those who ride economical vehicles ... one of which were motorcycles...cool
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I just read that gas prices will hit 5 bucks before we know it. If we can't beat it, get a Motorcycle (or get a Scooter)... and roll with it.
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I've already had about 5-7 co workers asking about my gas milage ... jaws all drop when I tell them 65 on my 250 and 50 on my 650.

My company sent out a commuter survey and one of the options to promote less congestion/less gas consumption was to give small "bonuses" to those who ride economical vehicles ... one of which were motorcycles...cool
what the ? hoow do you get 50 mpg on your 650? i cant get obove 30somthin
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+1 on the tax credit for a 2fiddy!
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i should get a tax credit on the busa... i get over 50 mpg on the highway as long as i stay over 90 mph, it's about 47mpg at 75
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what the ? hoow do you get 50 mpg on your 650? i cant get obove 30somthin
That's because you race yours
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Intersting to hear this, but fact is less motorcycles are being produced or shipped to U.S. I didn't understand it either but...
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http://investor.harley-davidson.com/...bmLocale=en_US

Was also told the # of Yamaha sportbikes shipped was cut almost in half this year. Sucky.

So I guess lots of people are buying Ninja 250's? I hear those are flying out the door like hotcakes.

Fact is: Motorcycles are a luxury item. Americans like BIG trucks (especially Texans) and soccer mom's who ride one deep in Limited Expedition V8's are ruining it for everybody (rant off)
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That's awesome, man! I woulda never thought.... a Busa?
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Was also told the # of Yamaha sportbikes shipped was cut almost in half this year. Sucky.

So I guess lots of people are buying Ninja 250's? I hear those are flying out the door like hotcakes.

Fact is: Motorcycles are a luxury item. Americans like BIG trucks (especially Texans) and soccer mom's who ride one deep in Limited Expedition V8's are ruining it for everybody (rant off)
Nevertheless, I see more and more scooters and motorcycles on the road than I ever did before.
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i should get a tax credit on the busa... i get over 50 mpg on the highway as long as i stay over 90 mph, it's about 47mpg at 75
wow, how do you manage that? right now I'm gettin bout 50-60 mpg
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i rode to work today... was $50 to fill up the mustang yesterday
can't wait to get my daily driver back up and running....i'm filling up the truck at $80-$85 and only gettin 240 miles out of it. i drive 80 miles a day minimum.

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= the price of bikes going up
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chit my parents bought a diesel VW Jetta a few days ago. Just found out it gets like 45 mpg. Friggin sweet. My dads gonna convert it to that other fuel thing so its gonna be pimp.
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avg of about 45 mpg on f4i beats the out 25 in the cage espcially since both require premium, did a price comparison with a buddy who drives a g35 im puttin about $25 a week and he puts about $60 dollars a week and we work at same place and live less than a mile away from each other. so $35 bucks a week, i say much as the whistles do WOO WOO
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True that 30mpg!!! I work for a Big company and I give safety tips to the cagers and promote motorcycle safety at least every week. I tell all guys to visit this site and talk to the good peeps on here.
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wow, how do you manage that? right now I'm gettin bout 50-60 mpg
went to dallas on it twice, ran one tank at about 95 the whole way, the other tank at 75 the whole way.... the busa is more efficient at the higher RPM's for that speed. that was at about 4900 RPMs for 95. did about 175 miles and took a tad over 3 gallons
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avg of about 45 mpg on f4i beats the out 25 in the cage espcially since both require premium, did a price comparison with a buddy who drives a g35 im puttin about $25 a week and he puts about $60 dollars a week and we work at same place and live less than a mile away from each other. so $35 bucks a week, i say much as the whistles do WOO WOO
are you sure that your F4I needs premium? if the manual says to use 87, then use that, you'll get slightly more power which = more efficient which = better economy
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