Honk if you've never seen a gun fired from a bike
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Collegeville, PA
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A body will go before an engine, if properly maintained. I've seen a ton of bikes from the 70's through current, with about 90k being hte highest. The reasoning is, 99.9% of the time, a motorcycle simply does not see as much street time as a car. A car will average 12-15k/yr according to insurance companies. It's not unlikely for a bike to see 1-2k. That means in 10 years, that car has racked up 120-150k, where as the bike has racked up 10-20k. Sure, there are exceptions...
Also, bike engines are simpler than car. Less parts, less to brake. Now it also comes down to quality/construction, but less parts to cheap out on, less to brake. Also, motorcycle riders tend to be more aware of things such as maintenance. Winterization, fluid changes, etc. I see car's regularly being neglected for maintenance, which causes them to fail early, because people simply don't want to be bothered with anything more than the "get in and drive" mentality. Some riders adhere to that mentality, but % wise, they're probably better as far as keeping up with maintenance than a car owner.
2001 Yamaha Roadstar
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