Originally Posted by vtbob
Bikes are for fun.
If costs is the BIG consideration..not the fun...one makes sort of weird bike decisions
the cheapest bike is used.....the ones that are most unpopular, most undesirable are the cheapest...the best buy if $$ are the main decision point
BMWs are not cheap...either new or used because they are highly desirable. ...ie Fun
to me debating the cost of a valve adjustment on GS or a super Teniere is like trying to dance on the head of a pin
You are right bikes are about fun. But I am cheap and and I ride a lot. Over the past two years I've done 40k on my Vstrom and I don't commute. If I had to spend a lot of money on parts or repairs any bike would become very unfun for me very fast. The Vstrom has required nothing but consumables over that 40k. So I do take into account the likely hood of major failure and big costs. I'm just that kind of person. I do my research and go for bikes that will get the job I need done with the least fuss.