Originally Posted by canoli
So I met a guy last week who is into road racing here in OZ as well and he pretty much said the same thing. He estimated that it was costing him somewhere between 75-80 grand a year to compete. Mostly on track time, tires, brakes and other consumables. I've spent about an 8th of that last year including a bike for dirt and yeah like you said I can ride my dirt bike pretty much anywhere. I'll keep my CRF for now, and see what the future holds in about a year. After all.. I still need to finish Finke.
$75 t0 $80 grand is a hell of a lot. We certainly didn't spend that kind of money. It is expensive. $250 for a tire and it is used up in one day.
Go to an amateur event and ask around.
I can see the dirt attraction, if you're 25 and can take the physical abuse.