Re: To rent or to buy ?
I just got off the phone with a friend of mine. We talked about JenningsGP, the upcoming 600RR track day, my desire to improve my riding skills via the track, and track biks. He has a 1:17 something lap time at the JenningsGP track, thinks it's the best track in the South East, etc. He also has a 250 GP bike with all the vitamins for sale with spares, for around $5K (one of four that he owns). Not only that but he's willing to rent out his best bike (which he'll prep and tune for any given day) for $400 a day (hoping that's negotiable, but since I don't have a clue, maybe that is a good price ).
So... if I buy a bike (his, or an F3/F4/F4i/600RR), and the necessary support hardware (rent it if need be, such as a trailer, cargo van, whatever), what would be better, rent or own (I'll consider myself lucky to do 4-6 track days a year) ? I figure that after two to three years at best, I'd break even with owning vs. renting (from him, where all I need to do is throw a leg over the bike). Opinions?
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