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Hi,:welcome:

How much is ur average monthly running costs (fuel, maintenance, insurance ect. for a fireblade of course :)?
 

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It all depends on how much you use it really.

Fuel per month - 50eu. summer months.

Maintenance per annum - 100/200eu. depending on what needs to be done or what i want to get done really.

Insurance - For me its 350eu. per annum but age, experience and endorsements can make a difference.
 

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Hi,:welcome:

How much is ur average monthly running costs (fuel, maintenance, insurance ect. for a fireblade of course :)?

Monthly running cost is meaningless when some owners do 1000kms per year and others do 100,000kms. Some "riders" pay licence, insurance, depreciation and interest just to own the bike, without actually riding it. Ducati owners seem to take the biggest loss in that regard.

From the figures below I'd guess my big bikes (750/1000cc) are around the A$1000 per month or A$550 per 1000kms.

I don't have numbers handy for the bikes but I did work it out a few years ago at 4-5 times more expensive than doing the same mileage on the road in the car. At the time I was doing around 20,000kms on my bikes and 20,000kms in my cars per year so that was even. The 600 would be cheaper and my 250's would be cheaper still but I don't think I've ever worked it out - probably similar to the car I'd guess for the 250's. For the racebikes it's around A$1000 per race day :)

I just last weekend worked out new figures for one of my cars.
For the car (without counting purchase/depreciation/interest) it's cost us A$12,550 over 4.5 years/100,000kms. So, A$232 per month or A$125.50 per 1000kms.

Our number one car ('93 Suzuki Swift) bought in '01 off a friend's mother who bought it new) cost just on A$1000 in non-fuel running costs over 100,000kms (156,086kms to 255,746kms in 54 months - August '02 to February '07). Oil and filter every 6000kms, new air filter every 18,000kms, fuel filter, plugs, and coolant every 36,000kms, plug leads around 50,000kms and front brake pads around 80,000kms. The original rear shoes are still going strong at 290,000kms. A set of four new tyres cost A$160 and the last set went 62,500kms (62,000kms on the 929 on the road would cost me over A$3000 just for tyres!).
Fuel economy around town is 13kpl at least - regardless how hard we hammer it. Averaging fuel (98RON) at A$1.20 per litre (it went to about A$1.60 but is back around A$1.20 currently) over those years for 7000 litres is A$8400.
Rego/licence is A$450 per year. Third Party, Fire and Theft insurance is A$250 per year - A$3150 for 4.5 years/100.000kms.
It was A$5000 when we bought it (at 120,000kms, new was A$14,000 in '93) and now they go for around $2000 for an average one so depreciation loss is around A$3000 over nine years (or A$11,000 over 16 years for somebody that bought it new). We bought it for cash so no finance fees or interest.
 
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lol.
Ask a question any question...and Bladeracer pops up with the most comprehensive answer on earth. He's half petrol head half Steven Hawking I tell you

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The costs of owning and running a vehicle are something I'm interested in :)
I've been self-employed since I left school so I've always kept meticulous records of income and expenditure. I know people that spend more than one-third of their yearly income just owning their car - and they don't even realise it. They work Monday to Wednesday to support their family and then work Thursday and Friday just to pay for a bloody car - I find that simply crazy.
I worked out recently that our BMW 528i was A$46,000 new in '85 (for value comparison, in '94 I paid A$88,000 for my four-bedroom house and a mate paid A$22,000 for his similar house in '72 when he returned from VietNam so I think it's fair to say you could buy a nice house with A$46K in '85). Now they sell for 2.8-6.3%(!) of that. Who on earth would buy a car for $46,000, pay years of interest and finance fees on top of that plus BMW servicing charges if the dealer told them the car would be essentially worthless in 25 years? We paid A$1200 in '06 for it with a blown engine (brilliant BMW design that was) but immaculate otherwise.
In the same year the Suzuki Swift was A$14,000 and now it still sells for 14% of its original purchase price - on top of sigificantly cheaper running costs over those 25 years. Really nice ones can get you back one-fifth of the original price.
I would love to know what percentage of the national income of the population of a country goes into simply paying to own the vehicles that are on the road.
 

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I would love to know what percentage of the national income of the population of a country goes into simply paying to own the vehicles that are on the road.
"On the road" is a somewhat relative term in London! My car spends 95% of its life sitting on the road rather than being driven. I'm certain there are thousands of cars living the exact same weekend tottle about town existence.

£4,000 to buy.
£400 per year to insure.
£140 road tax
£200 annual service (why the hell it needs a service for sitting on its arse!)
£45 annual MOT
£20 per month petrol = £240 per year

Assuming I keep it for 4 years...and adding a bit for tires...total about £8,500 or £2,125 per year just so we can go to the supermarket at the weekend!

So for me its about 6%!
 

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And about 10% for the blade...but then its much more fun than the car so obviously worth more "chucking money in its general direction..."
 

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"On the road" is a somewhat relative term in London! My car spends 95% of its life sitting on the road rather than being driven. I'm certain there are thousands of cars living the exact same weekend tottle about town existence.

£4,000 to buy.
£400 per year to insure.
£140 road tax
£200 annual service (why the hell it needs a service for sitting on its arse!)
£45 annual MOT
£20 per month petrol = £240 per year

Assuming I keep it for 4 years...and adding a bit for tires...total about £8,500 or £2,125 per year just so we can go to the supermarket at the weekend!

So for me its about 6%!
How many miles does it do in a year?
 

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And about 10% for the blade...but then its much more fun than the car so obviously worth more "chucking money in its general direction..."
Too right mate!
I'm happy to work one day a week to feed and clothe myself and work another five days just so I can race on the weekend :)
 

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It makes me laugh how much some people spend on cars - buy a brand new car, on finance, and claim it saves them money on fuel and road tax! Never mind the fact they are paying interest on something that is depreciating! It's these 'hidden' costs that most people don't see or choose to ignore.

Bikes too - I also saw someone selling an R1 about a year ago - it was 6 months old, about 1000 miles on it, and he was asking about £3000 less than purchase price. In 6 months his bike has lost more than my bike cost me in total, including extras! And 3 years down the line I still have my bike as well.

For my bike, I would say the biggest cost is tyres - they just don't last and are expensive.

Fuel is less than the car, tax too, and insurance. Maintenance is about the same - hard to quantify as it depends what needs doing. (The car being a 2000 Ford Focus 1.6).

As for how much it costs a month - :idunno: depends how much I use it.

lol.
Ask a question any question...and Bladeracer pops up with the most comprehensive answer on earth. He's half petrol head half Steven Hawking I tell you

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I do around 8500 miles a year on my blade and for that the rough cost are below:
Fuel approximately £90 p/m.
Tax £64 p/a.
Tyres approximately 4 rears and two fronts p/a so £800 p/a.
Insurance £320 p/a.
Maintenance approximately two services a year or approx £300 p/a.
Oh and not forgetting the oil:lol: which is about £5 p/m. :D

So altogether about £218 p/m, £2600 p/a or £300 per 1000 miles.

Obviously I also have depreciation aswell but I dont want to work that out,;) then you have nice things like exhaust's and the like to pay for, oh and dont forget trackdays.:D
 

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I do around 8500 miles a year on my blade and for that the rough cost are below:
Fuel approximately £90 p/m.
Tax £64 p/a.
Tyres approximately 4 rears and two fronts p/a so £800 p/a.
Insurance £320 p/a.
Maintenance approximately two services a year or approx £300 p/a.
Oh and not forgetting the oil:lol: which is about £5 p/m. :D

So altogether about £218 p/m, £2600 p/a or £300 per 1000 miles.

Obviously I also have depreciation aswell but I dont want to work that out,;) then you have nice things like exhaust's and the like to pay for, oh and dont forget trackdays.:D
It really makes you stand back and think this is feckin expensive, and thats before you even buy a pair of gloves!!! or even do your week away with the lads.

Still, i wouldn't change it.:)
 

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It really makes you stand back and think this is feckin expensive,
My dad is 85 in few weeks and he still can't quite get it.
When "'ee wurrr a ludd" back in England (Lancashire) people bought bikes because they couldn't afford to own or run cars :)
I imagine bikes after the war probably got a lot more than 5000kms out of a tyre?
And they probably didn't wear the equivalent of two-grand worth of gear either!
 

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My dad is 85 in few weeks and he still can't quite get it.
When "'ee wurrr a ludd" back in England (Lancashire) people bought bikes because they couldn't afford to own or run cars :)
I imagine bikes after the war probably got a lot more than 5000kms out of a tyre?
And they probably didn't wear the equivalent of two-grand worth of gear either!
Very true that, its all relative though, nowadays you work pay the bills and have fun with the rest if ya can and if so then you're fortunate. Things must have been alot different back in the day when just surviving was good fortune.

Are we gone a bit soft in the last 30 years?
 

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:hmm: Lets see if I can scare myself...

Tyres (2 sets a year based on annual milage and previous experience) - £440 roughly
Insurance (Yearly)- £160
Tax (Yearly) - £66.00
Servicing (Twice yearly, parts only as I do my own servicing) - £250 at a guess
Fuel (yearly, rough guess based on commuting & weekend jaunts) - £1600

So yearly thats approximately :eek: £2516... :)crying:)

Monthly approximately £209.66 :hmm:


Thats just for one bike, not the 2 I have now and my project bike as well.. Mind you things like fuel will be divided between all of the bikes. Insurance and tax will go up obviously once I have 3 bikes on the road, but tyre costs will be spread as my annual milage will be split between the 3 bikes..

Purchase price and bling/rebuild prices will add (probably considerably) to these figures..

But you wanna know summat.. I don't care! I love my bikes and will quite happily pay it :thumb:
 

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Thats just for one bike, not the 2 I have now and my project bike as well.. Mind you things like fuel will be divided between all of the bikes. Insurance and tax will go up obviously once I have 3 bikes on the road, but tyre costs will be spread as my annual milage will be split between the 3 bikes..

Purchase price and bling/rebuild prices will add (probably considerably) to these figures..

But you wanna know summat.. I don't care! I love my bikes and will quite happily pay it :thumb:
:plus1: and for as long as I can.
 

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lol.
Ask a question any question...and Bladeracer pops up with the most comprehensive answer on earth. He's half petrol head half Steven Hawking I tell you

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Here for me its

150/month tyres
90/month fuel(euros thats around 10euros a tank)
Servicing/year 150euros
tax/year 33 euros
insurance/year 750 (fully comp, but couldn't carry my no claims over from the UK as I didn't have insurance over here for 3 yrs....had full no claims comprehensive cover as well, on car and bike:rant:)

358/month expenditure :eek: No wonder I was skint all of last year :rotfl::rotfl:
 
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