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Old 02-27-2012, 06:02 AM
KarlB KarlB is offline
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Mein Auto: 11 335d,08 K12GT,10 S1000
define efficient, if buying a bike due to fuel economy get a prius, what you save on fuel you will spend on tires and gear, if buying a bike cause you want to ride go for it!! the bike is going to return somewhere between 35 -45 mpg depending on how its ridden. maint is pretty straight forward if you are mechanically inclined, check out advrider.com and i-bmw.com for resources to all things two wheeled and BMW specific bikes.

if your commuting on it you will need good gear to be able to deal with weather conditions, hot,cold,rain and such, commuting by bike every day unless there is ice on the road is a commitment and puts you into some pretty bad conditions over the years but if you love bikes its well worth the trade off, the only thing I miss about working for someone else is no longer riding to work now that my commute is a walk to the barn
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