It has been noted before, but it's worth repeating: gas is getting expensive, and it is not likely to get much cheaper. So, if you want to save a few bucks at each fill up, an option to consider is learning to ride on two wheels. As this article shows, getting well over 70 miles per gallon is possible on either a scooter or a small motorcycle. The winner of this comparison test happens to be the Kawasaki Ninja 250R, which sells new for less than three grand but can be found used for about half that amount. If the Ninja name has you thinking of a sports bike, think smaller. The 250cc engine gives around 30 horsepower or so from what I have heard, so there is not much chance that you'll be in over your head when it comes to power. But, of course, with any motorcycle, proper training is required. News story after news story has shown that scooter sales in particular have gone up dramatically, which I think is a good thing, but remember to be safe if you do choose to save some green by riding on two wheels.

[Source: Cycle World]


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