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Old 02-28-2013, 09:22 AM   #164
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Originally Posted by Jltrd View Post would spend 20K on something without first doing some research on it...must be nice to have that kind of money to throw away. You do know that maintenance/parts costs are not a secret right?

I remember an article in a local mag which compared the Ninja 650R and
BMW F800S/ST, translated from the German motobild or what'sitcalled.

They calculated that even though the BMW has better fuel mileage, considering
all expenses (maintainance, a set of tires, everything, with added local
registration fees) the BMW would cost twice as much per mile (actually km)
on the road.

The exact numbers were $0.17/km for the Kawasaki and $0.34/km for
the BMW. 1 mile = 1.6km, btw.

Same math put the Bandit 1250 right in the middle between those two numbers.
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