hi everyone! sorry if this has been covered elsewhere, but i did try a couple of searches.... my situation: i have my car driver's licence, can drive a manual, can ride a bicycle. willing to learn how to ride a motorbike. i have no car right now, but someone said that a motorbike would be a more economical way to travel....so I'm just wondering what the running costs are actually like. so, excluding the cost of the licence and the actual bike (i was thinking of perhaps a 250cc or something legal for a learner to ride), what are some of the other costs? i know shite all about bikes....so i was wondering about these kind of things: - fuel economy (litres per 100km or whatever) - how often you need to replace air filter, change the oil and put in a new oil filter, fuel filter.... - how much these parts cost - cost of tyres, how long they last - is insurance more or less than a car's? - brakes, suspension, any other running costs? ultimately, i just would like to know whether it works out cheaper than a car. i would be riding about 40km 5 days a week, just going to and from work. is it possible to do a lot of these repairs yourself (ie easier than a car), or do you have to take it to a mechanic every time? i can sort of change the oil in a car....but am not really that mechanically gifted i guess thank you very much for reading and i look forward to hearing your replies!!!!!