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Looking To Avoid Gas Guzzlers? Try A Motorcycle

Posted July 1 2008 03:38 PM by Kevin Y 
Filed under: Industry News, Suzuki, Motorcycles
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Suzuki Hayabusa Motorcycle Bike

Readers have been very vocal this spring and summer about their growing interest in motor scooters and motorcycles as a means to reduce their fuel consumptions.  


Survey shows that gas prices are hurting people at home and they are looking for alternatives to large SUVs and even regular cars.

Consumer Reports wrote that 18 percent of people surveyed are looking at a motorcycle and 14 percent drawn to a scooter. Sales of scooters are up 24 percent for the first months of 2008.

These numbers are quite dramatic given the inherent compromises with two-wheel transit, such as seasonal, fair weather use; limited speed; limited passenger and cargo capacity; and of course, safety. But clearly, there is an accelerating trend that cannot go unnoticed.

Before you run to the DMV for a motorcycle license, consider our previous post that riding a motorcycle does 10 times more damage to the environment than a regular car.



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