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Dan Aspel  says:

Bike vs car: cost comparison

Getting on a moped or bike costs half as much as driving a car, and we’ve got the figures to prove it. Our research below shows that a 17-year-old driving a car will have spent around £2640 to get on the road, while a 16-year-old riding a moped will have spent just £1288. A saving of over 52%. If you’re 16+...

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srad1

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srad1 says:

who the duck

is gonna buy a 40pound helmet and ride around with it?

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snev

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snev says:

Jeez

Im getting a croation BT49.

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street3r

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street3r says:

Then add the fuel...

My lad is 16 later this year. He's got all the bike gear already as he goes on the back of mine. He's very interested in a 50cc "twist and go". All he's got to do is get a part time job to pay for the fuel. In fact I need a part time job to pay for the fuel.

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Squashed_Fly

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Squashed_Fly says:

What's wrong

with a £40 helmet?

I bought my HJC in the George Whites sale for £40. It's gold stamped (and numbered!), has double D ring fasteners and is quite comfy for the price. Ok, it's not as quiet or refined as an Arai or my old Shoei, but it's certified fit for track use.

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5LeafClover

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5LeafClover says:

Cake & Eat It

It's already been said but fuel is a very compelling argument for people of any age to switch. the 125cc will go about 3 times the distance on a litre of fuel than the fiesta. Recently, family commitments meant I had to sell my beloved celica to cut costs. I now have SV650 that drinks about half the fuel and reaches 60 in about half the time. If I'd wanted to get a similarly green car with similarly low tax and insurance at my budget, just maybe, I could have scraped together enough to get a used Citroen C1. It wasn't a difficult decision.

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ired

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ired says:

Let me know where I can get car insurance for a 17 year old male at under a grand - my sons been looking for ages now and cannot get anything for less than £2k no matter what car - and then it goes up even more after passing the test!

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JacquesWood

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JacquesWood says:

not just 17 year olds

I'm 21, and have worked hard to own a car and a bike. I've had my Car licence for 4 years and completed my IAM 3 years ago. I've had my bike licence almost 2 years and completed my IAM 1 year ago. I own a 1999 Honda Civic 1.4 hatchback and a Ducati 600SS. I have 4 years and 2 years no claims respectively. costs as of December this year: Honda Civic 1.4 - Insurance = £770 fully comp / Tax = £128 for 12 months Ducati 600SS - Insurance =£184 fully comp / tax = £48 for 12 months My Car insurance when I first got the car 4 years ago was £1400 My Bike insurance when I first got the bike 2 years ago was £340 It's criminal!

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Mitchyman

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Mitchyman says:

????

@JacqueWood.  How did you get your car insurance at 17 soo cheap!?!? Im looking for me now and i cant find anything under 2 grand!!!!

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zannoti

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zannoti says:

no contest!

simple  really  ,       we  on  these  here  hallowed  pages  dont  ride  to  save  money,     if  we  did  we  would  be  one  of  the  "suicide   cyclists"  in  the   fcuking  bus  lane.       no,  we  ride  because   we  wanna   ride  our  motorcycles,      simple  as ......        cars   just  dont  do  it   for  us...................

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5LeafClover

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5LeafClover says:

Mitchyman

Cheap simply because it was 4 years ago I'm guessing. Insurance for teenagers has sky-rocketted. Might not be a popular idea, but I think it makes sense to raise the minimum driving age to 18. With the current system it's just too tempting to not buy insurance, especially when you watch road wars and see typical fines for being uninsured are around £500. The 50cc brigade might not attract a lot of nods from bikers, but a 17 year old graduating to a 125cc will have massively improved roadsense than a 17 year old who has 20hrs behind a wheel then passes their test. The potential for causing damage and injury to others will also be less for the 125cc than car.

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