From your 2011 - 2012 (2011 MOT date - 2012) how much did you spend on fuel for the year assuming that petrol costs 134.9p?
To work it out there is a fuel calculator on this page http://www.fuel-economy.co.uk/calc.shtml.
Mine worked out to approximately £1550 for the year and thats over 12500miles. Pleasantly surprised as it turned out to be less than I though it was.
In other words if I still had my car, the insurance on it would still cost more than the petrol I used on the bike in a whole year. How crazy is that?
I don’t even want to know how much I spent on fuel…it pisses me off at the best of times.
The thing is it wasn’t that long ago when it used to cost £12-14 to fill a bike up…now costs around £25.
It used to be you could go out for a good blast on your bike and you’d probably spend £20 on fuel, now it’s more like £50…I have actually stopped myself from going out sometimes…because I can’t afford to put fuel in the bike!! WTF is THAT all about!
And I am not even talking about 20 years ago or something like that, but only a few years back.
i really REALLY dont want to know… :laugh:
same as asking someone how much you spend on beer/fags
@ Waxy. I know what you mean. I remember being about 5 years old sitting in the back of my dad’s car and pulling up at the pumps and he would more or less fill up the tank with £20-25. It was something like 65-70p a litre.
I think yesterday on the St George’s run I used about £26/27.
@SilveR6 - Don’t be a spoil sport… I can see you itching out of curiosity.
no i’m serious, i really dont want to know :laugh:
Just under £600 a year on my 34mpg motorbike…I’ve toyed with the idea of getting one of those new CBR 250rs, they do almost 80mpg…I just don’t think they are as fun.
wouldn’t know as luckily a few of my commutes to london are expensed
plus I have lost count which days I go to epsom, which to London, which to weird and wonderful locations…
Don’t be scared Jetstream. I’m not asking you to work out the cost of engine changes per year :laugh:. I’ve worked out your oil costs at nil though :Whistling:
Considering how little I’ve used the bike I still dont want to know.
No idea on the bike, as I hardly ever use it, but I can tell you that I spent £5802.94 in my car over that 1 year period as I have to record the spend!
I can tell you 20 years ago, a litre of petrol was 49.9p… I remember as that was how much I paid when I started driving.
I’m not sure it’s ‘shot up’ in recent years. I think it’s been a pretty steady increase. I would guess it’s been over a pound a litre for at least 6 years.
EDIT I guess it’s quite an increase -
Hmm, not sure I totally believe that.
EDIT2 Okay, yeah, gone up quite a bit in the last 2 or 3 years -
How many people here would stand on a protest line, or blockade a road over the ongoing price hikes?
^^ I would if it actually changed something.
Personally, I would want to know exactly why the costs are going up and how the blockade will annoy/inconvenience the people responsible.
I would, its hard to organise a protest these days…too many work commitments by everyone…