I have been thinking about getting a motorcycle for my commute to school and I am trying to compare the costs of motorcycle versus driving my van. I need some help and input from those that currently ride to make sure I am including all costs. Here is what I currently have as comparisons. 80 mile round trip to school plus 20 to work and home 5 days a week. So 100 miles per week. I have a different school schedule than anyone else I go to school with so carpool is out. I still need the van for the family and bad weather days so selling it is out. Van: AVG 17 mpg mixed driving Needs some repairs to feel comfortable putting this kind of hard mileage on. Repairs mean downtime with nothing to drive and parts costs are about $1000. Motorcycle: Purchase cost $1500-1800 Safety course, license fee, helmet $350-400 Insurance $40 monthly AVG 40-45mpg It seems that with gas at $3 gal I would save about 170 per month by driving the bike. Are there any other things to consider?