So, a week ago another motorcycle milestone was passed, and while not unnoticed, it went unposted.
The Monster now has over 31,500 miles on it. Which means once again that I ride a lot, and that I have gone 30,000 miles on my bike. That’s a in just a little over 2 years. Ok, I know this is a lot but how much more than the average motorcyclist?

If you ask Kelly Blue Book they say:
“Obviously mileage will vary from year to year and model to model. A simple guide could be to consider the type of bike you are looking at: If the bike is a sportbike 600 c.c. to 999 c.c., and since these bikes are traditionally weekend only bikes, you can expect to see lower miles, about 3,000 miles per year. Tourers or Sport Tourers usually see a lot of miles, but these are generally freeway miles, between 5,000 to 6,000 miles per year.”

Which makes me laugh a little.
Some other places say as little as 1800 is the average.

But seeing as only 4% of motorcycles are used for year round commuting, and only 10% more for seasonal commuting that seems right.
Just getting me to and from work every day is almost 12k miles a year!
🙂 and if you saw my post a couple of days ago, the 1700 mile road trip for a vacation certainly makes it easy to do 15k in a year 🙂


About MotoCynic

I started riding motorcycles in 2006, and there is no going back. I've ridden more than 100,000 miles, most of it on a Ducati Monster, and despite setbacks and murderous BMW's I'm loving every mile.
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