I am so glad I bought a motorcycle this year. I travel a lot for work, and my 1/2 ton 4wd is only getting about 13 mpg. I have rode the Silverwing the last two days and have saved about $40 in gas. It has been cold - and windy - but I would rather have the extra money in our pocket than wasting it on gas. I've ordered a rain suit and told my wife that I will be riding everyday unless it is forcasted to rain all day or the wind is too hard. When you and your wife spend a combined total of at least $1200 per month on gas, you have to be creative in order to come up with a way to save money. Thank you to all of you that have given me advice on different aspects of our new bikes. As soon as mine is finished, my wife and I will both be riding almost every day. Hmmm, what to do with all the extra money - maybe get me a GoldWing???????????