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I got one instead of an EV, although I did want an electric motorcycle but it’s 2x for a subpar product.

Even my new mid/low end adventure bike is only $6200. You can find used street bikes sub-$2000. The cheaper, lower-powered ones usually have better mileage too. Mine has 68mpg running 91 octane (US).

If there’s snow on the street (enough to matter) I’m using my ancient car, but otherwise the proper gear and prep can handle my state weather fine (avg 30-85°F depending on time of year).

in general you can’t ride in snow. if there are techniques for safely riding in snow, I’d like to see them.

I like the idea that they are more fuel efficient than cars, but they are a dangerous form of transport especially when sharing roads with cars (but I think they would probably still be dangerous even without cars).

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they are less dangerous, in the sense that you have more control over how much risk you want to take.

if you ride safely and learn all the advanced skills you’ll never have a problem. but if you cycle safely and competently you still get into a lot of dangerous situations.

Yes, they go faster so there is more risk of serious injury/death.

Also a benefit of cycling in comparison is that you get excersise

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Yes, running is more dangerous thank walking (partly because it is faster)

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