I was reading this article on Yahoo about how mopeds are making a come back due to high gas prices.
To be sure, US sales of small-bore cycles aren’t yet at their peak – 300,000 units in 1978. But sales are up 500 percent since 1999, and rose from 83,000 units sold in 2004 to 130,000 in 2005, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council. A new moped starts at $1,000, and fancy scooters go for more than $5,000. What distinguishes the scooter from the motorcycle is mainly its small-bore engine and small-diameter tires.
To me it would make more sense to invest $100-$500 in a bicycle and save the rest. Why spend up to $5000 just to save money later? If you ride a bike, you save everytime you get on it. It barely cost anything to ride a bike…..but then again that’s just me.