That is a lot of money.. but it does include a rear tire
if the service it $500 every 16,000 miles, then you are paying half as much for the maintenance as you are for fuel to go that distance.
On a motorcycle, if you have a shop change your tires for you, you are paying as much for tires as you are for fuel.
Motorcycles are surprisingly expensive to ride in $/mile, even though they are simple vehicles, they are usually high maintenance compared to a car.
For example, the old air cooled VWs required valve adjustment every 3000 miles (with the oil change). But it was a simple task, the valve covers stuck out in the open, it was quick and easy to do, and maybe replace the cork valve cover gasket every 3rd or 4th time.
On my VS650 I have to remove the seats, tank, airbox and carbs to adjust the valves, its a 2 to 3 hour job.
Last edited by KCW; 01-29-2019 at 08:35 AM.