Recently, I was taking a look at some of the statistics I’ve gathered over the years and thought it would be interesting to share with everyone. When I started riding, I never expected to accumulate so many miles in such a short period of time.
Since purchasing my 2006 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Classic on May 9th, 2006 I’ve racked up a total of 161,286 miles between the four bikes that I’ve owned.
|Miles by Bike|
|2006 Electra Glide (May 2006 – Feb 2014)||68,467|
|2010 Electra Glide Limited (Jan 2010 – Aug 2012)||60,429|
|2012 BMW K1600GTL (Aug 2012 – Feb 2014)||26,312|
|2013 Street Triple (Jul 2013 – Feb 2014)||6,078|
|Total Miles as of 2/21/14||161,286|
|Average Miles per Year||21,108|
Here in Upstate NY, I actually end up riding about 8-9 months a year due to the cold and snow that we get.
During the riding season, I commute back and forth to work almost every day. I’m also out riding most Saturdays and Sundays. This all adds up to quite a few miles.
Of course a good chunk of the miles I’ve accumulated are a result of the cross-country trips I’ve taken. These trips have ranged from 7k-9k each year accounting for somewhere between 45k – 50k of the total miles I’ve ridden. These long trips are the reason I really like big touring bikes.
While averaging over 20k miles a year sounds pretty good, in some ways, averages can be deceiving. If memory serves me right, the first couple of years I only averaged about 13k-14k a year. This past year is the most miles I’ve done in a single year. I’ve racked up 32k miles in 15 months (Aug 2012-Nov 2013) between the BMW (26k miles) and the Triumph (6k miles). These two bikes are a lot of fun to ride.
I’ve spent countless hours enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells that only a motorcycle can provide. I hope to be able to continue for many years to come.