A motorcycle gets much better gas mileage than a car. This is fundamentally possible because a motorcycle is so much lighter. Less weight to haul around means less kinetic energy needed means less gasoline burned. A typical motorcycle will use between 1.25 and 2.00 gallons per hundred miles. The buying price of a motorcycle is generally much lower too. So the total cost of ownership is considerably lower than for a car. Excepting trips aimed at moving cargo, hauling the kids or in bad weather, a motorcycle can be a perfect substitute for a car. For many people, maintaining a cheap motorcycle for commuting to work and a car for other trips can be a gas and money saver. The video below is a piece on the gas saving benefits of motorcycle ownership.