I agree with megaspaz.
1. You only save time if you can lanesplit, and I believe california and texas are the only states where it is legal.
2. Motorcycles are dangerous. 95% of riders that ride for 20 years have crashed at least once (that was a study, but I can’t remember where from).
3. I’m of the opinion that motorcycle cost the same, or are even more expensive than cars. The only caveat to that is if you were to get a pre 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250, or maybe a Ninja 500/gs500. Those bikes can all my purchased used for less than $3,000 and they get such good gas mileage that you continue to save even though they go through tires/consumables a lot quicker than a car.
Modern 600cc sportbikes are NOT more economical unless you don’t buy any gear and you don’t take any safety courses. Even then it is borderline. That is just my opinon though, and I own a ZX6R and I started on a GS500.
~Best Beginner Motorcycles Admin