Gas is now over $4.50 a gallon here in San Diego and my daily commute is 70 miles round trip. Do the math and you can see that I'm spending a small fortune on fuel. I rode a motorcycle (a Yamaha cruiser) for 10 years before moving to California but sold it in 2008 (gas was fairly inexpensive back then and i really wasn't riding very much). I don't know much about sport bikes, but I'm seriously considering getting a small (sub-500cc), cheap (sub $2,000), and most likely older bike just to get to and from work.
Any suggestions? I really don't want a big, fat cruiser again. I know nothing about the sport bike market and was hoping someone could provide some insight on what to look for. Thanks.