I use it for both. Round trip to work and back is about 60 miles (100 km). It saves me about $60 a week in fuel. Plus it is way too much fun going and coming from work. The destination may suck, but the commute is great. Got the bike at the beginning of May, and have about 9500 kms. on it. It is just too much fun not ride whenever I can, for whatever reason.