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Bolwell vs 125 mileage.. whats yours?

Discussion in 'Scooters' at netrider.net.au started by seamusloyd, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Hi all,

    My first post here..
    I have had a Vs125 for the last month and clocked up 600km. I have my first service booked in for next Monday..

    Just wondering what your fuel consumption has been like.

    I'm getting 125km out of a tank. (takes 4.2ltrs when I fill it up)
    So about 30km a litre.

    I'm not a gun ho driver but I am in inner sydney so there are a few short hills here and there. I would consider myself a pretty conservative rider. So I should be reasonably efficient with my fuel.

    How does this stack up against your experiences?

    Thanks!


     
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  2. Thats 3.36 litres per 100 km, thats about right.
     
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  3. genereally speaking, your consumption should get even better as your bike loosens up a bit. On the little scoots, it could easily take a few thousand k's to free up completely.

    So i'd say your going pretty well and it may get better.
     
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  4. 600km? I had the oil changed at 300km(as per the manual). Seems like a long time to wait for the first service!

    I reckon I'm getting about the same, I've got 450km on my VS125. Still feels in the 'loosening up' stage, so hoping for a bit better, although I haven't been riding too economically. Lots of hills and beating cars off the line at the lights :D
     
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  5. Yep like Duffmann and Propilot said. Mine is now 4 months old has done 3500kms and has reached its full potential. What a delightful skoot!
    SO much fun. I dont want to sell mine but I never use it now I have the T-Max, A town skoot doesnt make sense to me in Launceston coz I ride all over the State, needed the Ccs, but I sit on the VS often and think 'I love this skoot' Sigh.
     
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  6. On the recent Blue Ribbon ride from Albert Park to Lower Yarra Reservior my VS125 managed 39km/l. Mind you that was very easy (slow) ride.

    Whereas on Monday did a loop of Christmas Hills, Black Spur, Woods Point Rd and Reefton Spur at a rather spirited pace and achieved 33km/l

    I've done 3300 on my VS125 since mid Jan. Lovely scooter, bit slow off the mark, but it just winds out beautifully to 100+
     
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