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Fuel Economy?

Discussion in 'Scooters' at netrider.net.au started by fret, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. I've put about 500kms on my new Yamaha Cygnus 125 and I've been getting about 4l/100km, which I think is a bit on the high side for 125cc, or is it?



    Does it get better after the 1000km service?
     
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  2. not sure about yours but my 2stroke 50cc shark got about 20-23 klm/litre for the first thousand k's then it went up t 28-30klm/litre after i put an exhaust on. and it stayed around the 25-28 klm/litre there after.
    the owners manuals and sales brouchures are alway a bit ambitious with there readings.
    one thing i did work out was that i did actually save money buy running it on premium unleaded. would get more k's than what the price difference was in fuel. it wasnt much of a saving but it was a saving.
     
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  3. Hmmm 25km per litre is around the mark. It can improve. I reckon my Arriba 125 was just in a sweet zone from 6000 km (but I just sold it with 8000 on the clock).

    I found that the improving fuel economy as the engine bedded down was more than compensated for by the application of increased rotational force on the right hand grip ;)
     
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  4. My Sportcity definately got better fuel economy as time went on.
     
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  5. Ok cool. I'll keep an eye on it.

    I'm hoping to get about 3l/100km. Yamaha don't publish any information on what the bike should be getting so I didn't know what to expect long term.

    Do scoots use EFI or carbs?
     
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  6. Yes!

    Depends on the model. If it's not advertised as a big selling point, assume carb.
     
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  7. Hehehe... I looked up my scoot and it's ignition is "Electronic CDI" :)
     
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  9. I get 3L/100km on both my TGB Akros Tec 50cc and the Peugeot Blaster.

    ride style.... full throttle.
     
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  10. I do have a Cygnus X (so I probably have EFI)

    Also I'm up to 700kms now and the average has dropped down to 3.5lt/100km. But that could just be more at speed riding that I've been doing recently.
     
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  11. My Aprilia Sportcity would get anything from 3l/100km to 5l/100/km depending on fuel, riding style, conditions, amount of sunshine and fortune cookies.

    My GT250, even with 9000km on it still varies quite a bit in fuel consumption from tank to tank. To be honest i have never really paid enough attention to it to figure out if its related to type of fuel/brand or just riding style or something else. But then again, i dont really care too much about fuel consumption cause i ride for teh enjoyment of it rather than the fuel savings. Obviously if i was suddenly using Commodore type amounts of fuel then i wouldnt be so laid back about it :)
     
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  12. [quote="Duffman]
    My Aprilia Sportcity would get anything from 3l/100km to 5l/100/km depending on fuel, riding style, conditions, amount of sunshine and fortune cookies.[/quote]

    Agree with the 3k/100km for the Sportcity 200 especially when ridden quietly.

    The SR50 at full bottle was consistently 2km/100 when new, must check it again as it is a bit more worn in now.
    <<<<<<<<<<<<GGG>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    DBM
     
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  13. I seem to get roughly 5l /100km on my 500cc Yamaha T-Max. If I ride like a psycho it jumps to 6l, so I try to be a bit nicer about it. If only the fuel tank was a little larger :(
     
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  14. God, I think the economy isnt that great compared to other 250cc bikes.

    Just to make you guys feel better, if im on 1/4 tank in my car and I give it 3 solid hits (2nd and 3rd gear flat out) the low level light will come on.
     
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  15. Had my 2005 Bolwell Arriba 125cc 4 stroke for 1 year now. Done 3600km,s and I get 200km's from 4 litres of fuel every time I top up. This is only outer suburban riding in Sydney, with speeds usually between 60-80kmh. I weigh 83kg as well.
     
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  16. I've done almost 2500km on my Vespa LX125. I have calculated the last 3 fills and works out at 26.5km/litre or 3.77litres/100km. Most of my riding is around town not over 60kph but oddly enough my last trip was 80km on highway travelling between 70-90kph with throttle open full all the way. Worked out at 26.7km/l. Not concerned about the economy really. More than 4 times cheaper than my car and more than 10 times more fun.
     
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  17. Chuck a container with an extra 6 Litre in the forward bay of my YP400, and with a full tank, there's enough to go 375km to 390km.

    Easier on the throttle and that'll be over 400km.

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. With 2000k's on my Honda NES125, I'm averaging about 3.5L/100km.

    Most of my riding is around town, 60k speed limits. Usually a short run up to 90k's on each trip as well. Lots of full throttle starts from traffic lights as well, so I'm pretty happy with the mileage.
     
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  19. Looks like Im the winner so far!!!!!!!!!!!!! :grin: :grin:
     
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  20. You people are anal when you get that kind off economy who cares if it cost 50c more to fill the tank ! do you all go looking for cheap petrol !
     
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