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Discussion in 'Cruisers' started by bottleshark, Oct 8, 2007.
Hi there, I was wondering what fuel economy figures are around here!
Usually dead on 4L/100kms (450kms from 18L tank)
I just filled up today after 2 weeks of uni break, so 80% of my riding was thrashing around some twisties. I had 200ml of petrol left when I filled up after 350kms, so about 5L/100 kms.
Certainly took me unaware, I went to take off in heavy city traffic (at the front of lights) to find the bike had stalled. Damn ipod!
By the time I got it onto reserve and turning over, the light was red
But if people didn't keep bringing it up, how would I gloat about 250cc fuel consumption ?
You mean there's another poll for cruisers?
No, I mean there's at least 10 fuel consumption threads. A cruiser is a motorcycle, fuel consumption figures from other bikes are relevant.
What, do you think cruisers are somehow different?
I just thought a poll would show up the figures nicely
didn't buy a bike for fuel savings.
But considering the car got about 3 mpg, I am sure to be ahead.
Of course they are. Compare the fuel economy between the Hyosung GT250R and GV250 and you'll see a difference, despite being the exact same engine/gearbox. Factors such as wind resistance of an aerodynamic fairing/screen vs sitting up into the wind for a start will come into play. I don't know by exactly how much, but I reckon it would be significant.
Personally I get about 6lt/100km (1602cc) no matter how I ride the bike. I can be more fuel efficient if I wanted to be, but that wouldn't be any fun. Once I sort the windscreen out in lieu of the long trip, I'll see how much it changes this figure and post the results.
Here's a good link for a range of figures for different bikes:
Wow! That's a fantastic resource... Thanks Bluesuede!
My MuZ Traveller gets beyween 21-24km/L depending on the riding style at any given time.