Separate names with a comma.
Interested in talking motorbikes with a terrific community of riders?Signup (it's quick and free) to join the discussions and access the full suite of tools and information that Netrider has to offer.
Discussion in 'Cruisers' at netrider.net.au 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.