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Old 05-20-2013, 10:16 PM   #1
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The Great Scoot..whats your MPG thread?

Not sure a thread like this exist already. A search in the scooter forum did not reveal much recently regarding MPG. Several topics in specific scooter threads but no generic thread you can post in.

Naturally I own scooters because I like the practicality and economy they achieve. Because of this I am pretty religious about tracking my fuel economy and I go to great strides in trying to stretch those gallons just a bit further. I am not so obsessive that I shut the motor down at traffic lights and ride slower then the posted speed limits but I try not to speed up to the next red light and when I can I tend to let it coast to a stop and not speed up then slam on the brakes. I also accelerate a tad slow when I can. On many scooters gunning it just waist fuel.

We also have many hills and I tend to think that hits your MPG a bit of coarse when you go down a hill you use very little gas so maybe it works out being the same. We do have a lot of traffic and traffic lights and I am sure that kills MPG averages. It takes a lot of energy (fuel) to get a scooter (or anything really) up to speed again.

Below is a list of scooters I own and the average fuel economy I achieve with them. I use Accu Fuel App on my IPhone to track gas mileage. I would like to do a little better but I think these are pretty good in the real world.

05 Yamaha Majesty 400 = 60 MPG
10 Honda SH150i = 86 MPG
09 Aprilia SportCity 250 = 68 MPG
04 Honda Silverwing 600 = 45 MPG
10 Honda Elite 110 = 91 MPG
11 Honda PCX 125 = 96 MPG
01 Honda Reflex 250 = 69 MPG

Not scooters but other motorcycles..

06 Kawasaki Ninja 500 = 54 MPG
05 Kawasaki KLR 650 = 52 MPG
06 Kawasaki Concours 1000 = 41 MPG
03 Suzuki SV1000S = 39 MPG
03 Suzuki SV1000N = 38 MPG
09 Kawasaki KLX250S = 74 MPG
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:55 AM   #2
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I can play this game too if you like. All the following economy figures are from my weekly commute, up and down rolling hills (little ones), and also from a regular ride down the same highway conditions, and I ride like an old granny

2006 Piaggio X8 250ie @ 100kph average:
===completely stock 29km/L.
===Dr Pulley variator, 7% taller rear tyre (145/70R12) 31km/L
===Bloody great Givi Maxi screen fitted 29km/L

2010 Aprilia Sportcity One 125 air-cooled @ 90kph average:
===completely stock 22km/L
===Dr Pulley sliders and Puig sports screen 24km/L

1987 Vmax @ steady 125kph:
===Stage 7 carbs and custom 4into1 exhaust 15km/L

2006 KTM 640 Supermoto @ steady 100kph:
===hotrod nearly 60rwhp 20km/L

2006 Ducati S4R 996 Monster @ steady 120kph:
===scary hotrod that ran 10s 18km/L

1980 Kawasaki Z750E @ steady 120kph:
===exhaust, carbs and mild ports 18km/L

Who the hell would drag race a Ducati?!?!?!?!
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:39 AM   #3
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Burgman 650 Exec: 46 (in-town) 50 (highway in OD)

Xingyue VOG 300: 70 (yeah, it surprised me, too)

Honda BigRuckus 250: 65

Znen Rowdy BR clone 150 gy-6: 88
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:20 AM   #4
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'07 Yamaha Vino 125 ~ 70-75MPG
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:35 AM   #5
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A pair of Honda PCX 150s...

Hers: 104 mpg
Mine: 99 mpg

Stock, except for Givi D322s windscreens. Adult driven, but not boring.
Current ride:
His & Hers Honda PCX 150s
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:09 AM   #6
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i'm really bad about gunning it whenever possible. :-D

piaggio bv 350: 68 mpg
aprilia mana 850 gt: 39 mpg
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:27 AM   #7
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CBR250R (gone) 62-65 mpg

PCX 150 wife: 100-101 mpg, me: 90-92 mpg
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:48 AM   #8
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2008 CF Moto E-Charm, 150cc carburator (not efi) 72 mpg.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:56 AM   #9
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2009 Aprilia SR50 Factory low 90's mpg no matter how much throttle used.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:04 AM   #10
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Daelim S-2 250 62mpg at 50mph average.

My old Honda Elite 250 was about 10mpg to the better.
2007 Daelim S-2 250, 2013 Piaggio BV350
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:20 AM   #11
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Piaggio BV 250 -- 72 mpg
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:33 PM   #12
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:24 PM   #13
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SYM Symba 98.2 mpg on last tank.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:43 PM   #14
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Just pennies a day for gas


My '06 Daelim S2-125 (carbureted): 77 mpg
2010 Honda Sh150i: (Fuel-injected):70 mpg

Sometimes I think a 125 is the more sensible urban commuter/ errand runner! YMMV.
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:14 PM   #15
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HOnda cn250 22 K per L or about 57 MPG or so.
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