New Resource: Motorcycle Fuel Economy Ratings

Hey, let’s have a forum where we can post the fuel mileage we’ve experienced with all the bikes we own. Since the EPA and the OEMs do not provide official estimates, it’s hard to know what kind of gas mileage bikes get, unless we tell each other. I’ll start, with bikes I’ve owned recently.

2004-2006 Harley Sportster 1200
I got amazing gas mileage on mine, between 48 and 50 mpg always. Mine was a 2005, but they are the same for these years. Unbelievable, considering the size of that bike, weight, etc. I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t own the bike.

Aprilia Tuono 2003-2006
About 40 mpg in normal riding; hard charging through the canyons would drop it into the low 30s.

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Ducati Sport Classic 1000
This air-cooled motor delivered right around 40 mpg, too

Harley V-Rod 2002-2006
Between 39-42 mpg, which was good for maybe 100 miles on that puny gas tank.

Kawasaki Z1000 (2003-2005)
Mid- to high-30s, not too great actually.

I’m interested to hear from Ninja 250 owners, as I keep hearing those bikes are good for 60 mpg.

One Response to “New Resource: Motorcycle Fuel Economy Ratings”

  1. Hey I have been reading your website for the past month and it is good stuff, do you have a RSS feed?

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