Every bike or scooter that I’ve owned could travel roughly 180km on one tank of gas. So I guessed that was the industry norm and that the better the mileage the smaller the tank…and vise-versa.
But I’ve got a magazine in front of me…and it blows my mind some of the figures I’m seeing here. They did a shoot-out between 20 different 125cc bikes…and there is a fairly even spread of mpg from the worst to the best.
The worst being the Aprillia MX at 31 miles per gallon (I’m still not used to the metric equivalent for this liters per 100km?) with a travel range of 120 km.
The best of which being…and this is the part that blew my mind (my girlfriend is mopping it up off the floor as I write)…ahem…the best of which being the Hartford HD (made in Taiwan)…at 139 mpg , enabling it to travel 444km on one tank of gas. And the Hartford has a fairly small tank.
The Hero Pluto (from China?) with it’s 120mpg and larger gas tank can reach 603 km ON ONE TANK OF GAS !?!?!?! :help: :loco:
I find all of this pretty amazing…and with the roughly 8 or so bikes I’ve owned…I had no idea that their mileage could vary from 30mpg to 140mpg for the same sized engine.
- I’m getting my stats from the UK magazine called ‘What Bike?’