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What Kind of Gas Mileage Can You Expect From Your Motorcycle?

The lesson is clear, if you want the most bang for your buck when it comes to buying fuel for your motorcycle, buy a diesel.

Just kidding…

It looks like the most stingy model line as far as gasoline consumption is concerned belong to those obsessive German engineers at the Bayerische Motoren Werke, BMW. That is, of course, for bikes you wouldn’t be to embarrassed to be seen riding.

If somewhere around 80 MPG just isn’t good enough for you, you stingy person, then you’ll have to consider something like a Honda Unicorn, and woe be it if your friends see you riding it.

If you want information on what kind of gas mileage you can expect from your machine, or you just want to contribute your two cents and take part in the most comprehensive survey on motorcycle gasoline economy we’ve ever seen, you can add your real-world information to the survey at Totalmotorcycle.com (http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/MotorcycleFuelEconomyGuide/index.htm):

Here’s a short compilation of what kind of gas mileage you can expect from various makes and models of motorcycles from 2005

Year
Manufacturer
Model
Engine Size (cc) /Cyl
Average MPG
BMW
F650CS
652 / 1
78.3 MPG
BMW
F650GS
651 / 1
73.3 MPG
BMW
F650GS
652 / 1
67.0 MPG
BMW
K1200GT
44.0 MPG
BMW
K1200LT
44.0 MPG
BMW
K1200LT
1171 / 4
41.2 MPG
BMW
K1200R
1157 / 4
49.9 MPG
BMW
K1200RS
44.0 MPG
BMW
K1200S
1157 / 4
49.9 MPG
BMW
R1100S
45.0 MPG
BMW
R1150R
1130 / 2
51.0 MPG
BMW
R1200C
1170 / 2
48.9 MPG
BMW
R1200GS
1170 / 2
47.8 MPG
BMW
R1200RT
1170 / 2
65.2 MPG
BMW
R1200ST
1170 / 2
55.8 MPG
BMW
Rockster
1130 / 2
53.4 MPG
Buell
Lightning CityX XB9SX
984 / 2
40.5 MPG
Ducati
999 Biposto
998 / 2
47.0 MPG
Ducati
Monster 1000
38.5 MPG
Ducati
Monster 620
45.0 MPG
Ducati
Monster S2R 1000
38.5 MPG
Ducati
Monster S2R 800
41.5 MPG
Ducati
Multistrada 1000
38.5 MPG
Ducati
Multistrada 1000 DS
38.5 MPG
Ducati
Multistrada 620
45.0 MPG
Ducati
ST3
992 / 2
37.3 MPG
Ducati
ST3 1000
38.5 MPG
Ducati
ST4 1000
38.5 MPG
Ducati
Supersport 1000
38.5 MPG
Ducati
Supersport 1000DS
992 / 2
45.0 MPG
Harley-Davidson
FLHR Road King
40.5 MPG
Harley-Davidson
FLHRCI Road King Classic
44.0 MPG
Harley-Davidson
FLHRI Road King
44.0 MPG
Harley-Davidson
FLHRS Road King Custom
40.5 MPG
Harley-Davidson
FLHRSI Road King Custom
40.5 MPG
Harley-Davidson
FLHT Electra Glide Standard
41.5 MPG
Harley-Davidson
FLHTC Electra Glide Classic
41.5 MPG
Harley-Davidson
FLHTCI Electra Glide Classic
44.0 MPG
Harley-Davidson
FLHTCSE2 Screamin’ Eagle Electra Glide 2
36.0 MPG
Harley-Davidson
FLHTI Electra Glide Standard
41.5 MPG
Harley-Davidson
FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic
1450 / 2
37.5 MPG
Harley-Davidson
FLSTNI Softail Deluxe
1450 / 2
42.0 MPG
Harley-Davidson
FLTCHU Classic Electra Glide
44.0 MPG
Harley-Davidson
FLTR Road Glide
41.5 MPG
Harley-Davidson
FLTRI Road Glide
45.0 MPG
Harley-Davidson
Softail Heritage Classic
39.0 MPG
Harley-Davidson
VRSCA V-Rod
39.5 MPG
Harley-Davidson
VRSCB V-Rod
39.5 MPG
Harley-Davidson
VRSCSE Screamin’ Eagle
34.0 MPG
Harley-Davidson
XL1200C
48.0 MPG
Harley-Davidson
XL1200L
48.0 MPG
Harley-Davidson
XL1200R
48.0 MPG
Harley-Davidson
XL883C
53.5 MPG
Harley-Davidson
XL883L
53.5 MPG
Harley-Davidson
XL883R
53.5 MPG
Harley-Davidson
XL884
53.5 MPG
Honda
599
599/4
40.6 MPG
Honda
Big Ruckus
249.5/1
57.4 MPG
Honda
CB1300
1300/4
37.5 MPG
Honda
CB599 / CB600 Hornet
53.5 MPG
Honda
CBF1000
41.5 MPG
Honda
CBR1000RR
999/4
36.0 MPG
Honda
CBR600F4i
49.5 MPG
Honda
CBR600RR
44.0 MPG
Honda
CBR600RR
599/4
36.0 MPG
Honda
CMX250C Rebel 250
61.5 MPG
Honda
CRF50F
55.0 MPG
Honda
CRF70F
46.0 MPG
Honda
Goldwing 1800AL
45.0 MPG
Honda
Goldwing GL1800AD
45.0 MPG
Honda
Goldwing GL1804
45.0 MPG
Honda
Rebel 250
234/2
70.0 MPG
Honda
Rebel 250
234/2
79.5 MPG
Honda
Shadow Aero
745/2
53.0 MPG
Honda
Shadow Aero 750
55.0 MPG
Honda
Shadow Spirit 750
745/2
52.5 MPG
Honda
Silver Wing Scooter
582/2
53.0 MPG
Honda
Unicorn
150/1
129.0 MPG
Honda
VLX600 Shadow
583/2
55.0 MPG
Honda
VT1100C Shadow Spirit
47.0 MPG
Honda
VT1100C2 Shadow Sabre 1100
49.5 MPG
Honda
VT750DC Shadow Spirit
52.5 MPG
Honda
VTX1300
46.0 MPG
Honda
VTX1800C/F/N/R/S/T
40.5 MPG
Honda
VTX1800F
1795/2
31.4 MPG
Honda
VTX1800N
1795/2
36.2 MPG
Honda
XR650L
644/1
47.0 MPG
Honda
XR650L
48.0 MPG
Honda
XR650R
48.0 MPG
Kawasaki
EN500 Vulcan
498/2
50.0 MPG
Kawasaki
KLR250
80.0 MPG
Kawasaki
KLR650
58.0 MPG
Kawasaki
KLR650
651/1
50.0 MPG
Kawasaki
KLX300
79.0 MPG
Kawasaki
KLX400
75.5 MPG
Kawasaki
Mean Streak 1600
52.5 MPG
Kawasaki
Ninja 250R EN250
77.5 MPG
Kawasaki
Ninja 500R
56.0 MPG
Kawasaki
Ninja 500R (EX500)
498/2
64.0 MPG
Kawasaki
Ninja 500R (EX500)
498/2
51.0 MPG
Kawasaki
Ninja EX250R
205/2
72.0 MPG
Kawasaki
Ninja ZX12R
40.5 MPG
Kawasaki
Ninja ZX-12R
41.0 MPG
Kawasaki
Ninja ZX-6R
636/4
44.5 MPG
Kawasaki
Ninja ZX6RR
49.5 MPG
Kawasaki
Vulan 800 Classic VN800B
53.5 MPG
Kawasaki
Vulan 800 VN800
51.5 MPG
Kawasaki
Vulcan 1500 Classic FI
52.5 MPG
Kawasaki
Vulcan 2000 VN2000
44.0 MPG
Kawasaki
Vulcan 750 VN750
53.5 MPG
Kawasaki
Vulcan 800 Classic
45.0 MPG
Kawasaki
Vulcan 800 Drifter VN800E
53.5 MPG
Kawasaki
Vulcan 800 VN800B
805/2
38.0 MPG
Kawasaki
Vulcan Drifter 1500 FI
52.5 MPG
Kawasaki
Vulcan Nomad 1600
49.5 MPG
Kawasaki
Z1000
48.0 MPG
Kawasaki
Z750
748 / 4
41.2 MPG
Kawasaki
ZX-6R
636 / 4
40.0 MPG
Kawasaki
ZZR1200
41.5 MPG
Kawasaki
ZZR1200
1198/4
52.0 MPG
Kawasaki
ZZR600
46.0 MPG

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