View Full Version : What kind of gas mileage do sport bikes get?

22nd April 2011, 23:03
Not looking to get a sport bike, but Im just curious to know how they fare on MPG compared to us. Comparable CC's and riding styles.

22nd April 2011, 23:17
my buddie at work has an 05 cbr 600 averages 32-34 mpg

22nd April 2011, 23:20
Motorcycles are not about MPG. They are about fun. IMO

23rd April 2011, 00:09
Motorcycles are not about MPG. They are about fun. IMO

Yep, you're entitled to your opinion.

23rd April 2011, 00:13
I usually see 45 mpg if not better, depending on how I twist the throttle.

23rd April 2011, 00:13
1200 screaming CCs, about 35 MPG. It is right hand dependent as on a Sporty.

So cruise or ride like a hooligan - it's up to you. :tour

From a Sport Touring Shootout
2005 Kawasaki ZZR1200
Horsepower:134.1 hp @ 6,800 rpmTorque:80.0 lb-ft @ 5,900 rpmEngine:4-stroke inline four
Displacement:1164ccFuel Economy:34/48 mpgWeight (Measured):593 lbs.MSRP:$10,599

That is a lot of motorcycle for the money.

23rd April 2011, 00:16
My sons Ninja 250 gets about 70MPG.....although some would argue a 250 is not a sport bike..:)

Ill tell you what though, that bike is a blast to ride....you can throw that thing into turns like its a toy, and it rides like its on rails....

23rd April 2011, 00:25
Depends on how you ride it. My 650 gets 52 cruising, but 40 whooping onit. My bud's literbike gets 40 cruising, but like 28 whooping it. FWIW, my XR gets 30 when I whoop it.

That said, if your primary concern is MPG, maybe you should trade in your bike for a diesel VW ;)

23rd April 2011, 00:27
new r1 on the race track gets about 22mpg

23rd April 2011, 01:39
When people ask me about fuel economy I have to respond that it's not about saving money because all the other maintenance costs eliminate any fuel savings. Like $500 for tires every 10,000 miles. I think that if you actually work it out - per mile cost is about the same as cages.

23rd April 2011, 01:57
I've owned sport bikes and never gave mileage a second thought. Only reason I'd like better mileage on my Sportster is so I could stop fewer times for fuel without getting a bigger fuel tank. My wife's Can-am Spyder RS has a 4 gallon tank and gets about 30 to 35 MPG depending on how she is driving it ... but I have to stop for gas twice before she needs to refuel.

23rd April 2011, 04:08
with SE heads and 11.3:1 pistons, .575" cams, 42mm mikuni jetted with 170 main and 96 needle, Rinehart/BUB 2-1 exhaust I get about 20-23mpg in the city.

23rd April 2011, 14:10
Back in the 80's before I got into Harley's I had a 1982 Honda CB750F Supersport and a 1983 Suzuki GSX1100ES. I remember on one trip with the Honda going about 256 miles before filling up, probably getting about 50 mpg. With the Suzuki I could get 50-52 mpg just steady highway driving. Just like a car, it depends on how and where you are driving.
Don't know about the new sport bikes. The new ones can spin up to 15,000 rpm or more, they might not get any better than a sportster.

23rd April 2011, 14:15
i sold my yamaha fz6 its a sport touring r6 basically and i averaged 45 mpg and 40 if i was crazy on it..on my 97 1200 sporty so far i have averaged 39-43 with wayy more comfort