MPG Guide: The Fuel Economy of the 250 Top-Selling Scooters

Researching Scooter Fuel Economy: Not an Easy Task

Coming up with reasonable, legitimate and comparable fuel economy figures for scooters is next to impossible. Your own weight, total load, traffic, speed, driving style, operating temperature, and many more factors will dictate what mileage your scooter returns.

However, in the absence of any form of official mpg figures, I've undergone a very extensive research project which took the better part of two weeks to arrive at the best feasible estimates of what the top-selling 250 scooters will return in terms of fuel economy. To arrive at these estimates, I checked countless online reviews, figures, quotes, and owner's reports on each scooter as well as road tests in various scooter magazines in North America and Europe.

Whenever there were both city and highway figures quoted, I averaged the two. These scooters are not necessarily 2009 models, given the methods I had to use to compile the data, but most of them are between model years 2005 and 2009.

These scooters range from 50cc to 800cc and will give you anywhere from a staggering 144 mpg (which will take you from Baltimore to Houston on less than five gallons if you use hypermiling techniques!) to a very carlike 33 mpg.

Keep in mind that these are not exact fuel economy figures and there is no guarantee that any of these scooters will return this exact mpg figure, but it should serve as a somewhat reasonable comparison of how your desired model of scooter stacks up against the competition.

250 Top Selling Scooters By Fuel Economy

120 and up MPG

  • Honda Dio 50 cc - 61 km/l - 144 mpg
  • Honda Scoopy 50 cc - 59 km/l - 139 mpg
  • Peugeot Jetforce R-Cup 50 cc - 58 km/l - 136 mpg
  • Honda Sky 50 cc - 58 km/l - 136 mpg
  • Gilera DNA GP 50 cc - 57 km/l - 134 mpg
  • Yamaha Aerox 50 cc - 56 km/l - 132 mpg
  • Honda Joker 50 cc - 55 km/l - 129 mpg
  • Yamaha BWs Zuma 50 cc - 55 km/l - 129 mpg
  • TGB R50x 50 cc - 55 km/l - 129 mpg
  • SYM DD50 Sport 50 cc - 54 km/l - 127 mpg
  • PGO TRex 50 cc - 54 km/l - 127 mpg
  • Suzuki Katana R 50 cc - 53 km/l - 125 mpg
  • Adly Fox II 50 cc - 53 km/l - 125 mpg
  • TGB 303R Hawk 50 cc - 53 km/l - 125 mpg
  • Kymco Super 9 S 50 cc - 52 km/l - 122 mpg
  • Bajaj Spirit ES 50 cc - 52 km/l - 122 mpg
  • SYM Mio 50 cc - 52 km/l - 122 mpg
  • Derbi GP1 50 cc - 51 km/l - 120 mpg
  • Gilera Runner SP 50 cc - 51 km/l - 120 mpg
  • Peugeot Jetforce C-Tech 50 cc - 51 km/l - 120 mpg
  • Adly Jet X1 50 cc - 51 km/l - 120 mpg
  • PGO Rodoshow 50 cc - 51 km/l - 120 mpg

100 to 119 MPG

  • SMC Hyperflight 50 cc - 50 km/l - 118 mpg
  • Malaguti F10 50 cc - 50 km/l - 118 mpg
  • Peugeot VClic 50 cc - 50 km/l - 118 mpg
  • Aprilia SR 50 cc - 50 km/l - 118 mpg
  • Piaggio Ciao 50 cc - 50 km/l - 118 mpg
  • Daelim Cordi 50 cc - 50 km/l - 118 mpg
  • CPI GTR 50 cc - 50 km/l - 118 mpg
  • Derby Atlantis Bullet 50 cc - 49 km/l - 115 mpg
  • Taishan Sport 50 cc - 49 km/l - 115 mpg
  • Beta Ark K 50 cc - 49 km/l - 115 mpg
  • SMC San Remo 50 cc - 49 km/l - 115 mpg
  • Gilera Stalker 50 cc - 48 km/l - 113 mpg
  • Kymco Dink 50 cc - 48 km/l - 113 mpg
  • Adly Predator II 50 cc - 48 km/l - 113 mpg
  • SMC Sports X 50 cc - 48 km/l - 113 mpg
  • TGB 202 Classic 50 cc - 48 km/l - 113 mpg
  • Aprilia Scarabeo 50 cc - 47 km/l - 111 mpg
  • Daelim S Five 50 cc - 47 km/l - 111 mpg
  • Honda X8R-X 50 cc - 47 km/l - 111 mpg
  • Adly Noble 50 cc - 47 km/l - 111 mpg
  • Malaguti Ciak Master 4 Tempi 50 cc - 47 km/l - 111 mpg
  • TGB 302 Sport 50 cc - 47 km/l - 111 mpg
  • SMC Supersport 50 cc - 47 km/l - 111 mpg
  • Taishan XT Sport 50 cc - 46 km/l - 108 mpg
  • Adly Citybird 50 cc - 46 km/l - 108 mpg
  • Daelim E Five 50 cc - 46 km/l - 108 mpg
  • Taishan Commuter 50 cc - 45 km/l - 106 mpg
  • Peugeot Viva 50 cc - 45 km/l - 106 mpg
  • Gilera Runner Pure Jet 50 cc - 45 km/l - 106 mpg
  • PGO G Max 50 cc - 45 km/l - 106 mpg
  • Kymco Agility 50 cc - 44 km/l - 104 mpg
  • Vespa ET4 50 cc - 44 km/l - 104 mpg
  • Piaggio Liberty 4T 50 cc - 43 km/l - 101 mpg
  • Peugeot Satelis 50 cc - 43 km/l - 101 mpg
  • Honda Joker 90 cc - 43 km/l - 101 mpg
  • Honda SH 50 cc - 43 km/l - 101 mpg

70 to 99 MPG

  • Yamaha BWs Zuma 125 cc - 41 km/l - 96 mpg
  • Piaggio Zip 100 cc - 41 km/l - 96 mpg
  • Honda Lead SCV 100 cc - 40 km/l - 94 mpg
  • Piaggio Zip 50 cc - 40 km/l - 94 mpg
  • Malaguti Ciak Master 50 cc - 40 km/l - 94 mpg
  • Adly Predator II 100 cc - 40 km/l - 94 mpg
  • Vespa LX 150 cc - 39 km/l - 92 mpg
  • Yamaha XF C3 50 cc - 39 km/l - 92 mpg
  • Lifan Metro 50 cc - 39 km/l - 92 mpg
  • Honda Today 50 cc - 39 km/l - 92 mpg
  • SYM Mio 100 cc - 39 km/l - 92 mpg
  • Yamaha Vino 50 cc - 38 km/l - 89 mpg
  • Vespa ET4 125 cc - 37 km/l - 87 mpg
  • Vmoto Milan 50 cc - 36 km/l - 85 mpg
  • Adly Silver Fox 50 cc - 36 km/l - 85 mpg
  • LML Star 125 cc - 36 km/l - 85 mpg
  • Keeway Venus 50 cc - 36 km/l - 85 mpg
  • Beta Eikon 125 cc - 36 km/l - 85 mpg
  • Yamaha Jog 50 cc - 36 km/l - 85 mpg
  • Motoroma GP 125 cc - 35 km/l - 82 mpg
  • Honda Dylan SES 125 cc - 35 km/l - 82 mpg
  • PGO G Max 125 cc - 35 km/l - 82 mpg
  • Siamoto Favourite 125 cc - 35 km/l - 82 mpg
  • Siamoto KD 125 cc - 35 km/l - 82 mpg
  • Adly Activator 125 cc - 35 km/l - 82 mpg
  • Bolwell 110 cc - 35 km/l - 82 mpg
  • Peugeot Jetforce EFI 125 cc - 34 km/l - 80 mpg
  • Malaguti Ciak Master 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Gilera Nexus 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Kymco People 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Kymco Miler 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Piaggio Carnaby 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • PGO TRex 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Yamaha Cygnus 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Suzuki AZ 50 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • TGB 304 Sport 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Aprilia Mojito 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Kymco Agility 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Aprilia Leonardo 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Vespa LX 50 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • EPC Shining 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Yamaha Teo's 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • PGO PMX 50 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • SYM Orbit 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Malaguti Warrior F18 125 cc - 32 km/l - 75 mpg
  • Suzuki Sixteen 125 cc - 32 km/l - 75 mpg
  • Suzuki UZ 125 cc - 32 km/l - 75 mpg
  • Aprilia Scarabeo 100 cc - 32 km/l - 75 mpg
  • Vespa S 50 cc - 32 km/l - 75 mpg
  • Piaggio Hexagon 125 cc - 32 km/l - 75 mpg
  • Piaggio X7 125 cc - 32 km/l - 75 mpg
  • Yamaha Majesty 125 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • Yamaha X-Max 125 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • EPC Shining 150 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • Yamaha X-City 125 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • Piaggio Fly 125 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • Suzuki Epicuro 125 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • SYM HD Evo 125 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • Vespa ET4 150 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • Kymco Dink 125 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • Honda PS 125 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • Honda Silver Wing 125 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • Linhai Monarch 150 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • Piaggio Carnaby 150 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Peugeot Satelis 125 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Gilera Runner VX 125 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Vespa LX 125 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Aprilia Atlantic 125 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Honda SH 125 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Piaggio Skipper 125 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Malaguti Madison 125 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Peugeot Geopolis 125 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Suzuki SJ50QT 50 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • SYM Fiddle II 125 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Piaggio Liberty 150 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg

50 to 69 MPG

  • BMW C1 125 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • Piaggio MP3 125 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • MBK Skyliner 125 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • Malaguti Firefox F15 50 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • Kymco Dink 150 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • Piaggio Fly 150 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • Aprilia Leonardo 150 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • Kymco People 200 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • Urban R4 50 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • SYM Joyride 150 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • B&W 125 cc - 28 km/l - 66 mpg
  • Piaggio Liberty 125 cc - 28 km/l - 66 mpg
  • Honda Pantheon FES 125 cc - 28 km/l - 66 mpg
  • Suzuki Sixteen 150 cc - 28 km/l - 66 mpg
  • Piaggio X9 180 cc - 28 km/l - 66 mpg
  • Malaguti Warrior F18 150 cc - 28 km/l - 66 mpg
  • Honda PS 150 cc - 28 km/l - 66 mpg
  • Aprilia Scarabeo 125 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • Piaggio Liberty 1st 125 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • SYM HD Evo 200 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • Aprilia Atlantic 250 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • Aprilia Sportcity 125 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • Gilera Nexus 250 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • Honda SH 150 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • Yamaha Majesty 150 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • Peugeot Elystar 125 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • Piaggio MP3 250 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • Malaguti Madison 150 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Suzuki Burgman 150 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Benelli Velvet 125 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Piaggio X9 200 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • SYM Joyride 180 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Aprilia Scarabeo 150 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Peugeot Elystar 150 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Kymco People 250 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Piaggio Hexagon 180 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Piaggio Beverly 125 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Honda Silver Wing 150 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Malaguti Centro i.e. 160 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Aprilia Leonardo 250 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg
  • Piaggio Beverly 250 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg
  • Gilera Nexus 300 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg
  • SYM Orbit 180 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg
  • Peugeot Geopolis 250 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg
  • Yamaha X-City 250 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg
  • Honda Forza EX 250 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg
  • Piaggio Carnaby i.e. 250 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg
  • Honda Pantheon FES 150 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg
  • Kymco Grand Dink 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Piaggio X7 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Honda Forza X 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Kymco Xciting 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Vespa GTX i.e. 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Yamaha Majesty 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Aprilia Scarabeo 200 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Malaguti Madison 180 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • SYM Joymax 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Yamaha X-Max 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Vespa GTS 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Vespa GTV i.e. 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Piaggio X9 Evo 250 cc - 23 km/l - 54 mpg
  • Vespa GT60 250 cc - 23 km/l - 54 mpg
  • MBK Skyliner 250 cc - 23 km/l - 54 mpg
  • Linhai Main Street 300 cc - 23 km/l - 54 mpg
  • Aprilia Sportcity 200 cc - 23 km/l - 54 mpg
  • Peugeot Satelis 250 cc - 23 km/l - 54 mpg
  • Honda SH 300 cc - 23 km/l - 54 mpg
  • Gilera Runner 180 cc - 23 km/l - 54 mpg
  • Malaguti Madison 200 cc - 23 km/l - 54 mpg
  • Adiva AD 125 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • Italjet Jupiter 250 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • Vespa GT 200 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • Piaggio X8 i.e. 400 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • Piaggio X9 Evo 500 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • Aprilia Scarabeo 250 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • Malaguti Password 250 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • Piaggio Hexagon 250 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • PGO G Max 250 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • Suzuki Burgman 400 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • SYM CityCom 270 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg

Under 50 MPG

  • Piaggio Beverly 500 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Piaggio Liberty 200 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Honda Silver Wing 400 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Malaguti Spidermax GT 500 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Malaguti Madison 250 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Yamaha Majesty 180 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Benelli Velvet 150 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Vespa 200 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Honda Foresight 250 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Aprilia Atlantic 200 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Aprilia Atlantic 500 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Aprilia Sportcity 250 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Peugeot Geopolis 400 cc - 20 km/l - 47 mpg
  • Gilera Runner 200 cc - 20 km/l - 47 mpg
  • Yamaha Versity 300 cc - 20 km/l - 47 mpg
  • Yamaha Majesty 400 cc - 20 km/l - 47 mpg
  • Gilera Nexus 500 cc - 20 km/l - 47 mpg
  • Suzuki Burgman 250 cc - 20 km/l - 47 mpg
  • Aprilia Leonardo 300 cc - 20 km/l - 47 mpg
  • Aprilia Scarabeo 500 cc - 19 km/l - 45 mpg
  • Peugeot Satelis 400 cc - 19 km/l - 45 mpg
  • Malaguti Phantom 250 cc - 19 km/l - 45 mpg
  • MBK Kilibre 300 cc - 19 km/l - 45 mpg
  • Malaguti Madison 400 cc - 19 km/l - 45 mpg
  • Kymco Xciting 500 cc - 19 km/l - 45 mpg
  • Piaggio MP3 400 cc - 19 km/l - 45 mpg
  • Aprilia Sportcity 300 cc - 19 km/l - 45 mpg
  • Adiva AD 250 cc - 19 km/l - 45 mpg
  • Benelli Velvet 250 cc - 18 km/l - 42 mpg
  • Suzuki Burgman 500 cc - 18 km/l - 42 mpg
  • Yamaha T-Max 500 cc - 18 km/l - 42 mpg
  • Peugeot Satelis 500 cc - 17 km/l - 40 mpg
  • Honda Silver Wing 600 cc - 17 km/l - 40 mpg
  • Peugeot Geopolis 500 cc - 16 km/l - 38 mpg
  • Suzuki Burgman 650 cc - 15 km/l - 35 mpg
  • Benelli Velvet 400 cc - 15 km/l - 35 mpg
  • Gilera GP 800 cc - 14 km/l - 33 mpg

250 Top-Selling Scooters By Brand Name

Adiva

  • Adiva AD 125 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • Adiva AD 250 cc - 19 km/l - 45 mpg

Adly

  • Adly Activator 125 cc - 35 km/l - 82 mpg
  • Adly Citybird 50 cc - 46 km/l - 108 mpg
  • Adly Fox II 50 cc - 53 km/l - 125 mpg
  • Adly Jet X1 50 cc - 51 km/l - 120 mpg
  • Adly Noble 50 cc - 47 km/l - 111 mpg
  • Adly Predator II 50 cc - 48 km/l - 113 mpg
  • Adly Predator II 100 cc - 40 km/l - 94 mpg
  • Adly Silver Fox 50 cc - 36 km/l - 85 mpg

Aprilia

  • Aprilia Atlantic 125 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Aprilia Atlantic 200 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Aprilia Atlantic 250 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • Aprilia Atlantic 500 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Aprilia Leonardo 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Aprilia Leonardo 150 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • Aprilia Leonardo 250 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg
  • Aprilia Leonardo 300 cc - 20 km/l - 47 mpg
  • Aprilia Mojito 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Aprilia Scarabeo 50 cc - 47 km/l - 111 mpg
  • Aprilia Scarabeo 100 cc - 32 km/l - 75 mpg
  • Aprilia Scarabeo 125 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • Aprilia Scarabeo 150 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Aprilia Scarabeo 200 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Aprilia Scarabeo 250 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • Aprilia Scarabeo 500 cc - 19 km/l - 45 mpg
  • Aprilia Sportcity 125 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • Aprilia Sportcity 200 cc - 23 km/l - 54 mpg
  • Aprilia Sportcity 250 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Aprilia Sportcity 300 cc - 19 km/l - 45 mpg
  • Aprilia SR 50 cc - 50 km/l - 118 mpg

B&W

  • B&W 125 cc - 28 km/l - 66 mpg

Bajaj

  • Bajaj Spirit ES 50 cc - 52 km/l - 122 mpg

Benelli

  • Benelli Velvet 125 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Benelli Velvet 150 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Benelli Velvet 250 cc - 18 km/l - 42 mpg
  • Benelli Velvet 400 cc - 15 km/l - 35 mpg

Beta

  • Beta Ark K 50 cc - 49 km/l - 115 mpg
  • Beta Eikon 125 cc - 36 km/l - 85 mpg

BMW

  • BMW C1 125 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg

Bolwell

  • Bolwell 110 cc - 35 km/l - 82 mpg

CPI

  • CPI GTR 50 cc - 50 km/l - 118 mpg

Daelim

  • Daelim Cordi 50 cc - 50 km/l - 118 mpg
  • Daelim E Five 50 cc - 46 km/l - 108 mpg
  • Daelim S Five 50 cc - 47 km/l - 111 mpg

Derbi

  • Derbi GP1 50 cc - 51 km/l - 120 mpg
  • Derby Atlantis Bullet 50 cc - 49 km/l - 115 mpg

EPC

  • EPC Shining 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • EPC Shining 150 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg

Gilera

  • Gilera DNA GP 50 cc - 57 km/l - 134 mpg
  • Gilera GP 800 cc - 14 km/l - 33 mpg
  • Gilera Nexus 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Gilera Nexus 250 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • Gilera Nexus 300 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg
  • Gilera Nexus 500 cc - 20 km/l - 47 mpg
  • Gilera Runner Pure Jet 50 cc - 45 km/l - 106 mpg
  • Gilera Runner SP 50 cc - 51 km/l - 120 mpg
  • Gilera Runner VX 125 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Gilera Runner 180 cc - 23 km/l - 54 mpg
  • Gilera Runner 200 cc - 20 km/l - 47 mpg
  • Gilera Stalker 50 cc - 48 km/l - 113 mpg

Honda

  • Honda Dio 50 cc - 61 km/l - 144 mpg
  • Honda Dylan SES 125 cc - 35 km/l - 82 mpg
  • Honda Foresight 250 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Honda Forza EX 250 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg
  • Honda Forza X 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Honda Joker 50 cc - 55 km/l - 129 mpg
  • Honda Joker 90 cc - 43 km/l - 101 mpg
  • Honda Lead SCV 100 cc - 40 km/l - 94 mpg
  • Honda Pantheon FES 125 cc - 28 km/l - 66 mpg
  • Honda Pantheon FES 150 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg
  • Honda PS 125 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • Honda PS 150 cc - 28 km/l - 66 mpg
  • Honda Scoopy 50 cc - 59 km/l - 139 mpg
  • Honda SH 50 cc - 43 km/l - 101 mpg
  • Honda SH 125 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Honda SH 150 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • Honda SH 300 cc - 23 km/l - 54 mpg
  • Honda Silver Wing 125 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • Honda Silver Wing 150 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Honda Silver Wing 400 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Honda Silver Wing 600 cc - 17 km/l - 40 mpg
  • Honda Sky 50 cc - 58 km/l - 136 mpg
  • Honda Today 50 cc - 39 km/l - 92 mpg
  • Honda X8R-X 50 cc - 47 km/l - 111 mpg

Italjet

  • Italjet Jupiter 250 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg

Keeway

  • Keeway Venus 50 cc - 36 km/l - 85 mpg

Kymco

  • Kymco Agility 50 cc - 44 km/l - 104 mpg
  • Kymco Agility 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Kymco Dink 50 cc - 48 km/l - 113 mpg
  • Kymco Dink 125 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • Kymco Dink 150 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • Kymco Grand Dink 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Kymco Miler 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Kymco People 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Kymco People 200 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • Kymco People 250 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Kymco Super 9 S 50 cc - 52 km/l - 122 mpg
  • Kymco Xciting 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Kymco Xciting 500 cc - 19 km/l - 45 mpg

Lifan

  • Lifan Metro 50 cc - 39 km/l - 92 mpg

Linhai

  • Linhai Main Street 300 cc - 23 km/l - 54 mpg
  • Linhai Monarch 150 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg

LML

  • LML Star 125 cc - 36 km/l - 85 mpg

Malaguti

  • Malaguti Centro i.e. 160 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Malaguti Ciak Master 4 Tempi 50 cc - 47 km/l - 111 mpg
  • Malaguti Ciak Master 50 cc - 40 km/l - 94 mpg
  • Malaguti Ciak Master 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Malaguti F10 50 cc - 50 km/l - 118 mpg
  • Malaguti Firefox F15 50 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • Malaguti Madison 125 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Malaguti Madison 150 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Malaguti Madison 180 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Malaguti Madison 200 cc - 23 km/l - 54 mpg
  • Malaguti Madison 250 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Malaguti Madison 400 cc - 19 km/l - 45 mpg
  • Malaguti Password 250 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • Malaguti Phantom 250 cc - 19 km/l - 45 mpg
  • Malaguti Spidermax GT 500 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Malaguti Warrior F18 125 cc - 32 km/l - 75 mpg
  • Malaguti Warrior F18 150 cc - 28 km/l - 66 mpg

MBK

  • MBK Kilibre 300 cc - 19 km/l - 45 mpg
  • MBK Skyliner 125 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • MBK Skyliner 250 cc - 23 km/l - 54 mpg

Motoroma

  • Motoroma GP 125 cc - 35 km/l - 82 mpg

Peugeot

  • Peugeot Elystar 125 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • Peugeot Elystar 150 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Peugeot Geopolis 125 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Peugeot Geopolis 250 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg
  • Peugeot Geopolis 400 cc - 20 km/l - 47 mpg
  • Peugeot Geopolis 500 cc - 16 km/l - 38 mpg
  • Peugeot Jetforce C-Tech 50 cc - 51 km/l - 120 mpg
  • Peugeot Jetforce EFI 125 cc - 34 km/l - 80 mpg
  • Peugeot Jetforce R-Cup 50 cc - 58 km/l - 136 mpg
  • Peugeot Satelis 50 cc - 43 km/l - 101 mpg
  • Peugeot Satelis 125 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Peugeot Satelis 250 cc - 23 km/l - 54 mpg
  • Peugeot Satelis 400 cc - 19 km/l - 45 mpg
  • Peugeot Satelis 500 cc - 17 km/l - 40 mpg
  • Peugeot VClic 50 cc - 50 km/l - 118 mpg
  • Peugeot Viva 50 cc - 45 km/l - 106 mpg

PGO

  • PGO G Max 50 cc - 45 km/l - 106 mpg
  • PGO G Max 125 cc - 35 km/l - 82 mpg
  • PGO G Max 250 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • PGO PMX 50 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • PGO Rodoshow 50 cc - 51 km/l - 120 mpg
  • PGO TRex 50 cc - 54 km/l - 127 mpg
  • PGO TRex 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg

Piaggio

  • Piaggio Beverly 125 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Piaggio Beverly 250 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg
  • Piaggio Beverly 500 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Piaggio Carnaby i.e. 250 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg
  • Piaggio Carnaby 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Piaggio Carnaby 150 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Piaggio Ciao 50 cc - 50 km/l - 118 mpg
  • Piaggio Fly 125 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • Piaggio Fly 150 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • Piaggio Hexagon 125 cc - 32 km/l - 75 mpg
  • Piaggio Hexagon 180 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Piaggio Hexagon 250 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • Piaggio Liberty 1st 125 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • Piaggio Liberty 4T 50 cc - 43 km/l - 101 mpg
  • Piaggio Liberty 125 cc - 28 km/l - 66 mpg
  • Piaggio Liberty 150 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Piaggio Liberty 200 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Piaggio MP3 125 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • Piaggio MP3 250 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • Piaggio MP3 400 cc - 19 km/l - 45 mpg
  • Piaggio Skipper 125 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Piaggio X7 125 cc - 32 km/l - 75 mpg
  • Piaggio X7 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Piaggio X8 i.e. 400 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • Piaggio X9 Evo 250 cc - 23 km/l - 54 mpg
  • Piaggio X9 Evo 500 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • Piaggio X9 180 cc - 28 km/l - 66 mpg
  • Piaggio X9 200 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Piaggio Zip 50 cc - 40 km/l - 94 mpg
  • Piaggio Zip 100 cc - 41 km/l - 96 mpg

Siamoto

  • Siamoto Favourite 125 cc - 35 km/l - 82 mpg
  • Siamoto KD 125 cc - 35 km/l - 82 mpg

SMC

  • SMC Hyperflight 50 cc - 50 km/l - 118 mpg
  • SMC San Remo 50 cc - 49 km/l - 115 mpg
  • SMC Sports X 50 cc - 48 km/l - 113 mpg
  • SMC Supersport 50 cc - 47 km/l - 111 mpg

Suzuki

  • Suzuki AZ 50 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Suzuki Burgman 150 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Suzuki Burgman 250 cc - 20 km/l - 47 mpg
  • Suzuki Burgman 400 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • Suzuki Burgman 500 cc - 18 km/l - 42 mpg
  • Suzuki Burgman 650 cc - 15 km/l - 35 mpg
  • Suzuki Epicuro 125 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • Suzuki Katana R 50 cc - 53 km/l - 125 mpg
  • Suzuki Sixteen 125 cc - 32 km/l - 75 mpg
  • Suzuki Sixteen 150 cc - 28 km/l - 66 mpg
  • Suzuki SJ50QT 50 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Suzuki UZ 125 cc - 32 km/l - 75 mpg

SYM

  • SYM CityCom 270 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • SYM DD50 Sport 50 cc - 54 km/l - 127 mpg
  • SYM Fiddle II 125 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • SYM HD Evo 125 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • SYM HD Evo 200 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • SYM Joymax 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • SYM Joyride 150 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • SYM Joyride 180 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • SYM Mio 50 cc - 52 km/l - 122 mpg
  • SYM Mio 100 cc - 39 km/l - 92 mpg
  • SYM Orbit 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • SYM Orbit 180 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg

Taishan

  • Taishan Commuter 50 cc - 45 km/l - 106 mpg
  • Taishan Sport 50 cc - 49 km/l - 115 mpg
  • Taishan XT Sport 50 cc - 46 km/l - 108 mpg

TGB

  • TGB 202 Classic 50 cc - 48 km/l - 113 mpg
  • TGB 302 Sport 50 cc - 47 km/l - 111 mpg
  • TGB 303R Hawk 50 cc - 53 km/l - 125 mpg
  • TGB 304 Sport 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • TGB R50x 50 cc - 55 km/l - 129 mpg

Urban

  • Urban R4 50 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg

Vespa

  • Vespa ET4 50 cc - 44 km/l - 104 mpg
  • Vespa ET4 125 cc - 37 km/l - 87 mpg
  • Vespa ET4 150 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • Vespa GT 200 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • Vespa GT60 250 cc - 23 km/l - 54 mpg
  • Vespa GTS 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Vespa GTV i.e. 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Vespa GTX i.e. 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Vespa LX 50 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Vespa LX 125 cc - 30 km/l - 71 mpg
  • Vespa LX 150 cc - 39 km/l - 92 mpg
  • Vespa S 50 cc - 32 km/l - 75 mpg
  • Vespa 200 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg

Vmoto

  • Vmoto Milan 50 cc - 36 km/l - 85 mpg

Yamaha

  • Yamaha Aerox 50 cc - 56 km/l - 132 mpg
  • Yamaha BWs Zuma 50 cc - 55 km/l - 129 mpg
  • Yamaha BWs Zuma 125 cc - 41 km/l - 96 mpg
  • Yamaha Cygnus 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Yamaha Jog 50 cc - 36 km/l - 85 mpg
  • Yamaha Majesty 125 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • Yamaha Majesty 150 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • Yamaha Majesty 180 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Yamaha Majesty 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Yamaha Majesty 400 cc - 20 km/l - 47 mpg
  • Yamaha T-Max 500 cc - 18 km/l - 42 mpg
  • Yamaha Teo's 125 cc - 33 km/l - 78 mpg
  • Yamaha Versity 300 cc - 20 km/l - 47 mpg
  • Yamaha Vino 50 cc - 38 km/l - 89 mpg
  • Yamaha X-City 125 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • Yamaha X-City 250 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg
  • Yamaha X-Max 125 cc - 31 km/l - 73 mpg
  • Yamaha X-Max 250 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Yamaha XF C3 50 cc - 39 km/l - 92 mpg

Then there are the few manufacturers who publish their own "official" fuel economy figures. Some of these are garnered by the ECE47 standard which is a fuel economy test administered by the European Union, and some others are derived from US EPA emissions testing, and some others are just made up in the marketing department. Here they are anyway, for what they're worth!

  • Adly Jet X1 50 cc - 40 km/l - 94 mpg
  • Adly Noble 50 cc - 40 km/l - 94 mpg
  • Gilera Fuoco i.e. 500 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Gilera Nexus 500 cc - 22 km/l - 52 mpg
  • Honda Dio Cesta 50 cc - 65 km/l - 153 mpg
  • Piaggio Beverly i.e. 250 cc - 26 km/l - 61 mpg
  • Piaggio Fly 125 cc - 28 km/l - 66 mpg
  • Piaggio Liberty S 200 cc - 28 km/l - 66 mpg
  • Piaggio Liberty 125 cc - 28 km/l - 66 mpg
  • Piaggio MP3 125 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg
  • Piaggio MP3 250 cc - 23 km/l - 54 mpg
  • Piaggio MP3 400 cc - 18 km/l - 42 mpg
  • Piaggio X8 i.e. 400 cc - 19 km/l - 45 mpg
  • Piaggio X8 250 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • Piaggio X9 500 cc - 18 km/l - 42 mpg
  • Piaggio Zip 100 cc - 43 km/l - 101 mpg
  • Piaggio Zip 50 cc - 44 km/l - 104 mpg
  • Suzuki Burgman 400 cc - 27 km/l - 64 mpg
  • Suzuki Burgman 650 cc - 24 km/l - 56 mpg
  • Vespa ET4 125 cc - 35 km/l - 82 mpg
  • Vespa ET4 150 cc - 35 km/l - 82 mpg
  • Vespa ET4 50 cc - 39 km/l - 92 mpg
  • Vespa GT 200 cc - 25 km/l - 59 mpg
  • Vespa GT60 250 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • Vespa GTV i.e. 250 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • Vespa GTX i.e. 250 cc - 29 km/l - 68 mpg
  • Vespa LX 125 cc - 39 km/l - 92 mpg
  • Vespa LX 150 cc - 37 km/l - 87 mpg
  • Vespa LX 50 cc - 36 km/l - 85 mpg
  • Yamaha BWs Zuma 125 cc - 37 km/l - 87 mpg
  • Yamaha BWs Zuma 50 cc - 51 km/l - 120 mpg
  • Yamaha Majesty 400 cc - 21 km/l - 49 mpg
  • Yamaha TMax 500 cc - 20 km/l - 47 mpg
  • Yamaha Vino 125 cc - 41 km/l - 96 mpg
  • Yamaha Vino 50 cc - 47 km/l - 111 mpg
  • Yamaha XF C3 50 cc - 49 km/l - 115 mpg

Well, there you have it. There is one thing for absolutely certain in these huge lists: You can hop onto any one of these scooters and end up getting a completely different fuel economy figure as the specific way you ride will throw all these mpg figures for a complete loop.

Having said that, any one of these scooters will likely go from coast to coast on the fuel it would take to fill up a Hummer H1!

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MPG Scooter Club 8 years ago

My Aprilia Scarabeo 200 gets 75 MPG!!!!!


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shineshark 8 years ago

I get a 85 MPG in my bike


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Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto Author

What bike do you have? Did you check out http://hubpages.com/autos/Hals-Master-Motorcycle--...


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Chris Fletcher 8 years ago

We were JUST talking about these here! They rock - and save BUCKS :)


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Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto Author

Yup. Where else are you going to get around town at 100 mpg or better? :)


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haynie8253 8 years ago from Irvington

WOW!!! I am truly glad that I joined the Hubpages network. I would have never thought of this. Who knew that it is this simple to avoid being a victim of the Fuel Wars.

Thank you for this


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Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto Author

Spread the word. Hubpages rules! :)


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ramasethu2001 8 years ago from Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India

"Make a friend, it’s a GIFT

Have a friend, it’s a GRACE

Keep a friend, it’s a QUALITY

But, have a friend Like YOU

IT IS GREAT HONOR"


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Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto Author

That's a very nice thing to say. Thank you!


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xrated 8 years ago

Well Done. Seems like you have great knowledge of Bikes. I should have read all this some 10-15 years back when I used to love Bikes. I don't use them now. Why don't you write something for people who use cars?


FalconEV 8 years ago

I dont understand the joy of getting more mpg when an electric scooter uses NO gas ???


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Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto Author

xrated: The agreement I currently have with Hubpages is to write on PC Technology & Motorcycling issues. I was once the editor of two national automotive magazines and I'd love nothing more than to write on cars too! Are you reading this, Hubpages Management? :)

FalconEV: Electric scooters are a marvel and they are the subject of an upcoming Hub, however keep in mind that many have extremely limited range, their top speed can be so low as to be dangerous in some city traffic situations, and electricity is not free. Some electric scooters can cost more per mile operated than their gasoline powered cousins.


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morrisonspeaks 8 years ago

I love bikes and all other vehicles. great tips!


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cowgirljess 8 years ago from Nor Cal

Great write up


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AndyBaker 8 years ago from UK

Great article - thanks !


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Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto Author

Thanks for the kudos, folks! Much appreciated! :)


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Paul Edmondson 8 years ago from Burlingame, CA

Hal, feel free to write on cars;) Your hubs are a pleasure.


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Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto Author

Wow! Thanks Paul! Look out cars, Hal's arriving on the scene! Zoom zoom zoom! :)


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Lissie 8 years ago from New Zealand

I have a SYM 100 - its a very nice scooter - I can't believe that more people dont ride bikes or scooters - and no teenager should be allowed a car licence before they've survived riding 2 wheels for 2 years - nothing will make you a better car driver


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Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto Author

The drawback on scooters (as motorcycles) is that in my neck of the woods, it's a bit difficult to ride them through a foot of snow! :)


Razman 8 years ago

I have a 2004 Aprilia Atlantic 200 and I consistently get 70 - 75 MPG !!!


roguepenguin 8 years ago

if you are driving a Honda Dio or something like it, how well can it handle pulling a sidecar or trailer? and how much does its economy change? being able to drive around on spare change would be awesome.

to bad i couldn't use a cycle or scooter for half the year though.


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Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto Author

Although it is common practice in Third World countries to fit trailers and sidecars onto 50cc scooters, I heartily DO NOT recommend the practice. It will kill the fuel economy and will also likely kill your engine.


Shay 8 years ago

How do you get a kymco agility 50 to get 104mpg. The highest i got so far was around 90 an i was on fumes.


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Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto Author

It's all in the driving style. I have a friend who complained his new Chev Aveo was getting 35 mpg highway, more than 10 mpg less than claimed by GM. I ran a measured fuel test on it myself and got 52.7 mpg! :)


Eric Schreiber 8 years ago

I've put 8000 miles on a 2006 Suzuki Burgman 650 in the past two years and have tracked my fuel consumption the entire time. The average over those 8000 miles has been 51.3 mile per gallon (us gallons).


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Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto Author

That's remarkably close to the MPG rating listed here so that's good to know! Thanks!


sherlynavia 8 years ago from United States

Great hub! Incredible info.


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Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto Author

Thanks! Since I have unleaded regular fuel in my car's tank at almost $7 a gallon (yeah... no kiddin') I might have to take the big scooter step soon. I can't afford to drive around anymore!!!!!


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my-hair-tools 8 years ago from Ohio

great to have all this information in one place, i've considered getting one and this definitely helps thank you!


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Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto Author

I just wish I could figure out how to ride one in the Canuck winter without turning into a Halsicle! :(


want2know 8 years ago

I'd love a scooter, if they would make scooter lanes or ban suv's off inner streets I'd be good to go.


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Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto Author

I think that gas prices and the economic crash will make the banning of SUVs fully academic. :)


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Chris Baker 8 years ago

those things are fun but dangerous. nice hub!


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Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto Author

Any two wheeled form of transportation is going to lose out in a collision with a four or even 18 wheeled metal box, that is for sure! :(


Chris 8 years ago

I can't even believe the Dio gets 144 MPG, that's just amazing! It may be slow, but you can mess with 144 mpg!!!


Rifdianto 7 years ago

hi Hal Licino, thanks a lot for this review. a very comprehensive information about the latest vespa MPG saving fuel i've ever known...


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

Thanks!


Eric Almendral 7 years ago

I appreciate all the work that's gone into this. Unfortunately, there are some confusing (and wide) discrepancies and errors here. What first caught my eye is the big gaps between your numbers for scooters with the same engine and similar weight. Take the 125cc and 150cc Vespa ETs, Vespa LXs, and Piaggios. Depending on year, these models all have the same engines, yet your numbers for their counterparts of the same size vary as much as ±20mpg. (Piaggio/Vespa and some Aprilia 50cc models had 2T engines but and now have a 4T. This could further muddy your results.) Some of the Peugeot 125 and 150cc models had the same engines as these Piaggio/Vespas as well. Even considering differences in the versions of the engines (US versions have extra emissions controls which affect MPGs; early ETs had a different engine) and the many variables that affect fuel economy, the range shouldn't be this drastic.

I'll say without a doubt, though, that no one has ever gotten 92mpg on a Vespa LX150. Vespa optimistically estimates 70-75mpg. Real world riding, closer to 65-70 depending on rider and other variables.

I also wish the PGO BuBu (Metro in Canada, Genuine Buddy in US and Ligero elsewhere) had been included. It's one of the few 4T 150s that will consistently get over 90mpg.

The forthcoming LML Star 4T is reportedly getting 140mpg (as much as the hybrid Piaggio MP3) in testing! Amazing.

This is a very interesting and worthwhile project, though. I wonder if it could benefit from crowdsourcing input from riders or some sort of Wiki format.


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Hal Licino 7 years ago from Toronto Author

This is of course a limited list and the sources of the data are not absolute. Unfortunately there is no consistent testing for scooter MPG like the EPA does with cars. Therefore, this is what the best data currently available states about the MPG of these vehicles... even though I recognize that some of it is imprecise. A wiki would be great, but the actual hard numbers will always be difficult to discern accurately without a formal standardized mileage test each scooter would have to pass.


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JYOTI KOTHARI 6 years ago from Jaipur

Hi,

Big lists! Thumbs up for sharing.

Jyoti Kothari


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

Thank you very much Jyoti!


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Motor leathers 6 years ago

Oh, good article! And the list is great. It is seen that a big work was done.


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

Oh, yeah... this and the 700 motorcycle MPGs was a looooooooong project. But it was worth it! :)


Serial666 6 years ago

Maybe the confusion noted by Eric Almendral above is caused by the difference between US Gallons and Imperial(UK)Gallons..

1 US gallon = 3.78541178 litres

1 Imperial Gallon = 4.54609 litres

making the UK gallon 1.2 times (or 20%) larger than the US gallon.

My et4 125 gets 85 MPG (imperial gallons that is...) did the maths this morning after refilling the tank.

If I was in the USA though, I would only get 71 MPG.

Just as well, the price of fuel being what it is


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

The price of fuel is absolutely outrageous. How can anyone in Europe rationalize filling the tank of a mid sized car for almost $200?


Tom Evans 6 years ago

Yes, just.. Actually it costs me 45 pounds to fill up and I get 400 miles.


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

You have a very economical car, as the full size saloons are much worse. Let alone the vans and trucks. I don't know how some transport companies stay in business. :(


Ellery 6 years ago

My 2004 yamaha zuma 50cc 2stroke gets 64 mpg. I can get it to 70mpg if I do not go over 30mpg.


Henry Boenning 6 years ago

The information on this subject is false starting with the Honda DIO 50 cc.

They state 144 MPG FALSE! More like 84 MPG. Worthless information!


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

Ya, and I'm going to take your word for it against real evidence, right? Sure! :)


Technology Review 6 years ago

nice hubs!, I am motivated to buy a scooter, after reading this article. Thank's to you! lol


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

Go for it! :)


Sarge 6 years ago

Hy, I own an Atlantic 200cc and I have it for around 2 years.

At the beginning I monitered the consumption and got around 65 imperial MPGs but the scooter had one big problem. The transmision kept the revs really low all the way up to around 40mph, don't know exactly what revs but i estimate around 4000rpm, really low. Some people think that by keeping the revs low you can get higher MPGs but that's wrong. I swaped the original rollers with Malossi (from 11g to 10 and also keep in mind that the fact that they are from Malossi changes a LOT).I also instaled an on board computer and i can see the revs now to, it stays between 7500rpm and 9000rpm within the variator range and it got to 13000rpm at 80mph .the idea is that the engine now works closer to the maximum power and torque this is crucial when MPGs are important and like this my scooter now does at least 10 more MPGs so 75 imperial MPGs if i drive carefuly if not it can do up to 20 MPGs less than before. If more scooters share the same engine and weight it doesn't mean they have to share the same MPGs, because each brand tweeks the engine for theyr needs or how they think it's best. For example my scooter shares the same engine with the Piaggio X9 200cc. Acording to the list mine does 59 imperial MPGs and the X9 73 imperial MPGs and as you can see with my litle tweek i got from the Atlantics MPGs to the X9s. I noticed one reason why Aprilia would tweak the engine that way. We all know that when it rains 2 wheelers are verry dangerous, however when my scooter had the factory rollers it was verry unlikley to spin off the rear wheal and crash because the engine did't have enaugh power at low speeds, NOW if I pull the throtle to much the rear wheal goes crazy. It's dificult to prove these facts, but realy easy and cheap to try it your selfs. If you see any errors in what i said please feel free to notify. ;)

One last litle tip when you need to refuel check the prices at more gas stations there can be differences of up to cents and that means a lot in terms of MP$ and also i noticed that on weekends pump stations tend to lower the prices (it might be something local let me know on this one...)


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

Thanks for the interesting info. Gas stations change prices all the time to meet real and imagined market conditions so no one has ever been able to figure out an effective pattern. Inner city gas stations might drop on the weekends as there is less traffic there, but the opposite would be the case for suburban and rural ones.


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strkngfang 6 years ago

My 2010 Honda SH150i hasn't gotten below 90mpg so 64 has to be a mistake, although I've seen some reviews give it 71. The Burgman 400 gets 65 and the Burgman 650 is getting 51mpg, at least according to friends that own them. I'm sure everyone rides them differently. Good info though.


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tes112 6 years ago from Columbus Georgia

Love the you have a hub pages. about scooters.You don't find a lot forums or discussion forum about scooters. Well scooters are our passion. If you guys get a chance check this site that specifically talks about dcooter 600cc if You might be interested: http://www.scooter600cc.com/


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

strkngfang, the data is collected from a variety of sources. Rider weight and riding style can vary a scooter's MPG enormously.

tes112, I love scooters. Although I'm not quite sure that any scooter needs 600 cc! :)


douglas walters 6 years ago

can you list info on a 2006 SYM Fiddle, 50cc?

i just purchased one and it has just 290km on

the odometer.


GVM 6 years ago

There are obvious errors in this ranking.

I traveled a lot on the Runner 50 SP and the Runner 50 PureJet. And I can with the responsibility to assert that for a very quiet ride PureJet can travel 45 km on 1 liter, but 50 SP with carb spends half as much and never will travel 51 km on 1 liter. In my case - near 25 km at 1 liter!

ps: sorry for badly english - this is google translation result, but I think - you understand me.

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