9 Efficient Suggestions To Eat Much less Fuel On A Scooter And Motorbike.


I imagine so! Especially in this period when the price of fuel has completely soared.

The smallest trick that can make the full last longer is good to take.

Smoother driving, well-maintained mechanics, eco-driving…

These few habits clearly make the difference.

The proof, by applying these tips, I manage to drive between 60 and 90 km more than usual!

here is 9 simple and effective tips to consume less gasoline on scooters and motorcycles. Look :

1. Keep tires properly inflated

A motorcycle tire being inflated to use less fuel

Under-inflated tires are tires that rub more heavily on the ground.

Do you know what that means concretely?

That your motorbike engine needs more energy to run.

And this obviously leads to overconsumption of fuel.

Whereas with properly inflated tires you eliminate this ground resistance.

As a result, the motor of the motorcycle needs less power to move.

So be careful, that doesn’t mean that you have to over-inflate them either.

Otherwise, it can give a difficult ride and lead to rapid tire wear.

For best results, simply inflate your tires to the manufacturer’s recommended pressure.

Where can we find this important information?

Normally, the maximum permissible pressure is indicated on the sidewall of the tire.

In addition to improving the engine performance of the motorcycle, the tires will wear out much less quickly.

So be sure to check the tire air pressure to make sure it is at the recommended level.

2. Adopt eco-driving

A motorcycle that travels on a road at the same pace to save fuel

The way of driving, especially if it is aggressive, is one of the main causes of overconsumption!

So yes, riding a motorcycle at high speed, or accelerating quickly is a lot of fun and very tempting.

However, this style of driving has a very strong impact on fuel consumption.

Whether with a 50cc or a 125 for that matter.

What you earn in adrenaline, you spend in euros!

So, have a flexible and « good father » driving style instead. This is called eco-driving.

Concretely, this means:

– To maintain a regular speed when driving. For this and if you can, use the highways as much as possible. They are straight, flat and not crowded. You therefore avoid accelerations and decelerations every 2 min.

– Not to run the engine at full speed by going too high in the revolutions per minute.

– Gradually increase the speed of the motorcycle by shifting gears at the right time.

– Anticipate slowdowns by using the engine brake as much as possible.

That way, the engine relaunches the bike less strongly when you reaccelerate.

With this type of driving, you are sure to use less fuel for the same distance travelled.

And then, having a more flexible driving style also saves money.

I am thinking, for example, of the cost of repairing brakes or shock absorbers which wear out less quickly.

3. Replace dirty fuel and air filters

Oil added to a motorcycle engine to reduce fuel consumption

Having a well-maintained motorcycle and parts in good condition can greatly reduce fuel consumption.

Replace fuel and air filters as soon as they become clogged.

The air filter can cause quite a few problems with your gas mileage.

If it is clogged, your engine breathes badly and must work harder during the acceleration phases.

Changing it regularly can save you 10% engine efficiency!

4. Check spark plug and carburetors

Also check that the spark plug is not cloggede, that the carburettors are properly adjusted and the jets not defective.

Poorly maintained, these parts prevent the engine from performing, which causes more fuel to be burned.

A small check up every 6 months or at least once a year is very useful.

Have it done by your mechanic.

5. Change the oil regularly

Follow the drain cycles carefully and change the oil.

Use good quality oil and check for leaks.

The oil is very important, because its lubrication allows to reduce the friction and the resistance of the mechanics.

By having a fluid mechanics, the engine forces less and consumes less.

6. Make sure you have a tight chain

Be sure that your chain is clean, tight and does not rust.

A well-lubricated and well-tensioned chain limits engine stress.

Thus, you avoid being overconsumption.

In summary, regular maintenance of the motorcycle is only good.

This makes it possible to increase engine performance without over-consumption, but also to drive in complete safety.

7. Reduce the weight of your motorcycle

A heavily loaded scooter that consumes a lot of fuel

The heavier your motorcycle, the harder the engine has to work to pick up speed.

Suddenly, you are tempted to accelerate even more which consumes more fuel.

By reducing the weight, you reduce fuel consumption and avoid engine wear.

To improve your motorcycle’s engine performance, you can replace heavy parts with lighter ones.

For example, some motorcycles have a heavy steel sprocket.

By replacing it with a lighter aluminum sprocket, you reduce the weight of your motorcycle by 1 kg.

Also remember to reduce personal equipment as much as possible so as not to weigh tons on the motorcycle.

If you have panniers, for example, do not take them on board if they are not used.

In summary, remember that a motorcycle is not made to support excessive weight.

Otherwise, it can cause a lot of damage to your engine and cost you dearly on arrival.

8. Be as aerodynamic as possible

A biker who drives aerodynamically to save fuel

A little physics lesson.

Did you know that wind resistance increases with increasing motorcycle speed?

So that you understand correctly, at 100 km/h, the resistance is 2 times greater than at 65 km/h.

So the more the speed increases, the more power the motor needs to counter this resistance.

This phenomenon has a direct impact on your fuel consumption.

How to avoid this will you tell me?

Well you have to work on the aerodynamics thanks to these few very simple methods.

First, use a full face helmet. It is more aerodynamic than a half helmet.

Also replace saddlebags with storage that is less exposed to wind resistance.

Lying flat or sheltering behind the windshield also improves aerodynamics.

Sticking your knees to the tank also helps to consume less.

Finally, you can simply ride at a lower speed to reduce wind resistance.

9. Do not accelerate in the first 2 km

A biker who rides slowly the first 2 km so as not to over-consume

If there is one bad habit to banish, it is that of pushing the engine when it is cold.

That is to say, make big accelerations just after starting the motorcycle.

This is enormously overconsumption, but in addition it wears the engine much faster.

So it doesn’t matter if you’re late or whatever.

The first 2 kilometers of road, ride slowly without forcing!

And then, while we’re at it, we’re also going to kill another bad habit.

That of starting the motorcycle and letting it run for several minutes in a vacuum before leaving.

What you have to do is start the bike just before the start and drive slowly; that’s all.

You know why ?

Well the explanation has to do with the viscosity of engine oil.

When the oil is cold, it is not yet fluid, which increases the mechanical friction of the engine.

The engine forces more so it consumes more and wears out faster.

Your turn…

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