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Tips on How to Increase Bike Mileage

Updated on January 5, 2016

Saving on Fuel and Increasing Bike Mileage

We love driving motorcycles, bikes, and sports bikes in the streets and on the outskirts of the city. We probably also love driving them fast — however, one concern that often prevents us from reaching the max speed is the mileage. Many will check out the mileage specs before buying a motorbike and then worry later on about their bike giving less mileage than specified.

So, in this article, here are some tips on how to increase mileage and save on bike fuel, so that you can go back to your open air drive on your bike.

Tips

  • For 4 stroke engines, switch on the bikes with the chokes and self start. Then, leave it without acceleration for 10-15 secs so that the oil has time to flow through the engine and has enough circulation to run it.
  • Don't put the choke on for a too long, as it may fill the engine with fuel.
  • Don't over accelerate as soon as you start your bike.
  • Switch off your bikes during a long wait or a traffic signal.
  • Remove the parts that are not useful, such as the saree guard, the bike box, and any other extra fittings.
  • Change and check the oil regularly as recommended by your service technician.
  • Check your tire's air pressure monthly. A low pressure can be a strain on the mileage while a super high pressure would increase the mileage but also yield instability. An optimum pressure will yield the best results.
  • Don't make sudden drops from a higher gear to a lower one. This may lead to a much higher RPM and decrease the fuel efficiency.
  • Shift your gears to the correct RPM. Also avoid overriding on any particular gear.
  • In general, riding in higher gears gives off a better mileage.
  • Don't change the gears and brake as often if you ride in cities. It may wear down and tire the engine.
  • Service your bike regularly as stated in your manual.
  • Use the brakes, clutch, and the throttle judiciously for optimum mileage.
  • Don't use the clutch when accelerating.
  • Check the batteries, chain slackness, the petrol amount, and the brakes
  • Finally, check the tire grips and change the tire even before it seems to be worn out.

Please comment to share your experiences, your own tricks, and if these tips worked for you!

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      SAJJAD QAMAR 3 days ago

      HOW TO INCREASE THE MILEAGE OF BAJAJ DISCOVER 150 S

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      Vijay 10 days ago

      Hai this is vijay

      I'm using pulsar 150

      My bike giving the mileage of 38.70 kmpl.

      All r fine.

      I had visite bajaj showroom

      And also i had seen in out sides mechanic.

      They are told me all r fine.

      The mechanic can replace the parts

      Of

      Bore kite

      Spark plugs

      Carpenter.

      And also new tires.

      I had bare a lot of cost in so many ways.

      But there is no use.

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      Bala 3 weeks ago

      Hi. My bike discover 150... all service complete ..but 45kmpl ...any parts change to bike

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      Rajkumar 6 weeks ago

      TVS Star city 100 CC 2007 Model problem bike is started but not mooving pls answer me.Thanks

      My mail I'd rajkumar20188@gmail.com

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      Soniya 6 weeks ago

      Hey what about Weight....?

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      Rameez 7 weeks ago

      I have Hero Glamour.. Suppose to give 65-70km/L.... Recently i have given to Authorized Service Center.. 4th service.. After Service its giving me 4oKm/L.. Suggest me on this. Either i have to go back to Authorized service center or Dealer service center.... I think i have made a mistake that i have handover my bike to Authorized service center.. Let me know how i can get back my bike mileage.

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      Suvro 8 weeks ago

      I had a hero glamour and it gives me very less amount of mileage it gives me only 36 km/l in city......i had changed my air filter as well still it gives the same

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      Nadeem Memon 2 months ago

      Hello Arjun I have cb unicorn 150 they average is not good not even 40 kmpl what to do in get good average

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      vishal v 3 months ago

      My sz rr v2 gives only 36 km/l .three months back I gave it for service.before that I got around 45km/l in cities.what can I do to improve my bike mileage?

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      Sarthak 3 months ago

      I have purchase new hero splendor bike without self start. If we change the silencer. Can we get high milege..Everybody change the silencer of bike. Its true if we change it then get more milege

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      Dheepak s 3 months ago

      I'm having yamaha fascino purchased a year ago. At first it gives me a mileage of 55km/lit in city. After running 2000kms i gave it to my friend. He rode it at 90kms/hr speed., after then it gives a mileage of 40km/lit. So I gave it to the company to check the mileage. Mechanic took 100ml of petrol in a bottle and connected it to the engine and then asked me to ride.I started riding it and it stopped after 5.5kms. But still if i fill petrol in the tank it gives only 40km/lit.

      What is the problem in it?

      How can I rectify it to get atleast 50kms/lit?

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      Vignesh 4 months ago

      I have planned purchasing of new bike. which is a good mileage stylish bike

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      Kiran 4 months ago

      i am having new pulsar 150 , how to get good mileage

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      Radhe 4 months ago

      I am Using pulsar am getting 40 km per ltr milege.

      Its very low milege plz help me how can i Increase my bikes Milege.

      Thnks.

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      Amit kolar 4 months ago

      I have purchasea cb trigger bike on date 26/1/2015 and i got 40km/ltr plz help me on extract mileage.

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      venkat 6 months ago

      i have purchase new pulsar 150cc 2016 model and i got 45 km and engine not smooth and engile sound coming i have solve this probelm and how improve mileage and engine smooth

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      Boopathy 6 months ago

      Bro I own Pulsar180 runned 30000 kilometres.i want better milage

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      charan 6 months ago

      how about apache rtr160

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      Vishwas khurana 6 months ago

      Sir plz tell me which bike to buy pulsar 150 or r15 not in price in milege

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      sankarasubbu 7 months ago

      my bike tvs tsar city 100 cc in model 2007 starting millege 65 but that time 1 yr la 40 kgm millege available what reson be tell and the bike maintance tips please tell

      sankarsubbu420@gmail.com

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      avenger 150 street 8 months ago

      Sir i bought avenger 150 on 1jan 2017 earlier i didn't check my mileage but today i noticed that my mileage is about 30 even after 1st service what to do

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      prasanth 8 months ago

      Hi sir,i am having tvs sport which is 99.9cc cvti engine which is 2009 make.It was bought by my father.At the new my father told me that it. Will give mileage up to 95to96 at the present of company service.3year back i started to use it.then even now the engine is good working but i am a rash drive i got it max speed of 105 to 108 in that rage.after that my silencer got damaged automatically then it will slot and lives fire flame when i suddenly drop the rpm by down gears and brakes..some time it will shot automatically.now i bought rc390(ktm) .i am suffering from mileage issue.than i wield the silence but till now i get the shot of fire in silencer.it gives milage of 25 to 30 km milage.please help me . I need to make it as back.pls suggest me any idea sir

      Thanking you

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      prasanth 8 months ago

      Hi sir,i am having tvs sport which is 99.9cc cvti engine which is 2009 make.It was bought by my father.At the new my father told me that it. Will give mileage up to 95to96 at the present of company service.3year back i started to use it.then even now the engine is good working but i am a rash drive i got it max speed of 105 to 108 in that rage.after that my silencer got damaged automatically then it will slot and lives fire flame when i suddenly drop the rpm by down gears and brakes..some time it will shot automatically.now i bought rc390(ktm) .i am suffering from mileage issue.than i wield the silence but till now i get the shot of fire in silencer.it gives milage of 25 to 30 km milage.please help me . I need to make it as back.pls suggest me any idea sir

      Thanking you

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      sai 8 months ago

      Hi I m using Karizma r 2013 model..i m getting mielage of 33kmpl overall highway and city if we drive normally ..and if we drive rashly it giving mielage of 22-24kmpl overall..when we are driving normally when the bike is around 50-60 when we put topgear the bike is getting very much chain sound and so chain spocket getting damaged v.soon and if we don't put top gear at 55 speed in 4th gear only it crossing 4rpm and getting vibration and mielage getting reduced..it has total of 10rpm only..so at 55speed I m not able to go at 4th or 5th gear..if we put 5th gear rpm again reducing to 3rpm with big chain noise..so please help me ..how to increase my bike mielage

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      Naren 8 months ago

      i am using suzuki gixxer 155 bike. before 3rd service am getting 45+ /litr mileage in city.

      after 3rd service am getting only 30-34 /litr in city.

      am complaint to nearest suzuki showroom. He is telling clean your bike carburetor in showroom. am handover the bike to showroom. after am getting bike i check two times, bike giving only 28-30/litr.

      what i will do? why these kind of problem facing in my bike?

      please clear my problem

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      paul 9 months ago

      I am having passion pro 2013 model but its giving only 38 km milage but the carpurator and air filters are gd

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      DIPANKAR NANDI 9 months ago

      HOW TO INCREASE MY APACHE 160 BYKE?

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      sanjeev subba,siliguri 9 months ago

      thank you for sujjesstion

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      Daniel Selvin 9 months ago

      I bought 110cc Honda Livo two Months Back.it giving only 45-50 mileage....service honda peoples saying after 3000kms only bike will gives good mileage....i cannt to understand why the mileage Bike giving worst Milage.. ..any of u having Honda Livo

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      Premanand 10 months ago

      Kindly share me the feedback or suggestion to increase my bike mileage pulsar 150 cc 2008 model

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      PREMANAND.R 10 months ago

      Hi,

      Anyone kindly give me the good ideas or suggestion i have pulsar 150 cc 2008 model its giving only around 35 kms only. So, please share me the valuable feedbacks to increase the mileage???

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      ANKIT RANGA 10 months ago

      I HAVE APACHE RTR 160 IT GIVES 45 KMP/L IN CITY AND 50 ON HIGHWAY WITH 80 TO 100 KM/H SPEED BUT I HAVE DON NOT MISS ITS SERVICE SEDULE I. IT IS FEBRUARY 2009 MODEL

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      manish 10 months ago

      I use suzuki gs 150 r bike it gives only 30kmpl mileage. Please give me a solution to increase mileage.

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      Prax 10 months ago

      If you have a 1000cc or 600cc bike how to increase the mileage....

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      Rohan 11 months ago

      I have GS150r bike and it gives me the mileage of 30km/lt ..please tell me how i increase the mileage

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      anil 11 months ago

      My pulsar 220 giving 25-30 milege.....i.want to more milege plz help me

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      Romio Paul 11 months ago

      I have KTM Duke 200, does it require that the bike should ride at a speed of 40 to 45 kmph? If I ride it at AVG 30 speed does it affects its radiator??? Plz answer.

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      Tosif Abbasi 11 months ago

      Hi

      I have TVS star city plus 110 CC. I have bought this bike 2 months back.

      I am getting 37/Ltr mileage.

      I am really worried about the same.

      Have my 1st Service. but its same.

      Kindly pls suggest me best answer.

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      gautam 11 months ago

      hello arjun.

      I have bajaj pulsar 180. I ride smoothly in town and don't accelerate it too much.it was giving 50 -55 km/litre

      but ,Now a day my bike is giving 25 km/litre having been correct tyre pressure.I serviced it last month at the authorised service centre.My bike is one-year-old.

      Is there any carburetor problem?

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      shreyas 11 months ago

      Hey arjun I have r15 v2 which is 2 month old

      I am planning install K&N filter.. Some say we will get increase in mileage and reviews tell they decrease the mileage! Wch one is true?

      And in case if I install how to maintain ggood mileage around 45km/l like before

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      ravi prakash dahiya 12 months ago

      i have pulsar 150 and my prbl to mileage on my bike around 33 km pr latter plz solve my problem and bajaj change ring vol on engine but average is not be increasing plz help me ....?

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      ravi prakash dahiya 12 months ago

      i have pulsar 150 and my prbl to mileage on my bike around 33 km pr latter plz solve my problem and bajaj change ring vol on engine but average is not be increasing plz help me ....?

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      Mani singh 12 months ago

      i have pulsar 135 and i have problem with its RPM, sometimes it goes on increasing without accelerating it.

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      ravi kaushal 12 months ago

      my bike top speed is not more then 100 why..

      bike fz 16

      please help ...how should i increase my speed...

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      Vivek Sharma 12 months ago

      Can u please suggest the gear vs speed ration for hero igniter 125 CC

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      senthil 12 months ago

      hi..i have owned tvs phoenix new 2015 model...mileage is around 50km how to increase mileage plz reply friend..

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      Divyanshu 12 months ago

      sir i have owned hero glamour fi about 6 Month ago and it giving 75 To 80 In in only rider in city and in market I got About 67 To 75 Is it good Today my bike run about 21000 Kms but my problem is that i am confused in choosing engione oil first i used vedol 10w30 company specis 2nd i used Vedol 20w40 and castrol 20w 40 But know i am using Elf moto4 rodastar synthetic 10w40 Is it good for my bike from those three plz reply

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      Albert Cs 12 months ago

      I have have an yamaha szr. Now it is 4 years old performing good...but it's mileage is only up to 30 km......what should I do. ....Please find me a solution. .............

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      Ishan Ray 12 months ago

      Can anyone tell me the millage of honda CB hornet? I am planning to buy it but my friend getting millage 38 kmpl only. so I am confused.

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      DINESH SHARMA 13 months ago

      my new hero splendor plus is giving 53 km/l. is it ok. ist service has been done byy service centre

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      Akhil 13 months ago

      I got a dio the technicians told that do not go above 40km/hr until first service .. my question is this. after 750 km can I go in any speed above 40??

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      Dilan 13 months ago

      Indian bikes have a lot of technical errors. Discover 135 was the best bike, but they dont product that bike.

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      amith sohn s.s 13 months ago

      I have a 2005 model crux. I got between 45 and 50 still i am getting a millage of less than 42kmpl. Help!!!!!

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      @Soumya 13 months ago

      Dear sir. I have purchased hero super splendor in October 2015.i regularly service my bike on time. But I am getting millage only 42 km/l in city and 50km/l in highway. I complained regularly in the service centre but no change happain. How should I increase the millage of my bike?????!

      Sir I have to drive 80-90 kms regularly because I am a medical representative. So is super splendor is the perfect choice for my profession or should I go for another one???????~~

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      saif 13 months ago

      I have fazer 153cc militry green

      I want increase my top speed

      So what can i do

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      akash 14 months ago

      i have new gixxer sf. just 2 mnths old/ i feel the acceleration is not as good as it was previously. one service has been done. 2600 kms run/ I tried to get a mileage of 45 kmpl at a avg speed 45-50 km/hr. Company claims a mileage of 50-55 kmpl . Tell me the ideal speed and rpm for gear shifting as well.

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      Pmaha 14 months ago

      First of all, I appreciate your effort to answer those long lasting questions!

      I own CB unicorn 150(2 yrs old) done 50,000 km till now.

      Honda recommends 10W30, so was looking for MOTUL 3100/5100 10W30 SS or similar but couldn't find one with this grade locally. So shifted to ELF MOTO4 ROAD 10W40 SS oil.

      I would like to know which oil suits best for my bike:

      1) FS or SS / which grade 10W30 or 10W40?

      2) Any brand you recommend? Shell AX7, Servo, ELF, MOTUL.

      3) What is oil change interval?

      I am getting 66-67 kmpl highway+city now. I want to retain same mileage with more smoothness, engine life.

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      Bala chennai 14 months ago

      My Honda unicorn 160 bike getting over heat. This is only 10 kmrs. how to reduce this heat problem? Bike 2015 model(1 year 7 months only).

      Plz answer anyone?

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      Yaseen 14 months ago

      How to increase milage of honda stunner cbf ....? Can u help me

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      mano 14 months ago

      sir i had bought cb twister bike... moreover i will ride it in 75-80 km speed.. how much milege will it give?

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      sanay 14 months ago

      my bike is apache 150 and it is giving up millaege of 28 only and give one suggestion to give 60 of millaege

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      Ramshid ali 15 months ago

      I am using Honda unicon 150 at 2 years.... I have in several problems pls help me

      Problems

      1)milage shot

      2)shich off in riding time

      I clean the carborator and change the plug but not solve that problems what i do?pls help me..

      My ph:9544334756

      Email:aliramshid@gmail.com

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      ajay 15 months ago

      Which average pulsar 220F???

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      prabu 15 months ago

      Hi I am having fz16 it gives milage between 27to31 ..I bought it 1mnth before .how can I improve the milage is there any chance to prblm in bike are riding style help me pls

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      Shivraj Kamatgi 16 months ago

      I purchased a Honda Hornet 160R 2 months back. I did ride below 40km/hr before the first servicing. But after that I have noticed a sudden drop in the mileage. What should I do????

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      naveen pulsar 16 months ago

      I hav taken a old model pulsar 150 i liked that byke but while starting my byke petrol smell is coming for what purpose that petrol smell wil com

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      Aman 16 months ago

      Hi! I own a centuro discbrake.it is serviced 2 times but it still stops coz of engine shutdowns when decreasing speed alittle bit and on brakers. Please help. Also how can i increase it's power.

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      Vallabh... 16 months ago

      Sir, can you please tell me the fuel economy of BAJAJ PULSAR RS200?

      I am going to buy it so i need to know the fuel economy...

      And shall I buy it or not?

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      Ulaganathan 16 months ago

      i have used hero honda glamour how to mileage increase 9952520455 or ulaganathan213@gmail.com

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      rakshith 17 months ago

      hello sir.

      i bought pulsar 180 one month back and am getting only 33 kmpl...plz giv suggestion

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      Jai Shankar 17 months ago

      I have yamaha szr bike, at the early days my bike used to give 35-40 ml, after a few changes it started giving 97 on highways and 74 in traffic

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      dhaval 17 months ago

      hi arjun sir,

      i purchased hero splendor pro this month only April 2016 for my daily commuting purpose. and i heard that splendor pro 100cc bike is giving good mileage as per user review but in my bike splendor pro is giving me only 50km/ltr. so when my mileage will increase even dealer told me that splendor pro will give you 60km mileage but still i am getting 50km/ltr.

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      Manjunath manju 17 months ago

      Sir, I have 180cc Pulsar, before 1st service I was getting 45Kmpl. but now after 1st and 2nd services my bike gives 40Kmpl..As thos I follow all the tips and maintenance.. and I ride my bike at a speed of 50 to 60 at required RPM and gear shifting. So now I want to increase my bike mileage, can you suggest me better idea... waiting for your reply.

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      Manjunath manju 17 months ago

      Sir, I have 180cc Pulsar, before 1st Service I was getting 45Kmpl and after 1st and 2nd services now my bike gives 40Kmpl but I follow all the tips and good maintenance.. and I rides on average speed of 50 to 60.. So I want to increase my bike mileage.. So can you suggest me an better idea.... waiting for your reply...

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      sachin 18 months ago

      I have a Rtr 160 2012 mod bike I wanna increase its mileage how speed could go to get a good mileage pls help ,which air is good nitrogen or the normal for Gud milege

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      sarath 18 months ago

      Sir,

      I take second hand bike 2014 model discover 100m .2days before I check mileage just60km only mileage.in n.h road .fill tyer air ,change oil,speed 40 to 50 maximum low gear change but then also 60mileage only.company claim 84km mileage.pls help me .used Kerala road 8281451039

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      Anil 19 months ago

      My pulsar 150 in the morning cold start the rpm was 4200 in the speed of 50kmph but after that the whole day it was 4000 in the same speed 50kmph ,what is the reason for this....

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      mdabd4 19 months ago

      Sir. I purchased bajaj pulsar 150 dtsi on December 2015. Salesman told me before service it will give around 30 kmpl mileage. And I was getting around 34Kmpl. So my question is that ..when my bike mileage will improve?. Will it improve afrer service... or service doesn't matter. What is the top mileages of my bike im both way cities and in highway. And how to increase mileages. Iam riding bike at 50-60kmph on 4th gear. What speed do i have to follow to shift every gear. Please help me what engine oil would be best for my bike.

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      Md Abdullah 20 months ago

      Sir. I purchased bajaj pulsar 150 dtsi on December 2015. Salesman told me before service it will give around 30 kmpl mileage. And I was getting around 34Kmpl. So my question is that ..when my bike mileage will improve?. Will it improve afrer service... or service doesn't matter. What is the top mileages of my bike im both way cities and in highway. And how to increase mileages. Iam riding bike at 50-60kmph on 4th gear. What speed o i have to follow to shift every gear. Please help me.

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      suresh 21 months ago

      Sir how to increase the mileage of 2002 model hero honda passion i got only 35KM/l

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      Vivek 22 months ago

      How to increase the power of first hero honda passion

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      Madhusudhan 22 months ago

      Hi Arjun sir.... i am planning to buy new bike i need good looking n good mileage around 40-45 i like yamaha "R15s" my height 5.4 is it ok for me n daily rides (not for long distance below 40klm), i am living in village n my near city distance is 8klm only n in the city there is no signals that's small city is it ok for me... r15s.

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      kashif 22 months ago

      i have hero honda splendor of 2003 model, it gives only 30kmpl plz give suggestion to inrease the mileage

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      shashank naik 23 months ago

      Sir, I have pulsar 150 cc 2006 model, recently changed both tyres and also silencer (dolki) to get good mileage but still i get only 20 km/litre. will you please guide to recognize me the fault after servicing.

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      Prashanth 23 months ago

      hi, my bike sz r is given 35-40 kmpl .how to increes my mileage..

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      Krishna 23 months ago

      I purchase new star city plus, but it give starting problem at all time when I try to start it, and acceleration is also not work suddenly when riding.

      plz help me

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      harry 23 months ago

      Sir,

      I have purchased hero karizma r version 2.0. After 1 month my bike average is 25kmpl.please tell me how to increased the average and how to shift the gears in how much rpm.please

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      KD 23 months ago

      Yesterday only i bought my pulser 150 AS and i want to know how to change the gear and get the better mileage

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      SIVA 2 years ago

      I have Yamaha sz_r. It gives only 30 to 35 km per liter. Please help me to improve milage more than 45 - 50 km

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      vicky 2 years ago

      @arjuncool I have apache rtr180 I gave my bike a lot maintainance change my oil every 2000kms but lastly I used valvoline oil and still ran only 1400 kms till now and now my bike is giving me milage of 22 help me plz advice me best oil for making my milage upto atlest 35+

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      biswa 2 years ago

      Sir i am confusing between to buy hero hunk or a discover 125M.

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      Manvendra 2 years ago

      how can i set the ideal race by the setting

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      boben 2 years ago

      Hi arjun my rc 200 give only 30 mileage

      Please give me some suggestions to improve mileage

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      shanky 2 years ago

      what is mileage of pulsar sweet 180 before 1st service

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      Arjuncool 2 years ago from India

      Hi ujwal has your gixxer completed its first service?

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      ujwal 2 years ago

      I m having gixxer ....its giving very low milage .....abt 35km/l .....any tip 2 increase it??????

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      Kaushik 2 years ago

      Maximum (in town & Highway) How much mileage I can get from Suzuki Gixxer 155cc

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      Prakash 2 years ago

      When I ride in highway if I use clutch to free the engine from higher ground to lower ground (When going through a flyover), then can this technique save fuel a little bit?

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      Arun Jaypal 2 years ago

      Unicorn and Hunk among these which one is the best.

      Saurabhav and Shantanu please share your problems on pulsar mechanics Facebook page soon you will get replied.

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      shantanu 2 years ago

      Hi sir,

      I hv bought a pulsar 150, 2005 model.

      Its engine has been overhauled from service centre but m getting fuel economy of 25 kmpl only.

      One mechanic suggested me to get the carburator changed.

      Please suggest me the reason for so less fuel economy n also advice solution for this.

      My driving habbits are quite similar to as suggested by you.

      Thanks