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16 Tips for Increasing Bike Mileage

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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 Increasing Bike Mileage

  1. For four-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.
  2. Don't put the choke on for a too long, as it may fill the engine with fuel.
  3. Don't over accelerate as soon as you start your bike.
  4. Switch off your bikes during a long wait or a traffic signal.
  5. Remove the parts that are not useful, such as the saree guard, the bike box, and any other extra fittings.
  6. Change and check the oil regularly as recommended by your service technician.
  7. Check your tire's air pressure monthly. 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.
  8. Don't make sudden drops from a higher gear to a lower one. This may lead to a much higher RPM and decrease fuel efficiency.
  9. Shift your gears to the correct RPM. Also, avoid overriding on any particular gear.
  10. In general, riding in higher gears gives off a better mileage.
  11. Don't change the gears and brake as often if you ride in cities. It may wear down and tire the engine.
  12. Service your bike regularly as stated in your manual.
  13. Use the brakes, clutch, and the throttle judiciously for optimum mileage.
  14. Don't use the clutch when accelerating.
  15. Check the batteries, chain slackness, the petrol amount, and the brakes
  16. Finally, check the tire grips and change the tire even before it seems to be worn out.

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

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Comments

sai on March 25, 2019:

my 4years glamour 125cc bike get milage is 40kmpl, all the vehicle parts are good condition( weels ,tyres, breaks,cluctchwire, ) and i regularly servised in hero showroom point , but twoweeks onwards i got this problem, why this problem accurd to my bike

CBR $akthi on November 10, 2018:

My 2014 honda cb unicorn150 bs3

I test millage,speed

Good millage,speed

Kmpl 4045 city above highway 45-50 above

Speed 0-118 soon in city 118-135 highway long ride

Ready to race any bikes ® cars

Iam from tamilnadu india

Ashpak on October 25, 2018:

I have new model karizma r this only 28km milage so please tell me how to encourage milage

Adarsh on July 18, 2018:

My bike is passion plus.I does not mileage.I drive 80 km/h speed above in highway.Other roads are 60 km/h speed above.

How to increase mileage

T SRINIVAS on May 31, 2018:

can we fit an engine guard to TVS STAR CITY bike ? will this obstruct free air flow to engine and overheat this.

vikrant on May 15, 2018:

bha i meri mahindra bike 30 ki milage deti hai local main service time to time krwa rha hoon meri bike ko 1.6monthb ho gye hai please teel me main apni bike ki average kaise bdhau

Innus Shaikh on April 07, 2018:

Really it is very useful information for newest persons. it will be help for increase millage and well rider.

M V RAMA GIRI on April 04, 2018:

It is very useful information...

thank you

Lokesh on April 02, 2018:

Hi bought new Honda hornet 4months back I am getting mileage 40 km/litre suggest me that how to get good mileage

Sakthi on March 29, 2018:

Hii guys. I like to instal sound air filter for my pulzer 150 dtsi.....2016 modal. But I am confused which air filter is best for my pickep and as well as my milage.....any one can hlo me in this..?

Haris on December 07, 2017:

I have ns 160 and getting average about 30kmpl in city

SAJJAD QAMAR on September 22, 2017:

HOW TO INCREASE THE MILEAGE OF BAJAJ DISCOVER 150 S

Vijay on September 15, 2017:

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.

Bala on August 31, 2017:

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

Rajkumar on August 12, 2017:

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

Soniya on August 10, 2017:

Hey what about Weight....?

Rameez on August 03, 2017:

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.

Suvro on July 29, 2017:

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

Nadeem Memon on July 27, 2017:

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

vishal v on June 24, 2017:

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?

Sarthak on June 16, 2017:

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

Dheepak s on June 14, 2017:

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?

Vignesh on May 17, 2017:

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

Kiran on May 16, 2017:

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

Radhe on May 14, 2017:

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.

Amit kolar on May 06, 2017:

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

venkat on March 24, 2017:

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

Boopathy on March 23, 2017:

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

charan on March 15, 2017:

how about apache rtr160

Vishwas khurana on March 11, 2017:

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

sankarasubbu on February 17, 2017:

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

avenger 150 street on January 25, 2017:

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

prasanth on January 21, 2017:

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

prasanth on January 21, 2017:

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

sai on January 19, 2017:

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

Naren on January 01, 2017:

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

paul on December 21, 2016:

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

DIPANKAR NANDI on December 19, 2016:

HOW TO INCREASE MY APACHE 160 BYKE?

sanjeev subba,siliguri on December 15, 2016:

thank you for sujjesstion

Daniel Selvin on December 03, 2016:

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

Premanand on November 22, 2016:

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

PREMANAND.R on November 20, 2016:

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???

ANKIT RANGA on November 18, 2016:

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

manish on November 14, 2016:

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

Prax on November 01, 2016:

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

Rohan on October 26, 2016:

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

anil on October 24, 2016:

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

Romio Paul on October 22, 2016:

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.

Tosif Abbasi on October 21, 2016:

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.

gautam on October 13, 2016:

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?

shreyas on October 13, 2016:

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

ravi prakash dahiya on September 18, 2016:

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 ....?

ravi prakash dahiya on September 18, 2016:

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 ....?

Mani singh on September 17, 2016:

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

ravi kaushal on September 12, 2016:

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

bike fz 16

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

Vivek Sharma on September 08, 2016:

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

senthil on September 07, 2016:

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

Divyanshu on September 04, 2016:

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

Albert Cs on September 02, 2016:

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. .............

Ishan Ray on September 02, 2016:

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.

DINESH SHARMA on August 29, 2016:

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

Akhil on August 26, 2016:

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??

Dilan on August 26, 2016:

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

amith sohn s.s on August 24, 2016:

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

@Soumya on August 20, 2016:

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???????~~

saif on August 02, 2016:

I have fazer 153cc militry green

I want increase my top speed

So what can i do

akash on July 31, 2016:

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.

Pmaha on July 29, 2016:

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.

Bala chennai on July 21, 2016:

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?

Yaseen on July 16, 2016:

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

mano on July 15, 2016:

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

sanay on July 11, 2016:

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

Ramshid ali on June 25, 2016:

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

ajay on June 17, 2016:

Which average pulsar 220F???

prabu on June 10, 2016:

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

Shivraj Kamatgi on May 28, 2016:

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????

naveen pulsar on May 28, 2016:

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

Aman on May 23, 2016:

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.

Vallabh... on May 18, 2016:

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?

Ulaganathan on May 04, 2016:

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

rakshith on April 27, 2016:

hello sir.

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

Jai Shankar on April 22, 2016:

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

dhaval on April 21, 2016:

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.

Manjunath manju on April 07, 2016:

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.

Manjunath manju on April 07, 2016:

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...

sachin on March 19, 2016:

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

sarath on March 13, 2016:

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

Anil on February 27, 2016:

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....

mdabd4 on February 07, 2016:

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.

Md Abdullah on January 27, 2016:

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.

suresh on December 26, 2015:

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

Vivek on December 01, 2015:

How to increase the power of first hero honda passion

Madhusudhan on November 21, 2015:

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.

kashif on November 09, 2015:

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

shashank naik on November 03, 2015:

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.

Prashanth on October 27, 2015:

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

Krishna on October 24, 2015:

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

harry on October 24, 2015:

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

KD on October 23, 2015:

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

SIVA on September 19, 2015:

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