With the price of gas these days we’re all looking to be as fuel efficient as possible. If you’re planning on enjoying the summer motorcycle season, check out our tips to save at the pump!
Even though we know motorcycles are much more fuel efficient than cars, it’s always good to save. When it comes to getting the most out of your bike mileage there are actually things you can do to help become more fuel efficient.
4 Easy Ways to Make Your Motorcycle More Fuel Efficient
#1 Regular MaintenanceMaintaining your motorcycle won’t just keep you safe on the roads but save you money at the gas tank as well! Old oil and clogged filters make your bike work harder and use more fuel. Our spring riding preparation hacks are a good start in ensuring your bike is well maintained.
#2 Keep Your Tires Properly InflatedThe best and easiest way to ensure your motorcycle is fuel efficient is to make sure your tires are properly inflated. Check your owner’s manual to see what pressure they should be filled to.
#3 Take It Easy
Don’t accelerate aggressively, idle for long periods of time, try to impress the lady in the car next to you by revving your engine at a stop sign, or travel at excessive speeds. All these things make your motorcycle a lot less fuel efficient.
#4 Ease The Load
Do what you can to make your bike lighter, every ounce counts. Things such as passenger foot pegs, saddle bags, or mounts can be adding unnecessary weight to your motorcycle and making it less fuel efficient.