One of the most important aspects we look at while purchasing a motorcycle or a scooter is fuel efficiency aka mileage. The more mileage a bike gives, the more savings a family could have in their monthly budget. While all the two-wheeler manufacturers give an ARAI tested mileage figure for each of their products, none of it give out the same figure in the real conditions.
There are various ways to calculate the mileage of your bike or scooter. But the most accurate way is the tank full to tank full method. Here, we tell you five simple steps to calculate your bike’s mileage accurately
1: Ask the fuel pump attendant to set the fuel filler setting to the slowest. Fill fuel till the neck of the fuel tank and make an exact note of the fuel level.
2: Set the trip meter to 0, before you leave the petrol pump
3: Ride the motorcycle or scooter for approximately 100kms
4: Go to the petrol pump. Repeat step number 1.
5: Calculate mileage by dividing 100kms with the number of litres.
If you are one of those who like to keep a track of the fuel and mileage expenses every month, you should use a smartphone app as it will make your life quite easy. We recommend an app called Fuelio. It has a good user interface and lets you keep a track of multiple vehicles.