Scooters are probably the most important tool for an Indian family. Other than carrying passengers, it can carry a lot of load, thanks to the presence of large floorboard and some under seat storage as well. These aspects make scooters the most practical investment for any Indians out there. But because the scooter can be used by every family member, it runs quite a lot throughout the year which could lead to an expensive petrol bill. So the best way to bring down that yearly fuel bill is by riding the scooter as efficiently as possible. So here we will give you some tips to maximise fuel efficiency of your scooter.
Use accelerator wisely Majority of the scooters in India are equipped with CVT gearbox. This gearbox is very reactive to the way the throttle is used. A gentle and linear throttle inputs will help the CVT work in its optimum level which directly leads to better fuel efficiency. Most of the scooters in the country comes with the ideal eco mode indicator on the instrument cluster. Usually, this indicator can be seen between 40kmph and 50kmph. It’s best to ride between these speeds to get the best fuel efficiency.
Maintain tyre pressure Make a habit of checking the tyre pressure every time you go for a fill-up. Most of us tend to ignore the tyres, but it’s one of the most important components of the motorcycle. A bike that runs on tyres with less pressure tend to be less fuel efficient. Low air pressure increases the contact patch of the tyres and that means, the engine needs to work harder to get the required momentum. This process leads to decreased mileage. Also, never over inflate the tyres. If you do that, the overall ride quality will be bouncy.
Riding habits A change in riding habits will bring a drastic change in fuel efficiency. For example, don’t use the brake levers while accelerating. Calculate the next riding move. Don’t brake unnecessarily. The more you brake, the more you have to accelerate which consumes more fuel.
Don’t waste fuel Everyone hates being in long traffic jams or traffic signals for that matter. But most of the time, we keep the engine running and that results in unnecessary wastage of fuel. It’s always better to switch off the bike if the traffic timer shows more than 30 seconds for it to turn green. The same applies for heavy traffic situations. Turn off the engine if you are stuck in a bad traffic ja