Can we compare scooter km/l figures?

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Can we compare scooter km/l figures?

Postby Milkybar_Kid » 30 Jun 2012, 13:03

Hi,

I have a 10 year old SYM 100cc scooter. I recently recorded some figures and got a figure of 30.23km/l (or 85.26miles per gallon).

I arrived at these figures by doing the following; distance travelled -127.9km /fuel used - 4.23litres = 30.23km/l.

Does this seem right? I remember my friend telling me that small engines can easily achieve 100miles per gallon. I don't drive fast.

Anyone else got any figures to compare with?

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Re: Can we compare scooter km/l figures?

Postby Doraemonster » 30 Jun 2012, 14:15

Try here:
http://auto.itri.org.tw/Myenergy/bySpecially_MOTO.php

This one is generally for cars, but there also might be something for scooters:
http://www.moeaboe.gov.tw/opengovinfo/P ... csEng.aspx
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Re: Can we compare scooter km/l figures?

Postby Ducked » 30 Jun 2012, 16:28

Milkybar_Kid wrote:Hi,

I have a 10 year old SYM 100cc scooter. I recently recorded some figures and got a figure of 30.23km/l (or 85.26miles per gallon).

I arrived at these figures by doing the following; distance travelled -127.9km /fuel used - 4.23litres = 30.23km/l.

Does this seem right? I remember my friend telling me that small engines can easily achieve 100miles per gallon. I don't drive fast.

Anyone else got any figures to compare with?

Thanks


The automatic transmission on most scooters is pretty lossy. A small motorcycle (eg Honda CB125, like a SYM Wolf), might be expected to achieve 100 miles to the (British, Imperial) gallon if un-thrashed.
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Re: Can we compare scooter km/l figures?

Postby yankyo » 30 Jun 2012, 17:37

I think the number depends big time on the driving style, the mileage can easily go up or down 50%. Motorcycles seem to fare slightly better. I'm getting anything from 35-50km/l 2-3l/100km) on KTR 125.
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Re: Can we compare scooter km/l figures?

Postby baberenglish » 30 Jun 2012, 17:44

I have a 150 cc and I get about 27-30 km per liter. That is all in rush hour, stop and go traffic...If I am out for a bit of a jaunt I get about 35-40 km per liter. It's all about how much you stop and go.
If you want to try to save some gas then don't gun it like everyone else off the light. But then again, trying to be fuel conscious on a scooter is really difficult.
Remember the freeway vs. city mileage on a car? same concept.
There is only 1 cylinder in most scooter engines so that ain't bad considering it is a just a modified lawn mower engine!
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Re: Can we compare scooter km/l figures?

Postby Milkybar_Kid » 30 Jun 2012, 21:26

Can this be believed?

http://www.sym.com.tw/eng/showroom/inde ... d=2&bid=37

1.3litres per 100km travelled?
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Re: Can we compare scooter km/l figures?

Postby Ducked » 01 Jul 2012, 00:39

Milkybar_Kid wrote:Can this be believed?

http://www.sym.com.tw/eng/showroom/inde ... d=2&bid=37

1.3litres per 100km travelled?


That's over 200 mp(Imperial)g, so I'd say no, not in normal use.

As a hypermiling stunt on a test track, maybe.

It says "concept" which tends to mean "doesn't really exist". They couldn't sell it in Taiwan anyway, since a carburretor is mentioned in the specs, and illustrated.
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Re: Can we compare scooter km/l figures?

Postby Abacus » 01 Jul 2012, 11:33

I used watch these numbers pretty closely for the couple of months that my gas gauge was broken but I never recorded them. I do remember that city driving was almost always 1NT/km (or close). So my Hartford 150cc motorcycle is approximately 30km/l. This does increase by 30-50% when driving outside of the city. But those trips are rare now that I have a car.
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Re: Can we compare scooter km/l figures?

Postby Dog's_Breakfast » 03 Jul 2012, 14:46

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sorry I thought you said "3 liters per 100 km" but I see it's "1.3 liters per km." I agree with Ducked: Not realistic.
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