The Best Fuel-Efficient Motorcycles Available Today


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Unless your city has widespread, efficient public transportation — basically, if you live in New York City, San Francisco, Washington DC or Boston — then a motorcycle is the most practical, economical option for commuting available. Which ones use the least amount of gas? These are the best fuel-efficient motorcycles for commuting available today.

The Most Fuel-Efficient Commuter Motorcycles Available Today

Rather than rely on manufacturer claims or our own, often unrepresentative testing (we’ve got heavy throttle hands), we’ll instead turn to the crowd and use average, real world fuel economy reports from real riders on Fuelly. And, instead of simply listing the most fuel efficient bikes, we’ll be editorializing a bit and bringing you the ones we think make the best options for commuting, combined with that reported fuel economy.

Honda CB500X
Honda CB500X

The Best There Is

Honda CB500X — 66 mpg

Wow, we wouldn’t have guessed it, but Fuelly users report higher MPGs from their CB500Xs than they do for the more high-tech, supposedly more efficient NC700X. That makes this $6,000 bike a winner. It’s all-day comfortable, light, slim and easy to ride, too.

Suzuki Burgman 400
Suzuki Burgman 400

The Maxi-Scooter

Suzuki Burgman 400 — 60 mpg

Maxi scooters maximize comfort, ease of use and weather protection. They’re also cheap to buy — this Burgman is just $7,999 — and incredibly practical thanks to all that onboard storage. This 400 is totally comfortable on the highway and just blitzes city traffic.

Honda CBR250R
Honda CBR250R

The First Bike

Honda CBR250R — 65 mpg

You won’t find anything easier to ride (particularly for short riders) than the CBR250R. It’s incredibly fun in the city and fast enough for short trips on the highway, all while returning seriously good fuel economy.

Triumph Bonneville
Triumph Bonneville

The Retro

Triumph Bonneville — 49 mpg

Go for the base Bonnie; its 17-inch wheels accept the best rubber and Fuelly users report decent fuel economy. It’ll look good parked outside your office, too.

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