The most fuel efficient motorcycles

Find out which bikes are the most frugal for each manufacturer

In the UK it is nigh on impossible to get official mile per gallon figures from the motorcycle industry.

Finding out the fuel economy of a motorcycle is really hard to come by. When researching, the best resources are often owners' clubs and forums. The problem is that there are no standardised tests to determine a bike's performance for fuel consumption, a factor that can change depending on a variety of situations.

Some manufacturers release figures based on findings from the World Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC), but these come from an EU indoor bench test on a rolling road. They can often be misleading as they don't hold into account wind resistance, friction and all the real-world elements that can affect fuel consumption.

So what we've put together is a best possible guide to the most fuel efficient bikes on the market, they're not tested by Visordown or exact, but provide a good benchmark for what bikes per manufacturer get the best MPG.


RS4 125 - 65 miles per gallon

Shiver 750 GT - 60 miles per gallon


G650 GS - 65 miles per gallon

F800ST - 60 miles per gallon


Monster 696 - 45 miles per gallon

Multistrada 1200 - 47 miles per gallon


XL883 - 51 miles per gallon

XL1200 - 44 miles per gallon


CBF125 - 87 miles per gallon

CBR250R - 69 miles per gallon

CBF600 - 55.1 miles per gallon


Ninja 250R - 61 miles per gallon

ER-6f / Versys 650 - 49 miles per gallon


Duke 125 - 85 miles per gallon

Duke 690 - 50 miles per gallon


V-Strom 650 ABS - 65 miles per gallon

RV125 Van Van - 90 miles per gallon


Tiger 800 - 75.3 miles per gallon


YBR125 - 90 miles per gallon

XJ6 Diversion F - 50 miles per gallon

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