Small Motorcycle - another option
A small motorcycle is built with the idea of fuel economy in mind. All standard and larger motorcycles are built with the idea of fun and power in mind. If you're looking to save gas and save money, you'll want to keep your eyes on the smaller bikes.
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Small motorcycle. Here is another two-wheeled gas saving tip. I suggest you consider a small motorcycle because larger ones don’t get any better fuel economy than sub-compact cars. Regular size motorcycles are built for fun and adventure, not to save money on gas.
Even with their low weight, small footprint on the pavement and smaller engine, motorcycles sit up high and tend to catch a lot of wind. With a fairing, they are a fairly large sail helping to push air around the rider. If you get between 40 and 50 mpg on a larger bike, you are doing very well indeed. Many get in the mid-30 mpg range – not something I’d advertise as a way to save money on gas.
A small motorcycle is what you need to get better fuel economy to go along with that fun and adventure you might be looking for. They don’t have the power of a larger bike, but they can get much better fuel economy, some up to 70 mpg.
Something in the 250cc to 400cc range would be great. Those models tend to have power, yet are very economical with fuel. The key is to determine what you want to do with the bike and then get the bike that does it best for the least fuel consumed.
This alternative transportation is best suited to fair weather, but when I lived in the city, I rode one of my motorcycles all year long as a way to save money on gas and have fun doing it. As long as the streets weren’t icy, I rode in the winter too.
It looks a little funny to be on a motorcycle in the middle of a heavy snowfall, but if you get home before it starts to stick and make the roads slippery, it isn’t any more hazardous than riding in the rain.
If you are looking for fair weather fun and a way to save money on gas, then this is one of the gasoline saving tips that you should seriously consider.
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