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Old 12-19-2007, 01:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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90 day: 61.46 mpg (US)
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Doug: I owned a Ninja 250 for just over 2 years. I could pull 80 mpg (imperial) or about 67 mpg (US) riding conservatively on secondary roads (80 km/h)

Not at all designed for efficiency, either. (A larger rear sprocket would help reduce rpm - they were available aftermarket, too.)

I bought it mainly because I wanted to learn to ride. After that though, I realized that it didn't really suit my needs and I sold it.

I don't commute for work, and I have the car for crummy weather, so I found it was
competing with my bicycle for local trips! Once that light bulb went on, it wasn't too long before the for sale ad was placed.
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