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Old 11-04-2012, 12:37 AM   #396 (permalink)
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Honda CBR250R FI Single - '11 Honda CBR250R
90 day: 105.14 mpg (US)

2001 Honda Insight stick - '01 Honda Insight manual
90 day: 60.68 mpg (US)

2009 Honda Fit auto - '09 Honda Fit Auto
90 day: 38.51 mpg (US)

PCX153 - '13 Honda PCX150
90 day: 104.48 mpg (US)

2015 Yamaha R3 - '15 Yamaha R3
90 day: 80.94 mpg (US)

Ninja650 - '19 Kawasaki Ninja 650
90 day: 72.57 mpg (US)
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Fantastic report. I can't wait to go electric and streamlined. I have been riding back roads at 50 mph successfully on a PCX150 scooter and getting 95 mpgUS so 300 mpge should be realistic in a similar vehicle with some improved aeros. But I would need a solid 80 mile range to get up and back in 40F weather. 72v/ 100A packs would barely make it. $3500 in batteries! And the 65 mph top speed of the PCX is nice as it allows a short, 3 mile hop on the interstate each way which saves me from riding the long way around. My boss is probably not ready to start letting anyone plug in every day even though I would gladly pay him back in cash for the $.80 a day I would be using at his end. Even though 95 mpgUS is outstanding fuel economy with either the PCX or my CBR250R, I could save another $300 per year running electric. Enough to pay for a replacement pack in 10 years so barely a break even but very cool and "green" high tech. And gas is sure to go up faster than electricity in the near future.
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