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Yes, that’s an electric motorcycle, the Zero FXE. No, you’ll have to read the whole article to find out why we included it.
Yes, that’s an electric motorcycle, the Zero FXE. No, you’ll have to read the whole article to find out why we included it. (Zero/)

As of this writing, the average gas price in the US is $3.53 per gallon, which is below past spikes in 1981, 2005, and 2008. But adjusted for inflation, we pay twice what we paid 40 years ago. Whether it’s global conflict, supply disruptions, or seasonal reformulations in fuel, the result is the same—higher prices.

Riders generally feel the pain less, if the subject even comes up. Motorcyclist doesn’t include mileage figures in our technical specifications list in our new motorcycle preview articles, but you know we provide tested figures in our official non-press introduction motorcycle reviews.

But while some blissfully twist the throttle without care, others lean into our horsepower/weight advantage and relish the savings. Those savings ain’t what they used to be. A hybrid Toyota Prius gets about 57 mpg, significantly more than most current performance or cruiser bikes.

Still, if you dig around enough, some bikes stand out. Here’s our annual roundup of the most fuel efficient bikes on the market. There are lots of familiar faces (fascia?), but we dug deep to find new blood as well. And at the end, a surprise ringer helps kickstart the comments section.

As in the past, we relied on fuelly.com to keep official mileage claims honest. That’s assuming miles-per-gallon claims exist at all. It’s funny. As you climb product lines and bikes get bigger, mileage figures disappear from spec sheets. Fun fact: Only Yamaha shows claimed EPA-derived mpg for all its streetbikes. Enjoy.

Ah, the Honda Grom. Can hedonistic fun coexist with sensible things like fuel economy? This is America, we can have it all.
Ah, the Honda Grom. Can hedonistic fun coexist with sensible things like fuel economy? This is America, we can have it all. (Honda/)

Honda Grom

Since the 2022 redesign, Honda managed to get slightly more power and significantly better gas mileage, thanks to a bit of “stroking” and a fifth gear that acts as overdrive. A smaller bore and longer crank can do this by increasing compression and making more bang from the same or less amount of fuel. Honda claims 166.5 mph is possible, but that’s if you religiously short-shift and avoid fun and spontaneity. But resistance is futile. Just try to ride the Grom without attempting wheelies and hanging knees out. But it’s cool. No matter what, you’ll likely get at least 100 mpg.

The cost-savings emphasis on efficiency of Honda’s NC750X starts with things like not updating media photography and reusing 2023 European product photography. Well played, Honda.
The cost-savings emphasis on efficiency of Honda’s NC750X starts with things like not updating media photography and reusing 2023 European product photography. Well played, Honda. (Honda/)

Honda NC750X

In the immortal words of Huey Lewis, it’s hip to be square. While much of the motorcycling community applies fake mohawks to helmets and stretches Gixxers, another subset loves utility storage big enough to fit helmets in, minus the mohawk, of course. And ridiculous gas mileage. Enter the Honda NC750X. This venerable ADV commuter option gets a claimed 67.2 mpg, with owners regularly claiming 70–80-plus mpg. Motorcyclist testing netted a 53.5 mpg figure, with former staffer and professional racer Michael Gilbert at the wheel. So, go figure. Notably, this is the biggest bike on the list.

The 2024 KTM 390 Duke brings pint-size power that’s practically a teetotaler at the pump.
The 2024 KTM 390 Duke brings pint-size power that’s practically a teetotaler at the pump. (KTM/)

KTM 390 Duke

The revamped 2024 KTM 390 Duke took a little extra time to get unveiled, but the good news is that rumors of its demise were greatly exaggerated. Revised bodywork, revised suspension, and a

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By: Anders T. Carlson
Title: Best Fuel-Efficient Motorcycles 2024
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/best-fuel-efficient-motorcycles/
Published Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2024 23:03:36 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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