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    Quote Originally Posted by Samarth 619 View Post
    Guys, I achieved 56 kmpl on my Pulsar 180 UG3 on my college rides. It is an open smooth road.
    The riding pattern was as such:

    1. Keeping between 50-60 kmph. No variations in Speed, unless really needed.

    2. If I leave the throttle due to some reason, I raise speed back very slowly. Very soft handling of the throttle.

    3. Minimal usage of brakes. Leaving the throttle whenever I need to slow a bit.

    4. Kept the bike in the 4-5 krpm zone for top gear and 3-4 for lower 4 gears. Don't know why I do it, maybe for psychological advantage... Just did it anyways.

    5. Crouched down mostly/ wherever I could. It works!
    Ride at a good speed, say 60 kmph or so, and then crouch... Your speeds will increase despite the same throttle input.


    Now, I have double the pocket money, around 3500 but this time, I'm paying for my fuel by myself. Hence, the recent over-thinking about fuel consumption problems.

    But on Sambhar lake trip, the mileage dropped back to 39 kmpl. Riding? 75 kmph most of the time and 50 kmph on bad roads. Some off roading on sand tracks too. Well, less mileage was obvious but 39?

    very same riding style in my case to...and thats why i am getting the same mileage figures from my 180 ug4...but, nowadays i dont like to tell this to anyone, just will say company saying mileage, 45-50. because nobody will believe after saying this. and i feel it little bad...so now my current mileage figure lies in between 45-50..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samarth 619 View Post
    Guys, I achieved 56 kmpl on my Pulsar 180 UG3
    Mileage also depends on the healthiness of the engine and age of the bike

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    Thanks for the thread.
    The below is how i achive the peak mileage.

    This is what I do in my ZMA is

    Ill keep in top gears 3-4 KRPM

    Traffic ,will try to avoid but Bangalore wont allow me.

    Will switch off the engine if I have to stop for More than 30 Sec[Im not sure how ideal is this,NOTE : on starting process engine waste some fuel]

    In Banglore no point in speeding because you have to slow down / stop on signals and jams. So keep speeds down.

    I will check tyre pressure once in two weeks.[I use stock tyres].

    Will keep Ideal speed of the engine to the least. So in in signals and jams it wont consume much Fuel.

    My battery is also well charged.[It does effect a little]

    Now I'm getting peak mileage of 43 Kmpl on a ZMA[2006-Well maintained].
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    some more tips :
    1. Dont ride above 50 km/hr - you will have minimum air drag at this speed. (everyone knows it but no one here will do it)
    2. Do not wear loose clothes which swell up during a ride and increase your air drag surface area.
    3. Crouch at higher speeds to reduce air drag.
    4. Choose lower viscosity oil when recommendation is like 10w30 or 20w40 or 20w50.. Go for 10w30 (keeping ambient temp in mind)
    5. Dont change lanes unnecesarily at high speeds(at any speed for that matter), have seen guys overtaking a vehicle and then changing lanes extremely fast to come in front of the vehicle they were overtaking - when their own lane was clear and no other vehicle was visible in the rear view. (explanation- dont do it very fast.. When you can easily take 100-200 meters to change lanes, when you change the lanes fast and slow down you actually encounter more airdrag and also slowing down and then accelerating - and putting more load on the engine. Release the thottle gradually after an overtaking manouver and gradually come to the lane you want to ride/drive in(when the rear view is clear)
    6. Lastly, choose the bike as per your riding style.. Buying a 220cc just for keeping a higher cc engine is worthless unless you give the bike the feel its made for! It will curse a rider not going above 60.. He deserved a 110 cc!. Conversely a rider pushing a 110 cc at 90 km/hr is getting cursed by the machine for overdoing it.
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    I. Have just shifted to biking... I have got bullet classic 350 8 days ago.. the problem with me is that I use lots of clutch and forget to change gears or sometimes change it very soon... this way I don't think I will get above 30-32

    Any specific advise for me please...

    Thanks


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    Nice bro! Thank you.
    I heard that while in running if clutch is pressed with no acceleration, fuel consumption is decreased, is it true? Pleas clarify

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragooms View Post
    The bikes gearing should be be appropriately used to get max fuel efficiency,
    even if cruising at more than 45-50kms requires 4th gear, more than 50 kms can be driven at 5th gear to get high efficiency, however less than 40kms should not be driven on high gear as it unneccessarily strains the engine.
    yes , riding at 40's KMPH would strain and makes over heating issues , resulting low average , riding at midrange say 60's is advisable , Hence more air flow , better cooling , better milage

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    Lol wut. I shift to 5th gear from 27kph.. and try to keep @ highest possible gear at any speed

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    optimum gear shifting using the best clutch procedure u can avail max mileage...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovish View Post
    I. Have just shifted to biking... I have got bullet classic 350 8 days ago.. the problem with me is that I use lots of clutch and forget to change gears or sometimes change it very soon... this way I don't think I will get above 30-32

    Any specific advise for me please...

    Thanks


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    Brother even this can cause you to change your clutch plates very early and the fuel consumption will also be more so try to try the optimum gear shifting
    DRIVE SAFE, RIDE HARDER


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