Standardizing with the Government.
The US Gov't is using our Motorcycle Fuel Economy Guide as a go-to standard for motorcycle MPG as they feel Total Motorcycle is the best resource out there, but it is time to update the Motorcycle Fuel Economy Guide once again and I noticed that fueleconomy.gov changed to a new standard of reporting MPG... so, I wanted your opinion on standardizing our guide to their guide. http://www.fueleconomy.gov/mpg/MPG.do?a ... details=on
As you see, the US Gov't is using more simplistic set of data, while we on the other hand, are using more complex set of data.
The US Gov't data:
Model: Aveo 5
Average MPG: 30.4
City Driving: 30%
Highway Driving: 70%
We are using:
MODEL: XL883 SPORTSTER 883
Average US MPG (City/Highway if known[/i]): 48/57
Average L/100km (City/Highway if known): 4.9/4.1
Fuel Capacity (US Gal/Litres if known): 3.3 gal. (12.5 L)
Engine Size/Cylinders: 888cc / 2
So our data would be stripped down like this to match the US Gov't:
Model: XL883 SPORTSTER 883
Average MPG: 52.5
City Driving: 50%
Highway Driving: 50%
Is this too basic or just enough data? Would you find it easier to read and submit your motorcycle MPG data if TMW used this as well?
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