1952 Motorcycle Fuel Economy Guide

A guide to motorcycle gas mileage (MPG and L/100km) and efficiency

Your guide to motorcycle and scooter fuel economy in MPG and L/100km.
Over 5500 bikes by year, manufacturer and model from 1934 to today.

1952 Motorcycle MPG Fuel Economy Guide
World Changing Event: November 1, 1952 – Nuclear testing: Operation Ivy: The United States successfully detonates the first hydrogen bomb, codenamed “Mike”, at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean, with a yield of 10.4 megatons. This was the start of the nuclear arms race. The first Ivy shot, Mike, was the first successful full-scale test of a multi-megaton thermonuclear weapon (“hydrogen bomb”) yielding 10.4 megatons, almost 500 times the bomb dropped on Nagasaki. The second test, King, fired the largest nuclear weapon to date using only nuclear fission yielded 500 kilotons, 25-40 times more than the nuclear weapons dropped during World War II.

 

1952 Motorcycle and Scooter Models

 

Year
Manufacturer
Model
Engine Size (cc) /Cyl
Average MPG
Average L/100km
Source
Ariel
Square Four
997/4
47.5 MPG
4.9 L/100km
Nimbus
Type C
746/4
55.0 MPG
4.3 L/100km

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