1962 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.

1962 Motorcycle MPG Fuel Economy Guide
World Changing Event: October 14, 1962– Cuban Missile Crisis begins: A U-2 flight over Cuba takes photos of Soviet nuclear weapons being installed. A stand-off then ensues the next day between the United States and the Soviet Union, threatening the world with nuclear war. October 24, 1962 – First confrontation between US Navy and Soviet cargo vessel. The vessel changes course. October 28, 1962 Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev announces that he has ordered the removal of Soviet missile bases in Cuba. In a secret deal between Kennedy and Khrushchev, Kennedy agrees to the withdrawal of U.S. missiles from Turkey. The fact that this deal is not made public makes it look like the Soviets have backed down.

 

1962 Motorcycle and Scooter Models

 

Year
Manufacturer
Model
Engine Size (cc) /Cyl
Average MPG
Average L/100km
Source
BMW
R50
53.5 MPG
4.4 L/100km
BMW
R50/2
53.5 MPG
4.4 L/100km
BMW
R50S
53.5 MPG
4.4 L/100km
BMW
R50US
53.5 MPG
4.4 L/100km
BMW
R60
53.0 MPG
4.4 L/100km
BMW
R60/2
53.0 MPG
4.4 L/100km
BMW
R60US
53.0 MPG
4.4 L/100km
BMW
R69
51.5 MPG
4.6 L/100km
BMW
R69S
51.5 MPG
4.6 L/100km
BMW
R69US
51.5 MPG
4.6 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
CH
52.5 MPG
4.8 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
FLH
1207/2
36.0 MPG
6.5 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
H
52.5 MPG
4.8 L/100km
Honda
CB 77 Super Hawk
305/2
65.0 MPG
3.6 L/100km
Honda
CL72
250/2
67.0 MPG
3.5 L/100km
Norton
650SS
646/2
47.5 MPG
4.9 L/100km
Velocette
Venom Clubman
499/1
45.0 MPG
5.2 L/100km

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