1965 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.

1965 Motorcycle MPG Fuel Economy Guide
World Changing Event: March 8, 1965– The Vietnam War for the USA: Some 3,500 United States Marines arrive in South Vietnam, becoming the first American combat troops in Vietnam. The U.S. government viewed involvement in the war as a way to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam and part of their wider strategy of containment. The North Vietnamese government viewed the war as a colonial war, fought initially against France, backed by the U.S., and later against South Vietnam, which it regarded as a U.S. puppet state. By the end of the Vietnam War (30 April 1975) more than 3 million Americans served, some 1.5 million of whom actually saw combat in Vietnam; 58,220 soldiers were killed, more than 150,000 were wounded, and at least 21,000 were permanently disabled. The average age of the combat soldier was 19.

 

1965 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
BSA
650 Thunderbolt
654/2
40.0 MPG
5.9 L/100km
BSA
Spitfire Hornet
654/2
39.0 MPG
6.0 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
CB250
68.0 MPG
3.5 L/100km
Honda
CB450
52.0 MPG
4.5 L/100km
Honda
CB450KO
444/2
42.5 MPG
5.5 L/100km
Honda
CB450SS
444/2
42.5 MPG
5.5 L/100km
Honda
CL77
305/2
65.0 MPG
3.6 L/100km
Norton
650SS
646/2
47.5 MPG
4.9 L/100km
Panther
M120
650/1
60.0 MPG
3.9 L/100km
Suzuki
X6 Hustler
247/2
64.0 MPG
3.7 L/100km
Vincent
Black Lightning
998/2
45.0 MPG
5.2 L/100km

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