1971 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.

1971 Motorcycle MPG Fuel Economy Guide
World Changing Event: On February 28, 1971, Evel Knievel (Robert Craig Knievel) set a new world record by jumping 19 cars with his Harley-Davidson XR-750 at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California and held the record for 27 years. In his career heyday, Knievel’s nationally televised motorcycle jumps were four of the twenty most-watched ABC’s Wide World of Sports events to date. He became a celebrity, recognizable for his use of a Stars-and-Stripes red white and blue “#1” set of motorcycle leathers and cape. In his career he attempted over 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps between 1965 and 1980 and suffered 433 broken bones during his career. Knievel was one of the greatest American icons of the 1970s.

1971 Motorcycle and Scooter Models

 

Year
Manufacturer
Model
Engine Size (cc) /Cyl
Average MPG
Average L/100km
Source
BMW
R50/6
53.5 MPG
4.4 L/100km
BMW
R60/5
53.0 MPG
4.4 L/100km
BMW
R75/5
745/2
50.4 MPG
4.7 L/100km
BMW
R75/5
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
FL
39.5 MPG
6.0 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
SuperGlide FL
40.5 MPG
5.8 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
XLCH
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
XLH
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Honda
C70M
93.0 MPG
2.5 L/100km
Honda
CB100
86.5 MPG
2.7 L/100km
Honda
CB175
76.5 MPG
3.1 L/100km
Honda
CB250
68.0 MPG
3.5 L/100km
Honda
CB250GS
73.5 MPG
3.2 L/100km
Honda
CB350
53.5 MPG
4.4 L/100km
Honda
CB450
52.0 MPG
4.5 L/100km
Honda
CB500
58.0 MPG
4.0 L/100km
Honda
CB750K
47.0 MPG
5.0 L/100km
Honda
CJ250T
73.5 MPG
3.2 L/100km
Honda
CL100
86.5 MPG
2.7 L/100km
Honda
CL175
76.5 MPG
3.1 L/100km
Honda
CL250
68.0 MPG
3.5 L/100km
Honda
CL350
53.5 MPG
4.4 L/100km
Honda
CL450
51.5 MPG
4.6 L/100km
Honda
CL70
88.5 MPG
2.7 L/100km
Honda
CL90
91.0 MPG
2.6 L/100km
Honda
CT70
88.5 MPG
2.7 L/100km
Honda
CT90
91.0 MPG
2.6 L/100km
Honda
S65
83.0 MPG
2.8 L/100km
Honda
SL100
75.5 MPG
3.1 L/100km
Honda
SL125
72.5 MPG
3.2 L/100km
Honda
SL175
72.5 MPG
3.2 L/100km
Honda
SL350
53.5 MPG
4.4 L/100km
Honda
SL90
90.0 MPG
2.6 L/100km
Honda
Z50A
77.5 MPG
3.0 L/100km
Suzuki
Katana 600
65.0 MPG
3.6 L/100km
Suzuki
TS90
82.5 MPG
2.8 L/100km
Yamaha
XS2
50.0 MPG
4.7 L/100km

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