1979 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.

1979 Motorcycle MPG Fuel Economy Guide
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1979 Motorcycle and Scooter Models

 

Year
Manufacturer
Model
Engine Size (cc) /Cyl
Average MPG
Average L/100km
Source
BMW
R100RT
1000/2
43.2 MPG
5.4 L/100km
BMW
R65
51.5 MPG
4.6 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
FL
41.5 MPG
5.7 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
FLH
41.5 MPG
5.7 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
FX
40.5 MPG
5.8 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
FXE
41.5 MPG
5.7 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
FXS
44.0 MPG
5.3 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
Sportster XLS1000
1000/2
52.0 MPG
4.5 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
XLCH
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
XLH
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Honda
CB125S
80.0 MPG
2.9 L/100km
Honda
CB400T Hawk
51.5 MPG
4.6 L/100km
Honda
CB650
51.5 MPG
4.6 L/100km
Honda
CB650
48.5 MPG
4.8 L/100km
Honda
CB750F
50.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Honda
CB750F
48.0 MPG
4.9 L/100km
Honda
CB750K
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Honda
CB750K LTD
53.5 MPG
4.4 L/100km
Honda
CBX
39.2 MPG
6.0 L/100km
Honda
CBX1000
40.5 MPG
5.8 L/100km
Honda
CM185T
73.5 MPG
3.2 L/100km
Honda
CM400A
50.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Honda
CM400T
57.0 MPG
4.1 L/100km
Honda
CT70
88.5 MPG
2.7 L/100km
Honda
CT90
91.0 MPG
2.6 L/100km
Honda
CX500
53.0 MPG
4.4 L/100km
Honda
CX500
55.0 MPG
4.3 L/100km
Honda
CX500
51.8 MPG
4.5 L/100km
Honda
Goldwing GL1000
44.0 MPG
5.3 L/100km
Honda
Goldwing GL1100
42.5 MPG
5.5 L/100km
Honda
XL100S
73.5 MPG
3.2 L/100km
Honda
XL125S
76.5 MPG
3.1 L/100km
Honda
XL185
75.0 MPG
3.1 L/100km
Honda
XL185S
73.5 MPG
3.2 L/100km
Honda
XL250S
69.0 MPG
3.4 L/100km
Honda
XL500
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Honda
XL500
65.0 MPG
3.6 L/100km
Honda
XL500S
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Honda
XL650
48.0 MPG
4.9 L/100km
Honda
XL75
77.5 MPG
3.0 L/100km
Honda
XR500
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Honda
XR650
48.0 MPG
4.9 L/100km
Honda
XR80
74.5 MPG
3.2 L/100km
Honda
Z50R
77.5 MPG
3.0 L/100km
Kawasaki
454 EN450 
61.5 MPG
3.8 L/100km
Kawasaki
KD100
73.5 MPG
3.2 L/100km
Kawasaki
KD125
67.0 MPG
3.5 L/100km
Kawasaki
KD175
63.5 MPG
3.7 L/100km
Kawasaki
KE100
73.5 MPG
3.2 L/100km
Kawasaki
KE125
67.0 MPG
3.5 L/100km
Kawasaki
KE250
57.0 MPG
4.1 L/100km
Kawasaki
KM100
72.5 MPG
3.2 L/100km
Kawasaki
KX400
53.5 MPG
4.4 L/100km
Kawasaki
KZ1000
41.6 MPG
5.7 L/100km
Kawasaki
KZ1300
39.0 MPG
6.0 L/100km
Kawasaki
KZ1300
42.3 MPG
5.6 L/100km
Kawasaki
KZ400
62.5 MPG
3.8 L/100km
Kawasaki
KZ440
57.0 MPG
4.1 L/100km
Kawasaki
KZ500
56.0 MPG
4.2 L/100km
Kawasaki
KZ550
55.0 MPG
4.3 L/100km
Kawasaki
KZ650
51.5 MPG
4.6 L/100km
Kawasaki
KZ650R
650 / 4
33.5 MPG
6.3 L/100km
Kawasaki
Z440
57.0 MPG
4.1 L/100km
Kawasaki
ZX550
55.0 MPG
4.3 L/100km
Suzuki
GS1000
45.0 MPG
5.2 L/100km
Suzuki
GS1000L
43.6 MPG
5.4 L/100km
Suzuki
GS400
57.0 MPG
4.1 L/100km
Suzuki
GS425
56.0 MPG
4.2 L/100km
Suzuki
GS425
52.0 MPG
4.5 L/100km
Suzuki
GS550
59.0 MPG
4.0 L/100km
Suzuki
GS750 ALL
50.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Suzuki
GS750EN
45.2 MPG
5.2 L/100km
Suzuki
GS850
41.9 MPG
5.6 L/100km
Suzuki
GS850G
53.5 MPG
4.4 L/100km
Yamaha
RD400
41.5 MPG
5.7 L/100km
Yamaha
RD400F
392/2
44.0 MPG
5.3 L/100km
Yamaha
TT500
57.0 MPG
4.1 L/100km
Yamaha
XS1100
47.0 MPG
5.0 L/100km
Yamaha
XS1100 Special
1102/4
42.0 MPG
5.6 L/100km
Yamaha
XS400F
392/2
58.0 MPG
4.1 L/100km
Yamaha
XS650
50.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Yamaha
XS650F
650/2
58.0 MPG
4.1 L/100km
Yamaha
XS650F
650/2
51.4 MPG
4.8 L/100km
Yamaha
XS750 II
45.0 MPG
5.2 L/100km
Yamaha
XS750SF
750/2
43.6 MPG
5.4 L/100km
Yamaha
XT500
57.0 MPG
4.1 L/100km

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