1983 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.

1983 Motorcycle MPG Fuel Economy Guide
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1983 Motorcycle and Scooter Models

 

Year
Manufacturer
Model
Engine Size (cc) /Cyl
Average MPG
Average L/100km
Source
BMW
K100
990/4
36.2 MPG
6.5 L/100km
BMW
R65
51.5 MPG
4.6 L/100km
BMW
R65LS
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
FLHS
42.5 MPG
5.5 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
FXB
44.0 MPG
5.3 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
FXE
41.5 MPG
5.7 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
FXEF
44.0 MPG
5.3 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
FXS
44.0 MPG
5.3 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
FXSB
44.0 MPG
5.3 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
FXWG
42.5 MPG
5.5 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
XLH
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
XLS
51.5 MPG
4.6 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
XLX
48.0 MPG
4.9 L/100km
Honda
C70
93.0 MPG
2.5 L/100km
Honda
CB1000C
41.5 MPG
5.7 L/100km
Honda
CB1100F
39.5 MPG
5.9 L/100km
Honda
CB550SC
55.0 MPG
4.3 L/100km
Honda
CB650SC
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Honda
CB700A / CB700B / CB700C
50.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Honda
CM250C
68.0 MPG
3.5 L/100km
Honda
CM400
40.0 MPG
5.9 L/100km
Honda
CM450A
46.0 MPG
5.1 L/100km
Honda
CM450E
59.0 MPG
4.0 L/100km
Honda
CM450SC Nighwawk 450
55.0 MPG
4.3 L/100km
Honda
CT110
79.0 MPG
3.0 L/100km
Honda
CX650C
51.5 MPG
4.6 L/100km
Honda
GL650 Silverwing
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Honda
Goldwing GL1100
42.5 MPG
5.5 L/100km
Honda
Magna V45 VF750C
52.5 MPG
4.5 L/100km
Honda
Sabre 750
59.0 MPG
4.0 L/100km
Honda
Sabre V45 CF750S
52.5 MPG
4.5 L/100km
Honda
Shadow 500 VT500C
491/2
57.0 MPG
4.1 L/100km
Honda
Shadow 750 VT750C
750/2
49.0 MPG
4.8 L/100km
Honda
V65 Magna
1098/4
37.0 MPG
6.4 L/100km
Honda
V65 Magna VF1100C
40.5 MPG
5.8 L/100km
Honda
VF750F Interceptor
48.0 MPG
4.9 L/100km
Honda
VLX600 Shadow
60.0 MPG
3.9 L/100km
Honda
VT500C Shadow
65.5 MPG
3.6 L/100km
Honda
VT500E
62.5 MPG
3.8 L/100km
Honda
VT500FT Ascot 500
68.0 MPG
3.5 L/100km
Honda
VT750C Shadow
55.0 MPG
4.3 L/100km
Honda
XL100S
73.5 MPG
3.2 L/100km
Honda
XL185S
73.5 MPG
3.2 L/100km
Honda
XL200R
70.0 MPG
3.4 L/100km
Honda
XL250R
65.5 MPG
3.6 L/100km
Honda
XL250S
69.0 MPG
3.4 L/100km
Honda
XL500
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Honda
XL600R
48.0 MPG
4.9 L/100km
Honda
XL650
48.0 MPG
4.9 L/100km
Honda
XL80S
74.5 MPG
3.2 L/100km
Honda
XR100
73.5 MPG
3.2 L/100km
Honda
XR200
67.0 MPG
3.5 L/100km
Honda
XR350R
53.5 MPG
4.4 L/100km
Honda
XR500
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Honda
XR500R
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
GPz 305
65.5 MPG
3.6 L/100km
Kawasaki
KD80
75.5 MPG
3.1 L/100km
Kawasaki
KDX200
81.0 MPG
2.9 L/100km
Kawasaki
KE100
73.5 MPG
3.2 L/100km
Kawasaki
KE125
67.0 MPG
3.5 L/100km
Kawasaki
KX400
53.5 MPG
4.4 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
KZ750
55.0 MPG
4.3 L/100km
Kawasaki
KZ750LTD
750/4
50.0 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Kawasaki
KZ900
47.0 MPG
5.0 L/100km
Kawasaki
Ninja 250R EN250
77.5 MPG
3.0 L/100km
Kawasaki
Z1000
42.0 MPG
5.6 L/100km
Kawasaki
Z440
57.0 MPG
4.1 L/100km
Kawasaki
Z750
55.0 MPG
4.3 L/100km
Kawasaki
Z900
47.0 MPG
5.0 L/100km
Kawasaki
ZX550
55.0 MPG
4.3 L/100km
Simson
S51B
49.5/1
112.0 MPG
2.1 L/100km
Suzuki
DR500
55.0 MPG
4.3 L/100km
Suzuki
GN125
87.5 MPG
2.7 L/100km
Suzuki
GN250
72.5 MPG
3.2 L/100km
Suzuki
GN400
59.0 MPG
4.0 L/100km
Suzuki
GS1100
44.5 MPG
5.3 L/100km
Suzuki
GS400
57.0 MPG
4.1 L/100km
Suzuki
GS550
59.0 MPG
4.0 L/100km
Suzuki
GS650 ALL
52.5 MPG
4.5 L/100km
Suzuki
GS650 Tempter
52.5 MPG
4.5 L/100km
Suzuki
GS850G
53.5 MPG
4.4 L/100km
Yamaha
FJ600
56.0 MPG
4.2 L/100km
Yamaha
TT550
56.0 MPG
4.2 L/100km
Yamaha
TT600
56.0 MPG
4.2 L/100km
Yamaha
Virago 700 XV700
56.0 MPG
4.2 L/100km
Yamaha
Virago 920 XV920
46.0 MPG
51.0 L/100km
Yamaha
XJ550
55.0 MPG
4.3 L/100km
Yamaha
XJ900
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Yamaha
XJ900 Seca
920 / 4
53.0 MPG
4.4 L/100km
Yamaha
XT550
56.0 MPG
4.2 L/100km
Yamaha
XT600 Terene
56.0 MPG
4.2 L/100km
Yamaha
XV750 Virago
749 / 2
36.0 MPG
6.5 L/100km
Yamaha
XV750 Virago
749 / 2
34.1 MPG
6.9 L/100km
Yamaha
XV920R Virago (Shaft drive model)
920/2
38.1 MPG
6.1 L/100km

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