1986 Motorcycle Fuel Economy Guide

A guide to motorcycle gas mileage (MPG and L/100km) and efficiency

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1986 Motorcycle MPG Fuel Economy Guide
World Changing Event: January 28, 1986 – The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on Tuesday, January 28, 1986, when it broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members. The spacecraft disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of central Florida, at 11:38 am EST (16:38 UTC). Disintegration of the entire vehicle began after an O-ring seal in its right solid rocket booster (SRB) failed at liftoff. The O-ring failure caused a breach in the SRB joint it sealed, allowing pressurized hot gas from within the solid rocket motor to reach the outside and impinge upon the adjacent SRB attachment hardware and external fuel tank. This led to the separation of the right-hand SRB’s aft attachment and the structural failure of the external tank. Aerodynamic forces promptly broke up the orbiter. The crew compartment and many other vehicle fragments were eventually recovered from the ocean floor after a lengthy search and recovery operation. Although the exact timing of the death of the crew is unknown, several crew members are known to have survived the initial breakup of the spacecraft. However, the astronauts did not survive the impact of the crew compartment with the ocean surface. The disaster resulted in a 32-month hiatus in the shuttle program.

 

1986 Motorcycle and Scooter Models

 

Year
Manufacturer
Model
Engine Size (cc) /Cyl
Average MPG
Average L/100km
Source
BMW
K100RS
47.0 MPG
5.0 L/100km
BMW
K100RT
47.0 MPG
5.0 L/100km
BMW
K75C
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
BMW
K75T
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
FLHTC Electra Glide Classic
42.5 MPG
5.5 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
FLST
41.5 MPG
5.7 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
FXSTC
44.0 MPG
5.3 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
XL1200
47.0 MPG
5.0 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
XLH1100
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Harley-Davidson
XLH883
51.5 MPG
4.6 L/100km
Honda
Aspencade GL1200A
45.0 MPG
5.2 L/100km
Honda
Aspencade SEI GL1200SEI
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Honda
CB700A / CB700B / CB700C
50.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Honda
CM450SC Nighwawk 450
55.0 MPG
4.3 L/100km
Honda
CMX450C Rebel 450
60.0 MPG
3.9 L/100km
Honda
CT110
79.0 MPG
3.0 L/100km
Honda
Elite 150
70.0 MPG
3.4 L/100km
Honda
TLR200
61.5 MPG
3.8 L/100km
Honda
V30 Magna VF500C
59.0 MPG
4.0 L/100km
Honda
V65 Magna VF1100C
40.5 MPG
5.8 L/100km
Honda
VF500F Interceptor
55.0 MPG
4.3 L/100km
Honda
VF700X Magna
55.0 MPG
4.3 L/100km
Honda
VFR700F
51.5 MPG
4.6 L/100km
Honda
VFR750F
48.0 MPG
4.9 L/100km
Honda
VLX600 Shadow
60.0 MPG
3.9 L/100km
Honda
VT1100C Shadow Spirit
47.0 MPG
5.0 L/100km
Honda
VT500C Shadow
65.5 MPG
3.6 L/100km
Honda
VT500E
62.5 MPG
3.8 L/100km
Honda
VT700C Shadow
57.0 MPG
4.1 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
XR100R
73.5 MPG
3.2 L/100km
Honda
XR200R
63.5 MPG
3.7 L/100km
Honda
XR250R
65.5 MPG
3.6 L/100km
Honda
XR500
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Honda
XR600R
48.0 MPG
4.9 L/100km
Honda
XR650
48.0 MPG
4.9 L/100km
Honda
XR80R
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
Concours GTR1000
49.5 MPG
4.7 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
KLR250
80.0 MPG
2.9 L/100km
Kawasaki
KX400
53.5 MPG
4.4 L/100km
Kawasaki
KZ440
57.0 MPG
4.1 L/100km
Kawasaki
Ninja 250R EN250
77.5 MPG
3.0 L/100km
Kawasaki
Ninja ZX1000
39.5 MPG
5.9 L/100km
Kawasaki
Ninja ZX900 ZX-9R
41.5 MPG
5.7 L/100km
Kawasaki
Vulcan 750 VN750
53.5 MPG
4.4 L/100km
Kawasaki
Z1000
42.0 MPG
5.6 L/100km
Kawasaki
Z440
57.0 MPG
4.1 L/100km
Kawasaki
ZX-6
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Suzuki
DR200SE
68.0 MPG
3.5 L/100km
Suzuki
DR600
53.5 MPG
4.4 L/100km
Suzuki
GN125
87.5 MPG
2.7 L/100km
Suzuki
GN250
72.5 MPG
3.2 L/100km
Suzuki
GS400
57.0 MPG
4.1 L/100km
Suzuki
GS550
59.0 MPG
4.0 L/100km
Suzuki
GSX-R1100
41.5 MPG
5.7 L/100km
Suzuki
GSX-R750
44.0 MPG
5.3 L/100km
Suzuki
GSX-R750R
44.0 MPG
5.3 L/100km
Suzuki
GV1400 Cavalcade
34.0 MPG
6.9 L/100km
Suzuki
Intruder 700GLP
40.0 MPG
5.9 L/100km
Suzuki
Intruder 750
53.5 MPG
4.4 L/100km
Suzuki
Madura GV1200GL
37.0 MPG
6.4 L/100km
Suzuki
Madura GV700GL
42.5 MPG
5.5 L/100km
Suzuki
Savage 650 S40
53.5 MPG
4.4 L/100km
Yamaha
FJ1100
42.5 MPG
5.5 L/100km
Yamaha
FJ600
56.0 MPG
4.2 L/100km
Yamaha
FZ 600
599 / 4
42.0 MPG
5.6 L/100km
Yamaha
FZ600
51.5 MPG
4.6 L/100km
Yamaha
FZ700
47.0 MPG
5.0 L/100km
Yamaha
FZ750
46.0 MPG
5.1 L/100km
Yamaha
Radian 600
51.5 MPG
4.6 L/100km
Yamaha
SR400
61.5 MPG
3.8 L/100km
Yamaha
SR500
58.0 MPG
4.1 L/100km
Yamaha
TT350
60.0 MPG
3.9 L/100km
Yamaha
TT600
56.0 MPG
4.2 L/100km
Yamaha
Virago 1000 XV1000
44.0 MPG
5.3 L/100km
Yamaha
Virago 535 XV535
61.5 MPG
3.8 L/100km
Yamaha
Virago 700 XV700
699/2
45.0 MPG
5.2 L/100km
Yamaha
Virago 750 XV750
55.0 MPG
4.3 L/100km
Yamaha
V-Max
40.5 MPG
5.8 L/100km
Yamaha
XJ1700C
697/4
42.0 MPG
5.6 L/100km
Yamaha
XJ600
56.0 MPG
4.2 L/100km
Yamaha
XJ900
49.5 MPG
4.7 L/100km
Yamaha
XT350
60.0 MPG
3.9 L/100km
Yamaha
XT600 Terene
56.0 MPG
4.2 L/100km

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