In last month of October, we received two hikes in petrol prices from the Oil Ministry. As a result it is becoming very hard to retain better fuel efficiency from our automobiles. Its for sure that we can’t alter petrol prices but we definitely can extract maximum out of our bikes and which is usually called as achieving better efficiency. And it all depends on how you use your bike and how your manage its wear-n-tear. Go through the below list, it will surely help you out in these bad times.
#1 Service your motorcycle engine at regular intervals. An engine in a bike is the heart for a two wheeler machine. So try to make sure it stay healthy, out of unwanted sludge. The better way to achieve it is keep a record over service manual and look up into the brand booklet as when it is recommended to go for a new service.
#2 One of the main factor that affects mileage on negative note is the quality of oil that the engine consumes to retain virtuosity. Always go for some better oils and the ones that are recommended as per engine configurations.
#3 Stay tuned to mechanics! I am sure here you will be asking me virtually as what do we know about mechanics and how to apply same on our bike. A simple answer to your question goes as follows: Don’t twist the throttle at sudden, let bike gain velocity by applying average acceleration. Also avoid playing with speed; never engage brakes at sudden to roll down speedo needle at once. Ride at uniform speeds!
#4 You should not expect more mileage than a bike is capable of offering. For instance, a bike with curb weight of 150kg can offer much better mileage than a bike with higher curb weight. Also an engine with higher displacement will offer low mileage than a low displacement engine. So opt for a bike that suits your demands and later there shouldn’t be any inane searches to increase mileage more and more.
#5 Make sure you ride your bike when its engine is warm. No doubt you can not make sure that bike engine remains warm all the time, but you can organize your trip in better ways. Always remember, a cold engine consumes more fuel than a warmer one.
#6 Tyres don’t only ride your machine but they play a role in balancing fuel consumption too. Maintain tyre pressures on both ends. And the pressure units should be same as that prescribed over motorcycle booklet (usually written on a sticker over fuel tank).
#7 Engine idling is very rare as a concept to maintain better fuel efficiency. Engine idling refers to the automatic acceleration in layman terms. Usually located as a knob under fuel tank. Just set it to 1000rpm and it should do well.
Now as you have noted the technical tips out here to increase mileage of bike, let’s point out some conceptual tips:
#8 Always select the route that offers lesser number of bumps, fewer traffic lights and uniform road to maintain speed. If it is not the short cut to your destiny, still prefer it as it will save your time as well as fuel. More miles spent in much efficient way will dominate lesser miles in low efficient manner.
#9 Switch off the engines at halts like traffic lights. These days almost all bikes are equipped with self start so a rider will hardly mind to click a switch to get his bike started and it will surely affect mileage in better way.
#10 Last and most important of all the tips is; Be practical and be your bike’s examiner. Note down the working aspects the affect your bike mileage and implement them to achieve better fuel efficiency.
Hope the above tips work for you and your dear Bike! Leave a feedback below and if you want to share any efficiency tip, you are welcomed to do so in below comment box.