Tips for Improving Your Bike’s Mileage

by Deepak on October 31, 2008

The mileage of a bike is a critical factor in the buying decision and also keeping our running costs low. Many of you think that mileage is just about the cost of fuel, but it is not. A bike which gives a good mileage compared to other similar bikes is a sure indication that the health of the bike is well maintained and the rider is careful enough to get the bike frequently serviced and tuned.

I talked with Sudarshan from Chennai and was surprised to know that his Hero Honda Karizma R gives a mileage of 41 in the city and 49 in highways. His bike is in perfect health. To keep the engine healthy all you have to do is, let the engine warm up before you take it to real performance. Small engines like that of Splendor NXG and Passion Plus have a horizontal engine, so as soon as the bike is started, the oil flows easily into the engine. But bikes with a high bore and stroke find it difficult to circulate the oil throughout the engine as soon as it is started.

Sudarshan recommends bikers to put the choke, self start the engine and leave it for 10-15 seconds so that the oil gets heated up and the luke warn low density oil finds it easy to circulate through upto the top of the engine. Do not leave the choke for too long as it would flood the engine with fuel. Do not open the throttle until it has run for atleast 5 km distance and the engine comes to a normal operating heat range.

If you gun the engine in cold conditions as soon as you start it, there would not be enough lubrication in the engine and it leads to more friction which ultimately damages the piston and the engine and hence your mileage will be low.

If you go to a gym, your coach will ask you to warm up before you do some heavy lifting and iron pumping… this is just like that. Your bike is not much different from your body!

Another good tip worth mentioning is to remove the saree guard if there is no use for it. I am a student and even after I get married I do not expect my wife to sit on the high back seat of Karizma… I would be probably getting a free car as a gift at that time :) . So I removed the saree guard as soon as I bought it. It reduces dead weight by 4-5 kg and would definitely improve the performance of the engine and increase fuel efficiency.

Some basic fuel efficiency tips that you may have already known are 1. Switch off your engine during signals with long waiting periods. 2. Change your oil according to your manufacturer’s recommendations. 3. Check your tube’s pressure every month… higher pressure than the recommended value would give you more mileage but less friction and stability. So keep it to the optimum value.

I am interested to know what kind of mileage your bike gives. Post your bike model and mileage in the comment below and let us see who reports the highest mileage!

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Sangram October 31, 2008 at 8:40 am

i have a karizma it gives me a mileage of 42 in the city have not checked it on the highway but the speed at which i generally drive i dont think its gonna be a lot.


Sangram October 31, 2008 at 8:41 am

and i agree wid this cos i do the same thing before i start my bike.


Anil Yohannan October 31, 2008 at 9:11 am

Hello Deepak,

First off Happy Dipawali & A Prosperous New Year To You..
I am quite interested in keeping myself updated in the Motor world; so I got your RSS hooked up on my email resulting in receipt of your latest reviews and tips regularly. I would like to share my comments on the bike I own :

Make : Bajaj Pulsar 150cc
Model : Nov-2002
Luckily my bike is in very good condition and it gives me mileage of 55-58 Kms in city and 60-65 Kms. on Highway; which I know is very good for a bike with 150cc.(Please correct me if ‘Am wrong.)


ali October 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm

how is it possible i hv a pulsor of 2003 model with 180cc n it gives hardly 25km/ltr


Ritz November 23, 2010 at 6:55 pm


Same here – my bike is 2003 model and gives average of only 25 ;-(

sharath January 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm

it is according to hw u handle ur vehicle… If u raise the acceleration in low gear it will consume more petrol and reduce mielage

Ritz November 23, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Hey Anil,

can you share some tips


chandan November 9, 2011 at 11:55 am

i have Bajaj pulsar 150cc and model 2011, then also not get more than 42KM/Ltr.


Arunda Seth January 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm


I have pulsar 150 Feb 2003 model. My bike still gives me average of 50-55 in city and around 60 in highways. I regularly get my bike serviced at authorized bajaj service center and nothing else. I drive at the max speed 60 in city and 70 in highway.


Akash Yadav January 9, 2012 at 2:14 am

Hi Chandan,

I have a June 2011 P150. Odo indicates a mere 3500 Kms as of now. Since I bought the bike, I

have touched 100+ speeds a couple of times and rode in the city for the majority of the

times. I am getting a regular 57+ KMPL since its birth. My usual speed is 40 KMPH and I

don’t know if its advisable, but I short shift.
1st gear – 13KMPH
2nd gear – 22 KMPH
3rd gear – 30 KMPH
4th gear – 37 KMPH
5th gear – 42 KMPH
and then I happily settle down for 37-44 KMPH for the whole duration with occasional speed

increase to 60-65 KMPH. Since I was unhappy with the behaviour of Bajaj’s mineral oil, I

have recently switched to Yamalube Semi-Syn 15W50.

kalpesh September 12, 2012 at 11:40 am

I also hv Pulsar 150 of 2004.
Ris\ght now also i get the avg of 55 to 58 in city as i hv put 150mm of big tyre on my rear tyre side & i’m satisfy by it, as after putting this much big tyre on rear side & i get avg of 55 to 58 & some time i get more than that also.
so this is enought for me.

All i do is as bellow.

1) i start my bike & keep it start for 1 min for flowing oil to whole engine .
2) don’t raise ur bike unnessary as in city the speed 60km is enought as i think.
3) Change ur engine oil regularly depend on oil thickness.
4) Service ur bike every 3month or 5 month depend on the used of bike.

Thanks & Regards,
Kalpesh patel


Sivaraj June 5, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Hi Frds,
I have Pulsar 150 2011 model.Initially it gave me a mileage of 75plus.
Once i went for a long ride and rode it to the maximum of 118kmph but after that it gave me a mileage of 61 (even i ride slow).Then i took it to kerala bike trip for 6 days and maintained 90-100 Kmph in the whole trip but again after the trip mileage reduced to 52per litre even if i go slow.
I maintain my bike well,service regularly,change oil.
My question is If we rip our bike once whether its mileage will reduce permanently?(even while riding slow and regularly servicing)


Deepak October 31, 2008 at 9:22 am

Hi Anil, thanks for keeping up with my RSS email subscription. You have got great figures with the bike, keep it up. I have posted your question in the forum and answered it there.

Let this post be reserved for the mileage.


Shirish November 1, 2008 at 10:51 am

Hii i am regular reader of ur articles. i have subscribed RSS to my mail ID. they are very useful esp the bike reviews.
I own TVS Victor GLS model. some 5 years old.
it has done 33,000+ KM and gives me 55/58 KMPL. i guess this its less. my driving is normal, but when i get late then i drive roughly so that causes more petrol.
thank you


Nishant November 2, 2008 at 7:48 am

hi….i m ur regular reader and i enjoy ur articles…..and i m very thankful to u….. after reading ur this article as i m driving as per ur recommendations…..i drive bajaj pulsar 180cc and it gave a milage of near 43km/litre…….and i m very thankful to u….keep posting me ur tips for maintainance of pulsar 180cc


chandan November 9, 2011 at 11:57 am

give some tips


Harsha November 3, 2008 at 4:18 am

I have Karizma. And I am very happy with it. It is gradually increasing it mileage. It started from 33 and now it is 37. When I used to fill up the entire tank and check it used to give me 34 but I am checking it fuel worth of Rs.500 it is giving me 37. Is it any factor i mean the amountof pertol in the bike. And also thanks I seriosuly appreciate the tips heer and also will appreciate more.


shreekanth November 3, 2008 at 12:24 pm

hey thanx 4 the tips…i own a bajaj discover 135 dts-i…….it gives me a mileage of around 55-58kmpl in city and 65-70kmpl in highway……..actually i ride the bike at 50-60kmoh thats it….


Prasanth rao October 29, 2011 at 9:05 pm

How r u maintaining a mileage of 60 discover135 cc gives a mileage of 45kmpl..m.please suggest me sum useful tips


Hasan Mahmud November 3, 2008 at 4:46 pm

I have a Honda unicorn150cc it gives me 28 in the city and 35 on the can i take more mileage now?


ravi teja v April 10, 2011 at 9:36 am

speeds please


Hafeez August 15, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Follow the tips .. If ur engine is not too old you wil get a mileage of 55kmpl average frm unicorn. I get 64 maximum in highways and 44 min in local roads. Kerala.


Kumar March 19, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Hi Hasan

Ideally Unicorn 150 cc is supposed to give you 60+ in highway and at least more than 50 in city.

As it is a 150 cc bike, please do not roar it much. Use short shift gear change pattern. Do not accelerate when starting and also avoid unwanted engine raising while driving. Do not twist the throttle much but try to get the maximum speed with lowest throttle in highway.

Need to compromise some pickup to get better mileage.

Always ride within 60 and occassionally 70 kmph to get the above said mileage. Reply for more ideas.



Lokesh November 3, 2008 at 6:17 pm

Hi Deepak,
I am a new subscriber, i found it very interesting and whish to know more , bcoz. my bike knowledge and experiance is only of few months.

i bought a Pulsar150 DTS-I on march of this year and i am very unhappy with the performance of my bike. Its mileage is around 45-48. I have taken the atmost care, i have got all the services done well before the mentined time fearing of the drop in mileage.

Following are my regular riding practices;
* I start early to office, around 5:30am, I kick- start and throttle moderately until its ready to move.
* Ride at max. 10kmph in 1st gear, 15kmph in second, upto 25kmph in 3rd, upto 36kmph in 4th and above in 5th.
* Go consistently around 46-50kmph.
* Have reached 85speed only once for few minutes. completed 7500kms with 4th service done

I feel rigid in shifting the gear although i lift with my foot (instead of pressing with the heal), the engine also gives a weared sound and maneauring is not that comfort.

sorry for making you bored by long list of faults in my bike.Its my first bike and i love it a lot, but i found the bike dealers useless in guiding me.

“I will be happy if Anil and yourself would help in getting my bike to proper working.”


Venkata Deepak November 8, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Lokesh, I was using pulsar 150 2004 model. I bought it in seconds. speedo shows 17k done when I bought it. and thats my first bike.

It gave me 60kmpl weather on highway or in city. I got no idea why its always the same.
after couple of months and after some services with my local mechanic; to my biggest suprise and shocking is that my bike gave me 80kmpl and about 7 to 8 times I thought I lost to check it properly and corrected but I always gave 75+. unfortunately met wiht an accident and lost all its good mileage.

My idea and what I heard from friends:
Bajaj lost its quality from the first bike pulsar 150 and the present P150.
any how I never like driving my friends vehicles so I personally did not experience it. Now I am using P220 and its mileage is 47kmpl when I was in hyderabad and now its down to 35 in city and 40 on highway (now in vizag)
and the only reason that I beleive to have a drop in mileage is because now in vizag I hardly ride for 3 km. In hyd I used to ride to my office 10km and back home 10 km.


nikhil May 21, 2011 at 12:02 am

heyy…. yr actly ur rpm is too low….!! for the shifting of gears….it must be upto 15 for ist gear….25 for 2nd…35 for third….45 for 4th and so onwards….. low rpm leads to tubulance and low flame velocity in engine……. too low rpm (which might be gud for 100 cc bikes) can lead to ur engine failure….


Kumar March 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm


Please read the tips I have given to Hasan for his Unicorn 150 cc. The same applies to you too.

Additionally change oils whenver u find it black in colour even though ur bike has not done much kms after the previous oil change as black and old oils in engine for long time may bring down performance.

Moreover check spark plugs for carbon and do regular carburetter checkups as mentioned in ur manual booklet for ur vehicle.

U will find an increase following all the above.

Kumar S


virendra November 5, 2008 at 3:44 am

Hi recently i subscribed to bike advice really finding it interesting n useful i’m having suzuki 150 fiero of 2001 model mileage is only 35km, lots of electrical problems,engine noise,n also not serviced 4 since past 3 mnth kindly suggest good mechanic between andheri 2 malad tvs service centre is proving 2 b vvvvvery expensive.


Bezil Shrestha (Nepal) November 8, 2008 at 3:50 am

Hi i have a 2005 model of Hero Honda Super Splendor
It has clocked 30K km till now, before my first service riding at 40-50 km my bike gave me 69kmpl mileage with mixed city and highway.
Now it returns just 50-52 km in city’s don’t know about highway. I am slightly on the speedy side of riding habits so i am satisfied with it, but i think my bike mileage is poor in highway. Is that an issue?


Kumar March 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm


Please check the mileage on reserve to reserve basis. That is, after your fuel goes below reserve note the odometer reading (kms), fill one or more litres and start riding. Next reserve, take down the kms reading and that happens to be ur correct milege if you had filled one litre.

50-52 city mileage shows that you would touch 60′sin highway. Its pretty low for a Splendor + 2005.

I have a Spendor + 2005 Red colour which has clocked 15k kilometres in the past 7 years. Had now and then issues with milege and that was due to poor servicing by authorised service centre guys. It is capable of giving 60+ in city and around 65 or more in highway.

Tips for you :
1. Start with a single and sharp kick. Do not accelerate while starting at all. Idle the engine for few seconds and move.

2. Use short shifts for gear change without letting the engine strain or roar in 2nd or 3rd gear and do not let engine knock in low speeds in top gear.

3. Speed Limits.
Citi : Can do upto 45-50 kmph as you may have to brake now and then, more frequently.

Highway: Avoid rash accelaeration always Let the bike get accelerated at low throttles and it will. See to it that you do a decent ride of 60-70 kmph which is ideal for Splendor 100CC

Never twist the throttle. Everytime you screw the throttle, ur precious fuel is being burnt for nothing.

4 .Maintancence:

Go to authorised service centre or a well trusted local mechanic ( if you have one handy) and replace oil in regular distance covered or time intervals. Do not allow the oil to get black for more time ( more than 2-3 months) as they may spoil the performance even though you might not have covered even 1000 kms in this period from previous oil change.

Check Spark Plug for carbon blacks.
Check carburetter in correct intervals and go for cleaning when needed.
Clean Air Filter in every service.

Try to keep the bike single handed as much as possible…. This plays a vital role in performance and fuel efficiency as the engine gets used to your riding habits.
~~ Follow the above and come back to me with a smile. You will have a better increase in mileage.


I am not a good maintainer as I do very less distance in a month. My weekly deeds would be around 30-35 km per week.
I service my bike once in 4 or 5 months.


kamal November 8, 2008 at 5:59 pm

i’ve bought by apache rtr fi this diwali.. i dono watz d exact mileage of this beast.. but i guess itz giving around 42 kmpl.. wat should i do to get good mileage.. can u tell some advice in gear shifting.!


madhav March 4, 2011 at 1:45 am

hi. I own an apache too.
1st gear upto 15
2nd 15 to 25
3rd 25 to 35
4th 35 to 45
n 5th frm there on.
Riding in 5th at 40 to 47 gave me an avg of 53 once. Constantly above 45 otherwise. Only once it gave 38 n that was before 1st service. Happy riding.


hari February 4, 2012 at 10:06 am

me too have that same. but i’ll gat only 40 in my bike……


ashish.s.choudhary November 9, 2008 at 9:06 am

model:passion plus(2005)
i have a milege problem my bike gives the milage of 25 to 30….which i think is very low so can u jst assist mehow can i increase milage…!!!


ravi teja v April 10, 2011 at 8:59 am

passion, 25-30kmpl. you might have mentioned the speeds at which you are riding..?


Niesh November 9, 2008 at 2:32 pm

Deepak i am new to this site but after reading all the post.
i just wanted to ask you that i am planning to to take a bike little bit confused with some of my options are…:-
1) RZ-16
2) Avenger
3) Pulsar 150 DTSI

what do you think which is good in performance and maintenance as of now i ve TVS victor which gives a mileage of 55-58 Km.
heard RZ-16 is doing gud not sure of he mileage
My requirement is a good loking bike , which gives a mileage of 40 or above , and reuire less maintenance…….
Can you help me out….


Kumar March 19, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Go for Splendor +
Passion Pro if you need a fatter one

0 maintanence, excellent milege, good resale value and no problem bike.



sudarshan November 10, 2008 at 12:50 pm

hi harsha
iam also a karizma owner.when you fill petrol dont fill more than 15 litres in your karizma’s petrol tank.the karizma has a fuel tank capacity of 17.5 litres but the company specifies to fill only upto 15 litres.

also use only normal unleaded fuel for the karizma no power or xtra premium or speed brands of petrol. make sure you fill from a company operated petrol bunk as the quality,purity and quantity will be optimal.

yes you are right as the more petrol you fill the more the pressure and it might increase fuel consumption but this is not properly proven so it may not be the case of difference in average of your bike. there could be other factors that are influencing the average of your bike.

the karizma gives 40 in city and 50 on highway but we must understand that such figures are dependent on fuel quality and quantity, bike’s health and condition, load and road conditions, traffic, tire pressure and a host of other factors as well.

do you get your bike serviced properly from an authorized hh workshop. the company only gives rough guidelines of getting the bike serviced every 2 months. this schedule wont apply if the bike is used more in terms of running or in dusty conditions. the bike’s engine oil and additive oil called ezi oil need to be changed according to the usage.

the company specifies to topup oil every 2000 kms and change oil every 6000 kms but the usage will depend on the frequency of your bike’s oil change and additive changes.

so think and try to find out what could be the problem in your bike. my bike gives me 41 in city and 49 on highways.

i change the engine oil every 2000 kms and add the additive ezi oil every 2000 kms. i do proper warming up by idling the bike for 5 minutes each and every time i kick start it i dont give any throttle at all. i employ the choke for a 10-15 seconds and after which i let the bike idle on its own without giving any throttle and revving up. my bike is serviced at chirag auto where there is a karizma specialist and he is the only person who i trust my bike for servicing and no other mechanic or service center.

so use and maintain your bike properly and it will serve you superbly and also give great fuel efficiency.

find out all the things which might affect your bike and if still the mileage doesnt increase post a message in this section and i will try and find out a solution for you.


sudarshan November 10, 2008 at 1:27 pm

hi lokesh
if you want to find out more about bike tech stuff why dont you call me and i may be able to help you out as i cant post everything on the site and certain problems need a personal touch.

1. the problem i see in your method is giving throttle to your engine when your bike is cold at 5.30 in the morning. you see the pulsar has a vertical mount engine and the engine oil takes some time to heat and properly circulate through out the engine.

what you should do is before you start your bike put the petrol to on or reserve position according to quantity of fuel in your bike. put on the choke and keep it open, now open the throttle many times so that petrol enters the engine, close the choke and again open the choke and keep it on and again open the throttle a couple of times. now kick start the bike and leave the bike on with the choke for 15-20 seconds. dont give throttle once the bike is started. close the choke after 15-20 seconds and let the bike idle for 5-10 mintutes but atleast 5 minutes minimum is must with out giving any throttle at all. after the warming up drive the bike slowly and dont gun the engine by giving excess throttle for the first 5-6 kms. after the bike has run for 5-6 kms the engine would have heated up and the engine oil heated up to the proper circulating heat range.

2. it seems that you are changing the gears before hand and this is hampering the bikes pickup and loss of performance. every bike has a proper sequence for gear shifting and this has to be followed.

you must try and understand that a bike must not be over revved in lower gear or go below a certain speed on a higher gear as both will damage the engine and result in loss of performance.

i suggest you drive in 1st upto 10, 2nd from 10 upto 20, 3rd from 20 upto 30-35 km/hr and shift to 4th at 30-35 upto 40-45 and 5th at 45 or 50.

every bike has a proper functioning speed range and limit and one must try and develop the knack of extracting the maximum from your bike without harming your bike.

if you still feel you need more help call me at 9941338179 i live in chennai my name is sudarshan and a good friend of deepak raj.


Tejaswin November 13, 2008 at 5:02 am

Hi i am Tejaswin Iam living in B’lore i have pulsar 150 black 6months old .. i am getting a milache of 38 wear as my friends are getting as 45-48 kmpl i kick my bike in morning 6:00 idle for 1 min and later drive it … my gear shifting technique is
1gear-0 to 12
2Gear-12 to 20
3Gear-20 to 28
4Gear-28 to 35
i ride in city usually at 50kmph

i service my bike regurlaly .I have completed 4400km i put oil every
1200 km but im not happy wit milache it give …….i complained to the dealer changed the oil stump but no improvement in milache i tried putting SHELL petrol but the increase in milache is only by 2kmpl

Please tell me what to do to increase milache and i am planning to put k&n filter can it increase the milache


ravi teja v April 10, 2011 at 9:05 am

dear tejaswin,
gear shift pattern is not ideal for every bike. the shifting depends on bore/stroke ratio or RPM of bike. so for your pulser,when the RPM reaches 4,shift up. when falling below 2,shift down. you will definitely observe the change. Of course the ride also be fine.


Kaleem November 13, 2008 at 4:10 pm

Hi m kaleem, i ride passionplus 2005last month model…I dont have a outmost knowledge of bike tips as i riding 4rm past 5months .I dont have a maximum usage of it except 4 a 30 2 50km per day .Plz provide me the tips and tricks 4 better milage and performance..


sudarshan November 13, 2008 at 4:48 pm

hi tejaswin
try to get your bikes carb properly tuned may be the carb and the fuel settings are causing the problems.

does your bike have the correct idle rpm during idling check for the proper idle rpm from the owners manual and see if the bike has the optimum idle rpm.

put fuel from a company operated petrol bunk and stick to one good petrol bunk. use only normal unleaded fuel as the pulsar has to run only on normal unleaded petrol. dont fill fuel more than 15 litres of fuel in the tank.

has the engine been properly tuned during the pre-delivery inspection and during each of the services , the engine can be tuned for performance or fuel efficiency or the stock setting. i suggest the bike has to be in the stock setting as it would give you the max benefit in the long run.

if you put a k&n filter you will lose the warranty, the performance filter will make the engine to breath more freely as the airfolw would be more this results in the bike having more power and pick up. mileage will definitely come down by 10-15 km/ltr.

is the service center you are getting your bike serviced have experienced staff and are they doing their job properly during services, are they carrying out the jobs specified by the company with meticulous precision mentioned by the company. failure to do so the bike’s performance comes down.

the pulsar gives a mileage of 50 in the city and 57 on the highways. do you rev your bike or gun the engine when the bike’s engine has not run for more than 5kms. by doing so the cold unlubricated engine’s valve will experience more wear and tear and might end up bent. you can identify the engine’s wear and tear by allowing your bike to idle and hear the idle sound. if the sound is not smooth and the idle sound has a coarse ruff sound like gatagatagatagatagata then your engine has taken a beating and needs to be worked upon by changing the valves or other parts affected. a drop in mileage is the first sign that your bike’s engine health is not optimal.

use the company specified engine oil. try to get the engine oil changed completely for the 1st 6 services. as the metal parts rub against each other and there would be more friction and less lubrication. the new engine will get heated up more quickly and the engine oil would lose its viscosity and lubricating power due to the heat and friction.

try all these tips and let me know.


CHANDAN February 24, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Hi Sudarshan,
I have 150cc pulsar 2011 model, i drought bike 7 month back, The problem is there change in my bike sound when compare to 1st when i brought it, when i asked in service station they told if we travell for long distance engine get heated so the sound changes after cooling it comes to normal, but its not happen still it sounding same. but there is no problem in mileage its giving 55.

can you plz give tips to come out of this problem


fayesal siddiqui November 17, 2008 at 2:28 pm

hi… i’m riding an RX 100 (yamaha)… it gives me an average around 30kmph…. i have no idea what it shud give actually….

another thing i would like to ask is abt buying a new bike… i’m planing for the new yamaha FZ 16… is it worth it…. i mean whats the avg and would it be fine for a city like bombay…


sudarshan November 18, 2008 at 4:39 pm

hi fayesal

please go ahead and buy the fz its a the best decision you have made. the fz should give you a minimum of 40 under normal driving conditions in city. make sure you dont gun the engine too much and dont drive the fz rashly. one of my friends tells me he gets 40+ average in the city. the fz will definitely give anything between 35 to 41 in the city depending on your driving style, roads, load, traffic and sorroundings. but anyways go for it, its the best 153cc bike in india and a worthy replacement for your 2stroke exotic the legendary rx100.


sudarshan November 18, 2008 at 4:41 pm

hi fayesal
your rx is giving you a good mileage for its power, age and pickup its ideal mileage. the fz is the best bike for the city use its very accomplished for city use. like i said go for it.


SARVESH MEHTA November 21, 2008 at 6:21 pm

Dear frndz
where all od u’ll have writen abt ur geared bikes, i would like 2 tell u abt my non-geared bike

Model:-Honda Activa
Year of manufacture:-2003

my average speed is 60+
top speed:- 90-91


now which do u think is better,nd neither do i follow ur above rules

so dude wana race??????????????????????????????/


sukbindar singh September 8, 2011 at 3:22 pm

yes pulsar 150cc


champ November 25, 2008 at 10:57 am

hi i own a hero honda karizma r n my bikes fuel efficiency is:
city= 40kmpl
highway= 53kmpl
the idea behind getting high mileage in city is to run the engine in top gear 3-5 as far as poss the more the top gear the more is the mileage..u have to attain this by shifting gear as soon as ur tacho needle ticks 3000rpm for every gear…try n c the results…also correct tyre presuure,braking,preventing sudden throttle,way of changing gears,not keeping bike under direct sunlight would add to it


Amit Prajapati November 27, 2008 at 6:10 am

I have own Pulsar 150 DTS-i Purchased on 14th October 2008, Till now it gave me a 58-60 Kmpl in the City and 62-65 on the Highway i have checked by myself and by my friends itself and they said that it’s your luck that your engine may be best made by bajaj productions……..because i have heard from some of the people that it gives only 45-50 on highway as well as on the city….but believe or not it’s true for me….

Thanks for your tips…


rocky saini April 9, 2011 at 2:24 pm

hi, Amit Prajapati,,
will you pls tel me some tips to increase my bike average[pulsar 150 cc,(2005)] gives me only 25 to 30 kmpl..


Prasanna November 27, 2008 at 9:48 am

Hi Deepak,

This is the 1st day I am reading your reviews…………its good and very useful tips that one has to know. I am having a Royal Enfield Thunderbird Twinspark which gives me 43kmp/ltr in city and I have not tried it in highway as I have not completed its running-in.


Bobbala Rajender Reddy August 18, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I’m Planing to get a New Royal Enfield Bike
I have 2 models in mind
1. Bullet 350 UCE (Standard twinspark)
2. Classic 350
Which one of them would be the better Choice.


sudarshan November 28, 2008 at 3:12 pm

hi champ
thanks for sharing great tips dude. even i have a karizma r and i get 41 in city and 49 on highways


Deepak November 28, 2008 at 3:51 pm

“even i have a karizma r and i get 41 in city and 49 on highways”? What are you talking about Sudarshan, it was you I was talking about in the post!


Freak December 2, 2008 at 11:11 am

hey ppl….
im buyin a bike early next yr, probably jan second week…i have short listed to either FZ16 or p200… im bit of a rash driver… love zippin past da traffic.. mileage s a main factor for me cos i drive around 50 km to coll daily. i wud like to know da better option… da prob i find wid FZ s tat its not for highway… goes pretty quick till 60 then drags it all da way to 70.. p200 dominates here… so ne chances of gettin a 50km\l on it !!!!!!


Prasanna December 3, 2008 at 4:31 am

Hey Freak,
If you are a rash driver, you should not be so concerned about the mileage factor. But your decision b/w the two bikes. I suggest you to go for pulsar 200, as it has got a good wide tyres and a superior braking. Don’t worry about the mileage as in long run it would be equalized. My humble request for you is to rash your bike after top gears which gives you good mileage when compared to rash driving the bike within the top gear speed.


Freak December 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm

thanks man… i ll keep tat in mind… n by da way i think da FZ has broader tyres…


sathish December 4, 2008 at 6:49 am

hello im sathish,iam a TVS apache rtr160 owner,my bike is giving only 40-45,can i improve my mileage guys,any one help me


Navaneeth December 5, 2008 at 7:59 am

Hi, :)
I am using Apache RTR 160, I have put K&N air filter from the day i purchased the bike and I haven’t felt any difference in pickup or in the mileage, could you please help me giving a suggestion what could be the problem in my bike.


Navaneeth December 5, 2008 at 8:00 am

Mileage is about 38 to 40 km/p.


sudarshan December 8, 2008 at 12:35 pm

hi satish
the apache rtr has an oversquare engine so the mileage your getting is good for the city use i dont think the apache will give more than 45 in city use.


sudarshan December 8, 2008 at 12:40 pm

hi navaneeth
the k&n filter makes the engine breathe more freely so the mileage you are getting is good may be the bike can give you 40 but thats about it, your bike will have more pickup and slightly more power than the other stock rtr’s drive any other rtr so find out the difference.

k&n filters are high performance filters so 38-40 is a good mileage in my opinion considering the rtr has high revving oversquare engine.

and dont adjust the tuning let the company settings be as it is to ensure the engine has longer life


zakirali December 14, 2008 at 12:00 pm

I’m zakir from bijapur (karnataka), I have HERO HONDA SPLENDOR PLUS bike 2007 model. my bike is not giving sufficent mileage compare to other same bike’s from 2nd service to last free service(that is 6th) in showroom i complained about worst mileage & said to increase mileage of my bike but till now my bike is not giving more then 45-48km per litre. so plz give ur advice .


Pravin December 16, 2008 at 9:34 am

I am Pravin from Mysore and I own Apache 150cc. I get around 55 km/l
I drive in the economy mode 40-60km range maximum. I am planning to fit it with K&N filter R-1060 as my friend suggested that it would increase the mileage


Kumar March 19, 2012 at 9:17 pm


I don’t think K&N filter will increase ur mileage. Of course, you’ll have an increase in pick up and power as Sudarshan, the expert says. You can’t expect a rise in milege. Moreoever check if your replacing with K&N filter doesn;t bang on the company warranty provided by TVS>



Rahul December 17, 2008 at 11:58 pm

I’m from b’lore…
I own a honda shine…about 6 months old…It has been serviced thrice…but i get a mileage 35-40!!! I don’t understand y…My driving is pretty smooth, accelerate smoothly, don cross 55…And I mostly drive on d highway…but still d mileage is pretty poor…
Please help…


Digvijay Singh January 10, 2009 at 6:04 pm

hi iam from Jodhpur..i own a bajaj pulsar 180 dtsi..its 6 mnths old…its givin a mileage of 42kmpl..i dn ride very roughly…n generally dn cross 50-55kmph…is my bikes avg good enuf??plz reply…n ya i wntd to know if i cn fit a pulsar 200cc silencer in my bike?hw much wil it cost?plz help


Nikhil January 17, 2009 at 7:24 am

Hi, I have Honda CBF Stunner 125cc bike. Honda Unikorn, a 150cc bike gives consistent 55-58 Km/lit mileage in the city, so, I thought Stunner will definitely give me 60-63 Km/lit mileage as it is an 125cc bike. But its just delivering 50 Km/lit. Why it is so?

Best Regards,


Krish January 18, 2009 at 6:32 pm

hi iv got the newer model of the HONDA DIO .Its been 3 months since i bought it !! it gives a mileage of onli 33km/l which i think is little! cn u advice me on how to increase the mileage


Avinash January 19, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Hello Everyboby,

I have Pulsar-150 bought 1 one month back.
My question is what is the right time to check your new bike mileage. I mean should we check it after 1st servicing or may be later??


hari November 3, 2010 at 11:28 pm

i”m also getting below 50 for stunner


rakesh January 20, 2009 at 6:52 am

Hi sudharshan I am rakesh & i own a supplendor+ bike which i had purchased Four months earlier. which had covered distance of 1100 KM & serviced once on 600 KM on auth. dealer. I used to go office daily on my bike which is around 8 km away from my home in delhi So always my bike cover short distance.First i put choke & kick start my bike & leave for 10 sec. then i used to idle for 1-2 min. & move bike 1-2 km on second gear or third with speed 20-30 then i ride with speed 40-45 in top gear never crossed 50 km/h I changed 2 gear on 10 3 gear on 20 4 gear on 30
The bike give around 60 km/l average in city with covering only 6-7 km in one strech sometimes even 2-3 km only. i think my bike is under performing as it should give 70 km/l can u tell me what mistakes i make & how to improve milage or the bike is giving good average
One more think i used to clean bike with a cotton cloth daily & wased it
in 2 weeks with pump should i use anu lubracant for chaim lever & other joints & use wax on body please suggest good lubricant & wax thanks in advance


Kumar March 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I am a Splendor + owner (2005). As far as your driving habits, I noted that you do 1 – 2 kms in 2nd and 3rd gear. Once your bike has got a move, shift to 2nd and 3rd immediately without having to cover 1 – 2 kms as I feel here’s where ur petrol is consumed more.



Ratheesh January 22, 2009 at 7:23 am

Hello sudharshan,

I am Ratheesh stays in kalyan. I bought Honda Shine in november. I always have to give choke during cold start is it advicable as you have suggested above.

Also after 40km/hr bike vibrates, is this because there is further room for engine and gear to smoothen or is it a drawback of the design of teh bike. Please do suggest me on this and how can i reduce this vibration. Is there any specific or better engine oil that can help reduce vibration and starting problem. One of my freind did suggest me add-on lubricant that smoothens the gears and increases the mileage.

I was able to touch 80km/hr and was in control and balance. i am planning to test further its limits after it crosses 2000km.

Otherwise the bike performance is really good. Eccept i feel is the bike continues to vibrate it might cause future problems for maintainance.

Plz advice.


pranay jaiswal January 26, 2009 at 4:17 am

I had a honda dio,it is good moped but it gives average of 45km/pl.advice me to increase its mialage upto 55.
waiting for help………..


vishal varma November 11, 2011 at 8:32 am

have u got any reply please give me information about dio mileage improvement.


dinesh January 28, 2009 at 4:37 am

hi guys ,

i brought a new pulsar 200 3 month ago. it has all in it. but the mileage i am getting when comapred to others is 33 in city highway yet to try. i am pissed off with this.i dnt drive rashly. can u guys suggest wat the prob with this. how to increase my mileage.


Sandeep S January 31, 2009 at 4:01 am

Hi this is Sandeep S,
I own a Passion Plus bike which is 2 yrs old. It gives me an average of 40km/liter, am not satisfied with it. I expect atleast it should be above 55km/litre. How can i improve it?
Kindly guide me, thanks.


sahil jain January 31, 2009 at 4:28 pm

hello deepak
i ve decided to purchase a new bike
i want bike in cool style , good mileage ,
can u sugest me stunner is good or pulsar 150 or apache


Jeyakumar February 10, 2009 at 6:30 am

i would like to buy a bike. i specified following. which one be best & give more mileage. GS150R.
2.Pulser 150
3.CBZ Extreme
4. Yamaha FZ16


vinod March 26, 2012 at 6:50 pm

3.CBZ Extreme
is good for millage


Shorya May 19, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Yamaha FZ16 superb handling , if you aint too finiky about the milage ( though this is a post about mileages) its a superb machine ,m i wouldnt compare it wih any other indian manufacturer as its based on a different concept ( unlike the indian makers who focus on the mileage and also that the bike has good top speed) yamaha feels more about the mid torque and turning at high speeds.

my yamaha is just 2 years old but already ridden +40k all city. when i was soft on her she gave me constant +40kmpl but now i have been very very harsh so it fell to 30 flat ( i have messed it with timings and petrol both, its pickup is as good as the 220 and the karizma)

hope this helps


abbas February 11, 2009 at 6:00 am

hi jeyakumar please consider apachertrfi sweet bike in the above list go for fz16


Murali February 16, 2009 at 11:21 am

Hey sudarshan,

Thanks for sharing with regards to mileage. I recently bought Thunderbird Twinspark and it gives 40 km/per litre approx. I just have one question wil the mileage wil get affected if we frequently use the clutch like shifting the gear in a short span of time ??



Govindarajan M February 16, 2009 at 12:24 pm

I have a RE Thunderbird. I need to change the silencer which will give me a loud thumping sound of a bullet without degrading the mileage. I get a average of 35 to 40 km per litre. Is there any way i can increase the mileage.


Arul February 17, 2009 at 2:48 am

Enticer – 115cc
16700 kms
Mileage 35kmph with unleaded, 39-40 with premium. :(
Will try your advice for a couple of week track it again


sandeep February 18, 2009 at 5:58 am

my name is sandeep n ihv bought a pulsar 150 2003 model how to increase its milege its mileage is around 45KMPL n its accleration is more due to that reason its crating a lot of vibration my bike topspeed which it is giving nw is 120 it starts vibrating at 90 socan u please suggest any………. n one thing i also want to increase the beat volume in my bike with out decreasing its mileage u can advice me about that also k waiting for ur advice


sandeep February 18, 2009 at 5:59 am

my name is sandeep n ihv bought a pulsar 150 2003 model how to increase its milege its mileage is around 45KMPL n its accleration is more due to that reason its creating a lot of vibration my bike topspeed which it is giving nw is 120 it starts vibrating at 90 socan u please suggest any………. n one thing i also want to increase the beat volume in my bike with out decreasing its mileage u can advice me about that also k waiting for ur advice


Recks March 5, 2009 at 7:03 pm

I own a Apache RTR and it provides more than 50 mileage in city.


anand March 6, 2009 at 5:27 pm

I’m Anand and i own a Pulsar 150 2008 model. I get to run for 48 to 51 kms within city and 58 to 60 on highway.


abishek March 10, 2009 at 3:08 pm

I’am abishek i have a bike yamaha gladiator type gives 62kmpl milage


aashu March 10, 2009 at 3:19 pm

i have a hero devil bike.i don’t have mileage problems because it does’nt have an engine.i can go as far as i want with out spending on’s eco’ helps me keep fuck all u bike owners’


rahul April 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm

shall we have a race bud?


siddharth March 24, 2009 at 3:14 pm

I own a FZ-16(black) which is 5 months old……in the begining it gave around 37kmpl in city ….but after two servicings, it started giving a mileage of 41 in city and 46 on highways……..i personally feel its still low on mileage can u suggest any fuel efficiency tips to increase my bike’s mileage


thiruvarasan March 28, 2009 at 8:18 am

hello guys,
i’ve yamaha gladiator SS
it has done +5,000 kms
it gives me an average of 50-55kms/litre

i always ride at 60-70km/hr since i’m going to my college which is 15km form my home
i’m happy with the performance, comfort and unbeatable braking system that yamaha has.


Titus April 2, 2009 at 2:40 am


would like to share some of my experiences with mileage
I own a Pulsar 180 UG3 2007 model
It gives me 57 km/l with 120/80 modified rear tyre and mixed city riding
It drops to 41 to 44 km/l (speeds 70-110 range)
To derive the max out of ur engine drive at a constant speed of 45 to 50, this is where the economy zones works and be patient in initial pickups at signals etc. Thanks.


Digvijay April 3, 2009 at 1:37 am

dude i cant blv it…my Pulsar 180 UG 3 is giving just 45kmpl…i ride at a constant speed of 45-50…the company claims 50kmpl…hw cn u get 57 kmpl????have u made sum other changes in ur bike?plz do reply asap…


Rajesh T April 4, 2009 at 6:27 pm

I have a SUZUKI SAMURAI. The no problem bike. gives a mileage of 37-40 in traffic and 40-43 on highways. I got it second hand bike and in 13 yrs old.good engine beat. is the mileage good or can b improved???


manish April 6, 2009 at 5:28 pm

I have purchased passion plus in oct2008. Before 1st servicing i was gettign an avg of 50. Afetr giving the bike for 1st servicing my avg declined from 50 to 40 and finally. i visited the service centre and still teh prob persists. Iam still getiing 40avg. I drive my vehicle at the speed of 45-50 on highway and use the spped as specified on the spedo meter regarding changing of gear. I am really feeling at loss of money for petrol. I dont hav any other issues but the only reason i purchased this bike is for mileage or i would hav gone for pulsar. pls help me out.. what to do to increase the mileage


Harsha April 7, 2009 at 4:43 pm

hi everybody
this is harsha from hyderabad, i have honda shine bike which gives a mileage of 62-64 KM (at Avg. speed of 50km) in city but when i go for a long drive i.e, out of station my mileage is decreased. can any one help me with this…


Harsha April 7, 2009 at 4:47 pm

hi everybody,
this is harsha from hyderabad. i am having a honda shine ( 2008 model. it gives a mileage of 62-64KM (at an avg. speed 50km) in city. but when i go for a long drive my mileage is decreased. can any one help me with this please. my id is


Morfy April 14, 2009 at 12:43 am

HI dudes good to see the tips of getting the Averages

First of all I wish to mentioned that I own four bikes

HH Karizma R—————Avg-42 city,52+ highway
HH CBZ (old model)———Avg-45 city,53+ highway
HH Passion—————–Avg-57 city,65+ highway
HH Splendor (Basic model)–Avg-65 city,70+ highway

But I surprise the conditions when full tank of Karizma gives me average of more than 50+ in city , and 57+ highway

This will improve my Karizma average then I try it to all bikes and ya this will work and i get average improvement abt 10+ on every bike.

The idea of run the bike

1.average Speed ——55-60 for karizma, 45-50 CBZ,35-40 passion and splendor.

2.Choice the right gear and increase and decrease the gears on right time.

3.Maintaining accrurate tyre pressure.

4.Chain of bike should not be tight or loose.

5.Right time to change the engine oil.

6.Proper Servicing.

7.Breaking should be checked , specially in the case ur bike having disc break , beacause sometime disc break little contain friction because of dust/mud and this will choak the bike flow and decrease the average.

4.Make sure ur petrol pump provider provide u the accurate fuel and clear fuel(some petrol pump provider contain fuel with mixture of things in petrol, damage ur bike engine and average).

Thanks to all for wonderful tips enjoy.


Morfy April 14, 2009 at 12:55 am

Hi harsha ,

I got ur problem
actually what we do is that in long run increase the speed of bike which causes more consumption of fuel and decrease the average of ur bike.

The second reason is that you have to cool down your bike in aroun 75km run in once so that engine takes rest and ready to burn fuel at the efficient terms.



hemant April 24, 2009 at 4:02 pm



Kumar March 19, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Go for Discover 125.


ram May 1, 2009 at 9:38 pm

hi deepak
i own a fz 16 and after 1st service i got mileage of 44+ and now after 2nd service its only 35 maxmium wat 2 do with such problems? plz help me out


Deepak May 2, 2009 at 7:49 am

Don’t worry Ram. Check the mileage for another few times and let the numbers average out.


ashishsahni December 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm

ride it at an average speed of 110kms/hr then surely u wil get a pleasnt average

Karthick PK May 12, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Tejaswin: Hi i am Tejaswin Iam living in B’lore i have pulsar 150 black 6months old .. i am getting a milache of 38 wear as my friends are getting as 45-48 kmpl i kick my bike in morning 6:00 idle for 1 min and later drive it … my gear shifting technique is1gear-0 to 122Gear-12 to 203Gear-20 to 284Gear-28 to 355Gear-35+i ride in city usually at 50kmphi service my bike regurlaly .I have completed 4400km i put oil every1200 km but im not happy wit milache it give …….i complained to the dealer changed the oil stump but no improvement in milache i tried putting SHELL petrol but the increase in milache is only by 2kmplPlease tell me what to do to increase milache and i am planning to put k&n filter can it increase the milache

Dear Friend,

I have some small suggesstion…
Sorry for that..
I have Honda Unicorn and 180 Pulsar..
I Use to put Shell petrol..for my both bikes..
after over period of time bike started making noise in the engine in both bikes..
I have cross Verified with mechanics and service centers they are telling the same..
I love my bike so much more than me..
Now i am using Normal Petrol..
Only Unleaded petrol other than Shell Bunk..



prince May 13, 2009 at 7:12 pm

hi plz tell me everything about the bajaj discover135cc dts-i its power , comfort and the most important thing also teel me about its breaking system . u know i love the bikes in disk breaks. and on the discover at what speed applying the front disk is safe.


Karthick PK May 14, 2009 at 11:18 am

Hi Discover owner..

It’s Cool Vehicle…
Bajaj bikes will listen to sigle hand users only..
dont give the bike for rides for anyone for long drive and all..
dont doo the Whelee so often..
Mileage is pretty fine 60+ for the decent drive in city condition..

Dont drive fast so often chasing with that bike since it’s light weight bike it wont listen for our sudden braking unless u are confident about braking..

Always use 60% front brake and 40% Back Break for better braking.
While doing fast drive use 50%Front 50%Back braking that sounds good braking..

Always dont trust bike more then your confident..because tyre pressure,road condition are important..
use the braking accordingly.

Apply slowly not sudden brake..

other wise the bike is really great and smooth
always get the vehicle serviced properly..


prince May 14, 2009 at 1:57 pm

hi plz tell me everything about the bajaj discover135cc dts-i its power , comfort and the most important thing also teel me about its breaking system . u know i love the bikes in disk breaks. and on the discover at what speed applying the front disk is safe.


Jeet May 25, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Hi Guys,

I am going to get my first bike of my life n that is Karizma Black this weekend. As i have not driven any bike much in my past, i have few queries to ask. It would be appriciable if any one of you can give me right feedbacks:

1. Some people say that karizma skids while applying breaks all of a sudden. I would like to ask that in heavy traffic, how good is the control of a Karizma?

2. As there are no leg-guards in karizma, should i get it for safety or is it ok without it?

3. What is the throttle and how it is used while driving a bike?

4. Which helmet i should buy that will compliment karizma black?



Mayuresh Athalekar May 27, 2009 at 1:33 pm

I own Yamaha CRUX 2001 mode. It gives me @ 50 Kmpl average. I am intrested in some suggestions to keep the engin performance better. Apart From regular oil change what are measures / tips that can help to improve or maintain the engin condition.


Anuragi June 5, 2009 at 9:39 pm

i have yamaha fz16 2008 model. i drive it about 5000 km but it give 32-35 km/pl in city and 35-38 on highway
pls suggest me how to improve


sanyam September 24, 2012 at 11:43 pm

i have the same problem with yamaha fz…it is giving me a poor average of 28 to 30 kmpl….i have complained to showroom for this but they have no answers…..i am highly disappointed with yamaha fz….what should i do….?????shoud i change its carborator..???


Shorya May 19, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Yamaha FZ16 is superb handling , if you aint too finiky about the milage ( though this is a post about mileages) its a superb machine , i wouldnt compare it with any other indian manufacturer as its based on a different concept ( unlike the indian makers who focus on the mileage and also that the bike has good top speed) yamaha feels more about the mid torque and turning at high speeds.

my yamaha is just 2 years old but already ridden +40k all city. when i was soft on her she gave me constant +40kmpl but now i have been very very harsh so it fell to 30 flat ( i have messed it with timings and petrol both, its pickup is as good as 220 n karizma

Anuragi June 5, 2009 at 9:47 pm

i also have this problem yamaha fz 16 does not gives more than 35-36 km/pl


zakir June 6, 2009 at 9:09 pm

i have hero honda splendor+ 2008 model. i drive it about 9000 km but it give 40-42 km/pl in city and 45-48 on highway
pls suggest me how to improve mileage


Kumar March 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Refer to my tips on Spl + little up in this page.


Nagesh June 8, 2009 at 3:13 pm

hi friends
I got new CBZ extreme2009 model
what is initial speed of first 1000 Kmts
pl suggest


hemant June 8, 2009 at 4:29 pm

can anybody tell me excatly how to cal the mileage? i ve owned Gladiator ss.


Kumar March 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Reserve to Reserve
Note down kilometer reading in the 2 conecutive reserves. On first reserve, fill 1 litre. Second reserve, subtract the first reserve reading with 2nd reserve one and that is your milege.



Deeps June 9, 2009 at 11:30 am

hi sir
u told about the warm up process between bike and a guy in gym for the best mileage it was really a good explanation and i jus wanna know 1 thing is that this should be done every time i start my bike or starting for a first time in the morning? pls help me


Mayuresh June 9, 2009 at 1:08 pm


It looks like we have pile of questions and there is no answers coming from experts.. ?

MODS / Thread owners / BIKE EXPERTS can you please post answers ?




Deepak June 9, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Only in the morning you can warm up your bike……

Then every time you start the bike wait for 10-15 seconds and start biking…..

Have a nice riding…


javad June 27, 2012 at 11:03 am

i have an advice to all please check that the petrol pump give you exact 1 liter petrol!!? I have noticed when i ride my splendour bike with 1 liter measured in 1 liter bottle it gave me 75, when i filled 1 liter petrol form the pump i got only 50, this i have observed many times having dout on petrol stations .so please all of you check your milege with exact measurement if there is a wrong by petrol stations please rise up and compleant on station


Shahbaaz June 16, 2009 at 2:36 am

Answers expected…
I read all the queries expecting answers from experts…but nothing.
There was a query regarding fitment of scilencer of 200cc Pulsar to 150cc old Pulsar…
The same is with me…
But there was no reply….
PLease do reply…..


pradeep June 18, 2009 at 1:24 pm

hi friends one day before i purchased new cbz extreme ATFT, but my bike is idling at very high rpm(3000) i know it is correct. but some of my friends told me that in case of new bike mechanic set it high after that he will tune it to 1400rpm(ideal idle). is it so?
one thing more when i turn my kick lever in kicking position (when vehicle is already ON) i sounds KIRR KiRRRR. why?
is there any problem with my bike?
plz sort it out.


pradeep June 18, 2009 at 1:26 pm

read Very high rpm(3000) i know it is not correct


uday June 21, 2009 at 12:16 pm

hi guys i am frm hyderabad, i am riding a passion plus red colour. i never go below 70kmph on highways. i drive it very rash. even then i am gettin nearly 50 mileage in city nd 55+ on highways. i travel a minimum of 30km daily. it has completed nearly 18000km in 1 nd half year.


hitesh June 21, 2009 at 11:40 pm

hii sir i have apache rtr 160 cc.
and i got an average of 35-37.
how can i get good average on what speed i will drive my bike.
pls tell me.


Vinod V June 25, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Hiya Vinod here living in kochi, I hav hero honda ambition 133,it is 6 yrs old now, in d initial stage it gave me 54kmpl bt now m gettin jus nearly 34-36. I jus want to increase milage of my bike.Plz giv me some tips to increase milage…



Ramesh S July 1, 2009 at 9:10 am

Iam using Discover 135cc (Black w/Blue line sport type model) for the past 16 months…I haven’t faced any problem till now…really wonderful bike…I gives mileage about 54+, if you drive <60 Kmpl…otherwise 45 to 48 only…Overall it's good bike for all….(youth, middle age & bit old people)….


raghav July 2, 2009 at 10:03 pm

hei i have pulsar 150?
n on highway it gives above 65 average and in city it gives around 42?
ehat to do


Mrinnal July 3, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Hi deepak …
I own a hero honda super splendor since 1 yr … my bike has clocked 3024 km … the problem is that my bike gives me a milage of only 35kmpl ….. I think this milage is very low … I m a speed freak !!! so i drive my bike at a speed of 60-80 kmph … Please do answer my question i am waiting for your response ….


Kumar March 19, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Refer to my tips and discussion about Splendor + in the above portion of this page.


Mrinnal July 3, 2009 at 7:49 pm

hitesh: hii sir i have apache rtr 160 cc.and i got an average of can i get good average on what speed i will drive my bike.pls tell me.thanks!

drive ur bike at a minimum speed of 50kmph,apply less brakes,and drive your bike smoothly… this is it


rizwan July 20, 2009 at 2:23 pm

i have a fz16 on the highway its giving avg of 27-28 and in th city its givin 32-35. which i think is vry low. i drive my bike at a speed of 90-100 kmph on highways by not shifting th gears much….pls advive me hw to incerase th milage…

rizwan shakil


akhil December 31, 2010 at 8:36 am

just go between 45-50 km on 5th gear and install a k&n filters so the bike gets more breathe usually it increases mileage and prfomance



harsha January 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm

hi akhil,
i own FZ-S. can plz tel me wer exactly can i find k&n filter u told about???

ankush navratne July 21, 2009 at 7:49 am

hii friends ankush here….
m goin buy KARIZMA red color this week..
i have 2 drive it more then 25 km a day..
so plzz tell me at what speed should i drive it probably..
50-60?? is it ok??


Karthick PK July 21, 2009 at 9:50 am

Hi KARIZMA Red Owner,


It’s Coooool Vehicle and powerful too

always drive the bike between 45 to 50 in same acceration not tp and down speed..

Try to maintain the speed between 40,45,50 at the max
unless it makes clutch noise u can drive in that speed…

U can drive upto 55 speed..

Don’t do Wheelee or sudden pickup like other’s so often
it leads lack of engine power after some time…

if you maintain the same it’s not just a bike it’s like a ship….
Such a Excellent bike..
Fantastic bike and amazing comfort with nice road grip..

Advance Congrats!!! for the New Bike..
Never drive rash or chase if other stupids tempts you..
if you lose your bike it’s your lover..and heart..
for bike lover’s bike is first rest next..
so never drive rash

Take Care..
Let me know once you brough new bike..
All the Very Best….

Have a Great and safe drive for ever…

ankush navratne: hii friends ankush here….m goin buy KARIZMA red color this week..i have 2 drive it more then 25 km a plzz tell me at what speed should i drive it probably..50-60?? is it ok??


Kaushik July 23, 2009 at 4:18 pm

hi frens this is Kaushik..

i own a pulsar 150 dtsi 2005 model.. I’ve run it for abt 30000 kms. my bike’s performance is reduced considerably.. pickup is down n mileage is just 30. sometimes below tat.. my bike desperately needs help.. i’m not much into these bikes n stuff n don’t know much abt them.. mind you i’ve not done any kind of modifications to my bike. so guys pls help me out… what could be done to increase the performance? guys i’m countin on u…


Akhil July 25, 2009 at 6:46 pm

I am living in Indore & I want to buy a bike within a week.
I want to buy a Karizma & mileage is a concern for me. I asked many Karizma users from my city & the avg. mileage I recorded was 25. Is it possible to get mileage any where near 38-42. Pls enlighten me.


Riyaz July 29, 2009 at 10:03 am

I have Bajaj Discover 125 CC spokes version bought in 2005. the bike used to give me good mileage for all these years except once there was a hole in Silencer which after rectification got resolved and the mileage came back to 52 Kmpl in city. but lately again it dropped down to 47 kmpl after I gave it for servicing. since then they have not been able to understand as to why the bike is not giving the desired mileage. they have checked the silencer and its packing and what not but all thse have not improved the mileage. Please advice.


Ramesh July 31, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Hi Frnds,

I have Discovery 110CC (CT 100 Engine). The mileage am getting is 45-50. I ride between 40-45 kmph. smooth rider. still the mileage is same. As its a CT 100 engine it should give more mileage than 135CC. Anyone who knows how to improve Mail to or reply in the same. Thanks.


Manoj August 11, 2009 at 3:57 pm

I have super splendor self start type byke. The bike is alloy wheel type. I want to know how much air filling in both tyres front and back.

Please let me know. beacause i have only get 45 km/l mileage

Manoj. M


Kumar March 19, 2012 at 10:13 pm

25 front
35 back tyre


harendra August 11, 2009 at 6:52 pm

i have Hero Honda Passon pluse, my bike(4 years old) run over 20000 Kms, but the problem is that my bike gives avg. 53Km/L on highway (bike never given avg. 53+). Please help me out to improve the mileage, because its not a sufficient avg., bike should give more than 65 on highway. the condition of my bike is very good, pickup also high. i have use proper gear shifting accoring to speed.
Please help me, send ur suggestion on my e mail ID:
Thank you


Ashutosh August 17, 2009 at 11:14 am

Make: Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTS-i
Model: March 2005
Mileage: City : 55-58 KMPL Highways :>60 KMPL

I love the performance of my bike. I have only replaced battery of bike since 2005. Its virually maintainance free. But you need to service it regularly.


kiran August 20, 2009 at 5:02 pm

i hav rx 100 1996 model gives me milege about 25 km/lgive me some tips to increase my bikes milege plz,,,


kiran August 20, 2009 at 5:04 pm

i hav rx 100 1996 model gives me milege about 25 km/lgive me some tips to increase my bikes milege plz,,, and i have a pln to modify my byke to a dirt byke so what would it cost me for it,,


Arijit August 24, 2009 at 2:41 pm

i m having Yamaha RX-Z 132cc,1998 Model. My Baby gives me Exact 50 Kmpl Mileage.But i want to increase my bikes mileage plz give me tips


Subroto Bhattacharjee August 25, 2009 at 6:45 pm


I am having Pulsar 150cc upgrade model UG4.
My bike is giving a mileage of 42KMPL.
My gear shifting is usually like this:
1st – 0 – 10
2nd – 11 – 18
3rd – 19 – 25
4th – 26 – 35
5th – 36 – …

i mainly drive in a average speed of 45 KMPH.

Request you to please let me know whether my gear shifting is fine or not? Does this gives a high load on the engine? Do I need to change this range Gear shifting? what should i do to improve my Bike Performance as well as its life.?

Please do reply….
Awaiting for you reply….

Thanks in Advance.


Prax August 26, 2009 at 9:58 am

my zma gives a mileage of 33 with an average speed of 60kmph


vinod August 26, 2009 at 9:17 pm

my discover135 gives 35kpml wat can i do to increase mileage?
pls advice me


naveen August 26, 2009 at 10:05 pm

hi, this is naveen sundar, chennai,
i am having herohonda splender
my gives 65 kms mileage,
i am studing mechanical designing


sharath August 29, 2009 at 12:58 pm

i have a 1995 kinetic honda. i hold emotional value to this vehicle but my only reason of concern is that its a two stroke vehicle resulting in me buyin a litre of kinetic 2t oil from indianoil once a month.!is it the same with others? and i barely get a mileage of 20 with this in optimum driving a student and hence my major chunk of my pocket money goes in this.any1 can advise me as to wat to do to reduce the oil consumption and increase the mileage??
thanx sharath


siva September 2, 2009 at 4:16 pm

i wish to buy a cbz wht i should do to give more mileage for my bike


ravi September 4, 2009 at 6:59 pm

im using cbz xtreme from feb-2009. i got services from hh getting 42kmpl in city driving conditions, is it correct mileage or not.plz give me a great lover of cbz the time when it is launched


Abhijith R. Makki September 10, 2009 at 2:39 pm

Hi!! I’m using my dad’s HH Splendor ’98 model(The 1 wid an old stlye silencer! The sound ‘s awesome!!!!). I get 60-63km mileage in Bangalore city.


EJAS September 14, 2009 at 6:13 am

HI,I Have a Pulsar220fi and am really satisfied with its mileage around 44 kmpl and i ride like a speed 0f70,80.


sathya narayanan September 17, 2009 at 3:39 pm

sir i have starcity es alloy 2008 model i want to know my bike mile age so kindly help


Vinaya September 22, 2009 at 8:13 am

Hi, Good to know about your tips.

I am using Pulsar 180cc UG4 model and its been three months as of now.
The new bike is little heavy compared to UG3 model and thought this might have a direct impact on mileage, surprisingly I was getting a very good mileage around 64 to 67 KM regularly until I gave it for first servicing . Now the mileage is dropped from 64 to 58 KM . I always ride my bike around 50 to 60 and some times 70 to 100. I can achieve this mileage only if I maintain the tyre pressure 28/35.


gangadhara October 1, 2009 at 12:46 am

Hi All,

i purchased used discover 125, i tuned the fuel screw to 3.5 times from full tight and then adjusted the idler to slower rpm now iam getting 60k on highway as my riding speed on highways is around 70 to 90 my engine rockz and didnt seen any vibration s better all u try this settings start from 2.5 revolutions to 3.5 in between that u will get good result


ashish bhatt October 4, 2009 at 8:05 pm

how to increase my pulsar 220 DTS-I`s average??


ashish bhatt October 4, 2009 at 8:07 pm

which extra parts can i remove so as to reduce excessive weight of my pulsar 220 DTS-I? plz inform abt this to me as fast as possible…


Manish October 9, 2009 at 6:59 pm

i hv yamaha fz16 …15days…covered 490kms…its giving 27-30 kmpl…:(
plz advice…
its killing on my pocket…


sanyam September 24, 2012 at 11:45 pm

same here


vinod October 11, 2009 at 11:09 am

my discover 135 gives 40kmpl pls advice me


sandeep October 14, 2009 at 11:09 am

hi myself sandeep i m thinking to purchase yamaha fz 16 but i m very comfuse about the milege
kindly tell me the correct milege of fz16 and some tips to increase it


Deepankar October 14, 2009 at 11:10 pm

Hey friends,

I recently purchased Apache RTR 160 ( about 20 days back) and my bike is giving an average of only 30 kmpl. Is there any adjustment needed in the new bike?
I always use XtraPremium petrol. Does it make any difference if I switch to normal one?
Also my bike’s ignition frequently turns off while driving. What should be the exact problem?


vinod October 16, 2009 at 7:26 am

dont rise the engine for 1000km
as my dis 135 took this problem at first


Jesse October 21, 2009 at 10:51 am

I have a royal enfield electra 5 geared with electric start and disc brakes. I get a fuel efficiency between 32-34Km/L.


Anuragi October 21, 2009 at 7:45 pm

i m regular reader
i have my Yamaha FZ16 with 8000 km dirven
before reding this forum my bike never give me more than 25-28 kmpl after applying all of ur tips like before start bike warm up no extra weight tyre pressure a found it 32-36 kmpl

i want to give one more suggessin which i feel myself if we ride FZ16 with 80-85 kmph we should wear skin tight jacket or cloth and remember cloth should not be loose otherwise it will effect ur riding


Anuragi October 21, 2009 at 7:48 pm

sandeep: hi myself sandeep i m thinking to purchase yamaha fz 16 but i m very comfuse about the milegekindly tell me the correct milege of fz16 and some tips to increase it

FZ is a better option in comparision 150cc bike segment FZ16 give 30-35 kmpl in city 40-45 highway i have this bike since last year


Anuragi October 21, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Manish: i hv yamaha fz16 …15days…covered 490kms…its giving 27-30 kmpl…:(plz advice…its killing on my pocket…

don’t worry dude
before 3rd service this bike give 25-30 kmpl after that keep bike proper maintain like dont use extra weight like diggi if u r using diggi it should be aerodynamic keep air pressure 40-45 rear 30-35 front chain shuld not loose or tight and most important disk break should not make friction. u can check urself drive ur bike 3-4 km without applying front break after that touch disk break disk if this is hot, adjust it


sathish07 October 24, 2009 at 8:56 pm

can anyone suggest me for discover 135
my bike gives milseage of 46 kmpl
pls advice me.


sandeep October 26, 2009 at 9:06 am

plz tell me the milege of apache 150


sam October 27, 2009 at 12:45 am

if u guys are talking about mileage then talk PLATINA it gives 60-65km/ltr in city and 70-75 km/ltr in highway…..its a good bike,the heavy bikes cant give so much mileage


Chandru October 27, 2009 at 12:47 pm


Am using Yamaha FZ-16 its giving exactly 35 in city condition..and 38 to 40 in high ways,,it almost complet 11000kms in 10months..


Dinesh October 28, 2009 at 7:37 pm

hi guys..
i i’ve booked a pulsar 220 carburetor version……… i like to know the mileage of it..? so plz help me


Venkata Deepak November 8, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Dinesh, I like to hear from you. Plz let me know ur bike mileage.
I am using P220 carb version. It gave me 44 to 47kmpl roughly.
Now its only 30 to 37kmpl. I know why its so low now a days.

I like to hear your bike mileage.


PSR November 1, 2009 at 4:13 pm


I am having Splendor – year 2003. In starting it gave me mileage of upto 68 Kpl, but now it is giving only 52-55 Kpl,
..I keep care of my bike, and give it for serving regularly…. can u pls advise how to improve present mileage….

If it is not going to improve… may go for new bike…. pls advise which one to buy… mileage and value for money are the requirement….. Usually ride in city for 10-15 Kms per day… and twice in a month go for 120(return) Kms travel.

Pls help.


Srinivas November 2, 2009 at 6:06 pm

hi.. guys…

Ive got a pulsar of 2005 ending model…..

condition was superb…… Engine smoothness was Good…. gear shifting was also smooth… only once my cdi unit was gone(current coil..)

remainig all was good…

Do u believe me my pulsar gives above 80 kms…mileage when it was riden at speed of 40-50 in High ways……..

In city it gives 65-70….

my mech also doesnt believed it… ive showed him in mileage test by taking 100ml petrol it gave 8.5 km….

in long journeys i will drive at 60-70 kms..sometimes 80kms speed then also my bike gives around 70 kms mileage…

Thank god for giving me such a good bike….

u can contact me by my mail… information given by me All was true….. God sake…..


Srinath June 17, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Hey dude i have pulsar 150cc of 2005 model which runned almost 35000 km’s n its giving mileage of 45KMPL. Please please do suggest me how to get mileage of 60 n ABOVE. that is enough for me. Because i daily travel around 80 km’s to go to my office n college n i’m spending around 150 bucks just for petrol. At the end of the month i’m spending almost 4000 rs just for petrol. I can’t bare this anymore. So pls do suggest me soon as possible on my mail( Pls dude


Srinivas November 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Ive forgoten to give a advice to pulsar riders…

To get a good mileage compulsorily use kick stater oftenly… in mornings ang the important thing is…..

The RPM….

dont give throtle excessively…….

By my riding experience from 2002… iam giving this advice…

give throtle upto 3… initally for lower gears u can raise below 3.. slightly more than 3(3 is best) for all gears…

and try to drive at 40-50 if want to know ur bikes utmost milage… this is not a joke (slow driving)… i know…

I want all u dudes also to get good milaege… also u can enjoy performance sometimes if u dont care for mileage….


utsav November 8, 2009 at 1:54 pm

these r very useful tips for a passionate biker….


Lalit Sharma November 9, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Hm…….well if we talk about the bikes, there are one animal which is not talked about much but has got something in it. I am talking about all new Hero Honda HUNK 150cc. You all think your bikes are cool, come on the kind of power my bike generates under racing conditions I bet no other 150cc bike can do it. Mileage is about 40-45 kmpl I don’t expext much at high speed of more than 110kmph. Generating top speed of 126kmph with raw power of 14.2Bhp. And the design itself cuts the air because of its two wings on the tank. Sitting posture is designed in such a way, it gives a perfect balance of control at high speed. I think before you talk about other 150cc-180cc bikes, consider The Coolest Hunk as well.

My friends, now pulsar, unicorn, apache are gone…




udaya November 10, 2009 at 9:37 am

Hey lalit sharma u talk of hunk then what abt YAMAHA R15. i talk abt that bcoz i possess that. it gives me a mileage of 40. i drive it very rashly. i think thats much far better for me. its a perfect bike any 1 can drive. i have bookd for karizma zmr. i will be gettin it in 1 month. i will be mentionin abt that also soon.


Lalit Sharma November 10, 2009 at 1:10 pm

Lets see, what you have got in your basket. But R15 is a different class. I have no contradictions in saying that R15 is a better bike, no doubts thats why I did not mention in my blog about R15, I wrote about other 150cc bikes like pulsar, Apache and Unicorn.
I have also booked a black Karizma, would get in 15-16 days. I am sure we would have a great time with Karizma. Good to hear a response against my blog. Hope to see more from your keyboard.


udaya November 11, 2009 at 12:25 am

wow lalit thats great u r gettin a karizma. i too bookd for a karizma bt droppd nd pland for ZMR. i prefer R15 than ZMR r any other bike. i like it a lot. i have changd its back tyre. bt still i get a mileage of 40. i have put a magwheel. so i say that bike is the best than all, bcoz if u maintain it a littl bit it will be smooth nd runs good enough.


udaya November 11, 2009 at 12:29 am

hey lalit u also said a new fish in sea, bt thats nt hunk. its goin to be RR15 thats goig to be released shortly with 180 cc nd 24 bhp which is more than karizma.
ther is also harley davidson, r5 nd many more to be comin mostly in INDIA in 2010-11. So always keep watchin for a big fish. do not get compromised with the small one if u have the chance.


sumit November 18, 2009 at 12:10 am

i have bajaj pulsar ug4 150cc new one and its give the mileage of 27kmpl is this ok……… i dont think so


Srinivas November 18, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Hi………. sumit………

This is tooo odd man…

Ur not getting even 40kms….

Better to go for check of carburettor and get your bike serviced….

ug4 bikes are giving too much less mileage… thats true.. but not less as that u get…

I gave some tips above (on Nov2)… better u can follow them to get good mileage….(if u really want mileage..)

And all make sure ur bike get regularly checked and serviced….

post ur comment…..


Lalit Sharma November 18, 2009 at 8:15 pm

hey udaya,
I mentioned 150cc bikes..
lets be in present.. till now we dont have any other brand better than Hunk in 150cc accept R15..
We would see big fishes as well. but let them come first..


balaji November 26, 2009 at 6:40 pm

i m owning fz 16 man its a master piece
but when comes to mileage factor it sucks man
it gives in city 30
in highway 35
hey, it doesnt mean that i m degrading mi byk and manufacturer YAMAHA
it is first class in byk


gautam puranik November 30, 2009 at 2:01 pm

i hav a nxg it is a good bike & gives me a satisfying ride .it gives mileage of 58 to 64 kms.


Ajay Chandran December 3, 2009 at 11:40 am

i hav a yamaha fz16, i’m gettin a mileage of 36 to 42 in the city.


Ajay Chandran December 3, 2009 at 11:42 am

and the 2nd service is due soon.


jaroos December 14, 2009 at 7:58 am

I have cbz (old model),
I am satisfied with its performance and pick up, but the problem is that I am getting a very less mileage. Max and min mileage that I got is 30 and 23 respectively. I do not accelerate much but I use to ride @ 80-100speeds. I am not interested in riding my bike @ 40-60s . My spark plugs,engine oil are all correct as directed by the company.I am a regular reader of Autocar India and I use to follow the tips and suggestions .I use to maintain the tyre pressure @28 and 32 . I use to change my oils before 2000kms and I use to do all things to maintain my mileage. So will you please tell me the steps to increase my mileage?

As already stated above I need a decent mileage, I am not expecting a mileage above 50 but without 40-45 mileage I cant survive. I am a person who covers about 70kms a day. CONSTANT 80-100 is my speed . I dont use to change my gears frequently , brake or accelerate much. Will you tell me how much is the maximum record mileage of old cbz model? How to get a decent mileage ? Is it possible for me to get an approximate 40or45 @ 80speed? PLEASE help me to solve my problems.

If I use C&N air filters what are the advantages and disadvantages? will it effect my mileage? I need a good speed as well as mileage. I am ready to sacrifice my mileage till 45 for power.Wil cbz old model get 45-50 mileage ?
I think if the air intake is proper the mileage increases! is it true?
Whether iridium spark plugs and c&n filters increase the mileage?

Suppose if I am going through a small and narrow road should I go by frequently lowering my gears up and down or @ constant low gear ? Is it necessary to put the overdrive gear @ a low speed with slight knoks? Or is it desirable to continue in the same gear?Will it effect the mileage?
SO if I change my filters to C&N will it help me to increase the mileage?

What are the tricks to increase the mileage ?
Is speed inversely proportional to mileage ?
Should i change my filter to C&N to get more mileage?
Should i go at a constant speed between 40 and 60 to get a good mileage?
Does speeding decrease the mileage?


Jagan December 14, 2009 at 10:10 pm

I bought new honda unicorn.
i did the 2nd service( in 800km) too..
the mileage is around 50kmpl.

I am first time bike rider
Let me know some tips..


jaroos December 15, 2009 at 8:00 am

whats your av: speed?


@bhishek December 19, 2009 at 12:47 pm

i have kawasaki ninja and fazer launched in india recently
kawasaki ninja gives an average of 25 and my fazer gives an average of 30 they both are in good condition. Average is quite low what can i do please suggest me……..!!!!!!

THANX in advance


jaroos December 20, 2009 at 7:05 am

Both ninja and fazer are power bikes.Performance has more importance than mileage. I think you will get about 40 for frazer if u ride and maintain it well.


Vijay December 28, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Pulsar 150cc 2004 model – mileage is 50-55(kmph)


Vijay December 28, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Hi Dear,

I hav to buy yamaha fazer on tis month..

Plz let me knw sum suggestion n tips..
also want increase d mileage n maintain it well..


Vijay December 28, 2009 at 5:52 pm


I hav to buy yamaha fazer on tis month..

Plz let me knw sum suggestion n tips..

Also want increase d mileage n maintain it well..

Let me knw speed limit, which is better company for engine oil.


Bhavya December 29, 2009 at 9:56 am

Hi Guys!

Having read all these posts, I would like to state my opinion too.
I own a splendor 2000 model. Its giving me a mileage of about 55-60kmpl.
I am a college student and drive on the highway often as my college is situated on the highway only.
I drive on the highway at a speed of 60kmph (decent ;) ) but in the city, i drive rash! :D
But still my bike gives about 55kmpl, atleast!
Now, i want to changeover to a new bike. I am thinking of getting the new pulsar 180 UG IV. But my dad is adamant in getting me an Apache RTR 180 as he says that TVS service, and spare parts are cheaper than bajaj’s. Is that true?
That is because I want the bike for another 2 years after which I will be going out of India for further studies, and behind me, my 15year old brother and my dad would fight for the ownership of my bike. ;)

Please do suggest me if I should go for pulsar 180 or RTR180?
Also I’ve heard FZ-S giving a mileage of not more than 40kmpl. So i’m keeping that out of the league.

Could anyone please help the distressed?? I am planning to get the bike on the 1st of January, 2010.


Jitender December 30, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Hi! guys…
I read this review page from top to bottom and found few buddies have posted the very useful and precious tips. Guys actually I’m facing a serious problem with my pulsar 150, 2002, Nov made. Actually Since last 1 month around, a peculiar problem I’m facing and that is, When i run at the constant speed suppose 60 kph then all of a sudden bike start giving a back on to the engine and firing strokes changes like bullet, and i get a feel like I’m dragging something tied heavy with my bike but this problem was not constant and it was for around 1/2 km and after that it’s turns to normal. When i visited the mechanic he did all the setting and cleanups of carburetor and finally he told that i have to replace the carburetor rest everything is fine, but Since he hasa re-tuned my carburetor the bike became in the worst condition and now everytime it’s running like that i’m dragging something with this and bike firing is sucks engine heatup like anything within 10 kms only and engine is chocking fully. I visited 2-3 mechanics but the’y are not able to diagnosed the problem and saying the carburetor problem finally i replace the original carburetor from bajaj showroom but still the bike behavious is same. Sometime it get good settings that time pickup is good but again all of a sudden it give back thrust and as i open the throttle it gives more back and finally i see for full throttle it goes up to 65, in normal condition i tested this bike top speed 105kph and ultimate pickup with 40kpl city milegae.

Please suggest some solution. I want to know that what could this problem be?



Aarkay April 16, 2011 at 6:12 pm

I don’t think there was any problem with the carb. which was changed unnecessarily.
Very likely problem in my view is related to the electricals / spark plug. You may please get them checked up by a good mechanic.


jaroos January 1, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Mr Bhavya according to my opinion HONDA UNICORN is better for you.It is because it gives a decent mileage,look and power….It is the smoothest bike. Parts are costly but the chances for damage is too low. HONDA IS THE BEST BRAND.
Pulsar and apache are good bikes BUT they have a lot of technical problems.
The engine of apache and pulsar is not as refined as the HONDA AND YAMAHA.

Pulsar and apache looses its grip within one or two years.
FZ is a good bike, a hit model which is liked by the youth. If you are a good driver then you can achieve a mileage of 45-50 or much above that.(above50).IYou will get a good mileage more than 50 when you become a good driver. The vechicle should me maintained well with prompt servicing and tunning!Apache(you will get the VALUE FOR your MONEY )Apache offers a lot of features @ low cost but as time passes it looses grip.



Sudesh January 10, 2010 at 5:03 pm

actually i have a major prblm wit mileage!!!
the showroom ppl r not gettin throug it even after my frequent complaints !!!!!!
i have done all d best 4 a better performance!! it gives a mileage of around 37!!! can u plz sort out tis problem 4 me????


jaroos January 11, 2010 at 8:11 am

hi ….

37 is a good mileage for karizma but people have claimed much more mileage….. so pls tell me more about your bike , constant speed,bike year and way of riding!


saim January 11, 2010 at 10:34 pm

i hv recently bought a pulsar220 dtsi……
n got the tank full. the milage by my bike ws sm where around 20-25 will my milage be inscreased with time wat shud i do to get more milage…….. as ma other friends with same bike r getting an avg of 40-45…….


jaroos January 12, 2010 at 11:04 pm

To Saim
You will get more mileage afer few services.


Madhu January 13, 2010 at 7:13 pm


I own a Honda Unicorn Dec 2004 model. I get it serviced at an interval 6-8 months regularly. Small glitches, i get it fixed immediately.

I get a mileage of 41Km\Lt.


Lumen Shawn Lobo January 14, 2010 at 5:49 pm

i got a honda dio… 7 yrs old… city mileage of 44 km and highways @ 58 kmpl… great


Ravikumar January 14, 2010 at 9:51 pm

i have my dads Splendor 1995 model ;) it gives me 65KMPL in city didnt check in hi’way. im gonna buy FZ16 (a giant leap)


shadab January 21, 2010 at 8:15 pm

hey i own a cbz xtreme can u pls tell how to increase its pick up and mileage … which filter to buy


jaroos January 21, 2010 at 8:37 pm



rajan January 24, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Dear all,
i am using discover 135 new version without disc brake
i am facing very serious problem in mileage i am getting only 40-45 kmpl on road condtion but in undermachine condtion mileage test i am getting 72 kmpl i have checked very thing they is no ploblem Total distance km covered 11000 km and my speed 50-55km regular air check ,use speed petrol only .
Apart from carbetetor tuning, air presure ,driving speed Is there any reason for mileage drop,

Pls suggest me,
Rajan Satish


Shubham Singhal January 24, 2010 at 5:26 pm

i m having a Splendour NXG (100cc)
and not having a good mileage,its just 50km/l
other 150cc bikes r having more mileage compared to my 100cc bike.
plz help me>…


yogesh January 24, 2010 at 5:48 pm

i have bought a pulzar 180cc, it gives me a average of 32kmpl milege in city,
what shall i do to increase my bikes help………..???


avinash dawra January 25, 2010 at 10:38 pm

hi guys i hav karizma r n is amazin byk bt nly 1 problrm of average hw should i solve it plz help…..


Ajith January 29, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Hi guys, I own a discover, its 5 years old..done 34k kms. Iam getting a mileage around 50+ only in city, daily i ride 7 kms to office and a friend is accompanying me..hes a bit heavy too :( have to check the mileage now.


Adil Shaikh January 31, 2010 at 12:56 am

i just bought a new pulsar 180 on 12/12/09

it gives me a mileage of only 20-26kmpl

what shall i do??


@bhishek January 31, 2010 at 11:45 am

Thanx sir for the complement, but what about my ninja can i raise more mileage of kawasaki ninja to around 35? at what speed i shall ride ninja and fazer to get maximum mileage?


@bhishek January 31, 2010 at 11:47 am

now fazer gives only 25kmpl and ninja gives just 20kmpl


Abhijeet January 31, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Hi all!
I own a Bajaj pulsar-150cc, 2007 model.
I am getting around 35-37 kmpl mileage.It is in good condition.Is this mileage is normal or It should perform better?


SJ February 2, 2010 at 5:52 pm

I am using TVS Apache 150 CC from last 3 years. I am getting average of 60-61 KM ya but after driving under good condition such as speed of 40-50 KM, regular servicing of bike, using good additives for engine.


nik February 3, 2010 at 1:38 pm

heyyyy i got a new karzma on thiz new year bt im really not happy wid itz mileage …itz near 22-25….giv me some suggestion…


Viju February 3, 2010 at 1:42 pm


My bike is giving me 45-50 Km/liter, i know this is on lower side, so kindly guide me.

Model is Tvs Star city-ES 100 cc.Run is 22,500 Km in 2 years,
regular maintainance is done.but still it’s not giving me more milage.
Give me a tips Or setting or changes to increase milage of my TVS Star City-ES 100 CC bike.

Waiting for your reply,


srinivas February 3, 2010 at 5:53 pm

hi! iam new to this but i heard ur tips & suggestions are good.
i would like to take a new bike but i am having some confusion, can u help me. my frnds are suggesting me to take rtr-160, pulsar 180. but i heard that for apache vibrations are more.
My requirement is a good loking bike , which gives a mileage of 40 or above , and reuire less maintenance…….


jaroos February 3, 2010 at 8:10 pm

hi srinivas! honda gives more mileage, power and less maintenance. y cant u try honda? . rtr160 is a good bike…. you will get true value for your money….! the engine of pulsar and apache is not as refined as the honda and yamaha company. I am not telling its bad . rtr160 is much better than pulsar180.



jaroos February 3, 2010 at 8:19 pm

MILEAGE TIPS -Tyres, air pressure, spark plug, carbrtr, speed etc makes a signfcnt change in the mileage of the vechicle!
drive between 40 and 60 . use good fuel and oils . clean ur carbrtrs,filters frequently. USE ONLY ORIGNL PARTS. the air pressure of the tyres shud me maintained well. perfect gear shifts , smooth drivng .–these steps will definitly increase ur mileage..!-jaroos!


jaroos February 3, 2010 at 8:44 pm


MY name is SOORAJ.M.S. ( called as JAROOS). I am from Thrissur Kerala. I am very crazy about bikes . I have used almost every brand of bikes now in market . So i would like to share few things with you people.

Always buy trusted brands.(honda, yamaha etc)

Power is inversely proportional to mileage and so power bikes delivers less mileage.

Never buy an old bike even if you get it cheap .(pls check the engine efficiency before buying)

Always maintain you vechicle properly with proper servicing.


maven February 5, 2010 at 6:52 pm

i hv a honda dio, its milleage is very poor.. i like to race. now my dio reaches 100 speed with full acceleration.. before it was just 90-93.. but wen i ride it even at 50 speed its result is very poor. it just gives me around 28kmpl in city & on highways it reaches around 32kmpl.. Hey guys plz do help me wit dis… plz reply me regardin dis on my emil id,
my email id is,


sunny February 5, 2010 at 7:29 pm

sir which is best bike in fazer and 220 in mileage, looks


Vinay Prasad February 9, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Hi, I have pulsar 150 with Rear MRF ZAPPER Q TYRE, can you tell me the what is the mileage should of my bike? i will waiting for reply


Srinivas.. February 9, 2010 at 11:56 pm

Hi…. Vinay…

Which byke r u Having…??

Is it Dts-i…??? model…???


2005-06…??? till now…??? Dont expect more mileage from the Models starting form 2007…it will be utmost 45-49…

Hi…. srinivas(Feb3)…

comparing Pulsar180 and apache RTR160…

Pulsar is the best pick…..

TVS never gives the value for money….

Closely observe right starting from kick starter rubber to everything… all are of cheap quality compared to Pulsar(Dont compare with Honda or Herohonda…)

Ask anyone even if you drive rashly pulsar is more controllable than Apache…(My personal experience and also most of my friends having Apache Too..)

Also Apache gets more repairs than Pulsar(Mechanics opinion)..

Apche 160 & Pulasr180 has got similar milage…

Power of Pulsar 180 is incredible 17ps…(More than Apache160 but RTR 180 has got same power)…

Dont think that i’m praising Pulsar… it has too its limitations.. Like detatchable stickers.. poor clutch plates(Apache too..)…etc….

So the final Decision is up to u..

Hi Jaroos…..

Honda got refined engine than Bajaj’s and TVS… u r right…

But mainly it lags The feeling of riding a bike that too a big bike… it is almost similar to riding that of a battery bikes.. Dont think that i’m underestimating Honda bikes they are good enough.. i agree… But..

____Too much servicing cost…

____spare parts cost are Horrible…

____servicing should not be done by normal mechanics….


Srinivas.. February 10, 2010 at 12:14 am

Hi… Srinivas(Feb3)…

I forget to tell about the Vibrations of Apache its True and fact in rising speed around 70 or so… IT IS AGREED ITSELF BY THE TVS company……

its true Dude… go for a trial if u dont believe…

My friends also reported the same problem….


Its A Sad drawback for RTR loverz…


Vinay Prasad February 10, 2010 at 9:54 am

I have Pulsar 150 (Not Dtsi)2004 March Model. I have used MRF ZAPPER Q REAR TYRE, i have used Castrol Engine oil after 2500 km. can you tell me what is the right milegar of this model, and if i used normal pertol (not extra primium) so any proble with that?


Vishal February 10, 2010 at 7:02 pm

I have HONDA CBF Stunner. It’s nice bike it gives me 45-50 kmpl.
Can u plz tell me how to check @ whether engine oil needs to be changed..



Srinivas.. February 10, 2010 at 10:37 pm


Dts-i models give more mileage than previous versions…

u can expect a decent mileage of above 40-45 if u ride decently with good carburettor settings…

Adjust carburettor idle settings to 1 (rpm*1000)…

ride between 40-45 not exceeding 3 rpm*1000(or slightly above 3) for every gear.. lower gears can be operated below 3….. it will give you mind blowing mileage.. try this…..

u r using the engine oil for longer distances it is not right(2500)…. try to change the engine oil every 1700-1800 kms or below… it will be good… if u love ur bike and want to keep it young u can change the oil below 1700kms by checking it… it helps engine remain young.. keep it in mind.. dont think for 200rs… use castrol active4T…

Use only Normal unleaded Petrol from a good bunk…
Prefarably 1st.. Bharat petr.. 2nd.. Hindustan petr.. Gives u best results .. i can bet for this with any one….. But dont use SPEED.. it will alters the performance and effects the life of engine and silencer… the same with Extra premium… i can bet for that also…

Also try to avoid petrol in IBP and others…

Post ur comment….

Hi… Vishal…..

see this post i have given Kms for changing oil.. but go for the preferred oil for stunner..

For checking the oil remove the oil cap use cutting pliers….. take a clean cloth and wipe the level strip.. and insert into engine that means dip one time and take out and observe it… and touch with ur clean finger…

it it is some what black or black.. then immediately it should be changed…

also if it is down the level of strip it should be changed…

by touching oil if u r having a gritty feeling or having heavier feeling.. then it is time to change it….


Srinivas.. February 10, 2010 at 10:48 pm

Hey vishal…

Ive forget that for checking engine oil the bike should be in centre stand…. and bike shoulnot be in overrunned condition…(i.e checking after a long drive)…gives wrong results….. check the oil during hault condition


jaroos February 10, 2010 at 11:23 pm

hiii frndz….!

Its true that apache vibrates after 70 . When we compare with pulsar dfntltly te pulsr dominatz. The quality of the parts are low but if offers more features… tatz y appache got te captn ‘value for money’. It looses its grip fastly….!!!!!
1. Digital Speedometer.
2. Petal shaped disc brakes.
3. Serrated design stickers.
4. Naked chain cover.
5. LED tail lamps.
6. Clip on handlebar for various positions.
7. Service and battery indicator.
8. The digital display has a feature to test the top speed achieved.
9. You can also test your 0-60km/h timing on the digital display.
10. Tank cowl like in the Bajaj Pulsar 220.

THESE FEATURES ARE THE ATTRACTIONS OF APPACHE. the Apache RTR 160 has been upgraded with electronic fuel injection(EFI) and becomes Apache RTR 160 Fi. Is ter any othr bike which givz tez many facilities???? I KNOW THAT THE QUALITY IS LESS . But still it offers many features and tatz te reason for te captn ‘value for money’ hop its clear! wen v compare te same catgry of bikes v can c tat appche offers more facilities even though the qualty is less…..Its just my opinion….! pulsr offers more pwr and stblty than rtr.


jaroos February 10, 2010 at 11:37 pm







jaroos February 10, 2010 at 11:44 pm


I read ur comment and i hav a small doubt regarding ur post….

”But mainly it lags The feeling of riding a bike that too a big bike… it is almost similar to riding that of a battery bikes.. ”

please make it clear. what r u trying to say?
r u tellng about the pick up ?
please describe ur problems that u hav noticed….


Nirmal February 12, 2010 at 8:00 am

hi i’m Nirmal.. i own bajaj XCD 125cc and my mileage is 40-50!!


Srinivas... February 13, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Hi… Jaroos dude….

U only agreed that Pulsar offers more stability than Apache… Thats enough..

Coming to its Fi… Its only a technological upgrade dude.. not useful to u or me or any indian.. it requires highly efficient Professionals (not normal showroom mechanics)to monitor.. and its highly sensitive and cost effective and cant be monitored within 1hour or so like that of a normal carburettor..

Also main thing is COST… Do u know what made the Bajaj to quit the Fuel injection tech of P220 and come back to normal traditional carburettor its the above terms.. and also normal carburettor can be handled by even U and me man.. i think u got the point.. I’m not hating FI dude.. im only stating the fact…

Also u have stated the facilities offered by RTR these r good but these gives no significance to people… they go after seeing the total outcome… Hey dont conclude im hater of RTR… it is a good one…

coming to HONDA concept….

Hey Dude i agreed na that HONDA bikes are good…

But coming to cost effectiveness and servicing charges and spare parts these occupy a least share in market.. thats it…

I can give u classic example…

Take Unicorn & Pulsar(or)Apache.. if both the bikes fell and parts are damaged.. By paying the bucks towards Unicorn our pocket will be torn out when compared with Pulsar(or)Apache…. its just an example…

The average indian or student or job worker thinks above fact and opts for the other 150cc bikes…

According to my opinion and lots of my friends opinion and as an Average INDIAN the people when buying anew 150cc bike they think of

optimized for rash and fast driving with certain limits.. good for looks.. power… pick up.. spare parts cost is low.. technologicaly an upgradedone (but previous versions 2005-06 are best versions of pulsar..not my opinion.. its the servicemen opinion)…….Major Drawback.. NO RE-SALE VALUE…

An outstanding bike in the whole 150cc segment…
No need to Describe a Herohonda bike.. Right from starting Cd100(My favourite in those days) till ZMR these bikes rock the market.. IN KEEPING VIEW OF COST(These have more costlier than Bajaj)..But worlds numberone…1…!
If u want an xtreme in Hyd u want to book two months before.. thats the craze ….AND ALSO MINUS OF IT…. MY FRIEnd waited & waited & waited for it and went for Pulsar200
But HH Definitely Good than Bajaj And TVS…

U described about it dude… No need of me..

Purely a masterpiece..
These ones are for those who die for quality..
No need to think for taking it..
i will justify my Prevoius comment below….

Takes time for analysing because these are new to market.. for more power these bikes r ultimate.. R15 is enough.. no words to decribe it…Its just afterall 150cc bike but has ability to race with P220…
Also yamaha offers good quality…

legend once before… samurai.. shogun…etc..
Gs150r has no looks sorry to say…. also same with other suzuki bikes.. less service centres…. the company has to wakeup…

”But mainly it lags The feeling of riding a bike that too a big bike… it is almost similar to riding that of a battery bikes.. ””But mainly it lags The feeling of riding a bike that too a big bike… it is almost similar to riding that of a battery bikes.. ”

dude.. its the feeling man that the bike will give to u…
i will make u understand…

For example…
Take Dio or Activa.. go for a ride.. Plz think that they have gears and u r riding them(Im telling this i have no other example for a 100cc in honda).. ok….
Now go for a ride on HH Passion plus(i can tell an example in bajaj but those are not refined as HH or honda)…ok…

Both bikes are slightly similar in power and other terms…
Now what is your feeling..???
Honda is refined …k… i agree…
what made u feel apart from that.. the feeling the bike gave to u… UNICORN lags that when compared to Pulsar or X-treme or APache.. i think u have understood that..

Purely saying Unicorn a NUMB bike…. The More Refinement or other thing it gave the numbness.. it is good for those who want it.. CARS mainly Have the NUMBNESS………

But not for COLLEGE GUYS.. and common man… and bike enthusiasts..

Hey.. Dont think that im degrading Unicorn.. i’ve already said that it is a Master piece.. Also I LOVE UNICORN(NOT THE OLDER VERSION)…

cheers dude… Post ur comment…..


ranadheer February 14, 2010 at 4:22 pm

hi i am having a karizma r 2007 model , but it gives a very low mileage of 30 to 35 and also the top speed is 110kmph. i would be happy if u give some advice to improve my bikes performance and mileage. thank you


.::_maniac February 18, 2010 at 7:06 pm

I have two bikes…

A Hero honda Splender..It gives about 55-65 in ordinary petrol and 70-75 in special petrol(eg:Speed).
Regular speed 60km/hr
And a TVS Heavy duty give about 85- 90
top speed 50-55
regular speed 40km/hr


Ehatesham-Hafiz February 20, 2010 at 7:49 am

i have karizma …the first edition when d bike was launched..the model is 2003…from the start day it gives me an average of all speed…as i participate in races n al usin d bik …there has been no change in the average til now from the day i purchased d bike…also i hav done some modifications to d bike which boosts my bike giving a top speed of 200kmph…which is a very top speed….i would like to suggest a tip…. when d bike is new…don drive more than 40kmph..upto the 1st service…doin so not only increases d performance but also gives longer life to it…n 1 more secret..u can adjust d pickup of d bike..when nt in use u can reduce d pickup..which saves lot f fuel..


chetan February 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm

hello sir…..i am a tremendous fan of pulsar and i own a p200..well my question for you is now my bike is 2 yrs old and it gives me a top speed of 121 kmph(single rider)
..i want to ask you should i go for K&N R1100(with jetting)and change of sprockets(smaller one may be 36-37 teeths).well right now i am looking for speed both pick up and top speed ….plz help


Dante February 23, 2010 at 10:36 am

Which bike is better Fazer (new model) or Pulsar 220? (In performance, looks, speed, maintainance, mileage)


bikeluver February 23, 2010 at 4:52 pm

i have a new pulser 150dtsi..i brought it 6 month can i figure out millage pre lit… plz suggest…


bikeluver February 23, 2010 at 4:59 pm

i use speed(petrol)…is it harmful???which petrol is good for my bike???


Ehatesham-Hafiz February 23, 2010 at 9:31 pm

go 2 sum mechanic…dey hav an smal container f bout 1 litre…fil petrol in tat…check ur odometre…n c how much far it goes in 1 litre f fuel…for eg: it travels 15kms…den ur average wil b 15…


Ehatesham-Hafiz February 23, 2010 at 9:35 pm

usin speed petrol n al is f no use…if u hav an feelin tat it adds sum pik up or so…do 1 thin…only once u fil speed petrol frm nxt tym u can fil any petrol …as d speed petrol wil mix up d othr tym u fil….d best fuel i recommend u is unleaded fuel….


Ehatesham-Hafiz February 23, 2010 at 9:37 pm

p220…is far much better than fazer..


Yusuf February 26, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Hi brother.. i have CBZ X TREME.. 11/2007(BLACK) model and mileage is 40-45 in city.. and while im riding i feel engine is not smooth.. its a bit harsh, which irritates me always..

1. How can i get more mileage ..

2. How the engine will be smooth.


Naved February 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm

My name is naved. I have a Honda unicorn 150cc model 2006, it gives me average mileage between 33 to 35 kmpl, how can i get more mileage from it now?.


Abhishek December 17, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Change air filter(Original Honda only), increase the Tyre pressure, remove sari guard, while next servicing ask to do performance tuning.


Aditya February 26, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Honda Activa :- 47 during normal driving conditions…
around 42 during 60-70 kmph …done (31000kms,late 2006 purchase)


Mukund @ Nainital February 27, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Can anyone tell me what is the mileage like for Suzuki GS150R for the period before the 1st Service while driving in a hilly terrain???


asif February 28, 2010 at 10:38 am

hey guys,i need to know if put up a sound makin air filter in ma bike…is it gonna reduce the mileage?…….


MAX March 1, 2010 at 7:58 pm

I have a RTR Fi for about a yr now n shd say tat i haven’t seen a better bike…It gives me around 45-50km/ltr…and wat is this nonsense about it vibrating at 70kmph???I have done a steady 131kmph on it n the bike is ROCK STEADY…


Deep March 4, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Honda unicorn 2009 model with a mileage of 55km/ltr overall


Deep March 4, 2010 at 4:26 pm

hi my honda unicorn 2009 model gives me an overall mileage of 55 kms / ltr . is it a good one?


Dante March 5, 2010 at 8:51 am

which type of petrol shall i use in fazer and kawaski ninja


Mahavir Kothari March 5, 2010 at 11:43 am

Hi to all the persons who left there comments.

Basically You have to follow some tip for making your bike fuel efficient

1. Check the tyre pressure regularly.

2. Service and oil change as suggested by the company’s parameter

3. Some bikes come with manufacturing defects that will not be known untill the first service of bike so list down all the problems and get it solved at the time of fist service

4. Don’t ride at a constant speed always make some 5-10 KMPH variation while accelerating.

5. Try to ride the bike in 40-60 KMPH range.

6. Don’t Change gear frequently if not needed.

7. Don’t use brake unneccesarly.

8. If the engine is used in cold condition then give 30 seconds to 1 minute to hot up the engine.

9. When you change your bike’s chain. Change the enitre set which include front and rear sprocket.

10. Make sure your carburetor is tuned otherwise you will not get proper mileage.




Harsha.. March 5, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Hi friends
I’ve Yamaha Gladiator Type RS
2009 model
I’m currently getting a pretty decent mileage of around 60-63kmpl in City (Ofcousre the road that i ride in will always be clear)..:-)
I ride between 45-50kmph..
I never rev it hard..
I do maintain it as clean as possible..
It has done around 2.5k kms till now..
2 free services have got over


rohit March 9, 2010 at 6:39 pm

hi i m rohit.I have hero honda glamour.its average is approx 45.i want to know how to use gear mechanism and clutch for max average in both city n highway.


JINA March 10, 2010 at 11:51 am


Am having 180cc pulsar, am gettn a average mileage of 45-47 Km
I ride a little rash,(upto 70kms/hr). I get it serviced with the authorised dealers as per the shcedule.

My prob is dat der is a noise coming from my engine when i maintain a speed of 60km but when i throttle it to 70 there is no noise!! is this the problem with Timing belt adjustment??

Nowadays i feel like am losing balance in my bike, i think dat my bike is not moving straight, it’s pulling me to other side, is it due to bend in the alloy wheel(6 spokes)? Shud i change my Rim of both the tires to overcome this problem.


bhanuteja March 12, 2010 at 1:14 am


I have got a brand new Yamaha Fazer 153 cc,
what driving speed before first service you suggest would be best for better mileage.



Aniket March 18, 2010 at 7:53 am


I am facing a lot of milage problem with my pulsar 150cc (2008 model)which use to give 50-55 km /ltr before, but now withing city it is giving 25-30 km / ltr!!
last time when i complained to bajaj service centre, they checked the milage with 100ml of petrol which showed 5km !! that is 50km milage but when i checked my self again it is providing 25-30 km / ltr!! how to fix this problem? is there any way that i can get good milage again? kindly guide me. thanks


Kathir March 23, 2010 at 8:26 pm

I own Yamaha Gladiator type SS, its almost one year now. Initially I got a good mileage of 60 to 65 KMS/liter, after a hills ride the mileage has gone down to 50 KMS/ liter.
I have not done any changes to the bike, and I drive at the same speed, on average 40 – 50 KMPH.
Can you please help me.

Thanks in advance.


Anirudh March 25, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Hi. You have told to remove the saree gaurd. But incase of its needed what would be the problem? Pls post the answer for it


rohit March 29, 2010 at 12:55 am

i have a star city 2007 is giving an average of about40-45 km in city.i have got a engine cover as well as a modified silencer in my i want some tips to improve the average of my bike.
sir you are kindly requested to give me some valuable tips so that i can improve my bike average.
thanks a lot.


ruchika April 5, 2010 at 9:40 pm

hi i have a kinetic honda 1998 model.
how can i improve it’s mileage bcoz i am not ready to have a new vehicle.


Gunawan_Indonesia April 9, 2010 at 9:39 am

Hi everyone, i’m Gunawan from Indonesia. I own and use Bajaj Pulsar 200 DTSi, and from my experience, the fuel consumption goes like this:

1. City/Urban riding: Worst 38 KPL, Best 45 KPL (Jakarta has one of the shittiest traffic condition among capital cities of the world)
2. Highway/Rural riding: Worst 46 KPL, Best 56 KPL (best case achieved in a long, straight, flat highway on the north coastal road of Java island)

My bike has run around 12 thousand KM, and in a pretty good condition. It only runs on standard, 88 RON gasoline, yet the fuel efficiency seems good, even compared when i tried using the premium, 92 RON gasoline, doesn’t show much if any improvement at all.



Deepak April 14, 2010 at 8:13 am

Hi ,

I have yamaha fz.My office is just nearby therefore Every day I travel only 5 km.

My bike’s average is 30-35km/hr.I want to increase my bike’s average.

Total km :1200Km
Please advise.


naveen April 17, 2010 at 11:02 am

i am having hero honda passion plus bike and it is giving 40 per liter mileage only in city how can i increase the mileage pls send me the solution pls

send me the solution to my id

thanx in advance


lalit gupta April 24, 2010 at 12:21 am

i have yamaha fazer 153cc how can i increase my bike performance
and mileage


Arka April 25, 2010 at 2:46 pm

I am having FZ 16 .it is giving 35 km per can i increase the mileage


vipindev April 30, 2010 at 11:46 am

hi…i have the LATEST BIKE HONDA BB twister its cool and have some milage around 57 or 58 in off road……..the company says 70 and some people gets 71 why such a differance occure


Vishal Sharma May 4, 2010 at 7:55 am

I own Hero Honda Hunk 2007 Model, You all will be surprised to know that it gives me average of 61 on highway and 55 in the city..very pleased with its performance..


rakesh May 5, 2010 at 9:10 pm

my bike is glomour it gives only 40kms/lit wat i can do.


C.K.POOVAIAH May 7, 2010 at 8:58 am



shiva May 8, 2010 at 11:03 am

hi mamam plz let me knows abi shine bike to change it to sport look


Madhur Goyal May 12, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Hey buddy you mentioned above that “leave your engine start for 10-15 seconds.” So I want to know, that I have to give any acceleration during this 10-15 seconds or leave the Bike as it is..


Shrinivas May 12, 2010 at 5:37 pm

hey deepak,

thanx for this all valuable info.
let’s would you please tell me that i have passion PRO
i have ride it 50 to 55 KMPH when it was new so is it any problem if any how can it be solve currently it is giving 55 to 60 KM/ltr avrage what can i do so that the avareg can increase


Muthuklumar May 13, 2010 at 7:19 pm

I have a suzuki max 100R it gives me 35 in the city and 40 on the can i take more mileage now?


Majid May 17, 2010 at 5:50 am

I have a Suziki fiero which gives me 80 milege in highway and 70 in city…I am very satisfied with this…


shri May 25, 2010 at 12:25 pm

hi frnz….tis s shri from coimbatore….happy 2 say i own a new plsar 220…well i luvd it i got it on may 10 ..but am not happy wit my mileage…i get 30 now…wil i get atleast above 37-40????pls can u suggest me for it??? i do drive within 40-60 inside city nd somtimes 80-110 due to some emergency….nd pls help me to do better….am mad ff ma bike…nd i don wan to leve tat hope…help me..solute me to my id…..pls


varun May 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm

hi frndz…
i m plannig 2 buy a drivin s nt bad.
wt milage can i expect 4 it??i have drive arnd 30 kms daily
any other bike u suggest??


Vijay Srinivas May 27, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I have a Honda Activa, which I bought 1 & 1/2 years ago. Initially, I was getting a mileage of 35, since I didnt know how to drive properly. Then it had increased, and reached upto 55 km per liter after fourth servicing (I use Shell Petrol).
But of late, the mileage has been dropping to about 47-48 km per liter, though I take particular care about mileage as far as possible. Other external factors are there that cannot be avoided as listed below:
1. Traffic Jams, these cannot be avoided, but I try to avoid areas like M. G. Road, Majestic & Kalasipalya in Bangalore (synonymous to areas like Chandni Chowk, Connaught Place, Karol Bagh, South Extension, AIIMS & Patel Nagar in Delhi) as far as possible (travel to these places only rarely using scooter). But generally, they can occur anywhere within the city.
2. Cant avoid bad roads as well, especially if it is a routine route. If it is some route that I try to explore, and come across a bad road, then I dont take that road at all for the next six months, and this continues till that roads gets rectified.
3. Although I try avoiding sudden braking, but some clumsy autowallahs and tempos come from nowhere suddenly, and have to use them also occasionally.

I feel that the back wheel is not rotating smooth, and there is a drag when I pick up speed.
Could anybody suggest what could be the problem with the resistance of the back wheel, and is it customary to have resistance or not? If there is a problem, is it the bearing problem, or the belt problem, or the piston problem?


sam March 10, 2011 at 11:38 am

hi Vijay…yes even i feel the same thing with my activa. i feel that the back wheel is not rotating smooth.. something is blocking the wheel from running normally. but when i showed the bike to the active service center they said it wud ge fine after oiling and still now its the same. guess the more old ur vehcile gets and more wear and tear it happens with all bikes.


rajesh May 28, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Am rajesh.
I have fz16 me want to improve my milage my bike milage is just 30 how can i improve it


vigora dhiraj m June 2, 2010 at 5:09 pm

dear sir ,
my new 3 month old honda shine 45km/lit average give on high-way my average speed only 45 km/hr .please give me some suggestion for better millage

dhiraj vigora


dev June 5, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Hi, i have apachertr160fi and it’s milage is about 40 which is not satisfactory so i like to increase my bike’s milage pls help me


siva June 9, 2010 at 4:16 pm

my bike is hunk and my mileage is 35-40kmpl……mostly it gives 35…..i drive at a speed of 60.and i want to increase my mileage to 50-55 what should i do


shoaib June 14, 2010 at 6:49 pm

hi i am new to this place. well i have a problem with my bike. i own a hero honda hunk 2009 model. well 8 months the bike works great but when its monsoon season and when it rains my bike starts but after a few seconds it shuts down. again it starts and shut down. can u plzz give me a salution to the problem as i keep my bike in good condition. i change the oil in every 1.5 months and give it for servicing every month. plzzz help me.


Vishal June 15, 2010 at 8:24 am

Well Shoaid – The same problem was with my hunk as well but i got it resolved. What u all need to do is to shorten the length of a pipe that is out there to throw out the water or dust from petrol tank. The location of the pipe is between the rear of silencer & rear tyre…it will be just hanging out there near rear mud guard…can be identified easily..lemme know if you get it done. Otherwise, u can take it to the mechanic & tell him the problem..


amit June 15, 2010 at 2:11 pm

hi , i have a karizma2007. i am sick of my bike mileage, it gives only 26km/l. please tell me for improving the mileage. or tell me either we change the karizma engine. means can we fit the splender engine to karizma for improving mileage, i am not worry about speed and pickup after doing this.


Ibrahimsha June 16, 2010 at 7:20 am

Hi,everyone..,i have an Yamaha Enticer(2003) model.,it gives a mileage of 38/lit.,I read the description of that vehicle in a website.,its written, it gives a mileage of best case:62/lit & a worst case:55/lit.,My question is that how can i increase the mileage of my vehicle…,Any1 plz help me…


Venu June 18, 2010 at 10:49 am


I am using Apache RTR 160cc. Please provide your valuable suggestions for getting good mileage.Presently my bike is not giving more than 40Kms/Lit


shoaib June 18, 2010 at 12:40 pm

@ Vishal well can u be more pricise with the pipe and wht may be the problem. plzzz reply man. i really need ur help. those jackasses in the HH service center took my bike for 3 days and could not find a solution. so plzzzzzz man helpp me really. waiting for ur reply. or just give me ur cell no i will give u a call if thts ok with u.


shoaib June 18, 2010 at 5:27 pm

@ Venu well man apache rtr 160cc is ment for speed man. so tht means less mileage. but if u do not go above 50 kmph and dont wont much pic up then try to reduce the picup and put a small fuel pump. hope it helps u lol


krishna June 18, 2010 at 8:33 pm

im having apache rtr160 and it is giving a mileage of 38-40 so im not satisfaction with this so pl can u help me how can i increase my mileage


sanju July 1, 2010 at 9:16 pm

i have bajaj discover i like to travel
my has crosee 2 lakh kilometer . i had my bike 4 year back . it had been travel 6ookm at a day . till today i never had a problem to m bike . now i have modifed my bike which has been done by me . i want to post the pic of my bike i want ur comments on it ? how can i ? and is this desigen can go futher ?


Aj July 2, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Hey friends i got an apache160 two weeks back i filled 10litres of petrol and rode oly 280km in two weeks and it dried….. That gives me a mileage of 28kmpl…. So sad company claims that it gives 50and i don drive it fast too….. Max i’ve reached is 58and the service personal rode it and ripped my baby to 86 …. I dono what’s wrong wit it and performance is good but it’s mileage worries me…. Can u give any tips…. I’m waitin for ur replies


Himanshu July 2, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Dear all,,

I am Himanshu Bhardwaj from delhi, I am having a Karizma bike from last two years. From the day i am taking care of the things which a bike needed.. Like first thousand kilometeres i run my bike at a 40 to 50 Speed. I used to change every part of my bike when it get weared the parts are genuine. Earlier it was giving an average of 40 in the city. But now after running 35000 KM. My bike is giving a milage of 32+ but why it is so after all i am doing all necessary thing to my bike. Please suggest me what else i a can do.


sunilsandy July 3, 2010 at 11:52 am

hi sir i ha an rx 100 bike the modle is 1988 it gives me jst 25 mileage d bike is fully stock and my friends rx 100 gives him 36 mileage his bike is fully poted so can u tell me tips to increase my bike mileage plz……


binni July 5, 2010 at 9:32 pm

hi friend.i have 2002 apr. model rxz bike and it cross 100000km still its gives me 45+ milege.and it goes up to from my view its enough for my motor.what u say friend


Shreyas July 6, 2010 at 7:16 pm

my bike is splendor+ of 2008 mdel,i have driven 12000 kms,but am not happy of my mileage,its giving around58-62.Am driving below 50speed,please suggest me


kiran July 6, 2010 at 8:46 pm

i am kiran, i have hero honda super splender, when it was new it gave around 50-55 mileage, max 50, for 4 years it gave 50, but after we gave it in hero honda showroom for service, it started giving 40,and slowly decreasing to 36,earlier we gave it in other service center. pls advice me, what to do.


Mayank Goyal July 7, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Good to read this article. I have Bajaj Wind125 June2004 model. I have completed around 96,000 Km so far. :). My bike was giving a mileage of around 50 nut now a days this has gone worst it is giving 30-33.My mechanic says he needs to change the carburettor to increase the mileage. Please suggest me what to do…


Gops June 10, 2011 at 1:01 pm

hi i also owns the same
and i have also same problem here,
so do u got any solution for this problem
please Reply me on


Gaurang Patel July 7, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Hi All,
It’s Good information for who want to purchase new bike,
well i have Honda CBF Stunner old Version, Purchased jun-2009.
My bike giving me 55-60 km/liter in City and 63km on highway.
I maintain my bike well not riding above 50 Km/h and changing Engine oil after every 2500 Km and check Air preassure as 33 in front and 37 in Rear Tyer.
Please do not take pickup of your bike immidiately it will damage your block piston and burn more fuel, ultimately it will effect on your fuel efficiency and riding pleaseure.

Thanking you,
Gaurang Patel


Vimal July 16, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I ve an Rx-135 4 speed 1999 Model. Fitted with Expansion chamber and 2 times rebored the cylinder. I get a Mileage of 40 in rash driving(Above 100 kmph) and near to 45 in normal riding. And I get a pretty gud top speed of 120-125 kmph. :)


Abhi July 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Hii Brother. .i’m Abhi i reside in Mangalore.I have A 1995 Model RX-100 whch gives around 24 mileage per litre.I asked a local mechanic on the mileage problem, he said changing the Carburetor Mite work it for you.Can you help me with this Problem ? Is ther anythng I could do fr Getting A higher Mileage. Plz Help Me. !!


Bikram July 22, 2010 at 10:40 am

hi all
i have a bajaj pulsar 220 fi,it gives me the milage around 30km/ it ok.can I expect some more milage from it??????


siva July 24, 2010 at 9:29 am

My pulsar150 2010 model is returning me 60 km/l given that my office ride is along a neat traffic less road. I take no special care maintaining my bike, but change oil perfectly. Also petrol bunk is un changed, it is the most trust-able bunk in my town. I hit 5th gear in 34 kmph speed, slowly gets it to 40-45, keep it there. Not just that, my ride is 30% city drive also, where heavy traffic, countless breaks need to apply. So over all combining the two, 60 is a good figure


Sadiq July 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Hi folks. I am from Chennai and i got my cbz-x sports red colour bike just a week ago. I already covered 550 km so far since i travel 100 km to and fro between home and office. This is my first bike and i am really happy to have this bike. With the bike still due for its first service i am getting a mileage of 58-60 km on an average. My daily commute includes 70% on highway and the rest in city traffic and i drive at an average 50 kmph. The only problem i am facing right now is with the gearbox. Its pretty stiff and hard. Even getting occasional gear jam. This is very annoying especially when i am stuck in the middle of heavy traffic. Before getting the bike i read in the reviews that cbz x has one of the smoothest gear boxes. But this is not the case with mine. Can anyone please suggest how this can be fixed.


Anand July 27, 2010 at 11:01 am

This is anand here from Chennai.3 month back i purchased FZ 16 black colour. Showroom people promised a mileage of 45 Km / Litre in city. But i am not getting that mileage now. Before 1st service mileage was around 40 Km/L in city and now 2 services are already gone and i am getting only 30 Kms/L and not more than that. Can any one help me out ? wat can be done here? going back to service centre is the only option or any other remedies???


Sadiq July 27, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Dear fellow bikers,

One more point to add to my last comment. I am getting frequent gear locks during sudden deceleration from an higher gear. At times of hard braking, i am unable to shift to lower gears unless i stop the bike and move it a little backwards. I checked with the service center guy and he informed me that this usually happens with all bikes. Is this true?.

Please advice.


laxmikanth venkatraman July 28, 2010 at 10:09 pm

am not sure about HH CBZ xtreme, cos i never took a ride on it and to be frank to u i dont like.
i own pulsar 150 UG 4.5 the latest one. though pulsars are famous for its gear problem, i also faced the same issue u mentioned. but try to reduce ur gear when u are almost to hault ur bike to 0kmph from 10 kmph, while u drop down to whatever speed u were. u cant just stop to nil movement as that will skid and u r on the ground with ur bike. hence i consider ur hard braking is to sudden slow down. so when ur speedo needle dropping near to 10kmph try reducing ur gear very fast..


krishan July 31, 2010 at 6:12 pm

i have honda activa
make year:2009
has one 2700 km
advice how to improve mileage of my vehicle i drive it in city only


karthik August 1, 2010 at 11:09 pm

does holdin d clutch durin slopes causes any excess flow of fuel???? plz reply !!!


Rajasekar August 5, 2010 at 1:27 pm

I bought the Honda CB Shine on June 2010. First service is over and now am facing the problem Gear struk up while changing 3-rd to 4-th (Vice Versa) and mileage is very poor. it gives only 40 km/lit. Daily am travelling at least 38 – 40 km. Please help me this.

Am also from Tamilnadu only.


sandeep rao August 6, 2010 at 7:40 am

i do have herohonda passion plus(2009 dec) which gives me mileage of 62-67 kmpl…..


Amit Patel August 23, 2010 at 6:19 pm


My Pulsar 150 2007 model. Can any find out the milage I am running my evryday from Monday to Friday 35 Km a day and every monday I fillup my tank for Rs. 200/-
My email


Kaustubh August 25, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Bajaj XCD 125 dts-si
city-70 kmpl
my avg speed-45 km/h

is the mileage good enough?


Dr.Niladri Shekhar Das December 26, 2010 at 12:25 am

can u mention how much old is ur bike n the higheay mileage.09954230256


Subroto Bhattacharjee August 25, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Hi Kaustubh,

It is something around 50. This is the good mileage for Pulsar 150.

Mine is giving 50-55.


Manoj August 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm

I have Honda Unicorn 150 CC with Mac wheel model. i getting only 35 to 40 average in 1 litter. as per suggestion of my mechanic i have changed my bike piston and valve but still i getting same average. please tell how can i improve my bike mileage and tell me the corroborate air screw setting.

waiting for your reply



Dharamvir Deshwal August 31, 2010 at 10:05 am

dear, mere pass TVS apache RTR 160 h iski average52 h


irfan September 5, 2010 at 11:52 am

hey… i own a honda unicorn whose average was 55 but since 5 months it never crossed 35… many times i took it to the showroom… they have done all possible things to it… but was of no use… so please suggest me wat 2 do….


deep September 6, 2010 at 6:52 am

i want to buy tvs flame is it suitable for hiil ? plz tell me ?


sanat September 9, 2010 at 11:36 am

hI GUYS..i won hero honda hunk n i servised it regularly even u can say very very early i.e 2000kms n it giving me a milage of 52in city n 55 or above in NH tat too i always drive it above 50,often my byk is at a speed of 90-100kmph bt thrz no diff in milage..i luv its performance..i luv my byk..isn’t its milage gr8??


Pavan from Torque Team April 15, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Did you change the oil? Follow the tips given above and ride the bike smoothly. Don’t go for harsh driving or don’t go to race. Have an average speed of 50-60 kmph. Then you might get good mileage. Problem with bikes is, once you start getting low mileage, then its difficult to get good mileage.


masthan September 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm

hai sir 3 months back i buyed hero honda pasion pro self
it gives me 45 to 50 mileage how much we can improve this bick mileage give me some more more tips to improve it


Pavan from Torque Team April 15, 2011 at 10:56 pm

only 45-50? I think this is a less!!!


Bobby September 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm

my PULSAR 150cc , gives 50kmpl in local , and i haven”t tried on highways . its a 2008 model .


Nitish September 9, 2010 at 11:14 pm

hi bro. i m Nitish. my bike is honda shine (model 2008) it gives a mileage just 35km in local and 40-42km in highway in one litre petrol.what can i do to increase its mileage?


Yogesh September 11, 2010 at 1:46 pm

hai guys,

i own a new pulsar 180cc dts-i UG4 bike,my buddy is 6 months old and have reached 4500 km till now, but mileage in city is only around 35km/l. i ride at a speed of 45-55km/hr in city and i highways above 70km/hr. can anybody suggest me how to increase my bikes mileage…………. and another doubt is whether K&N filter will increase mileage or not..and wats the cost of it…..


Bikram September 11, 2010 at 2:56 pm

i have a bajaj pulsar 220 fi,it gives me the milage around 30km/ it ok?can I expect some more milage from it?My avrg speed is 55 to 60.Please give me the correct information.


cheeku jain August 18, 2012 at 4:01 pm

u can expect upto 40 in normal conditions……………


pavan September 14, 2010 at 2:13 pm


This is pavan. I recently purchased the Yamaha crux bike 2005 model. It already crossed 35,000Kms reading. Now it is giving 40kms mileage. Suggest any tips to increase the mileage


Karthick September 14, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Dear pavan,

Always dont change petrol bunk..
I always Prefer only Indion OIL.
Because BP Petrol are always heating up the Engine.
To test our bike with petrol it is not testing station.
So please use only Indian OIL.
Change the Spark Plug,Check the Clutch quality,Chain & Sprocket and lubricate if required,Tyre and Air Pressure,recomended tyre size.
If not u can very well contact me at

Don’t alter any spare parts which was not recomeded by company.


pavan September 17, 2010 at 9:14 am

Dear Karthik,
Thanks for ur valuable advice. I will follow the tips. If any suggestions i require i will contact to ur mail id.

Thanking u,



Antony Nishanth September 18, 2010 at 1:54 am

i have just purchased a Hero Honda Hunk on 16 sep 2010 and i like it very much and the bike is smooth and has good pickup and very stable i have finished 211 Km in two days…

But i have a small problem when it goes from 3000 to 4000 rpm there is a little jerk or some jerk that you feel when you shift the gear without closing the clutch. this is bit low to notice but am very keen on handling and performance so i check for all possible ways to keep my bike fit…

i saw the comments all are nice and thanks for the advice i think i will go for indian oil or shall i try shell?? cos my engine is heating a lot and it doesn’t cool down to easily so is this ok or do i need to wait till first service which i think might be this monday just five days from the day i bought….

reply me ok thanks….


Antony Nishanth September 18, 2010 at 3:15 am

and one more thing…

i just want to know how to get a good mileage or like tune my bike to a good condition both mileage and same performance that i get now as stock… since my riding style is a bit fast what speed should i maintain to get minimum of 50+ Kmpl and what fuel is good for bike shell or indian oil? the way i trottle is steady and slow only so just want to know if 50 or 60 is good for long ride……


VIVEK September 20, 2010 at 4:33 am

Hi all
i have purchased a Pulsar 180 ug4 the bike is smooth and has good pickup and very stable . i need an info on what should be the approx mileage should i get


ahlawat September 20, 2010 at 2:06 pm

i bought a yamaha FZ-S 2 months ago, nd i m getting average of onk=ly 30 kmpl although i ride b/w 40-60 kmph…..
but ride quality is awesome…..
it goes straight at even 80kmph when handle is left free…
after sales service is horrible ….
i got a relly bad behavior from my dealer ‘SEHGAL MOTORS’,MEERUT(U.P.) and even thair machanics are arrogant….
which is an authorised dealer and service centre….
yamaha must watch their dealer’s beavior….


harsha January 29, 2011 at 3:16 pm

hi ahlawat,
call this number at yamaha india +911206774600 and tell them your experience with the dealers. im sure they will take care of it.


pavan September 20, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Hi all,

What is the fuel reserve capacity and the average mileage given of Yamaha crux. Please give the information.



Fastaku September 21, 2010 at 3:24 pm

hi friends,

i have planned to buy suzuki Gs 150r but my relatives are critizing me to purchase Gs 150r as im skinny. im also looking for shine or stunner or unicorn or any 5.8ft and 65kg of weight. help me to find a bike suit for me. i drive moreover long trips and city rides only during weekends. Recommend me a bike comes with mileage,performance and low maintainance as usual. im not looking for a sudden pickup bike.


Gagan September 22, 2010 at 1:58 am

I Wonder if someody cn help me or guide me better !
i have been using KINETIC HONDA for last 6-7 years and no have purchased Honda Activa 2007 model, The seller assured me milage of 50-55 kmpl in traffic as he appeared to have taken care of the bike very well however to my suprise i HAVE NOTICED that it doesnt give me an average of more than 32kmpl which i far low than was promised, previous seller mentioned to me since i have been using kinetic honda so i must be using activa with the same style, is this true that any previous vehicle can accustome you that much that it impacts the mileage of new bike..i tried filling 1 ltr petrol and then again checkd the mileage which was again same close to 32kmpl, people then advised me not to ue just 1 litre quantity, advise me what to follow to increase mileage as mechanical terms appear jargon to me…


Shwetha Ravikumar September 23, 2010 at 3:10 pm


My husband owns a Hero Honda Splendor (2006). He always complains about low mileage. he says it gives only 20-25 kmpl. He takes atmost care towards his bike than me!! he has got all the services done well before the mentined time fearing of the drop in mileage. he is very upset with this issue. one of this freind suggested him not to fill the tank full. so he fills only 2-3litre petrol at a time. what he can do to increase his bike’s mileage. please tell me…. pleaseeeeeeeeee…


akhil December 31, 2010 at 8:44 am

may be he is a rash driver or the engine comes up the boring period(mechanical complaints)


Venkata Deepak January 1, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Ask him to raise this concern with the service center people, If it did not work then ask him to check with a local mechanic. most of the times local mechanic’s work far better than a mechanic in service center(only reason: local mechanic has a fear for his business cause he is the only owner) at least in my case local mech did great job in bringing my bike’s, Pulsar 220Dtsi’s mileage from 19 and 20 to 45+kmpl. stupid Bajaj service center people don’t know how to tune a carburetor for optimum mileage and performance. to that matter lacal mech also did not tune it for something that I want. This made me learn how to tune it and after a month I am successful in tuning it for something that I need. now my P220 is returning 45kmpl on long ride(city ride not yet tested) and engine sound and performance is also good. Thanks to Deepak Raj; site owner, who helped me in gaining that knowledge.


Munish April 26, 2011 at 1:04 pm

My pulsar 220 is giving around 20-25kmpl.It done 2500 km with only two services are done.Speed varies from 45 to 80 with daily run of around 15kms.Is it O.K.

das January 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm

tel him to sel the bike and ,perchase a cycle.


Abhijeet September 23, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Hi ,

I have yahama libero city cruser . my bike is in gud condition . i do regular servicing of bike . The major problem is . i get very inconsistent milage . Some times i get 70 some time 65 some time 60 . Couldnt figure out what is that because of which i can make it consistant and that to on high end (70) some times my bike has given milage of 75 also .
As i have read above posts . I will use the tips you have given to warmup the bike .


PSR September 24, 2010 at 11:16 am


Few days back bought Splendor + and have run only 300 kms, and wish to know the valuable facts… which I must follow to get the new engine in good going….. what should be ideal speed for new engine and upto how many kms, I need to be limited with speed…(presently I run it at around 35 kmph…

Usually I put 4th gear in around 25kms speed (of course, raise throttle very slowly).. is that right idea… Or I should put 4th gear on little higher speed…
Kindly advise….


Alex September 30, 2010 at 9:17 pm


I have splendor+, the global advise is don’t raise the engine more, keep the speed limit under 45kmph for at least 3000 kms.


madhu October 3, 2010 at 11:42 am

hi guys i hav a pulsar 150 and i want to know dat can i install the k and n filter directly to the carb.i.e, without cutting the stock air filter box ill remove it completely please help me


Rhushikesh Patil October 4, 2010 at 10:36 pm

hi guys i wats buy abike which gives 60& above mileage , 150cc , low maintainance, stylish, … so please help me….


kk October 9, 2010 at 5:43 pm

u can go for pulsar 135 or honda dazzler


Prabhat Ranjan October 13, 2010 at 9:38 pm


Prabhat here. I have Spl + from last 2 months i have ran with 850 Km and i done with 1st service at 750 km.Initially it was giving me 65+ mileage but now it is less ..i mean how to improve bike mileage.

What are the basic tips need to taken care.


Samson Fernandes October 15, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Deepak and team you’ll r gr8
Thanks a lot for getting all info about indian bikes into 1 site…
Appreciated to the gr8est extent…
Wish you wer in mumbai
Coz i want u 2 ride my CB unicorn purchased in may 2010 which gives a mileage of only 40 even after using power petrol…
Have rode more than 2000 kms
I ride 95% below 4 rpm and 75 % between 3 and 4 rpm..
tried increasing tyre pressure also but mileage increased just to 42..
but my pick up is better than a few unicorns i rode


sanjay October 17, 2010 at 9:57 pm

hai deeps
i am new comer of this site ,it is very useful,i had pulzar 150 cc i dont know what is tuneing engine is it good for bike ,sometimes i get good mileage but sometimes very bad my speed is 50_60,.


Shrikant October 18, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Hi all ,

i own A honda unicorn (150cc) 2009 model. The mileage in city is 44-46 km / lit.
Recently i have done the engine flushing n servicing to improve mileage.
Could anyone tell me what to do to increase the mileage? I use SPEED(BPCL) petrol in my bike.

Could following measures will increase the mileage?
1. Chain Setting.
2. Reducing RPM from 1000 to 800.

kindly advice


Banny October 18, 2010 at 9:37 pm


i own karizma r red colour,
i am gettin 35 kmpl in city,i wanna to fit k&n filter to it,
can any one 4m hyd suggest a good specialist in karizma……

thanks in advance


shobhit October 20, 2010 at 8:55 pm

i have a yamaha fazer mostly in the morning i get late to clg and drive rash…but else where i ride it in the range of 40-60 still i get just 30-35 as the mileage how can i improve it more


Bhagya October 21, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Hi Guys,

I have passion plus (2007 model) crossed 34000 Kms..
my bike gives an average of 65 to 68kms… at an average speed of 40-50kms…
can anyone suggest what is the avg kms for bike service ( free 6 + 4 service over).
bcoz i am confused HH service centre guides me to do the service for every 2000 kms ,
but i think doing service in every 2000kms is mere waste bcoz 2000kms will be acheived by me in just 1 and half month…
so can anyone help me in this???


amar October 21, 2010 at 11:21 pm

i am amar, i have passion plus 2008 it gives only 48 km per litre pl help me how can i increase the average


MURTHY October 26, 2010 at 2:46 pm

1. replace rear tyre to splendor+ thin tyre
2. clean airfilter with kerosene
3. replace spark plug or clean with petrol
4. kerosene wash and dry chain\sprocket
5. keep recommonded tyre air pressure
6. for mileage check ride your bike 45km/hr
7. check free idle free rotation of both wheels
8. clutch adjustment should be standard
9. genuine (HMSI) HONDA 4 stroke engine oil for test mileage for once
10. replace lock petrol on\off cock
11. check for petrol leakage from petrol tank to carburetor
12. check silencer free flow of exhaust air


amar October 21, 2010 at 11:23 pm

i have passion plus2008 it gives only 48 mileage pl help me how can i improve the mileage


Arjun October 23, 2010 at 10:32 am

I have puslar 135. It gives 45 kmph both in highway as street as well… its strange…


JK ultimate October 26, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I’ve a xcd 135.
it gives about 60-70 / liter.

Nice post.


Krishna October 26, 2010 at 3:46 pm

i own a SUZUKI GS 150R
The mileage i got before the first service is 60.23 in Eco mode and speed was less than 60 and RPM is 4000
After the First Service, i got a mileage of 52 in Power mode and max speed was 75 and RPM less than 7500
After the Second Service, i got a mileage of 52 in power mode at a max speed of 78 and RPM less than 8000.

I will update you people after my third service , but this time , the Eco mode mileage .



van rohan October 26, 2010 at 8:17 pm

hi i m rohan i have a honda unicorn and i m getting a mileage of 40-47 now. before i got from 50-55 in city rides. how can i increase my mileage


saiprasad October 26, 2010 at 8:24 pm

hello.. i own the bajaj pulsar 150… my bike gives me just 35 kmpl.. it is very strange.. its been just a month buying this brand new bike.. can you suggest some ideas so that i can increase my mileage…


Yatin October 27, 2010 at 10:22 pm

i have Royal enfield Bullet 1978
i usually drive 50 – 60 kph
my bike milage 35+kpl
but in full tank condition it lowers 3-4kpl
what is problem ?


siva October 29, 2010 at 7:50 am


i have bought a honda shine around 20 days before and I ride at an avg. of 30-40km/h but i get a mileage of only 30 km/litres/

plz give me some tips to increase my mileage

thanx in advance


farooq October 29, 2010 at 4:44 pm

hi. I hav fz16 and i m upset wit the milage it givs me 32km/lt. I wnt 2 increas the milage so pls giv me tips.
I ride bik around a speed of 60+


ASHIF November 2, 2010 at 6:41 pm

i am use in honda twister, i have already run in 50-60km/h. pls tel me what type maintain in my bike?

Reply November 3, 2010 at 12:26 am

I brought 150cc pulsur 2010 sept model .but my bike gives 40 milage i can’t maintain .give Me best solution for my bike


JACK November 3, 2010 at 2:29 pm

i am having CBZ super sprint.upto last month mileage is 45 but nw it is wat i v to do to get the mileage as before?


P NAVEEN KUMAR November 3, 2010 at 4:32 pm

hi sir , i am naveen i have hero honda hunk 150cc , it give 40 km per liter . so i am not saitisfactory with this . so i need tchniques on driving and in bike to improve milage plzzzz suggest .


prikshit November 3, 2010 at 5:38 pm

hello deepak…
my discover135 gives me 50km/l in city……in future i will follow ur advices…..i wanna ask——AT WHAT RPM SHOULD I CHANGE GEARS?
usually i change the gears as written below-
1st gear—o-12km/h
2nd gear—12-20km/h(sometimes it goes upto 24km/h)
3rd gear—20-32km/h
4th gear—32km/h


prikshit November 3, 2010 at 5:40 pm

my bike is 1.2 years old…….


hari November 3, 2010 at 11:33 pm

hai deepak, i’m getting a under 50 kmpl for my new stunner 5000 done bike,what i do for improvemet, allways riding in between 40-60 no sarre guard, crash guard,vibrations also there, realy uncomfortable after 6o km throughly disappointed


vidhyasagar November 4, 2010 at 10:42 am

hai .. i`ve honda shine for past 1 gives milege 55km/ltr…


vignesh November 6, 2010 at 10:01 pm

hi i am planning to buy a good n handsome bike…wich must give high mileage….
can u recommend me a bike model pls…?


prasanjeet November 8, 2010 at 5:32 pm

wanted to know an important thing .. Sudarshan, Deepak anyone??
someone wrote that if you fill your fuel tank full, then you might get less mileage, due to the pressure build up.. Is it true.. but then no one can fill up their bikes full. i mean performance bike say R15 has only 12 litre capacity and obviously you won’t be getting 50 and above in R15.. so wat do you do? fill petrol every hour??
how can it be that full fuel tank gives less mileage that is wat a 4yr old child can think.. but this is a machine, not that if a mug has a hole at the bottom then the more water it has the faster it will drain.. plzz clarify!!!!!!


Venkata Deepak November 8, 2010 at 10:15 pm

prasanjeet, thats a very good question. I read almost more than half of these to see the true mileage of bikes rather than to hear what manufacturer says.

I too noticed the comment that you are questioning about.
I give you a quick and simple example, try to relate it to your bike.

If you notice F1 race or any other race racing sport like Moto GP or the nascar racing, In the pit stop if you notice the fuel filled is always according to the number of laps remaining. suppose there are 20 laps to go they never fill the fule for 50 to 60 laps. this is because the weight of the vehicle increases and thus results in overloading that required.
I guess u understand what happens to a vehicle if you overload it with anything.
Example I gave you above is acceptable in races cause for them even 0.001 second matters a lot but when it somes to bikes in city its just you have need to trottle bit more to reach the same speed.

even if the logic that I gave you is correct I too do not agree that a full tank and a half tank gives you a difference of a kilometer atleast.

If that really matters in mileage then people have to ride empty stomach than full stomach.
removing saree guard, half tank fule, empty stomach all togather might give you a difference of a kilometer or 1 and half.


Venkata Deepak November 8, 2010 at 10:27 pm

By the way Bike details I am using:
Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSI(carb version)
mileage 44 to 47 (always fluctuates in hyderabad)
Mileage in Vizag/visakhapatnam 30 to 35 in city on highway 42 to 43kmpl.(no idea why? :()

sometimes mileage fluctuates so badly from 19kmpl to 39kmpl because sometimes I had to travel in city(only 3rd gear or 2nd gear if my
mom joins me for a ride I can not take more risk with my beast.

I lover riding: I drove my way from hyderabad to vizag(700km) after 3k km and 2nd service. Almost every month I drive 150km without any hault.

I never followed what Sudarshan suggested but after reading this article I realised that traffice conditions in hyderabad made me strictly follow, what Sudarshan suggested, by default.

Friends anyone else with more mileage that 44kmpl with P220 DTSI(not DTSFI) please let me know… I like to improve.
1)RPM reduced to 1K initially and after driving for a kilometer when I stop at signal point because engine gets heated RPM automatically raises by 300 to 400rpm so I reduce it down to 1K again. similarly dont forget to increase it when ur stopping ur engine if not u may fail to start it again(cause of very low RPM after engine cooling down)
2) P220 has semi automatic gear shift This makes you very hard to get it back to neutral whne the engine is running. Just switch off ur engine and it tends to be neutral so signal points play major role for P220 mileage. with clutch and in first gear vs engine switched off and neutral so P220 users decide urself.
3) automatic choke so no worries at all if ur rpm is correct.

My driving style:on P220DTSI
I always shift up the gears at 4k RPM and rest all my bike takes care.
1st gear – 0to16kmph
2nd-16 to 26kmph
3rd-26 to 40kmph
4th-40 to 50kmph
5th-50 to 65kmph. P220 engine sounds perfect at 65kmph on 5th gear. I usually travel at 65 to 75kmph. top speed I saw is 134kmph.
Longest travel without hault 400km.
longest distance covered in single day 700km.

LOVE TO RIDE—Venkata Deepak


Anand November 10, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Hi ,

I bought my bike, Hero Honda Glamour (2007) in Kolkata. Currently am working in Hyd so have brought the bike here. The bike was giving a mileage of 60 in Kol but here in hyd its giving only a mileage of 35-38 at max. I have serviced it twice but is getting the same result . Can you please advice me on this ?


Venkata Deepak November 10, 2010 at 11:15 pm

Anand, which place in hyderabad, I am asking to know how the traffic is at the places where you drive. which gear are you travelling in mostly? I dont get a chance to travel in 3rd gear also on my Pulsar 220 so asking to know? Do you always travel in peak hours? and at what speed you always like to ride your bike? did you personally notice any difference in your riding when in Kolkata and in Hyderabad? for how many days you left your vehicle unused if you did so?

I am asking you all this question not just to suggest you something but also to improve my knowledge.
By the way make a note of your mileage by change the petrol bunks also. some times I dont know why but some bikes does not give good mileage when you buy petrol of one bunk but still your friends suggest you that petrol from so and so bunk is giving you good mileage and all nonsense.
I personally experienced this bunks issues with my dad schooter and my friends bike. so I decided not to go for petrol of that specific bunk.
Any how this is my personal openion. just give it a try.


Anand November 11, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Hi Deepak,

Thanks for replying to my query. I currently stay in Madhapur and travel to Gachibowli Deloitte office daily, its a distance of 9kms only. I normally travel around 2pm so the traffic is not an issue in my case. I normally travel between 50 – 70 kms/hr. However I think there is a valid point of not using the bike for several days. Infact when I shifted to Hyd back in Feb 2010, my bike was left unused in Kolkata till July 2010. I brought my back in Aug but again went back to Kolkata,due to some family medical emergency,in 1st week of Sept and the bike was again left unused here for another 1 and half months. Kindly let me know your suggestion about this and yes last night I filled in 10lts of petrol from a different bunk.

Thanks again !!

Venkata Deepak November 11, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Anand, I am not an expert to suggest you something. Actually I am trying to understand the problem in detail and also like to here a good solution for this issue. I wish if any expert explains this issue.

I suggest you only one thing; this time visit a castrol service center. explain your problem in detail to them and also ask them to test your bike’s mileage.

try your luck.


karthik November 11, 2010 at 8:37 pm

hi im the proud owner of HONDA UNICORN it gives a mileage of 58 in city and upto 65 on long drives…:)


sumit nagar November 11, 2010 at 9:48 pm

I have just bought honda cb TWISTER n people said that after FEW WEAKS its milaege will decrease bt by following these awesome bt small tips which can be easily followed i m getting “65+”milaege in CITY ROADS where i have 2CHANGE GEARS a lot n on highway it gives an amazing milaege of about “70+” around “74-75″ which IS ABSOLUTELY JHAKASSSZZZ AND it miles around “79-80″ which is jst UNBELIVABLE because the COMPANY ASSURES that the bike would mile around “70″ on highway BUT mah bike is giving “”"”"10kms+”"” WHICH IS JUST~~~~~~“AWESOME~~~““““““`THANKSZZZ 4 UR TIPSS BRO


nick fine November 12, 2010 at 9:11 am

i’m having a honda unicorn. Can any 1 help me in increasing its mileage it gives 30 in city n 36 in highways. Plz help me. Jaldi….


Aakash November 13, 2010 at 1:01 am

I have discover 125cc and it give mileage only 35kmpl,please help and reply soon what i do


vimal November 14, 2010 at 11:27 pm

hi frndz am using pulsar 150 2004 model my bike gives around 35-40kms but at tyms it gives 55 also why does this change occurs and give me some tips in maintaining also… just now i changed the bore n piston but now too am getting white smoke can u tell me the reason…


Rosh November 15, 2010 at 12:59 pm

hi guys…
Got a Fz around 5 months back(my first motorcycle)….had a moped bfore…..Now theres one thing, that i rode motorcycles of my friends…but not too much…the gear thing was still rather new to me even after i got Fz….now its ok…i feel im doin things right….bike handles like a gem…but its the mileage…its about 35km(after 3 services)…but my friend’s Fz gives 45…I think its my gear shifting ratios, thats causing this drawback…Can any of u advise me……. :)


raj November 16, 2010 at 12:04 am

hey am planning to buy unicorn second hand 2006 model ….but little confuse with milage of unicorn …am confused with pulsar and unicorn …please help me …also wnt to know can we improve the milage of vechile if milage is less…its urgent please reply


Shashidhar November 17, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Hey Sudarshan,

I’m buying new Pulsar180 DTSi UG4 model.
Had a few questions.
so can u mail me if u dnt mind answering dem at “”


sreekanth November 19, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I’m sree,am using CBZ xtrem 2007 model,my bike give 40km/1 liter.
I think this is not good a maileage for my bike.


sandy November 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm

hey i m owning a ninja 250cc
it gives me hardly 20km/ltr…..
i tried those methods even still getting the same


Prakash Kumar November 20, 2010 at 11:08 am

Hi all…Am owning a Bullet classic 350. Am getting a mileage of 51.7kmpl.

I handled my bike smoothly during the break in period and i have kept my idling down .



prashanth April 27, 2011 at 4:35 pm

hey prakash how can u get so much mileage when i m not able to cross 30 kmpl with the same fed up with that mileage i wanna change bike but i dont wish to give it as i loved to too much..please give me tips how did u keep ur mileage so high??it is impossible to get 51 kmpl that too in bullet….tell me how??


harsha November 20, 2010 at 12:24 pm

my name is harsha i using bike bajaj discover 110cc i buyed in 19th january in this year 2010,its give mileage in cities it give me 70 to 75 in highway it gives 80 to 85
it has problem,in now a days in early morning a starting problem in winter session when buy in january same problem i have like that only. what i must do ?????????? give some suggestions………… u can mail me to…………..thankimg u to all for giving me your valuable time for me,thanks to all of friends………


garry November 22, 2010 at 12:54 am

i hve bajaj pulsar 220cc dtsi……n itz fcuking me by giving 26kmpl…….help me out


dilip November 22, 2010 at 7:00 am

hi i have honda stunner , its 125cc but intially it gave 50 after 2 yrs it gives mileage 30 to 35 only .. my friend also having same bike 1.6yrs that too its giving 30 to 35…. i hate honda nowdays , plz tell me how to improve mileage


Saran November 22, 2010 at 12:12 pm

I own an Apache RTR 160 RDF Carb version. I bought it 4 months ago and now its 6500kms and three services done.

I get a fuel efficiency of 59 kmpl in city and 64 kmpl in highways.

The tyre pressure i maintain is 26/36 than the standard 25/35. I was surprised to know that tyre pressure lower by one or two points decreased the mileage by 3kmpl.

The speed i maintain at highways is 60 kmph exactly. I always ride with a light right wrist.

I’ve tested its top speed once (118 kmph) and cruised in highways at 90kmph. It still returned me 50 kmpl.

Its bad on my part to ride the fastest bike in its segment like this. But the money for my fuel comes from my parents and i’ve got a year more to get a job.

Hope this would be useful for people like me owning a beast and expecting high fuel efficiency.

TIP: Please check your mileage with atleast 7-8 litres which will show the average. If you need any more info, mail me at


punda December 31, 2010 at 1:26 pm

hi friend,
i have read about your reviews of apache bike.


harsha November 22, 2010 at 3:15 pm

my name is harsha,
iam talking from vijayawada.

i am using bajaj discover,i have problem with is startin problem in this winter session early morning can u give me any tips for me.


mahesh November 23, 2010 at 5:54 pm

hai i have yamaha fzs it give 44 on highway how to improve my bike milleage my model is midnight special i want my bike look palish i using only speed petrol


Saran November 23, 2010 at 7:23 pm

FZs giving 44 is not bad yar. Its because of the rear tyre which creates more contact with the road surface.

So, more the contact, more is the grip. more the grip lesser the returns. This is the same reason why the same engine of yours gives more mileage in an SZ.

Gear ratios:
For better fuel economy
shift up after 3000-3500 rpm
shift down before 2000 rpm.

Maintain tyre pressure as recommended and check it twice in a week.
Increase the throttle gently and always have a light right arm.
Dont let your engine knock and dont open the throttle suddenly.

If you follow these, your bike will have a bit of less pickup but will give good fuel economy.


Saran November 23, 2010 at 7:34 pm

I dont think speed petrol would do wonders. The problem with us is calculating mileage of the bike.

If you say you get more mileage using speed petrol, did you ever think you are spending more for every litre of fuel you use?

Please calculate “per kilometre cost”
i.e., If you put normal petrol for Rs.200 and your bike runs for 150 kms, your per kilometre cost is 1.33rs.
But if you put speed petrol for rs.200, you’ll get less fuel (around 50-100ml). You’ll probably run only 140kms. now your per kilometre cost is 1.43rs.
No harm in using ordinary petrol for carburettor run bikes.

Please use Ordinary petrol and refuel always in same petrol pump. try to maintain atleast half tank of fuel always. Trust me… You’ll get more mileage.

Try all these and send a reply to Good Luck.


mahesh November 23, 2010 at 6:00 pm

please gear shifting ratio for yamaha fzs


Fida Khan November 23, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Hi Brothers I Have A Hero Honda Cd100ss model 1984

and still running condition it gives 67-68 in city in high way 72 milleage so cool na i drive rough i touch 60-65 speed in my meter thanku


P.S. RAJPUT November 24, 2010 at 10:43 am

Hi.. Fida Khan… nice to know that u r getting such a fabulous mileage from yr bike… it’s give more pleasure.. when we see petrol prices go up every day… just take care of yr lovely bike..


Fida Khan November 24, 2010 at 6:03 pm

thanks bro Raj

zeeshan November 23, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Hi bro it seems my new pulsar150 is kicking ass on mileage as it gives 55-60 and 60+ on highways..!!!!

remember carry the same rpm range for each gear shift DONOT rev the engine too much on lower gears


Venkata Deepak November 24, 2010 at 11:57 am

P150?? 55-60 and 60+ on highway..!! good to hear. very less people get that good mileage.


P.S. RAJPUT November 24, 2010 at 10:40 am

Hi Saran,

noted your tips for improving mileage…

I hv one question… earlier I was having Splendor model 2003.. in it’s early days it gave me mileage of 66-68 kmpl… and lastly it was giving me around 58 in city..

Now I hv new Splendor + (just crossed 1000 km reading)… but it never gave me average of above 55… usually it comes b/w 40-52… I do not notice any change in my riding style.. in fact with my previous bike I used touch 70-75 kmph… but with my new bike I never cross 45-50….
can u help me to get good mileage from my new Splendor +.


Fida Khan November 24, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Had it gave problem r any sound in engine just test whats the sound if tap sound fix it ok


Fida Khan November 24, 2010 at 6:20 pm

one more suggestion bro if you didn’t hear any sound have you changed your engine oil

just a trick i used to my bike in corroborator their is a scrow like idling just down their is a same scrow just turn it back 2 1.5 percent ok

Shashidhar November 24, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Hi all,

I hv buked Pulasr 180 UG4 model.
Will get it in probably 1-2 weeks…or so…
Can any 1 put some light upon gear shifting ratio of P180 UG4..? (i.e optimum speed range for each gears..)
Also, wat is the mileage…? & tips to increase the same..
& tips about maintaing d bike in its initial dys…
Any tip about maintaining / anything related to it is most welcome..

Thanks all in advance..
gud day..



kumar November 25, 2010 at 9:51 am

my pulsar 150 DTSi 2010 has loud engine sound and low pick up.
please let me know how to slove it.
Please help me……….plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


rupert dsouza November 25, 2010 at 5:17 pm

hi sir……..i hav got splrndor+(spokes wheel) 2007 model……….i usualy love to go for long drive but i get very low mileage of 50………which is costly n hectic for me to stop in between my ride n fill petrol……….so can u plz send me any ideas to increase the mileage……….n also i have got other bike yamaha YBX 1999 model but the mileage is only 25 which i have alterd like a dirt bike…….can u send sugesstion plzzzzzzzz


ROSH November 25, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Thanks a lot SARAN…for ur advice….ill put them to use n try…….mine is an Fz as i mentioned!!!


Prasanna November 26, 2010 at 10:18 am

I have a Super Splendor bike of 2006 model. However I am getting a mileage of 42-44 kmpl. Any idea of how to improve the mileage??


vignesh November 26, 2010 at 12:58 pm

hi i hav planned to buy a bike wich must give high mileage…can u giv a bike suggetion??


Saran November 26, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Good to know Mr.Vignesh. Please send your purpose, driving style, etc.,….

Your height?
Where you you reside? city or outer?
Type of bike you are expecting?
Your Budget?
Which segment? 100cc / 125cc / 150cc / 180cc / > 180cc?
Is style an important factor for you?
Average distance traveled per day?
City or highway traveled the most?
Have you shortlisted anything as for now?

Please send these info…. I’ll definitely tell you one which will suit you the best?


vasanth May 24, 2011 at 9:23 am

height 1.59
age 23
budget no prob
ya style is important
oly city

apache and pulser

Maddy November 27, 2010 at 9:56 am

Good article about bike mileage.
I would like to improve my bike performance, if you have any suggestion pls let me know.


SATHISH ANTONIO November 27, 2010 at 1:20 pm

hi dudes iam having pulsar 150 cc it gives 65 in city and 80 in highways maintainence of bike and constantly changing the oil and giving a little bit of throttle .


Sunil November 29, 2010 at 3:33 pm

Hi ,

I am having pulsar 220c which i bought 4 months back and it is giving just 30kms mileage in city . could you advise me whether i can able to increase the mileage of my bike…..


shyam November 30, 2010 at 4:24 pm

hi…recently i bought hero honda cbz xtreme…it’s gives onlu 42-45 in the city & 50 in the highway…but some of my frd’s said that they figured up to 60…how it’s possible….if any scope plz mail me….i’ll be in touch with u..


MD IMRAN NASIR November 30, 2010 at 7:20 pm

hi…i recently got the Unicorn Dazzler from Honda. its 150cc & is giving a mileage of 50. is it fine


Amit December 3, 2010 at 4:46 pm

i have Stunner cbf-2008. completes almost 40,000kms. bike is currently giving me the mileage of 58-60. but performance is not so good now. service center guys said that its time to change to piston and do other things in engine. what’s that means? also i want to change rear Tyre of bike. size 100/90-17. can i use other size (heavy) or it is best for it? also which Tyre is overall best, tubed or tubeless?


jery December 4, 2010 at 8:34 am

i have fz 16, gives me about 34-40km mileage. but when i took long ride abt 600km, it gave me 52 km mileage. it is awosome.


Saurabh Sen December 4, 2010 at 11:56 am

KarizmaR Oct,2008 run around 15k kms. Stock front and MRF Zapper Q 120/80-18 rear, iridium plug with motul engine oil getting 35 km/pl consistently in Kolkata city traffic (needs more clutch use & occasional acceleration) using normal unleaded fuel. Not driven on highways though.


sabyasachi das December 4, 2010 at 3:51 pm

hi,i have a mileage issue on my p150 ug 4.5 ,actually i put a fat tire 120/80 after that it suddenly decrease to 38 from 54.i keep my bike in periodic maintenance but nothing happening, any suggestion.


kumar December 7, 2010 at 9:48 am

hi ……my name is kumar i stay in kalyan city………..i own apache 180 and i get average of around 30 kmpl in city…didnt check on highway…..plz give me tips how can i get average at least more than 35 kmpl…..plz sent me ans on my mailing address……plz help…


Ayush December 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm

hi deepak , I am planning to buy a bajaj pulsar 220 cc ….. Plzz tell me dat how much average would it give in the city…. and also some other option in this price…. plzzz email me urgently… my email id is


ANU December 27, 2010 at 1:11 am

I bought platina in 2007. First two years it gives mileage of 53 KMP, but after that Now it gives mileage of arround 45. Most of the mechanics are failed to sortout the proble. I’ll grateful if anybody can give any tip for that.


lalit December 27, 2010 at 2:09 pm

i have bajaj xcd…since starting (18 month) i am getting 40 to 50km/l…..please advice me what to do………..thanks


keerthi swaroop -Hyderabad December 31, 2010 at 6:58 am

hey guys … wish all of you a very happy new year
I got my dream bike ie a pulsar 150 on august 31 this year …
i ride it very smoothly with no rash cuts initial it came around good with a mileage of above 60 kms per liter of petrol on combined city and highway conditions … even after first servicing the mileage did not change..but since i gave it for servicing for the second time … i am not even getting a mileage of 40 kms … i am not able to get what the problem is …
I ride to my college which is 65 kms away frm my house on my bike usually i fill up with one liter and come back home with out refilling
but yesterday my bike stoped even before i reached home … luckily der was a petrol bunk nearby or else i would have to push the bike for 3 kms


keerthi swaroop -Hyderabad December 31, 2010 at 7:06 am

sory my college is about 30 kms away
the total distance is near 65 kms


prasool December 31, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Mine is a Pulsar 180 UG4,which gives me a mileage of 49-50


Shashidhar January 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Hi Prasool,
Me to got Pulsar 180 UG4 on 10th DEC’2010.
I think ur mileage is gr8.
I haven’t measured my pulasrs mileage. but will like to knw..ur maintainence & driving style(i.e max speeds for each gear).
Also which petrol u use. I use HP normal unleaded.
& any tip about maintaining or anything is most welcome.
thanks in advance.


Ram Kiran January 10, 2011 at 11:18 am

hey hi!
iam Ram
recently i brought pulsar 150 (14-10-2010)
within 20 days the bore of my bike has gone……
they have replaced at 700kms under guarantee….
now my meter is at 3500kms but it is giving 30-35 mileage only from the starting it is giving that much mileage only……
please help me with a suggestion…….


lijon January 13, 2011 at 10:39 am

i have a hero honda cbz exteme 1500cc it gives me a mileage of 35 in the city. how to incrag my mileage?


Rajesh January 14, 2011 at 11:01 am

Hi Deepak
I have Splendor Plus bought it Sep 2009, I have completed 2nd free service in Nagappa service center, after 20 days after the first service my bike makes hard to move above 40KM/hr speed it makes more noise and hard to move and even after 2nd service the bike is producing more noise. Can you pls help me how to maintain it good way and give the previous smooth and comfortable ride. What i need to do?


keerthi swaroop -Hyderabad January 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm

get it tune by the service people .. my bike also had d same problem
its fixd now


sachidananda sahu January 16, 2011 at 9:34 pm

hi frnds. i have a yamaha gladiator type rs. means 2009 november model. it is giving me an avg milage of 45-47km/lt even if i ride it very carefully. and once i have gone a long tour on highway. i maintained a speed of 90km per hour and my bike gave me a poor milage of 36km/lt. i think it is a very poor milage as per as a 125cc bike is concerned. so plz. suggest me any tips to inrease milage …….


uday April 11, 2011 at 12:11 pm

hi sachidananda,
even i too have yamaha fazer 125cc,, 2006 model…
when u go overspeed, the petrol will go like anything…
i used to go 80-90 with my bike… i just got 28 km/lit….in highways….
If u go at 50-60 , u can get very good mileage…


venkat narayanan R January 18, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Hello Deepak !
I like to buy the bike which must have the mileage of 50-60 per litre atleast with gud looking and gud quality of engine. suggest the best bike to buy. and also is there any gud tool to increase the stock mileage if yes please specify…
Thank u.


Ranjit January 29, 2011 at 8:12 am

I have passion pro bike i feel that my bike give v poor milege give me some tips. Is there any knob in bike i adjust the mileage.


krishnan February 3, 2011 at 5:07 pm

i have cb unicorn . it gives a milage of 60-65 in city and almost 70 in highways


parvesh February 6, 2011 at 7:14 pm

my cbz of 2005 model gives an avg of 30 in city…..n i think itz not enough……what do u guys think????


rodney Dutt February 10, 2011 at 5:56 pm

i have a honda stunner cbf its a 123 c c bike.i want to know whats the best average i can get.


Vallimohan February 15, 2011 at 9:43 am

hi i am vallimohan i am using pulsar 150cc 2005 model, i bot used one in 2006
i use to drive my bike cool… between 30-50 in side city i am getting 70-75 in highway i use to drive 70-80 i am getting same millage is based on driving and condition.


Arun February 16, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Hi…Recently i bought an second hand bike of passion plus((2008 model)..initially it gives mileage abt 50kmpl..but for the past 1 week my bike’s mileage suddenly falls to 30 to 35kmpl..i checked it twice…im not an rash driver..i used to drive the bike at 50kmph…What will be the reason for this abrupt fall in mileage….


Anbu February 16, 2011 at 11:24 pm

I have Honda unicorn which i bought in 2007 sep and the problem is about milege in initial it gave 50 km per liter and it has gone down to between 35 to 40 kms.I am in chennai ,due to traffic/signals every where i often use clutch to control whther that is the prolem for low milege or some spares to be replaced to get milege.please advice.



Nikhil February 17, 2011 at 7:49 am

Hi my name is Nikhil i have a herohonda glamour its average is 50-55 but its pickup is bad


ASHOK February 17, 2011 at 7:06 pm

hi….thanks for ur advice………!!!!!
i am 6.3 feet tall i have got plans for buying some new bike that is very good in mileage and also in looks and performance………!!!
i went through many websites and im confused with honda stunner cbf 125cc and tvs apache rtr 160……..!!!!
pls suggest me some bike that will be sporty and also good in mileage…..!!!!
advance thanks…..!!!
waiting for your reply


Saran February 17, 2011 at 9:09 pm

I don’t find any confusion between these two bikes as they belong to different segments all together. If you put design and looks as your prime requirement, both are cool.

Apache offers you more gadgets like Digital speedo with 2 trip meter, high speed recorder, shortest time recorder, dual disc brakes, sporty riding position, LED tail lamps, pilot lamp, racing stripes, clip on handle bars, service due reminder, low fuel indicator, dual mud flaps, etc.,. other than the RPM meter, toe shift gears, engine cover, which is common in both the bikes. But remember you pay more for what you get.

Stunner is a stunner in 125cc segment. Cheaper than Apache, better in fuel economy but lags behind in performance. It gives you split seats and quarter fairing which is not available in Apache.

So, its up to you to decide on the segment to zero in on a single bike. May be your budget should decide. There is one more thing I left to mention, you said you are 6.3 feet, I dont know whether you will be comfortable with Apache. (I own an Apache and I’m around 6 feet. I dont feel any problem).

So, just go and have a test drive. I think Stunner will suit your height and requirements the best. Also look for availability of service stations and the quality of service offered by the dealers, etc.,. coz, after your purchase, that is one major factor you have to look into.

Please update me on your decision….


Shashidhar February 18, 2011 at 10:44 am

Hi Ashok…
May b u cn go 4 a pulsar…
Pulsar 150 UG4.5 gives a mileage btwn 53 – 58.
Pulsar 180 UG4 gives a mileage btwn 43-47.
(these are in cities in decent amount of traffic & u would get more on highways… )

I own a P180 UG4 & for me it would be a thums-up for it….

both d bikes look gr8..& are suitable to your req. in terms of height & mileage…
by d way what is d figure of mileage u are expecting..??

i would recommend to go for 180.. as it has gr8 looks… awesumm features…dat u will know after owning one…

so may b u cn tk a tets-drive & also consider these…
after all its up to you…
all d best….
also consider the factors put forth by Saran.. they are of utmost importance…

let us know abt ur decision…
byee :)

RIDE HARD….!!! :)

parthiban February 17, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Hi, My brother’s bike, i drove upto 1 week in the tambaram bypass including to chengalpet highway (55kms)to go to company at a speed of 45Kmpl.I surprised it gives 93kms per litre.Bike is splendour plus 2008model


ASHOK February 18, 2011 at 6:45 pm

thanks for ur suggestions………
well i expect mileage around 55-60 and above…….
some of my friends suggested to go for honda unicorn 150cc……..i also read about its specifications and reviews as per their suggestions……it looks cool in design………!!!!
one of my friend is having honda stunner cbf….he said tht he feels sort of vibrations while driving above 60…….!!!!
and saran…..thanks for those info…..
you said you are using apache…….rite
could u pls tell me about its mileage… and is it good to go for rtr 180
and….thanks to shashidar for suggesting pulsar 150cc and 180cc…….
i am totally mad by its designs and looks….!!!
if am to select among this two i will better go for 150cc……!!!!


Shashidhar February 21, 2011 at 9:50 am

ya Ashok..Unicorn is no doubt a superb bike…. but I think there is a waiting period of 8 months for booking … & after booking some more months 2 get d delivery…. so it will be atlest a year to recieve it…
& if u r looking for mileage of 55+… i cn say dat uncorn isn’t d right one…as it wont b givng u above 45kmpl…
rather i guess it will give btween 35 – 43 kmpl… as far as i knw…
may b unicorn owners can hlp u out….

hey Saran i too want to know abt apache 180… wats d mileage…? & hows d bike as in overall package..
coz..i hv heard apache engine isnt dat good… & also der r lots of complaints…
wats ur experience…? design wise i like it… i hv rode it once..i felt d pick-up ws amazing…

hey ashok..1 more thing… cost diffrnce btwn 150 & 180 is less than 5k/-…
but it gves far more than u cn think..
check out d reviews of pulsar 180 UG4 on bike advice itself….
all d best… :)


Samson Fernandes February 21, 2011 at 6:14 pm

coz my unicorn gives only around 41-46
obviously in city conditions
but dnt expect much even on highways

Saran February 21, 2011 at 6:36 pm

@ Shasidhar: Unicorn giving a mileage of 35-42kmpl?????? I dont know where you get these figures from??? With any hard riding at any speeds, i dont think Unicorn will give such a low mileage. May I know where do you reside???

Samson Fernandes February 21, 2011 at 8:35 pm

i too have a cb unicorn april 2010 wen it just came
n mileage i get is around 41-45 n max i got was 48 once
n i hardly cross 4 rpm so max speed i reach is also around 60

Saran February 21, 2011 at 6:52 pm

@ Ashok:
Stunner : Yes. The stunner is not a good machine to ride at above 60kmph. Vibrations apart… But one bad thing about Stunner is that when you are riding fast, you will always search for next gear. Even at 50+kmph, the engine rev increases and you feel the need for two more gears.

Unicorn : Why do you go behind those which are not at your convenience? Its just my personal opinion. Dont get offended. Unicorn is a good machine – True. But waiting for the bike for nearly an year is a stupidest thing as there are many other bikes to choose from.

You could even go for a Yamaha SZ-R which is really good, really cheap, and offers you a decent mileage of 55kmpl which is really good for a 150cc bike.

If you are a person who wants a good mileage and do not like spending more for fuel,,, Please dont even think of anything above 150cc. Apache 180 will return a maximum of 50kmpl but remember, you can take on any other bike with it. If you want performance, you have to compromise on mileage.

My RTR 160 : This is one thing which I always try not to mention. But what to do? it is the truth. Believe me or not. I get a mileage of 57kmpl in highway and 54kmpl in city with smooth riding. With hard riding at high revs, I get a mileage of 50kmpl. Only when i drove at 120kmph thrice for totally about 30 kms, I got a mileage of 45kmpl. My bike is 12500kms done. Initially, during the run-in period, I got around 65kmpl.

Engine : Engine problems will never occur if you ride it in the way it has to be ridden. My dad owns a TVS Centra for about 6 years now. We have not yet got any complaints with the engine. But a friend of mine who owns a star city has repaired his engine thrice. So, its all on how you maintain it and there is nothing about the engine and all.


Shashidhar February 22, 2011 at 11:01 am

@ Saran : hahahaha…and please don’t get offended man…
I dont own a unicorn… I said wat I hv knwn from my frndzz…
if u read again… here is wat I mentioned :
” if u r looking for mileage of 55+… i cn say dat uncorn isn’t d right one…as it wont b givng u above 45kmpl…
rather i guess it will give btween 35 – 43 kmpl… as far as i knw…”

with a special mention saying dat : “may b unicorn owners can hlp u out….”
& they have replied…
i mentioned it from 35 as I dont think it will go below dat in normal condition….

ya..1 thing i hv to ask…
I hv pulsar 180…I got my first servicing done at 400kms..& i changed d oil…
nw wen shud i do another serving or an oil change..
Can any 1 tel plzz… any P180 owner…


Sathiyamoorhi February 22, 2011 at 11:47 am

Hi guys……….

Am very confused about buying bike, Pls suggest any one of me, i am in chennai actually my regular travelling distance is 40 km, this is first time for buying the bike i don’t know which bike suitable for me.

I am very impressed about appache rtr 160, but my brother is confused me, that is not giving mileage , vibration problem etc… but i like that bike very much, please suggest to me its is worth or not???? please reply to mail id , please guys i am expecting your suggestion more…. i planed last 6 month back but due to this confusion still i didn’t buy any bike. pls suggest me which is suitable for chennai road. i want atactive with giving more mileage bike pls pls pls pls pls pls pls suggest me,,,,

Advanced Many thanks for suggestions,


Daniel February 23, 2011 at 11:54 am

I have avenger 220 but I am not able 2 get gud mileage. For 1liter it give me only 32.
Plz recommend me some tip’s..

Dani… 


shobhit February 23, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Hi Guys i am using Bajaj Discover 100 CC and It’s giving me the average approx 60 in city and 65 to 70 on highway.
I used to go to my home town by my bike i am a software engineer and working in delhi and my home town is 280 KM from delhi usually in one tank full i can go and back from my home town. it means 10 L and 600 Km.

Can you please guide me how can i increase my bike mileage


Nitesh Patel March 2, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Hi Dear,
I Have a Honda Unicorn. In starting my bike give a 50 up mileage but now my bike give only give me good suggestion for how can take more mileage.


parag March 2, 2011 at 8:26 pm

my bike gets an average of………57 km/l…………i have a PULSAR 180…….best riding in city……this is the city average……


vibin March 3, 2011 at 3:54 pm

my bike gets an average of…… 45 – 50 km/l……i am having HeroHonda CBZ old model 1999.
wat i want to increase my mileage


Monty March 3, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Hi friends,
Here’s my issue related to my bike..
Model – Bajaj Pulsar 150cc (Digital) 2007
Owning Since – 4 Yrs
Average Max – 42
Average Min – 24
Current Average – 24 to 34 not more than that…
Because of this i got my bike repaired as per my mechanic recomedation..
1) Block Piston – Changed to New
2) Rocker – Changed to New
3) Timing Chain – Changed to New
4) Chidiya – Changed to New (Dunno exact name of that)
5) Wiring – Changed to New
6) Horn Switch – Changed to New

Cost Incurred – Rs. 8000.00

Inspite of this i am not getting average more than 30 Km. What should i do..I Really need a help





Madhavan June 7, 2011 at 3:06 pm

You have changed a lot..
just one more change..
change the BIKE.. ( to splendor) to get more milege..


j March 4, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Deepak, Is 45-50 (on an avg) a good mileage for a Hero Honda Hunk(2010) model which has completed only the first free service?????


akshay March 7, 2011 at 10:01 am

hi , i have pulsar 220s , it is giving milege of 22 to 25 km/pl , how can i improve my pulsar milege ?


Venkata Deepak March 10, 2011 at 12:28 am

@akshay,, I am using a P220 Dtsi. I am able to manage it with a mileage of 44kmpl in city… on long trips its obviously low because I ride it really fast.

Change all gears at 4000 rpm. at 5th gear it touch 65kmph. check out the mileage with this type of riding. most importantly maintain correct tire pressure. front 28 and rear 32.
make sure your chain is properly lubricated with chain oil.
I make a fastest 65 and there I stop accelerating further.
Any ways after all this if u still experience a bad mileage let me know.


ravi March 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm

i have krizma zmr.
how to maintain milege?


Yesh March 7, 2011 at 6:15 pm

My bike is bajaj boxer and it goes 90km per hour easily.but mileage is too bad only 35. what should i do to increase it.tell me


Saran March 8, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Reduce the speed


samiran ganguly March 8, 2011 at 6:46 am

i have honda activa (black) 2004 model…. it gives a mileage of 30. does damage in rear wheel bearing causes mileage to drop…. please help me how can i increase its mileage….


MRM March 8, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Cool one…
just its Day 1 and got tonnes of info…
many thanks to all…
Will keep sharing the info from my end too…
So do watch out 4 that.


MRM March 8, 2011 at 5:09 pm

I Own a CB Unicorn black done with 4K kms.
yet to go for the 4th free service.
So far i didnt check out for any mileage… but i remember it pumped up to some 55kmpl initially..
But after reading the comments in the forum, thot of testing the mileage.


sathish March 8, 2011 at 6:15 pm

my bike is Suzuki feiro , the vehicle millage is very low,giving only 30 km pl, so plz give ur suggestion.


Kunal March 10, 2011 at 11:45 am

I have FZ 16 n gives milage only 28-30 kmpl…
how can i improve milage…


AAKASH March 10, 2011 at 1:26 pm

my bike is HONDA Stunner and i also happy with my bike and me and my frnds were going for long drive and enjoy ride my bike average is also good in 100 Rs it run about 95km and its top speed is 125km per h


Ritz March 10, 2011 at 5:17 pm


Good to see so many comments and suggestion. Keep up the good show.

I have Pulsar 150 old (2003 make) and it has done 70,000 kms. Still I am a firm believer that I have got a bike which can beat many new models as far as acceleration is concerned.

My only worry, bike runs 55-60 kms in Rs 100 (1.73) liters of petrol. And few days back it stalled as the spark plug gave up. Mechanic says to go for boring and all but I think still my bike has lot of metal.

Really want to avoid this torture.

Would be great if I can get some suggestions/tips as to whether I should go for it or not. Bike gives a black smoke at high rpm.


Saran March 18, 2011 at 8:00 pm

I own a bike which belongs to 150cc segment.

It is now 14500 kms done. With a mixed 50:50 ride on city and highway, I get a mileage of 58kmpl even now. I have never faced any service complaints yet. It exhibits above normal performance, above normal looks, above normal riding experience.

Can anyone guess what my bike is???


rohit March 24, 2011 at 12:32 pm

i have a dazzler150cc and it gives 55kmpl


GRITTOMON THOMAS March 28, 2011 at 8:36 pm

I’m gritto, my dad’s bike is Passion Pro 2010 model. It gives only 35KMPH.


Abhijit March 31, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Bajaj Platina – 83 kmpl on highways/80 kmpl in city


arun April 4, 2011 at 9:16 pm

I have apache 160. newly it was giving me 30 km/ l but after first servicing its giving me aroun 50 km/l. its awesome withm whoooommmm. sound!!!


Sharukh April 5, 2011 at 7:22 pm

I have Honda Shine bought on may 2009 since bought mu bike its giving average of 40 to 45 kmpl but the company is claiming avg of 60kmpl ..

Actually I ride my bike at the speed of 50 to 60 kmph

pls give some suggestions i am sick of my bike


Emmnanuel August 1, 2011 at 5:46 pm

I also own honda shine. 2010 model. CB Shine…

Believe it r not, im getting mileage of 80-85 with proper speeds..:-)


Anil April 7, 2011 at 9:04 am

I have bought Yamaha FZ in Feb 2010. On an average it gives 40km/L.

Initially it use to give only 37 :-(………….Now its lot improved.

The showroom mechanic say to ride it around 60-65 Km/L to get more mileage.

pls let me know your suggestions!!


Sathiyamoorhy April 7, 2011 at 10:24 am

Hi guys i have purchased tvs appache rtr160 red 23rd march 2011, its given 48 km/L to me, yesterday only i did my first service, but am not satisfied my service, they are not rectified my complaints, my bike have viser sound, slightly hand bar turned but they did only water service and oil changed. And for mileage i will check it and update guys,,,,, my ecpectation is 55 km/L. let check it.


Shailesh Rajwadi April 8, 2011 at 9:25 am

I have bought Honda Unicornin Oct 2009. On an average it gives 45km/L.

The showroom mechanic say to ride it around 55 Km/L to get more mileage.

pls let me know your suggestions!!


uday April 8, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Hi Guys,
I have splendor plus 3 years old, i am getting mileage 50-55 in city.
In highways 45-47 kmpl.. i used to go 70-85 speed in highways.
Will it be good?
or can I improve mileage in highways?


ravi teja v April 10, 2011 at 9:32 am

your words justify your question. Uday,if you consider your speeds in city as well as highways,the mileage drops considerably. for a 100cc mill,you are yielding 70-85kmph which are generally achieved by 1000cc and above cars. not only the mileage,your safety levels are dropping for every 10kmph speed you increase.

you believe me or not…my father drives 1999 model splendor at 45-50kmph speeds. the mileage we obtained is 70-78kmpl[depends on filling stations' fuel]

drive splendor at optimum speeds,that’s your machine your life. drive safe.


uday April 11, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Yes raviteja.. u r right…thanks for ur suggestion…. i will maintain optimum speed..

keerthi swaroop April 9, 2011 at 9:32 pm

@uday ….
yes slow down highways


ravi teja v April 10, 2011 at 9:12 am

I ride cb unicorn dazzler.
my avg speed 48kmph.[in rush roads also].
I acquire a mileage of 62kmpl. [avg].


Abhishek March 24, 2013 at 7:36 pm

brother, can you lend me some information on your riding style. I am getting very poor mileage <45 km/l. What rpm do you ride in traffic and highway? i try to maintain 3k to 4.5 k rpm, still getting this poor mileage


anil kumar April 10, 2011 at 12:41 pm

hi this is anil i wanna buy a new bike for good mileage and stylish for my college long journey….. so friendzzzz plzz suggest me….. which bike is better….


uday April 11, 2011 at 12:05 pm

new passion pro….is best …good bike…good mileage…good look. … good re-sale….
Overall good…….


Abhjth April 22, 2011 at 9:43 am

Do do really have a passion pro? If yes you would not have told this..
Poor pick up and power ( don’t ever think of overtaking @ speeds of 40kmph)
very poor mileage ( if gives me only 40KMPL even on speeds 40Kmph-50Kmph)
but it gives me a very loud engine sound
ride it for 1 hr and your are gonna get a back ache
design of course is not much bad ( black one is good )
and at last the head lamp is still the old type which varies with the engine speed.. you wont see the road if you have to apply the clutch ( very useful on gutter roads with turns )

Pavan from Torque Team April 15, 2011 at 10:49 pm

These tips are really good. I’m very much proud of this site. I have got one question. Above you mentioned that we need to hold the choke and self start the bike. We should do this every time I start or once in a day?


kishore April 18, 2011 at 9:49 am

if ur byk is giving 30kmpl..then sell it 2 me i am gng 2 buy for 10000rs r u ready


S.Narsimha Swamy April 18, 2011 at 10:13 am

Hi Friend…

My Name is S.Narsimha Swamy , I have Hero Honda Glamour 125CC. And I am very unhappy with it. It is gradually decreases it mileage from 52 and now it is 42,it has done 6,000+ KM from 7 months.
i drive my bike at a speed of 48-60 kmphin Highways,in city it is given 40KMPL,and i highways it is given 45KMPL.
So,please give any solution for increase the mileage of My Bike.
Thank u…
S.Narsimha Swamy


Anand Hembrom April 21, 2011 at 3:38 pm

i have got pulsar 135 LS which is giving me 55 kmpl on city road of main funda is to keep the speed below 60 kmph and changing the engine oil in evry 2000 km.


jai April 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm

hi..fnds i have own recently 2011 new cbz extreme with ATFT fnds r say it gives more milage how i can check milage????


Ashok Kumar April 29, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I bought Honda CB Twister during 3rd week of March, 2011 and reading several reviews on bikeadvice. I have run about 1300 kms. I am following tips given on bikeadvice and beleive me my bike is giving me mileage of 70 kmpl in city conditions of New Delhi where there is too much traffic.


ronin n baby May 3, 2011 at 9:58 am

my bike unicorn dazzler4 gives me 55 in city and 60 in highway


shamseer May 5, 2011 at 5:58 pm

hiiiiiiiiii frnddzz,
am new to this site, i own pulsar 150 dtsi, i got 35-38km/ltr, i ride bike rashly, and i used to fill petrol from an unauthorised petrol bunk( from a house) mostly. now i understood that my bike is givibg me sufficient mileage, my bike is not gonig up from 98km/hr, would anyone suggest tips to increase top speed?




shamseer May 5, 2011 at 6:00 pm

would k&n filter will increase mileage? if yes , how much???(in pulsar 150 dtsi)


Milind May 6, 2011 at 11:54 am

Hello All,
I am a new reader of this blog.
I have Kinetic Lazer GF 170, Its a sporty look bike, very few of us know this bike. I get 35-40 milage. the tips as mentioned above are really good to follow. I do so few of them.

I want to sell my bike since I am going out of India. Please let me know if any one is interested.



Dinar May 9, 2011 at 6:41 pm

i hav new HH Hunk ..purchase b4 a month..covered only mileage of only 30km/ltr…will ti increase gradually after servicing…?


arindam May 16, 2011 at 3:52 pm

my p150 is giving 42 kmpl.. wat to do.
do proper gear shift and dont rev unnecessarily
.i don’t do rash driving either..
someone told me to clean the air filter, wud it b a noble idea?


khan May 17, 2011 at 3:54 pm

i m planning to buy a second hand cbz extreme bike which is already run 18000 km, tell how to maintain a good milleage


ranjith May 18, 2011 at 11:01 am

hi i have 2010 pulsar 150 cc it giving milage of 48 in highway in city 42 and i have discover 100cc it giving 75 in city


jacob May 18, 2011 at 11:32 am

hi i have baja boxer ct 100 , It is give me only 25 km per ltr petrol,how can i increase its performance?


jatindhiman May 18, 2011 at 5:54 pm

I have Bajaj Pulsar 150cc & i am getting 45kmp/l average in hill ( Himachal Pradesh) ,
my question is that : can i get more average from my bike. pls suggest som tips for the same.

Jatin Dhiman.


Sanjoy Chanda May 20, 2011 at 1:15 am

I have a Pulsar 200, 2008 model. I use HP Power. My bike gives on an average 40-45 kmpl. It’s still in a very gud running condition. Love the bike….


rahul yadav May 24, 2011 at 11:56 am

i have a crux yamaha 106cc . it gives me 50 to 60 mileage but before somedays it gives 40 to 50 mileage then can you tell me what to do and its model 2003 and i want to purchage 160 apache or 150 pulsur so please suggest me which bike is better for me i want to good mileage


Jigar May 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Very good advice. Will surely try.


Naveen May 25, 2011 at 8:11 am

i bought new CBZ xtreme with digital meter without kick start it gives mileage just 40kmpl


Alok May 25, 2011 at 11:25 am

Hi, I bought honda CB twister last year, and it was giving good average around 65+.

But from last 2 months the mileage is getting decreased to 45.

I do smootth driving not exceed much than 50. ALso, I serviced the bike regularly.

Any idea or tips?


Anil Sagar May 26, 2011 at 10:49 am


I am using Karizma R bike. I bought 2010 spetember. Till now 3 services completed. My bike give 38 Km. / litre in bangalore city roads. If i go on highway my bike returns 47 km/litre. I just followed the tips mentioned in this post. Thank you :-)


Tirkey May 27, 2011 at 4:57 pm

enjoy the ride.


ahadfazil May 30, 2011 at 9:49 am

hai iam having the discover 135 cc bike my bike is giving 34 in town and 39 in highway iwant to increase my milage so what i ahve to do pls give me advice


DHANRAJ RATHOD June 2, 2011 at 11:03 am

HI i m DHANRAJ RATHOD, From Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh, i own a HONDA UNICRON 150CC 5 mnths old…its givin a mileage of 38 kmpl..i dn ride very smooth and plz reply…n ya i want to kn how to improve the milage.
Thank you.


Keerthi Varman June 2, 2011 at 1:41 pm

I have YAMAHA-RX-135,2003 make. my gives average mileage of 45 km/ltr in city and 47 to 49 in hoghway rides. this is bcos of proper maintenance.


pravin June 3, 2011 at 3:57 pm

i have purchase new HH hunk on 11 may i got 55+ average and i done my bike first service.awesome


amit June 6, 2011 at 11:33 am

i have 2007 passion plus, it gives 40-45/lit,
i made regular servicing then also it happens,
i have daily 60 km running.
please suggest what to do.


Madhavan June 7, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I have Splendor (2002 model). It gives me 65 – 70 kmpl (on an average in city cum highway traffie)


danzel August 20, 2011 at 6:33 am

hi i too have HH SPLENDOR 2001 model in city i get 65 and on highways i get 77 i dont want to sell this bike but i want to buy suzuki gs150r, can u pls suggest me something becoz i want a new bike 150cc an also economical bike i dont consider the looks… thank u.can u suggest me some bike…


Rama Kishan June 7, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I have TVS Jive 2010, it gives 70 KMPL/Lit,


rohan June 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm

hi i oqn a pulsar 135 m living in a small city and roads are crowded here so i cant ride well and not getting good mileage what should i do


aditya June 12, 2011 at 1:48 am

hello guys, igot yamaha szr on 20 may 2011, in showroom thy said that i will get a mileage abt 60kmpl, bt wat m xperincing nw, dt m gettin nly abt 35-38kmpl, i went to the dealers n they said tht it will gradually increase from 1st service onwards, is this true?? can any1 help me here?


raj January 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm

dude u done a mistake yamaha are not fuel efficient bikes.. it will give u a better riding speed and engine has great power . but mileage is not to be mentioned for the yamaha users.. i sawn many of the yamaha bikes of my frens they are not mileage efficient bikes its a big hole to our pocket to maintain yamaha bikes in 150cc range.. my frens yamaha fz gives only 35kmpl max mileage.. i think u have to wait for servicing and then check .. best of luck


raj January 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm

dude u done a mistake yamaha are not fuel efficient bikes.. it will give u a better riding speed and engine has great power . but mileage is not to be mentioned for the yamaha users.. i sawn many of the yamaha bikes of my frens they are not mileage efficient bikes its a big hole to our pocket to maintain yamaha bikes in 150cc range.. my frens yamaha fz gives only 35kmpl max mileage.. i think u have to wait for servicing and then check .. .. but if u drives the bike at rpm below 4000 in any gear u will get the max mileage that the bike can deliver to u .. try this once best of luck


Swapnil June 12, 2011 at 12:05 pm

I have Honda Unicorn(jan 2010). It is giving me 62km/l.


mohira June 12, 2011 at 10:28 pm

millege 28
how can i increase millage pl z help me friend


raj January 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm

maintain rpm below 4000 in any gear and dont race higher speeds in the basic gears..


Vinod June 13, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I have pulsor 150 cc model 2003, which i purchased second hand last year Jan. It used to give me the average of 40 km. But 2 two week ago i got it serviced, and now it is giving the average of 20-25 km. I am surprised, please help me whats wrong and how can i improve my mileage.
I drive my bike in Delhi city.


Hasan June 15, 2011 at 6:57 pm

hiii i have purchased cbf stunner which gives 45 to 50 km is it correct average
i servece is going to be soon


mohdaliakhan June 16, 2011 at 4:27 pm

i have new cbf stunner which has self without kick model, which gives me a milage of 38-40 kms ……i dont know how to increase the mileage please can u tell me some tips to increase mileage…


Srinath June 17, 2011 at 7:54 am

Hey i have a pulsar 150CC bike of 2005 model. its giving mileage of just 40 KMPL. Can you please give me some tips to increase the mileage atleast to 55.


phani kumar June 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I have herohonda cd deluxe, it gives 72 – 75 KMPL/Lit,in city i have not tested in highways



ajit singh June 17, 2011 at 5:07 pm

i have bajaj xcd 135. its 38 mileage in the city. i am not satisfied with this. so plz tell me the good solution for getting mileage between 50 to 55 in the city.


Srinath June 17, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Hey dude i have pulsar 150cc of 2005 model which runned almost 35000 km’s n its giving mileage of 45KMPL. Please please do suggest me how to get mileage of 60 n ABOVE. that is enough for me. Because i daily travel around 80 km’s to go to my office n college n i’m spending around 150 bucks just for petrol. At the end of the month i’m spending almost 4000 rs just for petrol. I can’t bare this anymore. So pls do suggest me soon as possible on my mail(


khadar June 21, 2011 at 8:13 pm

This is khadar i used to travel daily 20 kms up and down please suggest a bike to me gave maximum mileage i dont know about bikes


Vijay June 24, 2011 at 11:45 am

Dear All,
I have Honda Unicorn Dazzler(150cc), which completed 1 year on 20th june.
My bike is giving the mileage above 45kmpl but below 50kmpl.
is it fine?
or there is something wrong with my bike.
Also I have changed the starter relay of my bike. is it normal that starter relay malfunctions so early?
Also i have changed the break pads of rear disk brakes as thay got scrubbed all… it normal?

Please guide me for the performance increasing strategies…..
Waiting for ur precious guidelines…

Thanks a lot….:)


Vijay June 24, 2011 at 11:48 am

Hi All,

One more thing which i forgot to ask…
Is it possible to have kick for my bike?
as it is provided by Honda……


Harish KV June 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Can one please suggest, how to use Clutch effectively to get good mileage for the bike ?
Also, can you please let us know do we keep clutch when the road is down.



Harish KV July 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Can anyone please respond to my post. How the Clutch will effect the mileage and how to use it properly to get good mileage when the road is down ??


Ramanathan June 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Dear Friends,
My new Splendor PRO is giving Milage of 72-74 kM in outdoor and 68-70 in indoor. I am going in my speed of 40 KMPH to 49 KMPH
I want to strengthen the same for the future years. What can I do ?


Bike Lover June 28, 2011 at 7:55 pm

i liked the comments. I have a Yamaha FZS and i really struggle to get the bike past 75kmp/h. any tips? i also have a K&N filter installed but does not seem to be of much effect. i did not change the carburetor jets though.


farhaan June 29, 2011 at 12:38 pm

hi iam having pulsar 200 cc and its giving 38 to 40 milage…plz help me how to increse the milage plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


vijendra July 1, 2011 at 11:53 am

Hi everyone..
I own a bike 2003 model bajaj caliber 115 (hoodibaba).
it used to give average of nearly 60KMPL.
but i didnt used my bike for four years coz i was out of state now i started using it and checked the average and shocked.Now it is giving me 24 KMPL.
I dont knw wat to do???
Pls give me some tips


sandeep July 4, 2011 at 2:17 am

I have a new pulsar 180cc ug4. Rode 1600kms till today, my bike gave 40 before first service when i used to ride bellow 50, now i am getting 35-40 when i am riding 60-110.
Please instruct me getting good mileage without decreasing the speed of the bike?

45-50 would be GREAT!!!!
Can i get it???????


yatish July 4, 2011 at 2:07 pm

do no modifications only use genuine parts and do bike servicing at regular intervals


Arun Kumar C.K July 4, 2011 at 5:04 pm

I have Hero Honda Glamour carburetor version (2009.) at starting my bike gave mileage of about 50 kmpl. but later it reduced to 40 to 45 kmpl. at present it further reduced to around 37 to 40 kmpl.. can u plz help me to improve my mileage?


tamil July 7, 2011 at 12:35 pm

hi get happy jounrney


shailej July 14, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Hi ,

i am using Discover 125cc 2004 Model it gives only 45 in city and i am driving it on normal speed 40-45 KMPH.

Plz share how to improve the Mileage.


Dinesh M.Salvi July 16, 2011 at 11:03 am

Dera Mr.Sir/Madam

i want to know how to increase my Avrage of My 180cc pulsar Bike


karan July 17, 2011 at 3:28 pm

my bullet std 350 cc give me very low millage 20 to 25 only


Prashant karan July 18, 2011 at 9:16 pm

First of fall min. use of clutch and do not fill the tank fully because they increase the pr. between the atm. and the throt of the venturi of the venturi causes increase the fuel delivery rate and the last one when you start the bike for few sec you leave it without open the throtle.


Shiva July 20, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I have yamaha fz 16… Model 2009 and i get 45 in city and 48 on highway


granth July 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm

i have bj pulsar 150cc 2009 model. my bike give around 35km/ltr. what else i should do to get better mileage.


harsh July 21, 2011 at 8:36 pm

my pulsar 180 ug3 give me 40km/litre in city n 45 on highway


danish July 23, 2011 at 5:48 pm

i drive honda unicorn,
and it giv me the avg of 40 km/lit
is it good or it can b increased…
one more thing i just dont care about it it is like it is just working wth 0 maintanance


Amit July 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm

My FZ-S completed 4 months today and the mileage, which i measure fortnightly, since 1st service has been 50, 40, 45, 41, 39 kmpl consecutively.


Amit July 27, 2011 at 2:28 pm

All the riding till now has been in city only.


Sarath July 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I have Stunner PGM-FI. I use synthetic oil – Motul 15W-50. petrol mostly Shell only. In city i get 56 and on high way i get 63Kmpl.


Dipak July 30, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Bike : Passion Pro
Model : 2009
Mileage on Highway :60 KM. to 65 KM.


subhash tanwar August 4, 2011 at 5:19 am

i have honda shine 125cc with milage 52/ltr.


angshuman August 5, 2011 at 8:39 am

hi.. i have a new honda cb unicorn dazzler… it just completed its first servicing but the mileage is only 35km/ltr… this thing doesn’t works out so plz sujest me some ways to increase the mileage… and even sometimes it starts to make noise as it is on the 5th gear and seems as if it is on nutral and we are accelerating it…


Harsh vardhan Tiwari August 9, 2011 at 12:34 pm

I purchased a splendor+ three Years ago. Now,I am getting 30KMPL-35KMPL mileage in City and same as on Highway. Yesterday, my journey began from Ahmednagar to pune (125KM approx) my splendour+ given me the average of 30 KM-PL. 1Yr back same average Provide me, when i traveled the same distance. When I clean the air filter, engine oil as well as carburetor, But still not able to improve my Bike mileage up to 60KMPL. When I Follow the following steps to improve the mileage, then after my bike provide me the average of 40 KM PL. How it is possible to reach 60KMPL. My Friends told me that u r lying, splendour+ have the ability of mileage up to 70KMPL. Please please help me. I hope u reply me as soon as earlier. because again i want to clean the air filter, engine oil as well as carburetor to reach 40 KMPL. Thanks and Bye.


sachit August 14, 2011 at 4:17 pm

i am having a tvs scooty es.
model: 2002
i have bought it second hand from dealer last sunday.

the dealer said that it give mileage of 50 around.
but i thought it gives less.

how can i increase my mileage.
at what speed should i drive,
max speed: 80
2t mix petrol is recommended, but when i go to petrol pump, they give normal + oil pouch of 40ml.
in ratio normal(1 liter)
is the mixing correct.
could this be reason for low mileage.
please recommend suitable help


pratik patil August 15, 2011 at 7:38 pm

my bajaj 220 dtsfi gives mileage of 48kmpl in traffic


Sharan August 16, 2011 at 3:15 am

Hi All

I own pulsar 135, it gave me a good mileage of 65kmpl before my first service. I have driven more than 19000 kms now. But it gives me only 55-58 kmpl. Is this Strange or is it normal.. Any suggestions to improve mileage ?? pls suggest me..



Guptaji August 17, 2011 at 11:59 am


Happy Independence Day wishes to all of you.

I owned a HH Splendour for 15 years. I want to sell it off & buy a new bike.

Prsnt situation: I am 43 yrs old, 1 wife & 2 dtrs, not much of travel [just about 20 kms daily]
that too, only to drop kids and pick them up fm school.

I have shortlisted 8 bikes:
TVS Star Sport, TVS Star City, Suzuki Slingshot, Honda Shine, Honda Twister, Bajaj Platina 100 ES, Bajaj Discover 125 DTSi and Bajaj Discover 100 DTSi

Pls tell me which is the best bike for me? My criteria is:
Good Mileage [petrol is Rs. 75!]
Good pickup [Bengaluru traffic is the worst in the country!]
Good brakes [I am told that disc brakes are better than drum, correct?]
Good speed [may go out of city sometimes]
Good looks [chaalis hua tho kya hua, impress karna padtha hai]
Good after-sales service and
Good price


V S Gupta


kalim shaikh August 18, 2011 at 5:20 am

Hello every1,
My name is Kallim n i am from kalyan mumbai.
I hve 3bikes 1st one is pulsar 150 cc which is of 2006 model till current it gives me abt 51kmpl.n then ii hve fzs which gves me 45kmpl n den my lovely street bob.. royal enfiel 350 which i bought in January 1st 2011 it gives 43kmpl…all my bikes aree time to time maintaind properly…


udhaya August 18, 2011 at 2:40 pm

i have tvs apache rtr 180 its milage 43 in city..


Anand August 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I have TVS Jive. It is delivering a milage of 52 to 54 km only. Can u help me.


Vipul August 21, 2011 at 12:57 pm

i have honda activa new model 110cc, at 29th august going to Goa from mumbai 600kms. so what do u think guys activa could make it.


narayanan August 22, 2011 at 10:31 am

i have honda cb twister now its gives 60 mileage i want to improve that mileage pls give me the suggestion


avvidhya sagar August 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm

i am having 2 pulsar 150 c c 2003 with me one is giving 55kmpl and other is giving 40 kmpl ..i think milage is depend on the carburater adjustments thats all. Its depend on driving also but but even we drive rashely 15km defference is some thing undigestable …..this all tips wont work out if good milage is not in our fate


Karthik August 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm

I bought a unicorn before 1 year :-)stil it gives me a mileage of 58 on city and 64 on highway


satheeshkumar August 28, 2011 at 12:18 am

Hi friends,

i am planning to buy a bike.can u suggest me which one is better from Splendor pro and passion pro.or any good one suggets me.


raj January 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm

maintain rpm below 4000 for better mileage in any gear this is the fuel manthra


Yogesh Reddy August 28, 2011 at 10:54 am

I own a 220 cc pulsar vehicle ……… it gives 50 in the city and 55-60 on highway’s !


Raju M August 29, 2011 at 11:11 am


I have purchased new Honda Unicorn Dazzlar on Apr11, it is giving good milage 55 KM/ltrs on Shell normal petrol, 50 km per other petrol like Bharat petrolium. I am very much happy with the performance….pls advise riding tips and improve milage etc….


rohit August 29, 2011 at 9:39 pm

sir my father use hero honda plesure new model 2011 3 servicing r complete but it gives very less mileage so wat i do for good mileage.


Mangesh September 6, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Hi all of you,
i have the hero honda passion pro,its only 2 year old,
i had done the services from service center only.
but it is giveing only average less then 42.
please give me suggesation, beacause i can not affort this.


Mangesh September 6, 2011 at 2:12 pm

also want to know, from which pertrol pump is better for bike mileage & life


Dinesh Kumar September 8, 2011 at 2:10 pm

fyi i have purchased tvs apache rtr 160 which is 2 years 8months old,but i hav driven the bike only 20,000kms and now m faceing poor mileage of 25km/ltr due to economic hike of is difficult to maintain my fuel cost….
so pls kindly suggest me to maintain the mileage problem…pls

thanks & regards,
dinesh kumar


manish September 11, 2011 at 8:40 am

i have tvs apache rtr 160rd i completed 450kms n i am getting mileage of around 60 in heavy city traffic of hyderabad n i have yet to ride it on highways.


Abhinay September 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I have 2007 model Bajaj Discover 125 CC. I drove it for 47000 KM. I used to get atleast 60 KMPL initially. But lately for past one year I’m getting just 50 – 52 KMPL. I drive in non dust conditions and there are no traffic signal in my drive to office. I don’t understand why? I also maintain strict servicing schedule. I get it serviced every 2500 KM. I did not change Air Filter untill now. And I never check the Spark plug mm. Do these two effect the mileage?


Vignesh September 18, 2011 at 3:11 am

How gud is Honda CB Twister ??
will it giv a mileage of 55-60kmpl/above in chennai city traffic conditions ?


Mark Das January 17, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Twister is great bike for those who wants Style + mileage,my dad has the same bike and it gives 72-75Kmpl in Kolkata,so it will surely do the same job for ur city,the bike is powerful enough to be a 110cc commuter,when Hero Glamor has 9bhp power then as 110cc bike Twister has 9bhp power, even tubeless tyres,so go for it, “Yes HONDA” bcz I enjoy the Quality!


Rony September 18, 2011 at 7:02 pm

i got a thunderbird twinspark its giving me 40+ in city


Rony September 18, 2011 at 7:05 pm

oh and my bike is 350cc


Viresh Kumar September 19, 2011 at 10:46 am

Hey frnd, i have hero Honda Passion pro. It gives me hardly 55 km/Ltrs. I want to increase the mileage of it. Please suggest.


JAGGI September 19, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Hi frnds !!

I have bullet, giving me mileage of 35-40 kmpl.
Gud na !!


Saurabh Sen September 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

2008 Karizma-R (ZMA) 33-35kmpl & 2010 TBTS 36-40kmpl in Kolkata stop n go traffic.


Basavaraj September 27, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Hi Dude,

I have Pulsar 150 cc Model 2003 its giving 35 kmpl so wat should i do to increase mileage



shibun September 27, 2011 at 9:26 pm

hii frnds !!!

i have hero honda cd100ss.
avg speed: 50-60 km/hr
avg distance daily: 100km
mileage: 70-75 kmpl on city & highway.
i am very happy with this mileage…
can other bikes of latest model beat this mileage?????


vassdev September 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm

i have brougt a new cbz-xtreme giving mileage 55 it will continue for long time or not.


RAJESH October 6, 2011 at 7:51 pm

maintain the bike properly then it will give 50 to 55kms, SPEED LIMIT OF 45-50KM/HR


CHANDRESH KHOLIYA September 29, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Hi frnds !!

I Have Hero Honda Hunk, giving me mileage of 35-40 kmpl.
So Gud Or Bad.


Karthik.S October 29, 2011 at 7:22 pm

My friends Hunk is also getting 40kmpl. For CBZ its 40-45kmpl so i think its normal.


Mandar September 30, 2011 at 3:03 pm

I own RE Thunderbird and mileage what i get is 38kmpl with city and highway ride.


Jagdeesh October 3, 2011 at 10:51 am

I own Herohonda passion plus 2004 model and ran over 84000 kms up to date…i m constantly getting mileage fm 60km – 65km…Its in good condition..But now i want to change to a other new bike..plz suggest me…The vehicle is purely for single use by me…


Muthu October 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Hi Deepak,

I have bought TVS Jive around 10months back
Initially i got around 60 kmpl (I am not in city,I am in outer side only). But now my milege is only 42kmpl. I am worrying more a lot for investing in this.Moreover when i am accelerating the pick up is somewhat less in my bike.Can you advice what to do to improve milege?



Himanshu October 12, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Hi, I am having pulsar 180 Jan 2010 model, my bike has run almost 30,000 KM & it is giving avg between 40-45. I m preety satisfied with it.


Krishnaraj.A.V. October 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm

My Stunner CBF 125 CC is giving me average 65 kmpl.Is anybody’s stunner gives this?


Pradeep B October 17, 2011 at 5:29 pm

I have YAMAHA SZ-X.. bought Last month.. My Mileage is 36KMPL :(
Any yamaha specific tips??? Please help.


sreenath May 13, 2012 at 11:46 pm

initially all yamaha bike will give less milage after all free services ,the milage will be increased gradually.nothing to worry.but the smoothness you cant get in any bought nice bike.i bought szr it gave it is 50 in bangalore city.


Madan October 18, 2011 at 9:38 am

Hi my self Madan, i have a CBZ xtreme, & its gives me around 58km/pl. I think its a very mileage for a heavy bike like this


ONKAR SINGH October 23, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Please suggest me how could i can make my bike health and good performance.i am having plusar 180cc.


ajinkya dg October 27, 2011 at 8:13 am

I have an passion plus and it gives mileage of 60 kmpl


Bala October 27, 2011 at 4:09 pm


in chennai which bike is giving best mileage pls mail me

thanks and regards


krishna November 2, 2011 at 10:43 pm

I am having YAMAHA FAZER 125 cc 2005 NOVEMBER it gives me mileage of 65-67 in cities 72-75 on Highways but o have to change my chain and spokes frequently. Since two years i have changed them thrice can you suggest the way to avoid chain and spokes damage sudarsan ji


sugam yadav November 3, 2011 at 11:25 am

i hav a p180 last 2009……and gives 40/42 average


SUNIL THAKUR November 6, 2011 at 12:50 pm

at last
i think i am the only
owner of bajaj platina 125 .so i am telling you my experienced gain by it,its a nice bike especially from its mileage,and if you are a cool minded man and your thinking is not a materialistic then i think its the best bike,but i again write here if you are not matrialistic…………………baki aap bta do yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar
sunil thakur
partap nagar,professor colony amb distt una himachal pradesh


MAdhu November 7, 2011 at 1:54 pm

i hav a yamaha fz wic is 2 years old and i was getting 38-40 kmpl, but from past 3-4 months its reduced to 28kmpl…can anybody suggest some tips to improve it…coz every aspect of fz is awsome except for milage….i hav heard fz’s give around 40kmpl…but not mine eventhough i get it serviced periodically…
anybody HELP me out


valo chele November 8, 2011 at 11:38 pm

New hero honda glamour 125cc kinlam. dhaka’r rastay koto mileage pabo? karo experience ache ai bike er bepare? kisu tips den, for mileage, performance and safety…. thanks in advance.


malkhan singh November 10, 2011 at 12:52 pm

I need a favor from you. I have a bike Hero Honda 100 CC, modal 2010. Its mileage is very very less, dont know why?
Condition of bike-
-10,000 km in 2 years.
-Servicing at on right time. Changing its oil always with castrol 4s.
-Runs at 40-50 km/hour.
-But Mileage is 30-35 km/liter.

Pls help and reply me as soon you can.


Balakrishnan November 13, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Dear all,

My SUZUKI GS150 R is giving 46km in city ride. Poor pick up, surely not suitable for hill station people. sucking hard for pick up even in flat roads…


Shashi Bhushan November 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Having RX 100 YAMAHA runs more then 1,50,000 Kms. getting engine opened after 12 yrs. getting still avg. mileage of 50 Kms./Ltr. Its an unbeatable bike, its evergreen, comfortable, and also maintenance free bike, Its unbeatable, unbeatable, un……………………… discrepancy only is 2 stroke engine.


Mohan Krishna November 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Hi Deepak Iam regular reader of your Bike Reiveiws and it is very usefull and very knowledgefull to all of those who are riding bikes. I own Bajaj Pulsar 150cc and my gives 55-58 in city roads I use to go on 50 to 55 speed.

Mohan Krishna


ketan. rusty November 21, 2011 at 11:36 am

i had bajaj Discover 135-DTS i get mostly average upto 65Kmpl even i had added knan filter to my bike.


Prashant Pawar November 22, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Dear Deepak Raj

I m having bajaj platina 100 cc 2008 after three and half year it gives me average of 90 kmpl(43000 kms done) i m very strictly follow the ruels which are maintioned in bike advice site under title of how to improve bike’s mileage. i m very happy with my bike’s performance.

Prashant Pawar


chetan chouhan November 23, 2011 at 11:28 am

hello everyone, i recently purchased a new model of cbz exteme, i want some tips for my bike about everything like how should i ride my as it is new, how should i take care of engine, its part, how should i get more mileage. Plz help me. Your tips will be very helpful for me.
My email address is send me mail if u think ur advice is very helpful.



Zeru November 23, 2011 at 11:56 am

I’m from bangalore and I start early in the morning…. when it will be very cold.. How about warming up the engine…. Will I be required to run it for about a minute simply idle to warm it up ? I’ll be getting a platina in another week.. ‘Ve booked it already.. waiting for receiving it….


murali November 23, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Hey gus i have apache rtr 160 cc hyper edge black color bike it’s wonder,it’s giving 65 milage on highway raide and city itself its giving 55 kmpl,nice pick up and breaking system i am not my bike for raide another person.if u want milage u just drive first 3000 km up and down with speed 45 km per hour,50 and 55.if u do like this u will get that millage .


Naresh November 24, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Yeah …I do agree Murali’s comment.

Here I have a Unicorn 150CC 2010 model. My bike is giving 65 KMPL when you ride the bike with the speed of 40 to 45 kmpl. But Surpricingly when you ride in Highways, I get 40 to 50 kmpl due to going over speed with 70 to 90.

As Murali said, just ride ur bike with the speed of 40 to 45 kmpl, sure you will acheive good mileage as day to day petrol price is going up..:)


rahul April 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

hey even i own a unicorn just three months old i get oly 40 to 45 will the mileage increase as days go on? should i ask the service people to tune my new bike or something?


Sandesh November 25, 2011 at 11:50 am

My dio gives mileage of about 40kms/ltr…so how to i increase my mileage.Will putting a air filter will increase my mileage?? frnds do rpl n share ur tips to increase my mileage.


ravindar November 25, 2011 at 10:56 pm

hi friends.,

could you pls advise me a bike that gives best mileage , on daily usage of 60 km’s ,
Any model,company, either with or without gear, etc……. should be great with mileage.


chiku November 29, 2011 at 10:21 pm

my pulsar 180 was giving 49-52 before 1month but now it decreed to 45


Stalin December 1, 2011 at 12:07 pm


I own a Apache RTR 180. The mileage i am getting now is 45. Please let me know if this a good mileage..if not hw could i get more mileage.


fredy December 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm

haii…i ownz a karizma r just 800 kms done but iam getting nly 30kmpl..and i ride mostly in betwn what should i do to increase milage…..all r getng nearly 40kmpl for this same bike..


Venky December 8, 2011 at 4:13 pm

dear all i own pulsur 180cc bike, to be frank with you all, its realy a dump bike, where we cannot expect any mileage in that bike and more over my bike mileage is 20km/ltr, where in the showroom people said i would get 40 to 50 km/ltr, be safe with bajaj company.


ram February 24, 2012 at 11:14 am

no yar my pulsar 150 gives me 65-70 mileage so depends upon maintaining bikes


Sudheer December 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I have Royal Enfield bullet-350(1965 model).It gives the mileage of 40KM/liter in city and 49KM/liter in long drive.


praveen December 19, 2011 at 2:53 pm

my CBZ xtreme, 2011 model is giving me 57km/pl in city, and I’m sure it will give above 62 in highways.


Bala December 21, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Drop in millage may have several causes.

1.Riding Habit – In the sense how often you use clutch and brake. I’m still getting 60KMPL for my passion 2002. I never touch clutch except for stopping and gear changing and apply brake to slow down gradually instead of sudden stop. Maintain speed in range of 45-50 kmph.

2.Engine Oil : Use 10w-30 or 15w-30 grade oil. Heavier the grade, more the engine strain to operate.

3.Spark Plug : Change your spark plug once in a year. Also remove the spark plug and check the colour of the tip, if its grey or black ask the mechanic to adjust your carb. It should be in copper colour.

4.Carb : Clean your carb once in every 3 months. This can be done in any mechanic shop.

5.Tyre Pressure : 25 psi on front and 35 psi on back is ideal. but to get extra millage you can keep 30 psi on front and 40psi on Back. But be careful in driving as you might feel less control.

apart from these there are many other factors…


john emmanuel December 28, 2011 at 7:05 pm

my bike is pulsar(old model 150 cc)
its giving milege about 40 in city ..highway abt 45 …i want to increase my bike milege can u give me some tips..!!to increase my bike mileage


raj January 30, 2012 at 4:27 pm

dude.. iam also the owner of pulsar 150cc new model .. once read the pulsar manual to get fuel efficiency dont go for high speeds in 1st and second gear and always make a habit to maintain the rpm below 4000 i mean 4- in display .. in any gear 1st or 2nd or 3rd or 4th or 5th in any gear maintain the rpm at below 4000 then the petrol combustion is minimum and the bike will surely give the better and better mileage as it can.. i got 65kmpl by this rpm trick.. dont forget to start ur viechle at the begining of day with kick rod on everyday . and for example in 3rd gear below 30kmph its rpm is below 4000 and in 4th it is 40kmph and in 5th is 50kmph speed with this speeds respectively to the gears .. u will get a maximum better mileage as can that the bike can deliver to u.. hope u this works.. pulsar rockzz..


Ashwin revinsoul January 2, 2012 at 2:08 am

I perefer to check brake friction and tyre pressure and spark plug i top up my bike oil with additional 50 to 100ml.. eventhough i dnt have any problem i ask mechanic to open the engine and clutch and i find that clutch plates have 7months of life if you rides daily with regular oil change clutch plate wear is so slow that you cnt notice the lowering performance.. same is with the valves and timing chain..its better to overhaul clutch,timing chain and valves once in 15 months.. and change it if required.. same happens with piston rings no one would never notice the diffrence.. but every one feels the diffrence when you overhaul it.. it goes faster.. it sounds smoother it response so well and if you ride it with average speed you ill get good average too..
more over this riding style does matter i own a Baja Discover when ever try to tackle timing of train or rides hard at 80-85kmph i hardly get 25kmpl average.. However same bike gives me 48kmpl at the speed of 50-60kmph.. and in a time of emergency i did 12kms with 100ml Fuel at the speed of 25 at 4th gear without breaking….


vijay prabhu January 5, 2012 at 5:00 am

Hero Honda splendor 2002


Ajith Pandian January 10, 2012 at 9:43 am

Hero Honda – Super Splendor – In city – Average 72 kmpl.


Sujeet January 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I have a suzuki samrurai model-1994. It gives me average og 40 in city


sandeep January 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm

i hv purchased honda stunner 2011december model,but it gives me the average of 31kmpl……what should i do for this..please suggest me……….


Mark Das January 17, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Dude then go to honda service center,I know Honda is best,but in case of ur bike there are some problems.


Rohan January 12, 2012 at 10:38 pm

I have purchase new bike splendor nxg in dec 11
it give only 35 km/pl
pls tell me what to do


Mark Das January 17, 2012 at 11:16 pm

I have Honda CBF Stunner and now 3year old but I still love my sexy bike,well when first I get this bike then the mileage was 60Kmpl,but now it is like 53-55Kmpl,never goes over it,but most of the time I ride my bike in city roads,like jams etc. even after doing pay service it is giving 53-55Kmpl,even I change bike engine oil in every 2.5-3months,now advise me how to increase my HONDA Stunner mileage,thank u all.


harikrishnan January 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

because in service center they tested without load ( man load ) . but in road there are more resistance like Tyre friction,air,load.


jimmy January 27, 2012 at 2:34 am

babu splendour go check with bi cycle it is better 4 u .


Afzal January 28, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Hai guys recently I bought a new cbz x-treme 2011 model bike it is giving good mileage of 50kmpl in the city, everything is fine but it is getting vibration after reaching of 45km’s speed . so please tell me some tips to make my bike vibration free…..


raj January 30, 2012 at 4:16 pm

my bike is pulsar 150cc 2011 model ,i totaly spent 1500 cost of petrol still my bike is in reserve free. and given 1131 kms and still 3.2 ltr reserve fuel in tank.. so as per total caluculations i got approxmately 65kmp/ltr mileage.. i alway choose to ride my bike with rpm below 4000 in any gear and in highways max speed of 60-62kmph and min of 35-40 kmph. so guys ,mileage depends on handling doesnt mean to viechle
if we use it in optimum conditions it works maximum.. dont race more than 4000rpm in any gear ur pulsar will give 65kmph.. its proven do it once… have a economical riding.. enjoy and save ur money .. and have a healthy driving wish u all best of luck guys


Sanil January 31, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Hi, Guyz i hav yamaha yzf r15 and i get 28-30 kmpl in city and 30-31.5 kmpl on highway. i usually ride my bike above 105 and reached 132 on highway. i maintained it carefully. 1 of my friend own r15 too but he is nt a rash driver, drives economicaly. though he got same milage. my bike is more smother and got more pick up than his bike… can u tell me y?


Solomon February 7, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Plz…..give me some tips for pulsar150cc. It gives more mileage


AKASH February 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Dear Sir i have got Bajaj CT 100 model 2004 i just want to know what average does it give in city mumbai and on to the highway, Please comments on this for better consumptions.


Mukul February 10, 2012 at 1:59 pm

i have harley davidson XL 1200N Nightster . i have got it for 9,10,000 . its gives 16 kmpl in city and 20 kmpl on highway because of its 1200cc engine.


PRAVEEN February 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

Hi , i’m using pulsar 150cc nov2005 model. It used to give 45-47kmpl in city (hyderabad) and 55kmpl on higways. i went banglore and i didn’t use my bike for last 3months. now i’m back to hyderabad. Suddenly my bike mileage broke down its giving only 35kmpl in city. I gave it for servicing, still no change.
What shall i do to bring my bike to its older position?

PLease help me………


Rick February 22, 2012 at 11:06 am


I am driving Apache RTR 160 2008 model.Its been 4 years i purchased. i am getting 36-40 mileage in city and 45 in highways. my driving speed in city is 60 and in highways i maintain 70-75. Please give me some useful tips to increase my mileaage


Thirumurugan February 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm

thanks a lot for your tips i am using Bajaj Discover 100cc and i am getting a mileage of 76kmpl


ram February 24, 2012 at 11:10 am

hi guys ,
i am a proud owner of pulsar 150 and gets the milegae of 65-70 in city and am a aggresive rider .

im in chennai and traffic is heavy but maintaining the speed of 50-60 .



Shahbaz February 29, 2012 at 11:37 am

Dont be surprised but he has said correct my Apache gives me Average of 57kmpl.


Aditya rao March 4, 2012 at 8:23 am

i own apache 180 & its giving me 46 in city conditions


sumit March 7, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Plz…..give me some tips for karizma r. It gives more mileage
reply plz


k.s.nandhu March 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm

let me advice to get more mileage now am getting 53 to 57 Kmpl


Murali March 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Hi, i owned a CBZ Xtreme double disc bike i am getting mileage around 51kmpl in city riding, basically i am a bike racer in Chennai Racing Track. The below information is Genuine & proved.


1) Ask your service person to check PUC tuning (pollution under control), it will be done only at specific service centres ( using tachometer & exhaust pipe valve, they will tune bike for proper firing)
a) check for correct tyre pressure
b) Replace your Air filter & spark plugs at regular intervals to get good performance.
c) Clutch play & Break play to be checked periodically (clutch play 4-6mm) & (Break play 6-12mm)

2) Before you stop, close your throttle before 250-400mtrs (e.g dont apply brakes if vehicle speed is more than 20kmph, so make it accordingly, it doesn’t mean that we should not apply brake if some thing comes infront of the vehicle.)

3) if your drive speed is constant at 70 km speed more than 10 – 20 seconds, pls close your throttle at 70km speed, constantly your speed reduces, again open the throttle at the speed of 55 km, everytime you repeat the same process, so that you will pass more than 200-400mtrs every time you close the throttle, ultimately we will get 5kms per litre , i Experienced and referred this to my friends who enjoy the same benefits.


Satyendra May 16, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Hi Murali,

This is satyendra residing at chennai. I too own a CBZ Xtreme. I m not able to get at least 45 Kmpl. Please advice me where to give for servicing at chennai. u can contact me at 9047865470 or

Waiting for your reply.



Satyendra May 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Please give me ur contact details. If possible i can contact u. U can msg me ur number at 9047865470.



suresh kumar March 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Hi,I own a 2005 model was bought during my college days.
As i was a college student i used to raise my throttle and many of my friends used to ride my bike my mileage drops.
Now i am getting only 53 km mileage after 46,000 km about 7 seven years.
I had not tuned my engine yet.can i tune it now and increase my mileage.
Suresh coimbatore


kuldeep jaiswal March 11, 2012 at 12:52 am

i had bajaj pulsar 150 cc model 2005 i will maintained it and its unbelibile millage 68 killometter per litter because i will maintained it


Sanket Gadgil March 13, 2012 at 10:24 am

I own Yamaha SZ-R & it is giving me average of 48 in city conditions.


Puneet March 13, 2012 at 12:10 pm

i m a owner of Honda Unicorn which i purchased on 26 jan 2012.
i want to ask how to maintain the bike and average.


karthick March 16, 2012 at 5:43 pm

i have yamaha sz-r , it gives only 38 on road & 40 on highways in 40 to 50 is my speed limit.
so please give me a tips to improve my mileage.
please send your tips to my E-mail (


Maulik March 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I have Bajaj Discover 125CC and it gives 65-68 Kmpl with speedlimit of 40-45 in City with continues driving.


Harish March 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm

hiiiiiiiiiiiiii my name is harish
i have hero hond cd deluxe2006 model, its average is slow please give me some tips to increase my bike average
thank you


sandeep March 20, 2012 at 8:27 am

Hi guys,
I have Bajaj pulsar 150cc of Dec2010 model. It ran 7100km and till now i haven’t change any parts of my bike. My problem is iam getting an avarage of 40km/ltr. even though iam maintaining the speed of 60-70km/hr in top gear. How can i improve my mileage? and iam finding difficulty while changing the gear. Its giving odd sound and cannot change the gear with ease and while pickup its giving slight vibration and roaring sound. So i hope one of you can solve these issues. Waiting for your advice. Thanks in advance.


Varad March 20, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Hello Friends,

I am owning a Honda Shine for past 31/2 years. My bike is giving poor mileage of 44-45 since from beginning.

There is no use of after honda service.

Please help where I can check for improving the mileage in chennai

Thanks & Regards


Deepak March 21, 2012 at 10:12 pm

i bought disco0ver 100cc a year back. it’s giving very poor milage of 60. the main factor which influenced to buy this bike was milege not the cost, because i travels more than 250kms per week that too on highway with all the guidelines which you’ve. i got really dissoppointed. if i takes to mechanic he’ll just adjust idling i’m not seeing much difference in milage. please help me out.


Arindam March 27, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Hii frndzzz, I am planning to owe a bike…. I am confused between HERO HONDA CBZ XTREME ATFT and TVS APCHE RTR 160 HYER EDGE…

Please let me know which one would be better for me…
My preferences are :-

1st Pref – Mileage(atleast 45+ at any condition, mostly important in city)
2nd Pref – Comfort and Handling(Bcoz I have to drive minimum 60 km each day)
3rd Pref – Maintenance and Parts availability(Should be low maintained)
4th Pref – Speed

Please choose for me… Waiting for your reply… Thankx in Advance… [


rahul April 5, 2012 at 4:49 pm

choose unicorn its the best thing u can have


Arshad April 2, 2012 at 12:42 am

I had tuned my bike a few days ago,changed the oil,air filter. and cleaned it..oiled the chain. and then it runs 37km on one litre of petrol. my bike is Honda 70 cc 1991.


Ashu April 5, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Hi. I m a clg student. I hv a pulsar 220f model july 2011. I m getting only 30-33 km/ltr in city. I occasionaly goes more 65 km/hr. Can i get more mileage frm my bike. Plz reply plz


Srinivas YVS April 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I would like to buy a scooter that can be used by me and my daughter. I have listed three models but unable to take a decision. Hence I request you to advice me.

HERO MASTRO: Newly launched scooter, so far no reports available on internet. Reasons for liking: Design and fuel economy what company offering and the digital speedometer.
HONDA AVIATOR: Proven one but spare parts are so costly.
TVS WEGO: My bike mechanic is telling that getting spare parts for this one is very difficult.

SO finally unable to take decision which one should I go?


Hassan April 7, 2012 at 3:34 pm

hi i want to check my karizma r mileage can any one help as 2 liter is reserve am unable to figure out the mileage….


Cruze April 18, 2012 at 6:06 pm

RTR 160 – 45Km


deepak April 18, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Hi deepak,
I am going to purchase P220. I love to ride fast. with fast speed can i get a good mileage ?


srinivasmurthy April 19, 2012 at 8:58 am

dear friends

all 4 stroke carburetor 2.8 turns fuel screw and 38 air pressure. 90 km/l mileage enjoy.9880434540


VIGHNESH April 20, 2012 at 2:14 pm



1.Cautious ride 60-65kmph@5th
and 6th gear-mileage 34kmpl

2.casual ride with occasional sudden throttiling-mileage 28kmpl

3.rash ride-redlining-mileage 25kmpl

IE;fully fill the tank,ride 100km and refill fully,calculating mileage from litres of petrol needed to refill,


Babulal April 20, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Pulsar 220. . . . Jst 1km/L. . . Wat to do. . . Plz suggst


Pijush April 23, 2012 at 4:09 am

i am new to this site but after reading all the post.
i just wanted to ask you that i am planning to to take a bike little bit confused with some of my options are…:-
1) FZ-16
2) yamaha FZ-S
3) Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler

My requirement is a good looking bike , which gives a mileage of 45 or above , and reacquired less maintenance…….
Can you help me guys…. case i need d bike urgent…… reply soon………


KiD April 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm

planning a fz16 too..if u gt any reply lemme knw too…have posted below..


Premdeboss April 23, 2012 at 1:47 pm

my Apachi 160 R gives (2010 june model)45 -48/litre i need increase min 50 to 54 .can u help me ……


Sandesh April 25, 2012 at 7:31 am

Hi to all bike lovers…

Mine Killing machine Pulsar180cc ….. gives me arnd 43 to 45kmpl…. in city and i agree that as u start the bike give time to get engine warm… When you ride a bike try to keep in constant speed then it will give you goood mileage and less maintainence….


KiD April 30, 2012 at 12:40 pm

hey guys,i am planning on buying a fz16.I dont drive rash or fast and also i have to drive in the traffic of pune.could anyone tell me the exact mileage they are getting for their fz16 in the city.Or suggest me a good looking bike,no sport bikes,with a good avg..pls !!!


Kunal Dixit May 3, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Dear Mr. Srinivas YVS,

Planning to buy a gear less vehicle go for Honda ACTIVA 110cc if not bought yet, as its the most reliable and fuel efficient scooter proven on the Indian roads yet. Also, the main drawback of the gear less vehicles is poor suspension which becomes more bad in shape as the time passes, my mami is using the scooter back from 2 years and still is giving a good mileage of 45+ and wants a less maintenance (Used under normal conditions).

Warm Regards,
Kunal Dixit


Mayur May 12, 2012 at 2:27 am

my name is mayur,my riding victor glx 125,since i changed piston ,timer chain,shaft,rocker,mechanic bore the engine,before i was geting 60 plus milege,bt today i put half litr n it took me jst 22 km,n even there is no pick up.pls advice me to increase.


kranthi May 13, 2012 at 6:40 am

my pulsar 150 gives 50 kmpl in city and long drive also……..guys…..a segment of 150 and above will not give more than 55 . max 100 out 1 will give 60 milegae…because kismat…..for pulsar bikes maintain 4500 rpm which gives better mileage……….use 20w50 oil ie baja dtsi10000 , , motul


Anil May 14, 2012 at 6:37 pm

gotta new pulsar 180 getting around 48-52 in city how to maintain same in future??????????? cos thr l b a chance of mileage drop so? pls help m out


vinod May 15, 2012 at 4:03 pm

hi All,
recently i bor appache 160 rtr hyper edge.
in town it is giving 40-45 and in highways it is giving 55. happy to say this and will follo all of ur tips to maintain the sam emillage.


vinod May 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm

hi All,
recently i bot appache 160 rtr hyper edge.
in town it is giving 40-45 and in highways it is giving 55. happy to say this and will follo all of ur tips to maintain the sam emillage.


Jesan May 16, 2012 at 5:55 am

I’m a fzs owner its just 1 month baby and i have modified my bike with a fire on the siliencer when i race my bike it give a flame on back. In city i get 28 and in highway i get 37. And i chase at the top speed of minimum 70 and maximum 110. And i have removed my mudguard and have put pulsar 135 ls mudguard so while the beind comers can see the huge tire of fzs so plz help me how can i improve my bike mileage to 40 to 50.


jitendra May 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm

i have passion pro just 6 month old and giving only 50kmpl. please tell me how to improve milage.


Satyendra May 16, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Hi I am Satyendra & staying in chennai North. I got a CBZ Xtreme bought in 2011 Jan. Initially I got nice fuel economy where I used to drive to max speed of 60 Kmph. I had touched 100 Kmph once. But now after completion of 1 year it is giving me a mileage of 35-40 only. Can any one help me out regarding a nice trusted bike mechanic in chennai North, where i can give the bike for servicing. U can feel free to contact me at +91-9047865470 or at

Pls help me out.


niraj May 17, 2012 at 10:25 am

i am having bajaj platina . i bought 5 years ago. as it was 100cc bike the speed was very low. i had to go fast so always i went rough driving and also fast. now it is giving a milege of 25 and i had to spend a lot of money for petrol. sir please give me the advice how to increse the milege


Karthik May 17, 2012 at 2:11 pm


I am using Discover 135CC Oct 2007 Model. It gives me an mileage of 58-62 in city (Bangalore) and in highways around 66 KMPL. Only me and my brother will be driving the bike.


Divya Sharan May 22, 2012 at 9:59 am

My steed – HMC Karizma ZMR
Mileage (City) – ~42 kmpl
Mileage (Highway) – ~50 kmpl

Note – This mileage figure was achieved by maintaining 55-65 kmph on the highway (sub 4K RPM in 5th gear) and 45-55 kmph in city (~3-3.5K RPM in 5th)



Alladin May 29, 2012 at 9:02 am

Greetings, I own a platina bought in the year 2008 it has run for 61k, after buying the bike i rode it till 38k after that i changed bore, it now on 61k gives me a mileage of 69 kmpl people say it is less for platina, they tell it gives more than 80+ i give the bike to regular servicing, so what are your opinions on my mileage is it less or its good….. thanks.


kartheesh May 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Hello sir,
I bought a new CB Unicorn…… will you u please give tips..On which speed to drive set a engine on condition…how to also get a better mileage….


yogesh kudale May 30, 2012 at 11:19 am

I have two bike Bajaj Pulsar 135CC and Bajaj Avenger 220
Pulsar 135 = 65KM/L
Avenger 220 = 49KM/L

1.Bike start after 5-6 hource put your chock.
2.self start your bike relax for 10 seconds don’t give accelatore
3.Run your bike less than 55 KMPH or less than 4000 RPM


deepak kamble June 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm


Hello sir, how are you? i have Royal Enfield Bullet 350cc 1998 model and it give the mileage of 20kmpl can u give me some tips to increase the mileage of it aur is there any setting to be done in any of the part to increase the mileage

Deepak Kamble


sonu plaha June 6, 2012 at 11:33 pm

hi…i am having pulsar 150 old model and Can u plz tell me how to adjust the air screW. .becoz my bike rpm automatically get changes ,and the pick is very low… And mileage is 28 km


Nagi Setty June 7, 2012 at 11:21 am

i have Honda Unicorn. it will give 49KM/L in city.


sonu plaha June 9, 2012 at 12:08 am

where to k&n filter? Direct in carborater or filter boy


suman June 11, 2012 at 9:20 am

which bike gives more mileage,good pick up,low maintanace & stylish looking.


kannan June 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm

2011 Model – Hero Honda Super splendor 125 cc.
Looks good in stylish and mileage around 65 – 70 kmpl.


Umar June 12, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Hi, I am UMAR, Trichy, Tamilnadu. My bike is Yamaha RX 100 1995 model.
I bought it from my father’s friend with good condition with 100% originality for 20,000 rupees, when i bought he already completed 86,000 kms. I replaced oil pump, TireTube set, Seat, All lamps set.
It gives me 53kmpl in highway @ 50-70kmph speed &
38kmpl @ 100-120kmph speed, I reach can 135kmph top speed,
i am really satisfied for what i have, East or west Rx100 is the best.


Ravi June 13, 2012 at 8:38 am

Stylish looking bike with good mileage???? plz suggest me….


naveen June 14, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I own a honda stunner CBF which is 9 months old, gives me 45+ in city.


Jitendra Singh June 15, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Hi All,

I have booked the bajaj avenger 220 and waiting for it desperately.
Please share some tips with me for taking care of a new bike and get maximum out of it. Any suggestions are welcome.
Thanks in advance


prajesh June 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm

my pulsar220 gives a mileage around 35. I am satisfied with my mileage.


suraj sharma June 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Hello evry1
i have hero honda karizma-2004.
I loves it but its avg makes me unhappy….:(
plz share some tips to incresing it.


Maunik June 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I have CBZ XTREME new 2012. Bt some i change gear from 4 to 5 than some time it going on nuetön. And rpm is going on 7000 than it is damage my engine slowly slowly. So my mileage is also only 40 to 45. Plzzz give me some tricks to increase mileage.


Arun Alexander June 19, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I Hav cbz xtreem. Got the mileage. Below 50 what can I do for better mileage, im living in citu


kalivd June 27, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I own apache rtr 160 hyperedge for over a month now. recently i had a 700 km round trip with full tank initially. for the 700 km round trip the bike almost guzzled up 20 ltrs which returns around 35 kmpl.
Riding details during the trip
Max speed for some 30 km – 128 kmph
Avg speed maintained through out the trip – 70 kmph
heavy pot holed roads in ghats driven for around 20 km.

Normally when i use my bike for daily commute, i think the mileage i get is around 40-45 kmpl in city (heavy traffic) as i reside in bangalore and work in whitefield (one of the areas with heavy traffic). Daily commute includes a combination of highways and heavy traffic laden roads. i drive mostly in 60-70kmph range going easy on the throttle.

My query is : Is there a definite way to check the mileage (even average basis)?
2) Can i improve the mileage to a little over 50kmpl (rising fuel prices being the concern)
3) To all RTR 160 users : I get a strange noise from my engine when i drive at low speeds and leave the throttle to idle – one mechanic said its normal for all rtr 160 cc and other mechanic said light tappet sound is there.
4) My vehicle slightly pulls to right – Wat could be the reason.

thanks in advance


SIVA July 4, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Hi, all
I am using Suzuki Fiero 2002 model, completed 1,20,000 kms and i am getting a millege of 56 km in city.


Manish Gautam July 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Hi All,
I have 125 cc Super Splendor Oct 2011 model. Initially it gave 55 kmpl but now it is giving 40-42 kmpl. Engine sound is low and I drive with average speed of 55-60 in the city(not heavy traffic). My daily drive is about 60km and the bike is single handed. I always try to follow instruction for saving fuel like switch off engine on red signals and also try to change gears as above you mentioned. Please tell me where I am wrong or if there is a problem in the engine.

I can consider the average slightly differ from the good in the range of 60-70 but it is giving in 40-42 range. Should I ask the dealer for the same?

Thanks in advance.



Kannan July 6, 2012 at 11:47 am


I understood your situation. Go to dealer and check the Oil Level( if not good change it) , wheel air pressure, and clean the carbratour, spark plug.
Try to maintain the speed in Economic level average -(45-50).
Let me know if any thing goes out of hand.


Prashant July 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm

i have bajaj P 150 model 2007
my bike was gives very low avg 40kmpl pls guide me
what can I do for better mileage, im living in Kolhapur (mh)


Taher July 11, 2012 at 11:53 am

Hi guys,
I have Yamaha SZ-R and it gives me 28kmpl mileage in city and 33kmpl on highway. I have completed 2 services but the mileage is the same.
Plz help…


Biltu July 22, 2012 at 1:38 am

I am using
Yamaha Fazer 125cc (2005 model)
odo: 25k+ km
in city: 50kmpl


sinchan July 27, 2012 at 11:39 am

hy i hv a karizma r 2008 modle…m vry unhappy with its millage….it givs only 22-25 km/l in city…wht can i do….i need some advices…plzz hlp me….


Thanigai Madhavan July 30, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Can any one tell me which of the following conditions is economical in mileage.
1. low gear with max speed (2 & 3 Gear with 30-40Km)
2. High Gear with moderate speed ( 4 Gear with 30-40Km)
3. High Gear with High Speeds (4 Gear with above 50KM)
I am using Hero Passion Plus.


ramesh August 1, 2012 at 8:01 pm

i am having Splendor Plus bike but it is giving me the milage of 49 in local, please suggest how to increase my milage of my bike.


Sandesh August 6, 2012 at 7:00 am

Hi Guys
I m from Mumbai. I own a Bajaj Platina March 2011 model.
It gives me a mileage of 40 KMPL @ 40 – 50 KM\Hr. and 32 KMPL @ 70 – 90 KM\Hr. on highway.
Kindly suggest what should I do.


Dharanidhar August 11, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Anxious about Technical data of TVS scooty Streak


GRANI August 13, 2012 at 11:42 am


I have Bajaj pulsor 150CC 2009 model. On ODO it is 25000KM (in 3.5yrs) so far. I am doing regular servicing in Authorised Bajaj Show Room only. My Bike is giving only 30-35 mileage in city. Some times less than 30 also. Can you please guide me How to improve the mileage. I am looking for at least 40 km.

Prior to this bike I used ride Puslor150 cc 2002 model, It gave me 40 to 45 in City.



bhagi August 18, 2012 at 7:57 am

model – honda dream yuga. how much mileage it gives?


cheeku jain August 18, 2012 at 3:57 pm

2012 hh passion pro , 3800 kms done . will it reduce mileage if i ride with 2 passangers ;; means .. me and my 2 friends ??? pleaze tall me friends ; can mail at


Kailas September 12, 2012 at 12:05 am

It has been proven by load tests that fuel consumption increases as the load on the vehicle is more. so the mileage is gt to be reducing if u travel wid 2 other persons. Do it only under emergency situations as going with extra load is not desirable for the smooth performce of ur bike…

Hav pleasure riding….


upend August 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm

frends i have pulsar135ls since past 11month service three time and oil change when it appear blakish and travel 34 km daily and i got milage of 70kmpl i check many time


Sunil Kumar August 23, 2012 at 11:34 am

Model: CBZ Xtreme 2012 New Model
Mileage : 63Kmpl in city roads, on high way- “not checked”
Average Speed: 40-50 (constant)


minesh August 31, 2012 at 4:52 pm

dio 42kmpl


Prashant September 3, 2012 at 7:44 pm

i own bajaj pulsar 150 modell 2007
his gives me 40 kmpl avg
wt i do to incress avrage pls help me


fajis September 5, 2012 at 9:29 am

Iam A BBA Student, I Have TVS Sport CVTI Bike Good Condition , And It Gives Milage 60Kmpl


Sarvesh September 7, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Hello guys,
i have bought new Honda Dream Yuga,Done 685 Km as on odo,done 1st service,
i am confused on how to change gear in city,cause the bike has very low timing,& bike stops in 2nd gear on low speed,& what is max speed to drive bike at before 2nd service????please reply..:-(


Rahul December 13, 2012 at 12:06 pm

DREAM YUGA – My byke is giving just 44 kmpl not done 1st service.
How much your Dream gives before 1st service. please tell?


divyang September 8, 2012 at 10:57 am

i have yamaha fzs which is giving me 30 kmpl mileage in city so plz tell me how to increase it


praveen kumar September 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm

i’m havimg yamaha fzs my bike is giving 35kmpl in city plz tel me how to increase its mileage i have bought it in 2010


Dinesh September 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm

hey hi..
i’ve 1994 model yamaha rx-100..
with smooth and slow riding, i get around 35-40 kmpl
long drives 40kmpl


Kailas September 10, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Hi… I hav gt a pulsar 220F 2010 made.. Im getting a milege of 40-44 in city n 50 in long drives… I gt a tip for new bike users.. Proper caring of ur bike in the first 2000km is a very imprtant factor.. never exceed ur speed above 65 in the first 1000km n above 75 til 2000km.. Taken care of dis n proper maintanence( timely services n oil change) wil ensure u the best milege…

Ride safe..


koti September 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm

hey guys . ppl told me that unicorn has decent power and really good mileage . but after 1st service am getting only 43 mileage =( . i dont know what to do ? am tall and 85 kg . just last week i finished first service . please help =(


vishakh.s September 16, 2012 at 6:38 am

hello sir.i purchased a hero glamour bike on 2012august that time bike gives a good performance and before the first service bike give a standard milage of 55km/ltr but after the first service the milage gradually reduced to 35km/l .is it any i overcome this .only 690 km have covered by the bike .please give your valuable advice and suggesions


Debashis mohanty September 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Sir i tvs scooty streak and i have runned the engine 3500km but the mechanic says after 6000km their is some chances of getting 40-45km/liter but now it gives me a mileage of 38km/liter . Plz suggest some tips to increase the mileage i am suffering a lot.


Debashis mohanty September 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Sir i have a tvs scooty streak and i have runned the engine 3500km but the mechanic says after 6000km their is some chances of getting 40-45km/liter but now it gives me a mileage of 38km/liter . Plz suggest some tips to increase the mileage i am suffering a lot.


rabinarayan September 22, 2012 at 5:49 am

i have pulsar150 digital 1st model (ug 3 model), it gives 62 to 64 mileage. pehele to ye 40 detatha lekin jab mene ek caboretor change kiya to ye mileage aya.


vamshi September 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

how to get good mileage??


sathiz csk October 2, 2012 at 9:36 am

i am using pulsar 180 its gives mileage of 40 exactly


Venki October 6, 2012 at 9:48 pm

I am using HUNK, it giving only 40kmpl :(


pradeep thomas October 8, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I have a stunner 09 model and it gives 25-27 km for 50 rupees petrol.


Bhagwan October 11, 2012 at 2:23 pm


I own the Hero Honda Splender Plus 2010 model. My days running is around 7-10 km/day. Getting the mileage around 30km/lit. Please let me know what should I do?


RNGowda October 12, 2012 at 10:47 am

Hi, I own Suzuki Fiero 2001. I was getting 62 km/lit in the beginning but after 99,000 km run it came down to 38 km/lit not improved after changing bore. Any tips to improve the mileage please.


Mahesh Kamle November 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I have Pulsar 135 LS and its give 55/kmpl ……….in City……….and 65/kmpl on Highway i think its best in 135 cc segment …………………………….


Adityaa November 17, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I own a Fazer!!!it’s been a week since i bought it..It gives a mileage of 50kmpl….I think ,the secret of getting a descent mileage is to maintain the RPM between 3000 and 4000


pavan November 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Iam using pulsar 150cc and it gives me mileage of 49kmpl


krishna November 21, 2012 at 8:27 pm

I have kawasaki calliber115,it is 2003 model
and it gives only 20kms/litre
plzz give me tips 2 improve better millage..


ShashankKeshavadasu November 21, 2012 at 9:39 pm

My bike boxer 100cc (2004 model) gives 65 kmpl in city , 70 on highways as on today… max speed is 100


harshad November 24, 2012 at 8:33 am

Model: discover 125 cc 2012
Mileage : 43 Kmpl in city roads, on high way- 47 Kmpl
Average Speed: 40-65 (constant)


Vincent.M November 24, 2012 at 7:00 pm

boss I want tips for more mileage in BAJAJ PULSAR 220 pls…do you know this…and pls send a missed call for my number (9884004880)only boss…


Ratheesh November 25, 2012 at 9:05 pm

My Platina (100 CC) ,2008 Model, 33000Km gives Avg. 65kmpl, speed 45-65 km/ hr. City Drive. Is it Ok?


Vivek December 3, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I am going to buy a new pulsar 150cc bike in next week so any one suggest me at wht speed should I change the gears to maintain engine good and to keep the bike good milege
Advance thanks for who replies


ROHIT December 6, 2012 at 9:26 am

so…. good


Natesh December 12, 2012 at 6:16 am

Hi frds I am going to buy a pulsar 150cc bike so what are the precautions to be taken before buying a bike and at what speed should I travel at first 500kms and at what speed should I change the gears
So please suggest me


Gabs December 18, 2012 at 12:29 am

HI Natesh,
Congratulations in advance for your new bike.

I‘ve been riding my Pulsar 150cc for the last 8 years and it still looks like new, may be like about 6 months old. It’s an amazing bike and I’m sure you’ll enjoy riding yours.

Now coming to your question, the life of your bike and the mileage it’ll give you will depend a lot on how you understand your bike, how you maintain and handle it. Mine, even after 8 years of riding gives me 60 KMPL. I travel consists of travelling to my office which is 22 KM away from where I live, and every now and then long journey of about more than 300KM each trip to various destinations. My usual speed is about 70 to 90 KM/hr.
The point I’m trying to make here is, it’s the care with which you handle your bike that will give you the most out of it.

My sincere advice for you is that once you have your bike manual, please read through it completely. I know it will seem to be a book with lengthy details and you may be tempted to keep it aside for a later date when you have more time. But believe me; this small manual will give you sufficient info on how you can/should take care of your machine. This book will tell you at what speed you should travel at different speed at different stages of your bikes life and at what speed you should change gears. The run-in period is extremely important part of a bike’s life and this will decide how long and how well your bike will serve you in the future.
- Gabs.


Harish January 1, 2013 at 10:43 am

I was thinking of buying either Hero Xtreme or Hero Ignitor. Suggest me one of these with mileage, pickup and long rideability!!!

Thank You!


Sudhir J January 5, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I ride Honda Unicorn 150 cc..

Initially I didn’t used any technique to increase mileage.. that time, mileage was 45 km/l ..

After findings on internet, I implemented few and tremendously mileage increased to 70+ km/l .. thats outstanding..

tips from my side
- warm up for 2 mins.
- do not race while warm up. keep the engine rpm on 1000.
- do not race to gain speed.. accelerate smoothly.
- do not let engine rpm go beyond 3000 before 5th gear.
- if you wish to stop or turn, do not use breaks.. instead loose the accelerator 100-200 meter before your point of stop or turn. 100-200 meter depends on speed.. if you are going pretty fast.. then 300-400 meters..
- do not accelerate while overtaking.. if you feel that you cannot overtake, then just back off. and try again till front traffic is less.
- turn off engine on signals or in traffic jams.
- change engine oil after 3000-4000 kms.. as recommended.
- servicing regularly.


Vembarasan March 26, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Dear Sudhir J,

I planned to buy this CB Unicorn as most of them suggested me and after read many of the reviews. Are you sure about getting 70+ km/l? Kindly confirm the same.

Thanks in Advance…


Rajini kanth January 6, 2013 at 10:23 pm

iam rajini,
I am having bajai discover 125st . it has just ran 1500 km it gives only 50kmpl . so please give me tips to get more mileage
thank you


Gabs January 10, 2013 at 2:38 am

Hi Rajini,

Sudhir has already given above excellent tips and techniques for improving mileage. I follow most of his suggestions myself and I get a mileage of 60 KMPL with P150. I’m sure you can also benefit from what Sudhir has suggested.


jibin January 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm

i am having bajaj 200 ns, it gives only 20 to 25 kmpl.. so please help me to get good milege


Gabs January 16, 2013 at 12:08 am

HI jibin,
Here are some tips for improving your bike’s mileage:
1. Soon after you start your bike, don’t just move but wait for a minute keeping the engine running when the bike is in neutral
2. Don’t rev the engine unnecessarily
3. Change gears as per the user’s manual
4. Keep your air filter clean
5. Keep tyre pressure to the suggested level
6. Don’t keep your legs on the break lever when you’re not breaking
7. Keep the spark plug clean and replace them if are worn out, damaged etc
8. Avoid harsh breaking and harsh acceleration
9. Turn off the engine at traffic signals if you have to wait for more than 1 minute

Following the above will surely improve your bike’s mileage.


Gabs January 16, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Here are some of the tips for getting better mileage:

1. Soon after you start your bike, keep the engine running for about 1 minute before you start moving
2. Don’t rev the engine unnecessarily
3. Avoid harsh breaking and harsh accelerating
4. Keep the tyre pressure as per the manufacturer’s recommendation
5. Keep the spark plug clean
6. Switch off the engine at traffic signals if you have to wait for more than a minute
7. Keep the air filter clean
8. Change gears as per the given speed in the user manual

I’m sure the above will help you get better mileage.


jibin February 2, 2013 at 1:54 pm

thank u

parveen February 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm

i hv tvs apache 160 model 2009 ,run 42000km and i still got 50km/ltr on highwy with speed 60km/hr…. i use castrol power racing 15w40 engine oil…
is that ok?
firstly tvs service is vry poor in punjab,.
nw i hv a problm with gear shifting, 1 to 2nd ,2nd to 3rd gear hrd to chnge….
anybody help wat to do and whch engine oil to be used?


sreekanth February 15, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I have super splendor 2005 model, completed 67000 kms and giving 60-65 kms in city riding conditions consistantely


Nachi February 17, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Kawasaki 4S Champion 97 model
mileage – 65 to 70


Deepak February 26, 2013 at 2:12 am

What is the best bike between Stunner/Karizma?


S.Viswanathan March 24, 2013 at 2:41 pm

I had purchased CBZ Xtreme 5 months back, 6000 kms completed daily i drive around 34 kms in single stretch and service, tyre pressure all maintained correct, pls suggest a method to improve the fuel efficiency and what speed shall i maintain?? I get a economy around 50kmpl


rv March 24, 2013 at 4:11 pm

my fz-s gives 42-45 km/ltr in d city………:)


Nikhil March 29, 2013 at 9:22 pm

My Honda Shine gives me a mileage of 65+ consistently in city. I stay in Hyderabad, which is known for its haphazard traffic. My weekly mileage is around 100 km. I maintain an optimum idling rpm for my bike and acceleration is steady. Besides, I make sure that I use clutch on a minimal basis, otherwise I keep the bike on neutral whenever I encounter any traffic signal, turn off the engine when the red signal stays for too long. Highest mileage I got was 69+.


Muthukumar April 7, 2013 at 8:41 pm

I bought my Honda Dream Yuga on Dec-2012. Before getting serviced, it gave 62+ while ride in City+highway. After 1st service, i got 79+kmpl in city+highway combination. Average mileage is 76+kmpl.


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Gopinath April 15, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Hi i bought hunk two months ago and have completed first service and now it has reached 1300kms. i touched 87km/h only 4 times on the highway. other than that i drive very smooth below 60km/h and shift gears at 3.5rpm but i still get mileage 40to42.pls give sme tips..


junaid shafi May 14, 2013 at 10:02 pm

i have pulsar 200ns it is only driven 3500kms and is only giving 20kmpl
please help me to increase its mileage


Sivaraj June 4, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Hi Frds,
I have Pulsar 150 2011 model.Initially it gave me a mileage of 75plus.
Once i went for a long ride and rode it to the maximum of 118kmph but after that it gave me a mileage of 61 (even i ride slow).Then i took it to kerala bike trip for 6 days and maintained 90-100 Kmph in the whole trip but again after the trip mileage reduced to 52per litre even if i go slow.
I maintain my bike well,service regularly,change oil.
My question is If we rip our bike once whether its mileage will reduce permanently?(even while riding slow and regularly servicing)


HarisH June 27, 2013 at 1:01 am

hey friends ,,,,, i m having Bajaj Pulsar 150 cc ,,,,and m very much happy with it ,,,,as compared to other bikes of same cc ,,,an average of 67 km is awesome.


rajesh kannan August 8, 2013 at 2:32 am

I have a 4 year old stunner cbf 125 with an amazing mile age of 70 kmpl…and m putting shell engine oil every 2 Months once…am racing with my fantastic cbf…


karthik August 17, 2013 at 7:10 pm

hi this is karthik
i have a 2010 year model yamaha fazer
i just geting only 28kmpl in city ………
n in highway 40kmpl……..wt should i do to got same mileage in city also ??????


Manas September 3, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Hi..I am having a Hero Honda CD Delux 2012 made.Initially it was showing mileage 60 in city up to my 3rd servicing.But suddenly it drops to 50. I cudn’t understand why it happen??I consult with the show room mechanic,but that doesn’t make me any help..Any body can help me on this???


gopikrisjhnan September 5, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Hi, I Have Own a Pulsar 220F For a Past Two Years. I use To Ride at Max Of 90-110kmph and i get only 30 per liter . But I Know That If i Cross My Speed Limit My Mileage Use To Reduce but I can’t Control My Speed. Can U People Suggest me which Engine Oil To Use For My Bike Atleast Will check it will be helpful for me to improve my performance Level…


ashutosh September 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm

I have new bajaj discvr 125st even aftr 2nd service i m jst getting milege of around 30 kms i run my bike around 1500 km i m vry tnsd wth this milege plzz gve me sme suggstns what to do… plzzz do rply me on my mail


ashutosh September 22, 2013 at 12:44 pm

My discover 125st is gvng me a milege of 30kms aftr 2nd servce what to do my bike has run around 1500 kms plzz do suggst me on my mai


Karan October 5, 2013 at 11:08 am

Make Your Mileage good by these Steps
use tubeless tyres
make your air/fuel mixture lean
change the engine oil , gear oil
change the air filter
change the spark plug if necessary
check free movement of brake liners
use recommended tyre air pressure (depends on tyres)
use only normal fuel not use premium fuel it is not recommended
check your battery too…
And Drive at 30-50 KMPL thats the economy speed

Karan Bharadwaj


ricky October 11, 2013 at 12:29 am

i have discover 125st model of bike . i have no experience to how to drive to get average from bike so will you please help me out from this problem …..
give some tips ……………….


Naresh October 22, 2013 at 9:21 am

Hi, i have yamaha FZ16 2008 model, i am getting milage of 30kms/ltr. want to know how to increase the milage.


Abdul Rahman October 30, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Hi, Assalamu alaikum,
I’ve Hero-Splendor Pro (self start).
I clocked 1300 km; so far my bike is giving 60 sharp in city. I’m yet to check in highways. I’ve done only one service.

I’ve slight problem with starting & choking.


Sriram November 8, 2013 at 11:32 am

Hello guys, its been 3 months since i have bought my honda trigger(DLX) and i should say its throttle response is significantly greater than the unicorn’s whose engine it adorns… talking about the mileage, i do regular services and its returning me an average of 56 Kmpl in city roads and 63 Kmpl in highways …


Vigneshwar Vicky November 14, 2013 at 10:57 am

Planning to buy a pulsar much is the average mileage?


Vigneshwar Vicky November 14, 2013 at 11:30 am

Planning to buy a pulsar much is the average mileage? Help me out …. I have come to know that there would be some gear shifting issues! But intrested in buying it..


Neel December 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm

helllo Guys,

I own hero Xtreme and It give me milage of 58kmpn in City and 60kmph on highways..

Happy for that..:)


sukhjinder singh December 5, 2013 at 10:33 pm

I have hero honda splendor plus 2009 model.. but still the with 21000 km current meter reading and u guys believe it or not I gives 75-80 kmpl


harish January 18, 2014 at 7:24 pm

my bike discover100T, gives 45 to 50 km in highway I use only in highway but worst milleage can you any one give me tips to improve milleage


chandan singh February 4, 2014 at 4:06 pm

i have TVS star city 2006 mileage 51 in city and 60 in highway
and suzuki samurai 1999 mileage 45 in city and 50 in highway
pls tell me how can improve the my all time favorite bike samurai mileage ??


kamal April 16, 2014 at 1:26 pm

i have splendor plus 2010 model. bike mileage give only 50-55 km only some guys tell me this type of bike gives 70km
my answer is how it is possible if
possible write the tips oon my mail id
thank you


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