Earl, Pennsylvania
3385 Division Hwy
New Holland, PA 17557
(717) 354-4726

3 Ways to Improve Your Motorcycle's Gas Mileage April 23, 2020

Earl, Lancaster
3 Ways to Improve Your Motorcycle's Gas Mileage, Earl, Pennsylvania

Motorcycles are an economical mode of transport. They get better fuel economy than most cars do, with the average bike achieving almost 44 miles per gallon—nearly twice that of the average car. However, with gas prices continually rising, it makes sense to do what you can to maximize fuel economy, even on a bike. Here are some tips to help you do that.

How to Improve Your Motorcycle’s Fuel Economy

1. Perform Regular Maintenance

Keep your bike tuned up so that it runs as efficiently as possible. The tires should be inflated to the proper pressure and the engine cleaned regularly. Apply and rinse off degreaser and blow dust out of the nooks and crannies. Check and replace the air and fuel filters regularly, and keep your air intake clear of debris.

2. Adjust Your Riding Style

MotorcycleBe mindful of how you ride. For instance, don't gun your engine, and accelerate slowly from a stop. Maintain a constant velocity when possible, and always plan ahead for stops.

You can often get more miles per gallon on the highway. Release the throttle well in advance of braking, and avoid sudden lane changes. Wear a helmet with a faceplate and lower your riding profile to reduce wind resistance.

3. Change Fuel & Additives

If you aren't getting the fuel economy you want, try a higher-octane gas. It increases the amount of compression the fuel can undergo before igniting and creates a more powerful detonation.

In addition, you can get more miles out of a tank of gas by adding a fuel additive. This cleans your fuel injectors, removes moisture in the tank, and improves engine efficiency. It’s an inexpensive way to clear your engine of crud, increase its lifespan, and improve gas mileage.


If you need a new motorcycle or service performed on an existing bike, contact M & S Sales & Service Inc in New Holland, PA. They’ve served Lancaster County since 1972. They specialize in ATV, snowmobile, and motorcycle repair and sell motorcycle parts and tires. Visit their website to learn more or call (717) 354-4726 to make an appointment.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from M & S Sales & Service Inc
3 Motorcycle Maintenance Tips, Earl, Pennsylvania
Maintaining your motorcycle helps you stay safe on the road. Sudden engine problems, flat tires, and even rock chips can be dangerous, which is why you should set aside tim...read more
3 Ways to Prepare Your Snowmobile for Off-Season Storage, Earl, Pennsylvania
Correctly storing your snowmobile during the summer months is essential to keeping it in excellent shape for the next winter. However, if you’re new to riding and taking care of...read more
We're Still Open for Parts and Service!, Earl, Pennsylvania
During this difficult period of dealing with COVID-19, we will continue to serve the local community for all of their parts and service needs. We practice safe social distancing when...read more
Should You Buy ATVs New or Used?, Earl, Pennsylvania
Whether you need practical off-road transportation or want to go on outdoor adventures, consider investing in an ATV. As you browse dealerships, you may wonder whether you shoul...read more