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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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I <heart> my mpg!

I think I'm easily amused because my car gets crappy mileage, but so far my Ninja 250's mpg has been awesome! If I did the math right I'm somewhere around 45 or so mpg. Is that normal? What's the best you guys have done?
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That sounds about normal to me. There are certain things that will affect the Ninja 250's mpg like what kind of jetting you're running, altitude, riding style, etc. I'm always twisting the throttle on my bike like there's no tomorrow so my numbers aren't quite as impressive. I've heard of people getting somewhere around 50mpg before. I think it's an urban myth.
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I take that back. Make that 61mpg for our beloved Ninjas. Well almost: http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/news/4277629
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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61 mpg for a Ninja 250 seems high to me. I don't really have much information to go on, but my gut just tells me that seems high. I might have to go and ride some more to experience it for myself.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-11-2011, 01:45 PM
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stock they're capable of 55-65mpg

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I stand corrected then! Thanks Minichris. One of these days I'll get a friend to follow me and i'll run my gas tank dry. That'll show me the true Ninja 250 mpg. haha.
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Dang, I must have a heavy wrist or something because there's no way my Ninja 250 gets 65mpg. Those guys must be riding like grandmas!
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^You're correct to get that fuel economy grandma status must be achieved; however, IMO these bikes are meant to be ridin with a heavy wrist!

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^ No kidding! Without a heavy wrist the Ninja 250's power won't even get you up a hill!
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-26-2011, 06:12 AM
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idk, i ride with a pretty heavy wrist but i still get around 60mpg. maybe its cuz im not very heavy. i'll have to keep track this summer

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