Harley-Davidson Gas Mileage | Timber Town Harley-Davidson

Do Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Get Good Gas Mileage?

There are five distinct categories of Harley-Davidson bikes, ranging from efficient highway Cruiser models to all-terrain Adventure Touring bikes that prioritize performance over efficiency. So as you might expect, Harley-Davidson MPG balances out to a figure that’s about average across the industry as a whole: between 35 and 40 miles per gallon.

If you’re looking for the most efficient motorcycle, you’ll find plenty of bikes that do better than average at the higher end of the Harley-Davidson MPG rankings. For instance, the Harley-Davidson Sportster® MPG for some models easily hits 45 miles on the gallon—and even higher for some! Iron 883 models have been shown to deliver 50+ MPG, making them some of the most efficient Harley-Davidson bikes.

Which Harleys Get the Best Gas Mileage?

In general, the Harley-Davidson Street Glide® MPG and Harley-Davidson Sportster® MPG are on the higher end for the brand. That’s because these bikes are relatively lightweight, yet designed for highway riding at consistent speeds. That combination tends to make them more efficient than heavier touring models and more efficient than the sport bikes designed for aggressive riding.

Here are a few points for Portland and Albany riders to keep in mind when comparing Harley-Davidson MPG specs:

  • Harley-Davidson FX MPG: FX models like the FXDR™ 114 have posted Harley-Davidson MPG estimates well above 50 highway MPG.
  • Harley-Davidson Sportster® MPG: The Sportster Iron 883 has a 3.3-gallon fuel capacity and earns up to 51 MPG.
  • Fuel-efficient used motorcycles: Many prior model-year Harleys also offer great gas mileage. Just be sure that the used bike you buy uses fuel injection. Older, carbureted models earn lower gas mileage.

Boost Your Harley-Davidson MPG With Smart Riding Habits

Smart riding habits can also go a long way toward boosting your already-impressive Harley-Davidson Street Glide® MPG or Harley-Davidson Sportster® MPG! Keep these fuel-efficient riding tips in mind the next time you hit the road in Lebanon:

  • Maintain a steady speed, shift gears smoothly, and avoid unnecessary revving.
  • Ride your bike the way it was designed to be ridden. For instance, you won’t get good Harley-Davidson Street Glide® MPG by riding in stop-and-go traffic.
  • Keep up with routine maintenance to keep your bike performing at its peak.

Test Drive Fuel-Efficient Harley-Davidson Motorcycles at Timber Town Harley-Davidson

Questions about optimizing Harley-Davidson MPG? We can tell you more about fuel-efficient riding, and you might also want to check out H-D’s electric division, Livewire®. Stop by our dealership near Portland for details today!

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