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50cc moped fuel consumption

50cc moped fuel consumption

The main reason mopeds are popular is because they're very cheap to run. This makes them a good choice for younger riders, as you don't have to shell out nearly as much money as you would running a car. This is true for everything, including insurance, tax, and petrol.

50cc mopeds are incredibly fuel efficient, and you should find yourself filling up the tank every few weeks, depending on your riding habits. The majority of our 50cc scooters have a fuel capacity of 5.4L, which will cost you under £15 to fill up. You should find you can do up to 100 miles on a single tank of petrol, although this figure will vary depending on several factors.

What affects fuel consumption?

There are many things that affect how efficiently your scooter uses fuel, and unfortunately some of these are outside of your control. However, considering 50cc scooters are very efficient vehicles, you shouldn't expect too much variation over their efficiency. Fuel economy is affected by the following factors:

  • Your riding style. Speeding, hard braking, and rapid acceleration (all known as aggressive driving) can reduce your fuel economy by as much as 40%, especially in stop-start traffic. Make sure you ride your scooter safely, as this will not only protect you, but reduce your fuel consumption too.
  • Weather. Riding your scooter in cold weather can reduce fuel efficiency because your engine doesn't operate at peak efficiency until it's warmed up. Don't try to combat this by leaving your scooter to warm up before you ride, as this will obviously waste petrol.
  • Short trips. The same as riding in cold weather, frequently only making short trips can affect your fuel efficiency because your engine spends less time operating at the correct temperature. To avoid damaging your engine, try to take a longer journey at least once a week. This might seem like it costs more, but in the long run it'll avoid damage.
  • Uneven road surface. This probably won't affect you if you live in a city, but riding on uneven or unmade roads will increase fuel consumption. There's not much you can do about this, other than to avoid poorly maintained roads if possible.

Being careful about how much fuel your moped consumes might seem unnecessary because they're already so efficient, but it can be useful to develop good habits while you're still learning the roads. You can then carry these practices over onto bigger vehicles, which is when you'll want to be more careful about how much fuel you consume. Picking up good road habits when using an easy to learn vehicle like a scooter can be very beneficial.

Mopeds are appealing to many people, especially young riders, because they're very fuel-efficient. If you only need a vehicle to get around town, or to use infrequently, a moped will be a very good choice. If you're careful enough about your riding habits, you should find yourself only having to fill up every week or two.