Ten Fuel Efficient Motorcycles: Two-Wheeled Fuel Sippers

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Motorcycles usually tend to get decent fuel economy, but this selection of 10 bikes stand out for their exceptional-- and sometimes, surprising efficiency.

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BMW F650GS - 63 mpg

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The BMW F650GS. (BMW)

Though the BMW F650GS isn't a small bike, its 63 mpg fuel efficiency puts in the company of far smaller engined competitors in terms of fuel efficiency.

Source: TotalMotorcycle.com, via LA Times

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Honda NC700X - 64 mpg

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The Honda NC700X. (Basem Wasef)

The 2013 Honda NC700X is rated at 64 miles per gallon, thanks in part to its mildly tuned 670cc liquid-cooled parallel twin engine.

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Kawasaki KLX250S - 70 mpg

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(armycopter/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0)

It uses an old school carburetor, but the Kawasaki KLX250S's liquid-cooled 249cc single helps it achieve a reported 70 mpg-- aided in no small part by its 297.7 pound curb weight.

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Suzuki DR200SE - 68 mpg

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The Suzuki DR200SE. (Suzuki)

The 2013 Suzuki DR200SE is carbureted-- which typically isn't the most fuel efficient fuel delivery method. But its slight curb weight of 278 pounds and mere 199cc engine displacement helps it score 68 mpg.

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Honda CRF250L - 73 mpg

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The Honda CRF250L. (Kevin Wing)

The 2013 Honda CRF250L isn't exactly a bargain considering its only equipped with a 249cc engine. But that hardworking little mill helps it achieve an impressive 73 mpg.

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    Kawasaki Ninja 250R - 77 mpg

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    The Kawasaki Ninja 250R. (Kawasaki)

    The Kawasaki Ninja 250R is one of the sportiest beginner bikes you can buy, but it also happens to be one of the thriftiest, reporting 77 mpg. The good news? Its fuel-injected successor, the Ninja 300, is even more efficient.

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    Star V-Star 1300 - 78 mpg

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    (Mick/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY 2.0)

    Despite its big 1,304cc liquid-cooled v-twin, the Star Motorcycles V-Star 1300 has been reported to score 78 mpg.

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    Suzuki TU250X - 80 mpg

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    The Suzuki TU250X. (A.W.)

    The Suzuki TU250X's fuel-injected, 249cc single-cylinder engine is thrifty on fuel​ and has been reported to get 80 miles per gallon.

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    Honda Rebel - 84 mpg

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    The Honda Rebel. (Honda)

    The 2013 Honda Rebel is powered by a modest 234cc air-cooled parallel twin engine, but its tiny powerplant enables a reported 84 mpg, making it among the most fuel efficient motorcycles on the market.

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    Royal Enfield 250cc - 85 mpg

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    Royal Enfield. Photo © Royal Enfield

    The Royal Enfield model pictured here packs a 250cc engine. This single-cylinder version has been reported to yield 85 miles per gallon of gas.

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