HPE octane requirements
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2020 300 GTS
Joined: 10 May 2015
Posts: 23
Location: Apache Junction AZ
Mon May 03, 2021 6:02 am quote
I read that 90 octane fuel is required for my 2020 300 HPE. Whats everyone using. IS 87 safe to use
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2020 GTS 300 HPE
Joined: 27 Sep 2019
Posts: 414
Location: San Francisco
Mon May 03, 2021 9:14 am quote
You're gonna go spend ten grand on a vehicle, and then be cheap about an extra 50 every hundred miles?

Use premium. (Also, maybe use search. I'm sure you're not the first to ask this.)
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GTS 300ABS, Buddy 125, Buddy Kick 125
Joined: 29 Dec 2007
Posts: 11693
Location: Oregon City, OR
Mon May 03, 2021 11:50 am quote
I use premium in all my scooters. US regular gas is below the octane rating recommended by Piaggio. As mayorofnow says, it is hardly worthwhile to tried to save a few pennies per fill.
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Supertech 2019 (EURO3/APAC)
Joined: 17 Nov 2020
Posts: 192
Location: Australia
Mon May 03, 2021 1:41 pm quote
Use high octane low ethanol

Note, USA and Canada use a different octane rating system compared to most of the rest of the world. See measurement section on https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating
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2007 LX 150 (memories)
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Location: New Hampshire
Mon May 03, 2021 8:57 pm quote
From our Wiki:

FAQ: What octane should I use in my scooter?
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Joined: 22 Apr 2021
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Sun May 09, 2021 4:20 pm quote
I also try to find a gas pump with a dedicated nozzle for premium fuel. That way no "leftover" standard gas from the pump's hoses fills the small volume gas tank.
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GS racing 60
Joined: 17 Apr 2021
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Location: So Cal, Lake Forest
Sun May 09, 2021 4:30 pm quote
92
I even use on my 125-Honda Super Cub.
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GS racing 60
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Location: So Cal, Lake Forest
Sun May 09, 2021 4:31 pm quote
Green 60 wrote:
90
I even use on my 125-Honda Super Cub.
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2015 GTS 300 Super (Melody)
Joined: 22 Apr 2015
Posts: 2858
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Mon May 10, 2021 7:11 pm quote
mrob wrote:
I also try to find a gas pump with a dedicated nozzle for premium fuel. That way no "leftover" standard gas from the pump's hoses fills the small volume gas tank.
Never seen one of those in these parts. And, I can't really wait for someone in, I dunno, a Dodge Hellcat-whatever or Shelby Mustang to pull up and fill up, with me right behind. I'd like to think Piaggio had this sort of stuff in mind when engineering the powerplant on these things. (Note: I rode home on a half-tank of Regular when I inadvertently ran the tank dry some fifteen miles from home a few years back; no harm done.)
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2016 Vespa GTS300ie abs/asr/ess Settantesimo '70'
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 3310
Location: East Anglia, a dryer region of the UK than Israel
Tue May 11, 2021 3:30 am quote
We have dedicated pump hoses for whatever octane you require so there is never any leftover gas to wonder about.
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