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Molto Verboso
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For you folks keeping track of such things, what kind of gas mileage do you get out of your 250cc fi? I've put 1,700 miles on my 2009 BV250 I picked up at the end of summer. I consistently get between 81 and 86 miles to the gallon. I thought this was a fluke on my first fill up, so I've checked every tank since then. I am extremely happy about this. My 125cc Buddy is hard pressed to do 65 miles to the gallon. I use 87 octane ethanol free fuel, the bike has a Malossi exhaust and Denso Iridium plug. I weigh 200lbs +. 1/4 freeway, 3/4 getting to the freeway.
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I have a 2009 GTS250 and probably get about 56mpg. I don't push the reserve and fill up pretty consistently at the 135mi mark. I'm a pretty spirited rider and the bike is stripped down (no rear rack, no grab rails, etc..).
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Shebalba wrote:
I have a 2009 GTS250 and probably get about 56mpg. I don't push the reserve and fill up pretty consistently at the 135mi mark. I'm a pretty spirited rider and the bike is stripped down (no rear rack, no grab rails, etc..).
Er, hang on - you put ~1.7 US gallons in at 135 miles - that's 80 mpg, not 56...

Unless you magically manage to put 2.4 gallons in without 'pushing' the reserve.
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jimc wrote:
Er, hang on - you put ~1.7 US gallons in at 135 miles - that's 80 mpg, not 56...

Unless you magically manage to put 2.4 gallons in without 'pushing' the reserve.
Even better! Thanks professor. That's the last time I ask Siri what 135 divided by 2.4 is. 😀
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Typically in normal riding with my 2006 GTS250 I can get 85 mpg. In the scooter cannonballs my mpg would drop to 50 mpg. Of course there I was more heavily loaded and pushing the scooter on speed
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You guys are good. I'm lucky to see 60mpg on my GTS250. I must have a lead right hand.
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My 07 GTS 250 with 47k on the clock gets into the 90's, no freeway of course.
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I track my mileage but I couldn't tell you what I get nor do I care what mileage I get.

I track all my fill-ups because it helps me when it's income tax season, and because it can show me any changes in trends that could indicate a problem with my vehicles.

Whether I got 15 mpg or 150 mpg, I would still ride my bikes because fun > fuel economy any day of the week.

If anyone is into mileage though, or just likes geeking out on this kind of data, you can see the fuel economy of over 100 GTS 250s here:

https://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/vespa/gts_250_ie

Mine will be in there somewhere.

If you navigate the site you'll be able to look at other 250cc scooters and see what they're getting for yourself.
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I am impressed with the over 80 mpg result on your BV250. I have owned a GTS250, a GTS300, an MP3 250, and an Aprillia SC300 (very similar to a BV300). With any of them, I was/am pleased whenever I break 70 mpg. On the other hand, we also have a Buddy 125, and have seen above 80 mpg on that little go getter often enough.
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On my '07 GTS 250, i'm getting about 62mpg, equivalent to what I was getting on the '09 GTS 250.

If I'm on a more relaxed ride, cruising back roads at 50-55, I've seen as high as 70 mpg.

US gallons, 91-93 octane, typically E10 where I live. Sometimes I'm able to get E0.
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I fell into keeping track of my scooters using Fuelly.

I write down almost every fill up (except Cannonballs and I miss one every now and then) and Fuelly gives me the mpg in US gallons.

My three Vespa GTs average 63, 64.2 and 64.3 over their lives so far.
The new GTS 300 HPE has averaged 65 in just over 1000 miles. It got far less during the Cannonball but I didn't keep records.

Significantly better is the Big Ugly, my 2018 Yamaha Xmax 300, averaging 70.9 over 28,000 miles. It gets over 90 mpg in both Rocky and Appalachian Mountain rides and uses regular 87 fuel.

I know that these are 200cc and 300cc and don't really answer your mileage for a 250 question, but they were all the engine sizes at the time.

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My all time record for my GTS 250 MPG was 73.5 MPG on the 1st day of tagging along the Cannonball 2023. Other than that, my average across all the mileage I have logged for GTS 250 is low 60's MPG, for all the GTS 300 I have logged miles, more like low 50's. Normal scooter riding I never give any consideration to MPG unless I am squeezing all the range out of my tank on a long ride. Robot
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I only get just over 50 on my GTS - but it has a hard life, always rapid accelerations in traffic-light dense suburbia. I bet I'd get 80-85 on longer runs. I know I used to reckon on 130 miles between fill-ups when touring up and down the west coast.
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Shebalba wrote:
Even better! Thanks professor. That's the last time I ask Siri what 135 divided by 2.4 is. 😀
Well was it 1.7 or 2.4 gallons between fill-ups? If it really was 2.4, then 56mpg is the right figure.
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Molto Verboso
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I've been managing around 425 kms per tank. Works out to 2.7 l/100km or 87 mpg. I can't complain about that.....
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Molto Verboso
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Thank you for your input on this folks! Fuelly states MPG for the 250 in the mid 60's based on over 1,600 fill ups. I feel blessed getting 80+. Stay safe out there.
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