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 Post subject: Gas mileage contest Hero vs Honda
PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 11:59 am 
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This is intriguing, former business partners going at each other.

Click on the bike image to get the specs for the bike. This is nice urban transportation using an old design (drum brakes all around, etc.).

http://news.motorbiker.org/blogs.nsf/dx/india-honda-calls-out-hero-motocorp-on-mileage-claims.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Gas mileage contest Hero vs Honda
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 5:56 am 
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The gas mileage they claim, could be at a dyno, in final gear, at low RPM, until tank runs out of gas.
No one rides like that.

There are times when I ride slow, that I get 1/4th better gas mileage compared to going at top speed.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas mileage contest Hero vs Honda
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 6:50 pm 
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the only true mileage test is when the 2 bikes start out with a measured quantity of fuel and ride together til one runs out of fuel. that way the speed and routes are identical.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas mileage contest Hero vs Honda
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 2:57 am 
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Wow! Quite the claim! But, I suppose anything's possible. My wife's first bike, back in 1968, was a Honda Sport, a 4 speed 50 cc bike. She weighed about 100 lbs, and I know there were times she figured she was getting close to 200 mpg (imperial) back then. (they claimed 225 mpg for their automatic Cub model) When I look at what kind of mileage we were getting in our cars back then, and what we get now, with considerably more powerful engines, I guess they might be getting close to those numbers. But yeah, I'm with Jim. Fill both bikes with four liters of gasoline, and head for the track.
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 Post subject: Re: Gas mileage contest Hero vs Honda
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 9:09 pm 
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Did you see who made the first comment on that link?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas mileage contest Hero vs Honda
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 6:01 pm 
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Shadow Shack, what are you trying to achieve, by making such comments?
They aren't necessary!


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 Post subject: Re: Gas mileage contest Hero vs Honda
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 6:54 pm 
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MeeLee wrote:
Shadow Shack, what are you trying to achieve, by making such comments?
They aren't necessary!

Prodigit has a history on this board as one who refuses to support his statements of fact and strongly held opinions with even a shred of supporting data or theory. It would be fair comment to point out that he had made a comment on this story, but we don't want unduly personal attacks. It may be a little prejudicial, but I'm inclined to allow it.

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