Most people who ride motorbikes appreciate the freedom that a bike gives them, anything from an easier commute to work to simply enjoying the open road on a sunny day. However, another factor that often plays heavily on the decision to buy a motorbike is that a bike costs less to run when compared to a car, SUV or even a Ute.
Using less fuel on a day-to-day basis is not only great for your hip-pocket, but it is also good for the environment, a factor that has a lot of meaning for many Australians. Even better, if you can find a really fuel efficient motorbike, then you can save even more money on your running costs.
So if you are in the market for a shiny new motorbike and you want the best bang for your buck, here are the top 5 fuel efficient bikes in Australia for 2017.

Honda Grom 125

Also known as the ‘pocket rocket’, this mini sports bike offers serious fun and a lightweight design for bike riders. With a compact underslung exhaust, 4-stroke 125cc engine and an awesome 44km/L fuel efficiency, the Honda Grom 125 is definitely worth considering if you want to cut down on fuel bills.

Honda CB500X

This lightweight bike offers an upright riding position, wide handlebars and a tall seat, an adjustable windscreen, large capacity fuel tank and a 500cc liquid cooled parallel-twin DOHC engine. All of this means that the Honda CB500X is a bike that embraces adventure and with a fuel efficiency of 34km/L, you can afford to have plenty of these on the weekends!

Yamaha SR400

If you are looking for a retro bike, then the Yamaha SR400 ticks all of the boxes. Harping back to the ‘70’s with an authentic engine and steel chassis, 400cc air cooled 4 stroke engine, conventional front forks, and a kick start mechanism – this is a timeless design that speaks to your soul. Running at 28km/L, it’s not the most fuel efficient bike on our list, but it is the most charismatic!

Yamaha Star Bolt

With a powerful 942cc V-Twin engine, the retro styling of the Yamaha Star Bolt is part of its growing popularity. This unique looking air-cooled custom bike features clip-on handlebars, sport café paint, and traditional fork gaiters, reminiscent of Europe’s café lifestyle. Add in 22km/L fuel efficiency and you have the ideal bike for cruising around town.

Kawasaki Ninja 300

As one of the most popular bikes in Australia, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 offers sharp styling and pumped up body work to emulate its bigger Ninja cousins. Offering a sports riding position, power braking, short style silencer, wide rear tyre and pretty good fuel efficiency (17km/L), the Kawasaki Ninja 300 is definitely worth investigating.
So there you have it! If you want to change your motoring lifestyle and invest in a new motorbike, not only will you have more freedom on the road, but you will also save some serious money on fuel. Your mates will be green with envy and simply scratch their heads every time they hear of about your awesome weekend trips away on the bike.
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