Which motorcycles on sale today give the best mpg?
The beginning of this century saw the world views changing gradually towards climate change and the need to preserve the environment. This, along with stringent policies, has forced the manufacturers to develop motorcycles that can run cleaner fuel and extract the maximum economy from it, sometimes even at the cost of performance.
Bad news for people who seek the element of thrill, but a pretty good one for someone living in urban jungles where folks prefer commuting on a motorcycle rather thank a car for its practicality and frugal fuel-efficiency. Then there are us few who love the idea of putting serious miles on two-wheels and living the adventure.
We here have compiled a list to give you the best available tools for such situations and save some money on gas while at it.
Honda has a well-established and hard-earned reputation among riders in a variety of motorsports, and the “observed trial” riders are no exception. Introducing the 2015 Montesa Cota 4RT260 and Montesa Cota 4RT Race Replica; two variations of a bike that honors its heritage that goes all the way back to the Honda-Montesa merger of the mid-1980’s. While this tribute is mainly cosmetic, consisting of the name and race-replica trim package, the competitive nature of this bike is hard to ignore, and it combines two of the best-known names in this relatively niche market.
Take one of the greatest names ever in the sport of trials riding - the Montesa Cota 4RT—and add the technology, engineering, and reliability of the greatest name in motorcycling—Honda. Then point it at your favorite trials section and get ready for a perfect score. And for 2015 you can pick from two versions: the Montesa Cota 4RT260 and Montesa Cota 4RT Race Replica.
The 2015 Montesa Cota 4RT260 is ready for competition with its reliable 260cc Honda engine and new suspension components. Or choose the Montesa Cota 4RT Race Replica with premium Showa suspension, race replica trim and specialty carbon parts. Either one is a great choice for serious weekend trials competitors.
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The Honda Montesa Cota 4RT sets new standards in the world of trials. Equipped with a revolutionary and compact 4 stroke and 4 valve engine with a PGM-FI electronic fuel injection, the Honda Montesa Cota 4RT delivers a high efficiency and low emissions without compromising performance.
The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a light aluminum frame which sits on SHOWA suspensions.
The bike also features a newly designed fuel tank, which is more slender than the previous generations allowing you better control. Apart from that you also get a new rear mud guard, Dunlop tires, a special paint job that goes back to the original red color of Montesas emblematic classic Cota models, and a Pro Link, R16V rear suspension.
The Honda Montesa Cota 4RT is offered with a starting price of €7.180.
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Training for the 2008 edition of the Festival of Speed is Dougie Lampkin which is allowed to make a round of Goodwood House and it does it in the best way it can: on a trial motorcycle.
The ride offers viewers of the video the opportunity to get a feel of the objects and people inside, exactly how they are. Even better is that they see it through a motorcyclists eyes and that is pretty much how they’ve perceive it anyway.
The trial champion makes an impressive incursion composed of many wheelies, stoppies and 90 degree turns from one move and it is very enjoyable to watch, even though I think it missed lost it on the narrow stairs area, just before reaching the roof. But why don’t you check it out yourself?