Which Of­fers Bet­ter Fuel Econ­omy?

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I have a query re­gard­ing Royal En­field’s 500-cc mo­tor­cy­cles. Royal En­field, the retro bike man­u­fac­tur­ers, sell their 500-cc bikes in car­bu­ret­ted as well as fuel-in­jected ver­sions in the guise of the STD Bul­let 500 and the Classic 500 and Thun­der­bird 500 re­spec­tively. I want to know which of the two of­fers an over­all smooth rid­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in terms of top speed, ac­cel­er­a­tion and a ride free from vi­bra­tions. In ad­di­tion, which of th­ese two of­fers bet­ter fuel econ­omy? Mo­hammed Rafiq, Lucknow

Be­fore go­ing into the de­tails we would rec­om­mend that you test-ride both the bikes and see for your­self which one is smoother. So far as main­te­nance is con­cerned, the car­bu­ret­ted bike will be eas­ier to main­tain. The FI needs more at­ten­tion in terms of main­te­nance but it is also more fuel-ef­fi­cient than the car­bu­ret­ted ver­sion.

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