Thanks, someone should start an ATV m.p.g. list with all the variables like uphill and downhill, on flat dirt roads etc. That list would get interesting really fast and make the ATV manufacturers pay attention to m.p.g. ratings in the ATV industry.
Do not forget to have them test at wide open throttle. Here is a list of magazines I know of.
Atv Industry Magazine
Atv Illustrated Magazine
Quad atv Magazine
Atv Rider Magazine
Atv World Magazine
Dirt Wheels Magazine - Funny thing is, if Dirt Wheels did a comparison Yamaha or Honda would always come out on top.
Dirt Tracks TV program did a MPG test early this year. Ran several ATV's on two different tracks. One for max MPG's and one for fun. Used GPS for distance and speed and measured gas use very carefully. On the easy track they got much higher MPG's then I would have ever thought and on the trail section they got about what I would think is real world MPG's (based on my experience). You might be able to find the video on their home page.
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