Avoid accelerating or decelerating unnecessarily. Once the engine is running smoothly, begin driving accelerate slowly and smoothly. Avoid jack-rabbit starts and unnecessary sudden acceleration or braking. Get into high gear as soon as possible. Do not rest your foot on the accelerator pedal, for short period stoppages, for example at a signal.
Keep a keen observation on the quantity and quality of fuel. Keep the bottom of your vehicle free from mud, etc. This not only lessens weight but also helps prevent corrosion. Keep your vehicle tuned-up and in top shape. For longer life of all parts and lower operating costs maintain your vehicle on schedule. (please insist on genuine parts during (pre-journey) maintenance service).
Always wear seat belt. Do not Touch or Open Radiator Cap when Engine is Hot. Don’t fiddle with your Radio/Audio/Video player while driving. Avoid use of mobile phone, while driving. Always use Suzuki Genuine Parts. Non-Genuine Parts effect fuel-consumption, can be dangerous and cause accident(s).
Always use indicator much before taking a turn. Keep a proper distance from other vehicles to avoid sudden braking. This will also reduce your brakes from wearing. Avoid hitting the curb and slow down on rough roads. Driving is transportation not competition. Want to compete? Find a race track. Keep your windscreen clean. Don’t leave your valuable in the car. Follow the speed limit given on the road signs.
Check gauges and meter operation Check lighting system operation Check horn and turn signal operation Check fuel level in fuel tank Check rear view mirror condition Check number plate condition Check tire (air pressure, wear and damage) Check oil leakage under your vehicle Check radiator water level Check oil level through oil gauge / Dip stick Check battery water level
Avoid long and unnecessary engine idling. If you have a long wait and you are not into traffic, it is better to turn off the engine and start again later. For better and long lasting usage, keep tire pressure upto acceptable standard Pressure (Recommendation given on the sticker pasted on front RHS pillar / door).
It is better to switch off the engine at stops of over 2 minutes and start again when required. Drive Slow and steady. The faster you go, the more the wind resistance your vehicle will face. Do not rest your foot on the clutch or brake pedal. This causes needless wear, overheating and poor fuel economy. Always drive in the correct gear, Incorrect gear shifting can lead to as much as 20% increase in fuel consumption. A 25% decrease in tire pressure can cost you 5~10% more on petrol and 25% on tire life. It has been established by trials that you can get upto 40% extra mileage at 40 Kmph as compared to 80 kmph. Ensure proper wheel alignment.
Improper alignment not only causes faster tire wear but also puts an extra load on the engine, which in turn wastes fuel. A/C usage increases fuel consumption. Operate the lever on re-circulate position to optimize cooling. Various A/C settings are available in Suzuki. Choose according to your level of comfort desired. It is recommended that “Mild” mode be used in the morning & night time. A dirty air cleaner, out of adjustment carburetor, dirty plugs, dirty oil and grease, brakes unadjusted etc. all lower engine performance and contribute to poor fuel economy.
Avoid accelerating or decelerating unnecessarily. Once the engine is running smoothly, begin driving with slow & smooth acceleration. Avoid jerky starts and unnecessary sudden acceleration or braking. Get into high gear as soon as possible. Keep the bottom of your motorcycle free from mud, it lessens weight for fuel economy & also helps to prevent corrosion.
Keep your motorcycle tuned-up and in top shape. Always maintain your motorcycle as per schedule through Suzuki authorized Showroom / dealer for better performance and lower operating cost. Use only Suzuki genuine parts for safety and longer life of parts.
Use Helmet to protects from head injury in a collision situation or a fall. Always ensure that helmet strap is properly locked. Use Goggles to protect your eyes from rain, dirt etc. Use Gloves to protect your hands and knuckles from damage. Wear Shoes to protect your feet. Ride safely at all times to avoid injury to others road users or damage to properties.
Riding on wet roads or rainy day requires extra caution. Braking distance should be double in a rainy day, remember it. Observe and comply with all traffic rules. Never attend your cell phone while riding. Always apply both brakes for effective stoppage of motorcycle. Always ride at the left lane and leave the right lane for faster vehicles. Always use turn signals much before taking a turn. Riding is transportation not competition. Want to compete? Find a race track.
Check gauge and meter functioning. Check lighting operation. Check horn and turn signal operation. Check fuel level in fuel tank. Check rear view mirror condition. Check tire (air pressure, wear and damage) Check oil leakage. Check battery water level. Check braking system for its effective working. Check smooth clutch operation and adjust if required.
Avoid long and unnecessary engine idling. It is better to switch off the engine at stops of over 2 minutes and start again when required. Keep tire pressure as (Recommended on the sticker pasted on chain case), as a 25% decrease in tire pressure can cost you 5~10 % more on petrol and 25% on tire life.
Ride at normal speed. The faster you go, the more wind resistance your motorcycle will face, resulting more fuel consumption. Do not rest your foot on the brake pedal. This causes overheating and poor fuel economy. Always drive in the correct gear, incorrect gear shifting can lead to as much as 20% increase in fuel consumption. A dirty Air cleaner, out of adjustment carburetor, dirty Spark plugs, dirty engine oil, etc. all contribute to poor fuel economy. Therefore, replace or clean them as per requirement.