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The Suzuki Burgman Street just did 93.7km/L

In the Burgman Econo Run contest

The Burgman Street is an overachiever when it comes to fuel economy. PHOTO FROM SUZUKI

I admit to being a fan of the little Suzuki Burgman Street. As my personal errand scoot, it has saved me thousands of pesos in fuel expenses compared to using my car. Even frequent, wide-open-throttle runs haven’t deterred it from consistently churning out fuel efficiencies of anywhere from 45-50km/L.

But the recent Burgman Street Econo Run held in Cebu and Davao has just revealed exactly how thrifty it can get at the fuel pump. With a total of 93 riders on the Burgman Street Standard and the bigger-tired EX variant, the results were nothing short of impressive.

To measure the fuel efficiency, participants’ fuel tanks were topped up at the starting-point gas station, sealed, and then refilled at the end point. The volume of liters replenished was computed against the trip odometer reading. Participants with a lower odometer reading than in Suzuki’s simulation run were disqualified.

A total of 93 riders participated in both Visayas and Mindanao legs. PHOTO FROM SUZUKI
The test protocol was the standard 'fill-up, seal, then refuel at the end' method. PHOTO FROM SUZUKI

The Cebu leg began at Suzuki AS Fortuna in Mandaue City and ended in San Remigio, northern Cebu—a good mix of hills, twisties, and urban traffic. These are the results:

  • Burgman Street Standard
    • Dario Villacorta Jr. –  80.34km/L
    • Resty Florence – 79.49km/L
    • Jimmy Villaver – 73.23km/L
  • Burgman Street EX
    • Jivy Casona – 84.4km/L
    • Junejeet Aguanta – 76.47km/L
    • Brian Villacampo – 75.63km/L
  • Influencers
    • Boy Perstaym – 84.4km/L
    • Miss PINAYpay – 78.69km/L
    • InangMoto – 72.09km/L
    • MC Kwyn – 69.06km/L
The Burgman Econo Run sees enthusiastic participation among real-world owners. PHOTO FROM SUZUKI

The Davao leg began at Shell Bago Gallera in Davao City and ended at Magnaga Waters Beach Resort in Davao de Oro. Participants achieved an average of 68km/L for the Burgman Street Standard, and 69km/L for the Burgman Street EX. The results are as follows:

  • Burgman Street Standard
    • Avel Canono – 93.7km/L
    • Felix Reambonanza Jr. – 82.23km/L
    • Jaffy Quiambao – 82.22km/L
  • Burgman Street EX
    • Ronal Lenijan – 75.13km/L
    • John Bernal – 73.43km/L
    • Malik Lipa – 73.43km/L
  • Influencers
    • Kumander Daot – 90.84km/L
    • Langga Gail – 82.5km/L
    • Byahe ni Ken – 78.51km/L
    • Frozz Moto – 74.02km/L
    • Boy Baldo – 72.1km/L
    • Tope Motovlog – 68.08km/L
Modest cash prizes for the winners will still pay for a lot of gas and plenty of mileage, considering how thrifty the Burgman is. PHOTO FROM SUZUKI

The Luzon leg of the Burgman Econo Run will be held this May, with Burgman Street owners already strategizing how to top the above-mentioned results.

Andy Leuterio

Andy is both an avid cyclist and a car enthusiast who has finally made the shift to motorcycles. You've probably seen him on his bicycle or motorbike overtaking your crawling car. He is our motorcycle editor and the author of the ‘Quickshift’ column.