|1980 Craig Vetter Fuel Economy Contest|
|Some 4,000 riders attended the 1980 Vetter Rally at Colorado Springs. All contestants had to be running some kind of un-modified Vetter fairing to enter this first contest, which was easy because everybody rode to there.|
|This first contest was at the Colorado Vetter Rally|
|Check out the overall winners. They are all Harleys! As I recall, they were geared up so the engine turned slowly and they got into high gear as quickly as they could. They were consistant... all getting from 88-100 mpg.
Many of you have noticed these "promising" mileage numbers.
|101 mpg Ed Lary disqualified himself with a taped-over headlight||98 mpg Lammy Johnstone, winner|
|However, when I tried to question those Harley folks in 2007, I was very disappointed in their response. As far as I am concerned, I am not drawing any meaningful conclusions from these H-D numbers. They were never duplicated again in any subsequent Vetter Fuel Economy Contests.|
Posted April 21 2004
Updated Feb 14, 2011