After comparing my newly acquired Ninja 250, with it's massive 26hp and 13lb/ft (which equals less than zero torque) to my old crusty KLX686 with 50hp and 48lb/ft I can say without doubt that if ridden to the same level of accelerative force, the KLX would win the MPG contest. It just requires so much less time accelerating that it makes up for barn door aero!
Majority of my riding is city and backroads.
Now, where is that 300lb single cylinder 650 sport bike we all want?
This ain't a war, anymore than a war between men and maggots. Or, dragons and wolves. Or, men riding dragons, throwing wolves at maggots!