Maybe the boroughs and the city itself have banned non ethanol for environmental/energy reasons? I know some states have. I don't really keep an accurate track of mileage anymore myself. But if I remember correctly, I think ShadowShack posted something not long ago stating that when Honda brought back the Rebel (2nd generation) they had to contend with fuel/mileage competition with the other Asian bike brands. Consequently, 2nd generation Rebels get better mileage than first generation. ???? NY's fuel tax is high, but surprisingly, NY is only the fourth highest fuel tax state. Pennsylvania, California, Washington, and Hawaii are the leaders.
1986 Honda Rebel 250cc