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Question: What's the average MPG (US gal) for the bike you ride most often?
>60 - 16 (3.6%)
55-60 - 7 (1.6%)
50-55 - 49 (10.9%)
45-50 - 114 (25.4%)
40-45 - 147 (32.8%)
35-40 - 90 (20.1%)
30-35 - 18 (4%)
<30 - 7 (1.6%)
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« on: October 19, 2010, 08:04:10 pm »

I get 43 MPG avg with the gsxr and 48 with the SV.  
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2010, 07:49:07 am »

About 42mpg average with my Street Triple R in normal conditions.  Lowest has been about 28mpg, commuting is 32-35mpg, and the highest has been about 52mpg.
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2010, 08:22:54 am »

It generally gets around 45mpg.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2010, 08:25:07 am »

It doesn't really matter how I ride on the VFR. I get 40mpg. Riding hard in the twisties? 40. Slabbing across the state? 40. High speed sweepers? 40. Shrug  The one time I was lower than that was heading across Nebraska into a stiff quartering headwind with saddlebags and a large tail bag. That time I got 36ish.
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2010, 08:32:09 am »

I'm usually in the high 30s because my commute is 0-60-0 over and over again. It's basically the worst possible scenario for fuel mileage. I would actually be a good candidate for a hybrid if I wanted to drive a car.

The highest I've seen was in the mid 50s on a long highway slog.

Edit to add: Hit the Fuelly link in my sig if you want details.
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2010, 01:32:59 pm »


Edit to add: Hit the Fuelly link in my sig if you want details.


After hearing about it on The Pace Podcast, I'm pretty much addicted to tracking mpg on fuelly.com.  Thanks a lot Bigok
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2010, 02:29:57 pm »

The Fuelly thing for me is for my most recent trip. I haven't updated it since then.

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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2010, 02:47:28 pm »

I don't know what I do wrong.  I've never averaged close to 40mpg with any of my bikes ever - usually 32-34.  I don't think I ride outrageously fast or high in the revs or hard on the throttle.  Shrug

They've all been larger displacement motors, but twins, triples, and fours - all about the same.

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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2010, 03:54:11 pm »

Now is that an imperial gallon (real one) or the Gallon US.  Real gallons have 160 ounces and the US gallon has 132 ounces.  Big difference in mileage if you compare both gallons.
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2010, 04:35:56 pm »

Those are US gallons.  You can pick in the setup whether you use US gal or IMP gal.


I don't know what I do wrong.  I've never averaged close to 40mpg with any of my bikes ever - usually 32-34.  I don't think I ride outrageously fast or high in the revs or hard on the throttle.  Shrug


Maybe you ride in a lower gear than those that are getting 40+.  At a steady speed above 45 mph, I'm normally in 5th or 6th gear.
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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2010, 06:38:45 pm »


Those are US gallons.  You can pick in the setup whether you use US gal or IMP gal.



Maybe you ride in a lower gear than those that are getting 40+.  At a steady speed above 45 mph, I'm normally in 5th or 6th gear.


No, I don't really do that.  I do zip up to speed in the "relevant" gear, but when I settle in I click up to 6.  I do *downshift* pretty regularly (like whenever I roll off the gas) - I don't like asking the engine to pull from 3K even slowly - but I pop right back up to 6th.  I used to think it was the alcohol/MTBE here in CA, but nowadays everybody has that, and it's only 10% in any case.  Shrug

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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2010, 07:02:42 pm »

Average 40 under 80 MPH. Over 80 and it goes down a bit. Over 100 and it is poor.
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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2010, 07:12:57 pm »

I've averaged 40.01 mpg and don't know which selection to choose.

That is for every tank of gas in my FZ1.
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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2010, 09:04:53 pm »

I've kept a log of expenses, including fuel and mileage, on my 04 ST1300 since new. Total average MPG for 70,000 mi is 49.3. A worst of 39.4 and a best of 63.3. 50.9 average over the last 10,000 mi.
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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2010, 09:07:37 pm »


I've kept a log of expenses, including fuel and mileage, on my 04 ST1300 since new. Total average MPG for 70,000 mi is 49.3. A worst of 39.4 and a best of 63.3. 50.9 average over the last 10,000 mi.


That's very impressive for a 1300cc machine.
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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2010, 09:31:53 pm »

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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2010, 09:32:05 pm »

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« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2010, 09:42:53 pm »

36-40 MPG on the Adventure.  
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« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2010, 12:01:40 am »

The viffer averages about 40.
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« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2010, 10:29:09 am »

My ZZR1200 averages around 38 to 39.
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