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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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« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2010, 08:31:59 pm »

The GS averages 43 to 46 mpg if I keep to rpm's uner 5K. Over that it drops a bit.
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« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2010, 10:52:27 pm »

I said 40-45 on my Street Triple, but it'll get anywhere from 30-60 depending on the riding conditions and who I am riding with.
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« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2010, 07:21:45 am »

Haven't checked my mpg lately.  But w/ Stage 1 jet kit - its bad, add to that a small tank & I'm hittin the gas stops often.

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« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2010, 07:35:28 am »

Since I ride both mine damm near equal ...Triumph gets 40 to 44
The Kawasaki gets 54 to 59  Bigsmile
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« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2010, 07:38:43 am »

40-42 on the KTM 950 SMR with the Head2Wind jet kit. Stock was more like 38 (+/-).
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« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2010, 12:32:30 am »

Im the first with over 60 mpg  Razz  

I ride a Ninja 250.
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« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2010, 08:34:31 pm »


Im the first with over 60 mpg  Razz  

I ride a Ninja 250.


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« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2010, 06:04:36 pm »

Used to get 50 on summer fuel, 45 on the ethanol mix sold in Denver during the winter months.  

Moved to lower altitude in Missouri.  Now I'm lucky to get over 40 MPG, even on the interstate.

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« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2010, 08:37:43 pm »

I get 60 MPG if I keep it at 40 MPH in 6th gear with a tail wind

But under normal conditions, 39-40, aggressive riding and high MPH's on the highway and that drops quite a bit.
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« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2010, 10:43:14 pm »

Depends on the type of riding I am doing at the time. Aggressive puts me in the 35-40 range. Slab puts me in the 40-45 category.
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« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2010, 03:18:11 pm »

43 mpg average with commuting to work and general running around. 53 or so slabbing it on longer rides in ECON mode. all bets are off when in play mode; the 1400 will decimate a tank really quick.
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« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2010, 08:51:53 pm »


Used to get 50 on summer fuel, 45 on the ethanol mix sold in Denver during the winter months.  

Moved to lower altitude in Missouri.  Now I'm lucky to get over 40 MPG, even on the interstate.

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« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2010, 01:37:08 pm »


Im the first with over 60 mpg  Razz  

I ride a Ninja 250.


Maybe she lives in Colorado or Wyoming?  Either that or the speedometer is fast which would cause the odemeter to read more miles than actual which would artifically inflate the milage.
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« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2010, 12:56:42 pm »

About 40 with the Feejer
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Maybe she lives in Colorado or Wyoming?  Either that or the speedometer is fast which would cause the odemeter to read more miles than actual which would artifically inflate the milage.


I dunno about that. If I where to ride my 500 at the speed limit based on the speedo and shift at 4k I think I'd hafta take gas out of the tank every night. I'll bet it would get in the high 50's.
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Maybe she lives in Colorado or Wyoming?  Either that or the speedometer is fast which would cause the odemeter to read more miles than actual which would artifically inflate the milage.


oklahoma. we've checked it many times under various conditions and it's been 60+ every time. speedometer reads about 4 mph fast.
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« Reply #36 on: December 08, 2010, 11:25:08 am »

Man...I can tell I'm the slow old fart on a 650!  Lol I've almost never gotten below 50mpg on my Wee-Strom. (I think I got 48mpg once after a crazy-spirited ride...).

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« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2010, 12:12:44 pm »

According to my Fuelly charts, the WeeStrom averages just over 50 with a high of 60 and low of 37.

So far on the Concours I'm averaging 40 with a high of 51 and low of 35.  Although I expect this to drop with the cold weather.  It's seems to affect the Concours mpg much more than the WeeStrom.
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« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2010, 02:29:14 pm »

I have no idea whatsoever!  All I know is that compared to my SuperDuty it uses so little fuel that it's not worth keeping track of!
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« Reply #39 on: December 29, 2010, 04:56:54 pm »

I get an honest 50 mpg or better on my zzr1200 loaded like a pack mule on the highway

significantly less when empty running around town
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« Reply #40 on: December 29, 2010, 08:21:32 pm »

On my Suzuki GS500F I generally averaged 50+ with 60 or so on the highway. Smile

I just got a Honda NT700V. Inlove  Wit still less than 600 miles on the bike it is getting an aggregate 52.8 mpg according to the on board computer.  The last tank averaged 48.5 MOL for only commuting and local short trips.  I haven't actually check a trip mileage yet but it seems to be 55 or so.

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« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2011, 01:54:12 pm »

52 on the Thunderbird. With the price of fuel, I'm getting a 125, which will do over 100 mpg. Seriously.
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« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2011, 02:14:38 pm »

The BMW has averaged mid to high 40s over about 100K miles.

The TW will go as low as 55mpg if I'm really, really twisting on it, but 70ish is more common.  I know it's capable of much higher numbers, but the smaller rear sprocket and my inability to not go everywhere on it WFO mitigate against that.  Embarassment
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« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2011, 11:45:32 pm »

this is one of the joys of chain drive... one up in the front, one down in the back = better gas mileage...
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« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2011, 11:51:55 pm »

06 St1300 27k miles and on my last tank I averaged 38mpg regularly cruising in triple digits....
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« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2011, 09:28:49 am »

Suzuki GS500F 07, I ride in the North Georgia Mtns. and usually average around 56 MPG.
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« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2011, 01:10:17 pm »

'08 BMW F800S, always between 53 - 56 mpg, no matter how hard I twist the throttle.

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« Reply #47 on: April 18, 2011, 02:40:19 pm »

my baby Beemer gets 61 per gallon. And thats with one tooth down on the front sproket.  

The Uly on the other hands gets in the mid 40s.

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« Reply #48 on: April 18, 2011, 03:27:59 pm »

43.6 overall since May of 10 when I purchased by '09 FJR.  About 75/25 commuting/touring so far.  That will change once the weather dries out and warms up some.

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« Reply #49 on: May 11, 2011, 01:18:29 pm »


Im the first with over 60 mpg  Razz  

I ride a Ninja 250.


how do you get 60mpg? i have a 09 ninja 250 and the best i got so far is 52.2 mpg. i am 6'2, 198lbs. would love to know the trick. thx
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« Reply #50 on: May 23, 2011, 08:05:19 pm »

I did pretty damn good on this trip to Arizona recently and the computer on the bike showed 58 mpg average for the return trip.   Bigok  I ride much more conservatively when I am alone.  
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« Reply #51 on: May 24, 2011, 02:18:49 pm »

40-43 from Seattle to Emerald Island NC.  Average speed 77mph over the 3500+ miles on a C14.  I have done this trip 3 times.  I only recorded data for the first trip.  90% on Interstate and I'd say 99% at 10+ MPH over the posted speed limits.
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« Reply #52 on: May 24, 2011, 11:48:56 pm »




how do you get 60mpg? i have a 09 ninja 250 and the best i got so far is 52.2 mpg. i am 6'2, 198lbs. would love to know the trick. thx


i also have a 09 ninja 250.  my best has been 70mpg, but average is around 63mpg.  i don't push starting at the red light.  i shift between 3-4k rpm.  i run 15t front sprocket and 41 rear sprocket to bring down the rpm at highway speed.  (14/45 stock)  i'm 5'8" and 170lbs.
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« Reply #53 on: May 30, 2011, 12:00:34 pm »

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Of the three bikes I have on the road now my GS850 easily gets in the high 40s....my VFR gets around 40-45 mpg and my ST1300 at speeds of around 70-75 gets close to the mid 40s can't complain about that at all....
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« Reply #54 on: June 01, 2011, 04:52:55 am »

The monster has been getting  right at 50mpg  with a mix of stop and go city driving and lots of twisties riding and she needs her carbs synced and an idle adjustment.
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« Reply #55 on: June 01, 2011, 04:31:12 pm »

when i originally voted in the poll, my then-bike was getting ~54. now, i'm riding a 750s and i'm averaging 45 combined city and highway. the worst so far is 42, the best 52. i need to check it sometime on a strictly highway ride and see what it will get there.
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« Reply #56 on: June 02, 2011, 04:44:44 pm »

My Ninja 250 normally gets around 60-65 mpg.
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« Reply #57 on: June 06, 2011, 11:03:30 am »

My C14 is low to mid 40s, according to the computer
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« Reply #58 on: June 17, 2011, 01:54:09 pm »


i also have a 09 ninja 250.  my best has been 70mpg, but average is around 63mpg.  


My wife got high 60s to low 70s on her 2005 Ninja 250. She is almost 5 feet and 100 lbs.

For me the ST1300 gets almost 50 mpg, the Versys gets 55 mpg and the F650GS gets 65 MPG.
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« Reply #59 on: June 20, 2011, 12:26:06 pm »

My DRz gets 60 and the Concours is getting 40+ on the computer.
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« Reply #60 on: July 08, 2011, 10:01:20 am »

Had a few older bikes that got 50mpg.. but most of my more recent bikes
got low 30s with the exception of this FJR. It gets over 40mpg consistently.

Worst bike for mpg I ever rode was my Superhawk. Holy hell that thing
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« Reply #61 on: July 08, 2011, 04:18:45 pm »

Didn't vote because the question is a little vague. UK/US gallons?

Regardless, 04 FJR averages about 48mpg with a best of 62.

I bought a 94 Ninja 2-fitty a few weeks ago, that lil bitch, combined is doing 74mpg, and that's with me running the ever lovin' piss out of it.
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« Reply #62 on: July 10, 2011, 01:14:39 am »

Recently purchased a 2009 BMW G650GS with 1315 miles. Initial ride from Oceanside, CA to Ventura, CA, approx. 153 miles all freeway indicated speed 80+ to stop and go, 59 mpg. Second tank of gas, combined freeway, surface streets, and mountain riding, 65.55 mpg/
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« Reply #63 on: July 20, 2011, 02:26:45 pm »

I get about 45mpg (UK) on both bikes, on average.
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« Reply #64 on: August 06, 2011, 08:11:03 pm »

Averaging right around 53 on my Wee.
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« Reply #65 on: August 07, 2011, 09:11:49 am »


Didn't vote because the question is a little vague. UK/US gallons?

Regardless, 04 FJR averages about 48mpg with a best of 62.

I bought a 94 Ninja 2-fitty a few weeks ago, that lil bitch, combined is doing 74mpg, and that's with me running the ever lovin' piss out of it.


US gallons.  I'm sure there is a conversion.
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« Reply #66 on: August 07, 2011, 09:22:21 pm »


US gallons.  I'm sure there is a conversion.


Handiest site EVER: www.onlineconversion.com

Picked up a brand spanking new Honda CBR250RA on Saturday morning. Filled it up. 306km later I filled it up again. It took 9.5 liters for 32 km/l or 90 mpg! (UK!) Not babying it either, just kept the revs below 7G's.

KICKASS little bike. Ninja 250 is for sale!
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« Reply #67 on: August 08, 2011, 12:54:46 pm »

Just under 50 on my FZ6. No doubt the bike could do better, but not with me riding it.  Bigsmile
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« Reply #68 on: August 08, 2011, 02:57:27 pm »

220mpg on the Solex.  Twofinger
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« Reply #69 on: August 08, 2011, 06:58:04 pm »


220mpg on the Solex.  Twofinger


What is that?
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« Reply #70 on: August 09, 2011, 05:05:13 am »




What is that?


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« Reply #71 on: August 31, 2011, 12:42:46 am »

I get 47 with my FJR, which is amazing since that was about what I was getting with my V star.
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« Reply #72 on: September 27, 2011, 09:03:32 am »

52 - 54 mpg on my Wee Strom whether I'm flogging it or tooling around the back roads.
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« Reply #73 on: February 02, 2012, 02:48:57 pm »

OK OK! Who cares?????  Has anyone here purchased a motorcycle because of the MPGs it gets? Really?  Crazy
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« Reply #74 on: February 02, 2012, 02:51:50 pm »


OK OK! Who cares?????   Really?  Crazy


I see you're new here...
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« Reply #75 on: February 02, 2012, 02:54:27 pm »




I see you're new here...


Yeah. Do you think I'll fit in?
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Yeah. Do you think I'll fit in?


You sure will.  
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« Reply #77 on: February 02, 2012, 04:58:58 pm »

Cooool!

Maybe I just don't get it. Why would knowing that 22.6% of respondents get 35-40mpg be helpful?  Headscratch
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« Reply #78 on: February 02, 2012, 06:11:18 pm »


Cooool!

Maybe I just don't get it. Why would knowing that 22.6% of respondents get 35-40mpg be helpful?  Headscratch


Curiosity? A point of discussion?

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« Reply #79 on: February 02, 2012, 06:13:49 pm »

I just figured it was a ploy to get into the classifieds.
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« Reply #80 on: February 02, 2012, 06:18:30 pm »


I just figured it was a ploy to get into the classifieds.


You're probably right but I still appreciate the irony.
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« Reply #81 on: February 02, 2012, 06:21:24 pm »

Regardless, I just took the time to vote.  Thumbsup
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« Reply #82 on: February 02, 2012, 06:28:27 pm »


Regardless, I just took the time to vote.  Thumbsup


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« Reply #83 on: February 02, 2012, 06:29:17 pm »

CBR averages in teh low 30's (90-100mph)
990A averages low 40's (75-85mph)
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« Reply #84 on: February 02, 2012, 08:06:23 pm »


Cooool!

Maybe I just don't get it. Why would knowing that 22.6% of respondents get 35-40mpg be helpful?  Headscratch


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« Reply #85 on: February 02, 2012, 09:08:28 pm »

constructing a poll with a bell curve is an art.
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« Reply #86 on: February 02, 2012, 09:46:57 pm »


I just figured it was a ploy to get into the classifieds.



Shhhhh, or everyone will start using this method.
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« Reply #87 on: February 02, 2012, 10:01:15 pm »

This is ghey! Fuckin' wankers!
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« Reply #88 on: February 02, 2012, 10:01:56 pm »


OK OK! Who cares?????  Has anyone here purchased a motorcycle because of the MPGs it gets? Really?  Crazy



In part, yes.





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« Reply #89 on: March 27, 2012, 07:31:54 pm »

Average on the EV has been right around 44mpg, pushing 50mpg on longer trips. I have to say mpg is part of why I picked my ride. Fuel efficiency is not a total deal killer, but I really can't see riding a bike that gets worse mileage than a small car. So, two-liter cruisers and tourers are excess for its own sake., IMO. Even the thirstier liter class bikes usually get more mpg than the Hyundai, unless you get on them pretty hard.
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« Reply #90 on: July 11, 2012, 09:17:43 pm »

K1200GT 45-48 mpg, except in Colorado riding the passes and staying above 8,000 ft it got 56 mpg over 400+ miles

The Ducati - wife consistantly gets 57-58 mpg, I can't get better than 45, worst was 24 at a track day, needed a new rear tire too after that
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« Reply #91 on: September 07, 2012, 05:02:59 am »

70 Avg for the CBR 250 and 48 Avg for the GSX R750
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« Reply #92 on: September 07, 2012, 06:28:17 am »

around 45 for the Trophy.
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« Reply #93 on: September 07, 2012, 02:13:37 pm »

Mine is here - http://www.fuelly.com/driver/jsharp/ninja-1000

40.5 MPG.

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« Reply #94 on: September 07, 2012, 02:39:14 pm »

2006 SV650s.  My MPG Average is 46.1.
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« Reply #95 on: September 10, 2012, 04:45:31 pm »


70 Avg for the CBR 250 and 48 Avg for the GSX R750


How do you average 48?  I get about 42 with mine.
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« Reply #96 on: October 13, 2012, 08:03:20 pm »

Mixed riding on shitty CA gas 37mpg.
Riding in the hills 42mpg.
On out of state gas mixed riding? 45mpg
E10 sucks balls and eats my fucking gas tank.
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« Reply #97 on: October 13, 2012, 08:23:24 pm »

i haven't even bothered  checking mine cause i only ride .8miles to work with the occasional ride off base for lotto tickets (5 miles round trip). last long ride i've done was to Lexington, MO and that was...like...  gosh... i think over a month or so ago. but as it is... if i go off base twice a week, i fill up once every 3.5 to 4 weeks. now THAT is shit mileage. soo..let's see..  40 miles plus my commuting mileage....roughly 30 more miles...  so 70 to a tank when the light first comes on... so... approx...best case 3 gals =23 mpg, worse case 4 gals = 17-18....  ouch! awww.. F it!!  i love riding it no matter what. when i actually do a trip, i'll check it then.
i used to track all my other bikes since they actually got warmed up otw to work....  VFR was 45 ave...  Busa was 42, 04 750 was 35, 92 nighthawk...  high 50's low 60's, fjr was approx 40. oh, and the 04 750 at the track... no comment!
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« Reply #98 on: November 30, 2012, 01:32:00 am »

42-44 w/ the 1250.

Low 40s-high 50s w/ the KLX depending on load and riding environment. Heavy load, high speed, high altitude sucks it down the fastest, off road loaded in just about any conditions I can bank on 50 to calculate safe ranges. Light load, moderate speeds on road I get high 50s. It's just getting broken in at 3K miles, so it may change a bit in the future.
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« Reply #99 on: December 29, 2012, 07:30:53 pm »

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« Reply #100 on: January 04, 2013, 12:28:10 pm »

2006 Yamaha FJR — I reliably get 48 mpg unless I'm riding around town all the time, and then it drops a lot. Everywhere else, somewhere between 45-50 mpg.
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« Reply #101 on: January 04, 2013, 12:43:58 pm »

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37 has been the worst, mostly second gear flogging on back roads
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« Reply #102 on: May 23, 2013, 11:31:35 pm »

The '02 ZZR was getting around 37
The new DUC GT MTS is getting around 40/42
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« Reply #103 on: May 24, 2013, 04:57:03 am »

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« Reply #104 on: June 13, 2013, 07:45:25 pm »

Currently 44, mixed conservative use for my '05 K1200LT.  
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« Reply #105 on: June 03, 2014, 06:17:34 pm »

45-46, combined city/highway, 2005 BMW K12S
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« Reply #106 on: June 05, 2014, 11:14:47 pm »

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  When I lived in Albuquerque(5,000+ altitude), around town- 45mpg     spt/tour'g(4,500-10,000 altitude)- 46 to 55mpg
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« Reply #107 on: June 22, 2014, 02:16:14 am »

53-58 mpg 2000 st1100


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« Reply #108 on: June 22, 2014, 10:06:33 am »


53-58 mpg 2000 st1100


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« Reply #109 on: June 22, 2014, 10:54:47 am »


Where do you live, on top of a mountain and only use the bike to go down then trailer it back up?


No kidding... low 40's on the ST11 and ST13 were pretty common for me.
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« Reply #110 on: June 23, 2014, 12:09:45 pm »


Where do you live, on top of a mountain and only use the bike to go down then trailer it back up?


Maybe Imperial Gallons?  Headscratch
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« Reply #111 on: June 23, 2014, 05:46:24 pm »



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No kidding... low 40's on the ST11 and ST13 were pretty common for me.
40s sound about right to me. But 53-58 mpg sounds incredible. Especially for a Honda
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« Reply #112 on: June 24, 2014, 07:34:58 pm »


40s sound about right to me. But 53-58 mpg sounds incredible. Especially for a Honda


Yeah, I'm thinking Imp. Gallons, downhill with a tailwind, and 50mph.  Rolleyes
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« Reply #113 on: June 24, 2014, 07:51:38 pm »

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« Reply #114 on: June 24, 2014, 09:16:03 pm »

We checked our dual-sports this weekend. Her CRF230L got 85 mpg, my DR650 got 48 mpg.
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« Reply #115 on: June 30, 2014, 03:43:53 pm »

Yeah, I know, first post newby. Well, here goes..........
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« Reply #116 on: July 25, 2016, 11:18:16 pm »

Two years since the last post here!!!!!!!!!!

A month ago I gassed up in Gunnison, CO and traveled through Lake City and on to Pagosa Springs, CO. Then the next morning I went from PS through Durango, CO and to Cortez, CO. The elevation was probably never under 5,000 feet anywhere I rode on that tank of gas. But still, I would never have believed anyone that told me their FJR1300 got that mileage. I wasn't SPORT riding but wasn't being passed by anyone else either. I ended up gassing up at 280 miles and the tank went on reserve at 270 miles!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #117 on: August 02, 2018, 09:22:59 am »

On my latest 3,100 mile trip that ended three days ago I took the 2016 Bandit 1250, I only got under 50 mpg twice! When traveling through Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana I got the best mileage. Around 55 mpg. Really! On one 110 mile run between gas stops I got 58 mpg!

I added a one tooth larger front sprocket which changed gearing up about 7%. So my speedometer is now spot on as compared against those radar thingies on the side of the road. My odometer seems to reading about 2% LOW!
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« Reply #118 on: August 02, 2018, 01:38:42 pm »

Are you getting your figures mathematically or off the bike's computer? I've noticed that the on-board mpg is pretty generous.

On my FJ-09, I pretty much get 45 mpg all the time.
My DR650 gets about 45 on solo rides  (faster pace), 50+ when my wife goes.
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« Reply #119 on: August 02, 2018, 03:11:53 pm »


Are you getting your figures mathematically or off the bike's computer? I've noticed that the on-board mpg is pretty generous.

On my FJ-09, i pretty much get 45 mpg all the time.
My DR650 gets about 45 on solo rides  (faster pace), 50+ when my wife goes.



The Bandit does not have a "bike" mpg reading.

I have a routine when traveling: 1) bike on centerstand 2) fill to brim 3) devide gas in, against miles traveled 4) WOW!
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« Reply #120 on: August 03, 2018, 07:06:21 pm »

Speed kills -- your gas mileage that is.... Lol
I used to get MUCH better mileage riding 2-up.   Riding single, I notice my mileage drops very quickly over 75mph....  
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« Reply #121 on: August 03, 2018, 08:13:35 pm »




I have a routine when traveling: 1) bike on centerstand 2) fill to brim


I just realized that I've had my FJ-09 for a little over two years and I've never filled it up on the centerstand.
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« Reply #122 on: August 03, 2018, 08:46:23 pm »




I just realized that I've had my FJ-09 for a little over two years and I've never filled it up on the centerstand.


Kinda like airplanes with single point fueling.... many times you can get a little more gas in it if you top the wings
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« Reply #123 on: August 03, 2018, 11:38:53 pm »

I can't ride that far without stopping anyway. I usually gas up about every 100-120 miles.
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« Reply #124 on: August 14, 2018, 07:38:53 pm »

I get around 40 mpg on average with my 04 ST1300. I've gotten over 50mpg before, but that was on some pretty flat stretches of hwy.  My average gives me around 300 miles per tank, but I generally gas up around 260. 

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« Reply #125 on: August 15, 2018, 09:50:53 am »

the irony is in recent memory I get the best mileage from my biggest, heaviest, largest displacement motorcycle...wtf!
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« Reply #126 on: August 15, 2018, 03:33:25 pm »

the irony is in recent memory I get the best mileage from my biggest, heaviest, largest displacement motorcycle...wtf!
My 94 CBR 600F2 had a curb weight of 470lbs, but would consistently get 50mpg regardless of my riding style.  My 04 600F4i would get a max of 40mpg even though it was 50lbs lighter and fuel injected. . .  And 40 was only at consistent low speed riding. . .

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« Reply #127 on: August 16, 2018, 10:04:46 am »

Oil- That's because they are cruising at a lower RPM, their torque and light throttle operation are more efficient than a buzz bomb cruising at 6,000 RPMs
or more.

Huey- I've always wanted to start a thread on your very comments. Why did my 680lb, loaded FJR, spinning at more RPM get WAY better MPG than my 100lb lighter ZX14 spinning at lower RPMS?
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« Reply #128 on: July 16, 2019, 10:24:13 am »

Got back last week from a two day trip to visit my buddy up in beautiful Colorado. I took my 2016 Suzuki Bandit 1250. I've been posting in other places about its incredible gas mileage. Check out this picture. Cruising at 3,600 rpms at 68 mph(1 tooth up on front sprocket) you can see on the gauge 176.6 miles and still two bars(five gallon tank) on gas gauge without being on reserve. I got 56 MPG!!!!!!! that tank!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #129 on: August 08, 2019, 07:12:10 am »

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« Reply #130 on: August 11, 2019, 06:09:48 pm »

My Triumph Rocket III Roadster has been averaging just over 33 MPG. I am not easy on the throttle!   Bigsmile
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« Reply #131 on: August 11, 2019, 06:28:46 pm »


My Triumph Rocket III Roadster has been averaging just over 33 MPG. I am not easy on the throttle!   Bigsmile


My buddy has a Rocket III and gets lousy gas mileage whether he is going slow or fast.      
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« Reply #132 on: August 20, 2019, 11:02:19 pm »

Filled up in Creede, CO and made it home to Rio Rancho, NM on one tank, 292 miles. This picture shows the instrument panel at 270.5 miles and NOT ON RESERVE yet!! 54.5 mpg!!


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« Reply #133 on: August 21, 2019, 08:48:55 am »

The 96 GMC with the 350cc got 13 at best.
The 98se Wing got 32 on it's best day and 19 on at least one tank.
The 2003 FJR gets 40+ depending on conditions.
The 2008STi got 26 if I put it in cruise at 55mph on the highway for long stretches.
The 2017 RS3 gets 26 without babying but can go as low as 15 in hunker-down mode while hauling the mail and as high as 36 if I watch the Ps and Qs.

But if I wanted MPG I'd not have owned any of the above.
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« Reply #134 on: August 21, 2019, 09:32:10 am »


The 96 GMC with the 350cc got 13 at best.
The 98se Wing got 32 on it's best day and 19 on at least one tank.
The 2003 FJR gets 40+ depending on conditions.
The 2008STi got 26 if I put it in cruise at 55mph on the highway for long stretches.
The 2017 RS3 gets 26 without babying but can go as low as 15 in hunker-down mode while hauling the mail and as high as 36 if I watch the Ps and Qs.

But if I wanted MPG I'd not have owned any of the above.


    On a couple of your vehicles I can understand the poor mpg. But the others? WOW, your driver's license history must read like a book.

For 90% of my miles I ride like the motorcycle is transportation. And the great mpg is a trophy for me. The other 10%? Not so much.    Bigsmile
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« Reply #135 on: August 21, 2019, 05:27:21 pm »




    On a couple of your vehicles I can understand the poor mpg. But the others? WOW, your driver's license history must read like a book.

For 90% of my miles I ride like the motorcycle is transportation. And the great mpg is a trophy for me. The other 10%? Not so much.    Bigsmile


Not so much.
The GMC was 13mpg city or highway regardless of how I drove it.

The 98se was dual carb and designed when national limits were 55. Break 65 and you were into 32mpg. Ride in the western US and it was MUCH lower.

The FJR can get above 42mpg if I poke along but why get anything other than a Whizzer if that was the case?

The 2008STi was tuned to get nearly 300hp and more than 300tqs at the AWD wheels and, again, if I wanted to drive like I was in a Prius, I'd have bought one of those.

The RS3 throws tech at 400Hp to get better mpg than the STi even when driving at highway speeds with the flow of traffic. Crank it over into "Dynamic" mode and that can go down to about 15mpg based on your throttle use.

We all know you trade fuel+air for power. More power = more fuel consumed.

My driving history is pretty good. Have had few tickets and the last was in 98 when I was testing the steel belted radials that came out for the bike (designed for bias ply). Some were claiming they were unstable at speed and we speculated that those people weren't checking the PSI often enough or overloading the bike. After proving that it wasn't the properly-adjusted tires, I was on my way back down from max top end (BFE) when I passed a trooper doing about 90 in a 70.. Oh well. Could have been worse. Deferred adjudication.


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« Reply #136 on: August 21, 2019, 05:34:09 pm »

I stand corrected, Sir.                  Hail
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« Reply #137 on: August 21, 2019, 09:04:52 pm »

My last four bikes have all been right around 45mpg. Two singles, one triple, and one in-line four.
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« Reply #138 on: October 18, 2019, 04:48:28 pm »




Kinda like airplanes with single point fueling.... many times you can get a little more gas in it if you top the wings


NO ONE want to do that! The real fun (over wing) is the stuff where you have to go back and forth between the wings due to balance/load limits.  Crazy
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« Reply #139 on: October 18, 2019, 04:53:47 pm »


For 90% of my miles I ride like the motorcycle is transportation. And the great mpg is a trophy for me. The other 10%? Not so much.    Bigsmile


Same here. Was hammering (relatively speaking) the KLX the last tank and only got 57mpg.  Lol
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« Reply #140 on: October 18, 2019, 07:04:19 pm »




Same here. Was hammering (relatively speaking) the KLX the last tank and only got 57mpg.  Lol


So the old lady was right. You were raising hell (hammering.)
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« Reply #141 on: October 20, 2019, 09:43:23 am »




So the old lady was right. You were raising hell (hammering.)


 Lol Lol

KLX 250, even hammering it is slow.
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