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    Real life MPG / range
    on: Sep 02, 2016, 10.01 am
    Sep 02, 2016, 10.01 am
    Just wondering what mpg/range people are getting from their bikes?

    I ride mine pretty hard, but only ever solo. Top box on, panniers off. Not an awful lot of town riding but plenty time in the 70-100mph zone. I ride 500 miles a week and fill up twice. The bike computer reckons I averaged 50.4mpg and 51mph over the past 1,000 miles.

    Seems to me that you'd have to ride it like a racer or fully loaded in order to get sub-50mpg? That's pretty impressive for such a big bike.

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    Re: Real life MPG / range
    Reply #1 on: Sep 02, 2016, 01.08 pm
    Sep 02, 2016, 01.08 pm
    I too ride a little hard. I ride top box off and panniers on. Around town riding to work and back I get around 45 to 48 MPG in stop & go traffic. Interstate riding at around 85 MPG which is the speed needed to keep up in my area, just outside of town I get a consistent 50 plus. If I keep it under 75 MPH on the interstate I can get as much as 55 MPG. I run 89 octane. Best mileage bike that I've ever had.
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    Re: Real life MPG / range
    Reply #2 on: Sep 02, 2016, 01.36 pm
    Sep 02, 2016, 01.36 pm
    Just a reminder that you can add 25% to the US mpg for imperial or deduct 20% from imperial mpg to get US equivalent.  So look at where the person lives to get a real comparison.  Which brings up a good point.  Is the bikes mpg read out calibrated for imperial or us gallons.

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    Re: Real life MPG / range
    Reply #3 on: Sep 02, 2016, 04.27 pm
    Sep 02, 2016, 04.27 pm
    The readouts are in U.S. gallons if you tell it U.S. gallons.

    On my last trip (2900 miles), I averaged 48mpg, fully loaded (panniers and top box loaded), doing almost exclusively highway, 70-75mph.
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    Re: Real life MPG / range
    Reply #4 on: Sep 02, 2016, 06.38 pm
    Sep 02, 2016, 06.38 pm
    I have got 60 something miles to the gallon on a trip once, the bike were fully loaded with top box, panniers and tent on the pillion seat. The bike's computer and the actual amount of fuel I had to put back into the tank all added up, I were impressed.

    I generally try to ride very gently, trying to find the limit of the fuel tank range prediction, so far I've seen it go up to 345miles. Lol

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    Re: Real life MPG / range
    Reply #5 on: Sep 02, 2016, 08.01 pm
    Sep 02, 2016, 08.01 pm
    Hi All,

    My riding is one up, panniers on, no top box. Probably 35% city and 65% higher speed roads. I am a speed limit kind of guy so usually not much higher than 100-110 kph on the highways and 80-90 kph on some of the more rural roads I ride.

    I have consistently obtained 5.0-5.2 liters per 100kms on my higher speed rides with the occasional 4.9 showing up. On a combined city/higher speed ride I get between 5.2-5.4 liters per 100 kms. That converts to about 46 US mpg/55 IMP mpg on higher speed roads and 44 US mpg/52 IMP mpg on slower, city type roads. 

    All of these numbers are calculated after refueling using actual kms travelled and actual liters put in the tank. I have found that the computer calculation is reasonably accurate but always calculates that I have used less gas than the actual calculation by about .3 to .4 liters per 100 kms.

    With my riding style I believe I could get at least 500 higher speed kms (310 miles) before running out of fuel.  :062:

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    Re: Real life MPG / range
    Reply #6 on: Sep 02, 2016, 09.07 pm
    Sep 02, 2016, 09.07 pm
    Hi there.... I would concur.... I get about 55 imperial MPG and 300 mile tank range is normal for me.
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    Re: Real life MPG / range
    Reply #7 on: Sep 02, 2016, 11.40 pm
    Sep 02, 2016, 11.40 pm

    Always 2up, top box and panniers.

    Playing in the mountains (higher RPMs) 35-39 US MPG.

    Interstate 46-48 MPG..

     



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