Talking of thirst, at rapid
motorway speeds it was dry from
fully fuelled after 140 miles, which
isn’t good. The lying bastard of an
average mpg display on the flimsy
clocks suggested 44 to 47mpg during
our 2,000 test miles. That would be
well over 200 miles per 23 litre tank
full. Inaccurate enough for you?
One of the problems with the above statement is the reader cannot tell if this is a one off occurrence or if it happened all the time at highway speeds. Highway speeds are not defined. The is no reference in the article as to how the fuel mileage on the other bikes may have changed at "highway speeds" So, no comparison.
I don't think MPG computer calculators on vehicles are all that accurate but to have the mpg display read 44 to 47mpg and the bike actually deliver 28mpg (imperial gallons) suggests that maybe the rider didn't actually completely fill the tank up, probably for several gas stops in a row or made a mathematical error
These are the dry weights published in the article
Motorcycle S10 MS GS
Dry Weight 261kg 192kg 223kg
Ride till you can't - Marty Hill
BobLoblaw screwed with this post 03-25-2011 at 10:15 AM