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Old 03-25-2011, 01:40 PM   #7551
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Originally Posted by japako View Post
I have to jump in and add to the fuel mileage reports. I don't believe the bikes will get the type of mileage in the States, that you are getting across the pond.
We are using Ethanol in our gas and that will drop the mileage around 10-15%, maybe more. I went from 44mpg to 36mpg on my last bike when I could no longer buy Ethanol free gas.

Just an FYI..
Agree, It's something to keep in mind. However the Strom Gets about the same on 98RON and 91RON E10. Best range on 91 RON E0, but a tiny bit rough, 95RON E0 is its sweet spot, and 98 E0 is a waste but works ok, except for a slight wheeziness at 3-4K. Also the same type of fuel from different manufacturers have different ranges as well.
It's a mess out there I tell ya!

The S10 has a closed loop system, so it may be worse or better. Dunno?

We also get E85 now. Wonder how an MTS would go with 15:1 compression and a bigger tank.

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