Originally Posted by cls
Very nice numbers, and excuse my ignorance, but I presume that is not the same as U.S. mpg's? Sounds way too good to be true if you're riding aggressively. I'd love it to be so, though.
I completed an IBA Saddle Sore 1000 on my NC700X a few weeks ago. For the first half of the 1054 miles I had a strong headwind with gusts to 29 mph and the mpg average for this 500 or so miles was 56.45. The second half with a slight to no tailwind garnered 65.1 mpg average. I rode mostly between 70 to 80 mph except for a +/- 50 mile section at and near Atlanta, GA where traffic was moving somewhat faster. These are US gallon mpg and I had to maintain a log of gas station receipts to document the route traveled and time. Mpg was calculated after odometer error was corrected. The numbers are accurate.
I have a larger windscreen than stock and hand guards that increase frontal area over stock.