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Old 02-12-2013, 07:13 PM   #76
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I have 17500 miles on mine and one bad tank full should not make a big forum thread. These are great bikes.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:50 PM   #77
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Mpg

If you are that concerned about gas mileage, buy a scooter...
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:50 PM   #78
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I dont know why a 700 cc twin cant easily get to 100mph. I have a 650cc thumper and i can get it to 100mph fairly easy, with the top end of over 110mph. I know how to calculate MPGs, have done it for years. My 650 thumper gets 70mpg at 70mph, if I run extended miles at 80-85mph, I get around 60mpg; however, if I ride extended miles at 45mph (Blueridge parkway) my bike gets over 80mpg.
I am going to the Indy bike show in a couple of weeks; I am going to look at the nc700 and the cb500x.
I also have a 805cc cruiser which gets 52-55mpg doing 70mph (and it weighs 600lb).
My 650 thumper will barely touch a 100 on a good day, add a headwind and your looking at 90. At a constant 80 I get about 35 mpg. I had a 350 that would bust a hundred, and never get better than mid 30's. Size means little, horsepower does.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:54 PM   #79
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Yup, it was a bad Japanese joke. One thing it does have in common with the Fit is that it's slow as hell and doesn't get the mpg's it should.
What MPGs do you think it should get?
My best is at 76 mpg with a 67 mpg average right now. I documented it on fuelly, so even a idiot could understand it.
This bike does what it was designed to do in spades.
If it doesn't float your boat, move on.
Anyone that thinks their going to get 80 mpg at 100 mph out of a NCX is crazy IMHO!
I know there are a lot of people that still can't figure fuel mileage correctly. But you can't fix stupid!
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:20 PM   #80
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Anyone that thinks their going to get 80 mpg at 100 mph is a dumb-ass IMHO!
You might want to modify that opinion
http://www.craigvetter.com/
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:22 PM   #81
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You might want to modify that opinion
http://www.craigvetter.com/
Fixed! That better?
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:27 PM   #82
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I dunno, man...engine puts out gobs of torque at low rpm.
Seems like switching a cog or two and eliminating wind resistance and you've got a perfect candidate.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:32 PM   #83
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I dunno, man...engine puts out gobs of torque at low rpm.
Seems like switching a cog or two and eliminating wind resistance and you've got a perfect candidate.
Your right, but that resistance thing is a real drag. Vacuum maybe?
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:42 PM   #84
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The 1998-2001 vfr's should get 40-45mpg. and less if you run them hard and fast
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:35 AM   #85
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What MPGs do you think it should get?


When I look at the one at the dealer I see a bike that should get 42-48 mpg ridden the way I ride, like a test ride every time I swing a leg over and that's what it returns in many tests that have been published. I know it hurts, but thems the facts.

Somebody tracking mileage at Fuelly has an agenda, to prove excellent mpg's for their chosen steed, it's really simple.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:37 AM   #86
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To the op

I got very similar mileage figures to yours during extensive road testing last year. There is definately a huge difference if you tuck in behind a fairing and drop the revs. I toured Newfoundland and quebec on one and had plenty of time to check that stuff.

How can this be?





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If you are that concerned about gas mileage, buy a scooter...
The NC700 series of bikes ARE scooters!!
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:09 AM   #87
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Somebody tracking mileage at Fuelly has an agenda, to prove excellent mpg's for their chosen steed, it's really simple.
True dat.

Top ten bikes registered at Fuelly: (and what the hell is a Genuine Buddy??)

Top 10 Motorcycles
Honda CBR250R (449)
Kawasaki Ninja 250R (348)
Honda VFR800 Interceptor (306)
Honda PCX (302)
Suzuki SV650S (259)
Genuine Buddy 125 (251)
Suzuki DL650 (249)
Yamaha FZ6 (222)
Kawasaki Ninja 650R (221)
Suzuki SV650 (174)
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:15 AM   #88
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True dat.

Top ten bikes registered at Fuelly: (and what the hell is a Genuine Buddy??)

Top 10 Motorcycles
Honda CBR250R (449)
Kawasaki Ninja 250R (348)
Honda VFR800 Interceptor (306)
Honda PCX (302)
Suzuki SV650S (259)
Genuine Buddy 125 (251)
Suzuki DL650 (249)
Yamaha FZ6 (222)
Kawasaki Ninja 650R (221)
Suzuki SV650 (174)

And top ten cars at Fuelly:

Top 10 Cars
Volkswagen Jetta (4975)
Honda Civic (2656)
Toyota Tacoma (2416)
Volkswagen Golf (2136)
Toyota Prius (1822)
Honda Accord (1640)
Mazda 3 (1448)
Ford Focus (1301)
Toyota Corolla (1230)
Toyota Camry (1189)

Chevy Suburbans: 70.

People buy high mpg vehicles because they like high mpg, and they ride/drive to get the highest mpg possible, and then they like to post it, to show how high it is, and they ride and drive even more gently to boost their numbers, and the circle goes around and around.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:36 AM   #89
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(and what the hell is a Genuine Buddy??)
It's a scooter.

My wife has a Buddy 125.

http://genuinescooters.com/buddy.html
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:57 AM   #90
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When I look at the one at the dealer I see a bike that should get 42-48 mpg ridden the way I ride, like a test ride every time I swing a leg over and that's what it returns in many tests that have been published. I know it hurts, but thems the facts.

Somebody tracking mileage at Fuelly has an agenda, to prove excellent mpg's for their chosen steed, it's really simple.

So your facts count in the: "It doesn't do what they say it does" column, but others facts saying: "Yes, it does do this" don't count because they have an agenda to prove something?

Therefore someone who doesn't track their mileage on Fuelly has an agenda to prove their bikes get way shittier mileage than those who get better?

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ps I have an NC700X and I get hideous mpg's.



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