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Old 05-07-2013, 02:18 PM   #16981
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Seriously, my Tiger gets about 45mpg.
WOW! 38.7 is my best!
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:20 PM   #16982
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WOW! 38.7 is my best!
You have to pump up the tires to 80 psi and ride it at 55.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:27 PM   #16983
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You have to pump up the tires to 80 psi and ride it at 55.
Yah, I'm sure the 4-6K running range has something to do with it. But man how I love that whine, music to my ears. And that's why I work, to pay for the gas, the cost of fun over function.

But considering my 2004 RAM 1500 is sitting in the driveway, and I went from one tank a week to 1.5 a month, I'm still ahead of the game.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:05 PM   #16984
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And I find it completely nuts if my motorcycle uses as much gas as my car.
Clearly you need to get a different car.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:43 PM   #16985
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Clearly you need to get a different car.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:23 PM   #16986
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I have gotten 42MPG a few times, but you have to be in the Commute Mode !

Riding for fun........ 35 to 37 MPG, but it's worth it to hear and feel that Sweet Motor pullin' !
Just can't help myself.

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Old 05-07-2013, 07:01 PM   #16987
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I can honestly say I've never bought (or didn't buy) a bike based upon the mileage it returned.

However, it does provide a certain level of satisfaction when the fuel efficiency of a bike proves to be greater than expected.
+1

I know it's important to others but not to me - and I commute on mine.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:31 PM   #16988
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I can honestly say I've never bought (or didn't buy) a bike based upon the mileage it returned.

However, it does provide a certain level of satisfaction when the fuel efficiency of a bike proves to be greater than expected.
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+1

I know it's important to others but not to me - and I commute on mine.
+2 I have never worked out the fuel mileage. I also commute on mine but I don't save any not taking the car mainly because I always take the long way homeand by the time I'm home all the stress from work is gone

I just Ride Fill up, ride and repeat
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:44 PM   #16989
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+1

I know it's important to others but not to me - and I commute on mine.
I commute on mine as well, 40 miles one way, and i prefer the comfort and reliabily of the tiger than anything else. Saving gas isn't worth giving up my enjoying the commute... shitty commute everyday = shitty days everyday. My car gets 20 mpg so either way I win!

Heard Vespas get great mileage...

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+2 I have never worked out the fuel mileage. I also commute on mine but I don't save any not taking the car mainly because I always take the long way homeand by the time I'm home all the stress from work is gone

I just Ride Fill up, ride and repeat
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:05 PM   #16990
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I'm rollin' with K60s, an LV pipe, Arrowmap, 15T front sprocket, and almost 100kgs.

I love this bike. I average 44mgg.

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Old 05-07-2013, 11:55 PM   #16991
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I think you will find that fuel economy will be affected quite a bit by the weight of the rider, hence the variation in MPG from rider to rider.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:22 AM   #16992
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Sorry guys. For some reason, I was thinking they got high 30's to very low 40's. This may be a game changer. Thanks again for the info!
This is not a KTM.

I've kept records of mp(UK)g since I got mine and I've never dipped below 50. Always low to mid 50s. You know, 53~57ish. I have seen over 60 occasionally when taking it easy. I'll restate that's UK mpg, bigger gallon an' all.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:27 AM   #16993
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I average low 40's. But that is 90% urban commuting. Arrow tune probably doesnt help matters either. At least car drivers can hear be coming.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:49 AM   #16994
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I seem to be getting the average with my roadie. 40-45 depending on how I ride it. LV exhaust but on the stock tune.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:59 AM   #16995
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Arrow exhaust upgrade

All this talk about fuel consumption got me thinking. I plan on getting the arrow exhaust with the corresponding fuel map this summer. My objective is to get a nicer sound and lose a few lbs.
Currently I am averaging mid 40is MPG on a 2102 model that was fabricated in the end of 2011. (I don’t know what map it has, but I am happy with it. )
Spirited riding gets me into the low 40is , commuter mode, upper 40is.

The question is will fuel consumption degrade significantly with the arrow upgrade? Will the driveability be affected? Currently I am happy with throttle response, linearity and fuel consumption, I am concerned all of the above might degrade with an upgrade that’s going to cost me close to 1K.
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