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Old 05-20-2009, 07:01 AM   #6661
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Just a quick question Adventure owners. What is the typical fuel economy you are getting on long trips with no off-roading and staying within speed limits. If possible , please tell me about the new 2009 model.

Also, if specifying MPG, please quote is its UK gallon or US gallon. Thanks!
bunny bhai,

40-45mpg (US gallons) is considered normal (?), with high of upto 50mpg and lows of even 25mpgs not being unheard of.

To give you a better idea, i get around 12-15kmpl on my '07 990S (fuel injected - supposed to give more mileage) if i ride at constant 120kmph, but once your right wrist gets snappy and the speeds go upto 160kmph, the mileage drops quite a bit, say 10kmpl. (and this happens quite often with these bikes )

on an average, you can expect a range of 260-280kms on a tank full. However, the '09 Adv's are reportedly more powerfull (also revving higher?) so that might bring down the mileage a bit.

There are quite a few threads on the OC about this, so a search will provide you more info than you can imagine
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:08 AM   #6662
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bunny bhai,

40-45mpg (US gallons) is considered normal (?), with high of upto 50mpg and lows of even 25mpgs not being unheard of.

To give you a better idea, i get around 12-15kmpl on my '07 990S (fuel injected - supposed to give more mileage) if i ride at constant 120kmph, but once your right wrist gets snappy and the speeds go upto 160kmph, the mileage drops quite a bit, say 10kmpl. (and this happens quite often with these bikes )

on an average, you can expect a range of 260-280kms on a tank full. However, the '09 Adv's are reportedly more powerfull (also revving higher?) so that might bring down the mileage a bit.

There are quite a few threads on the OC about this, so a search will provide you more info than you can imagine
I consistently average between 13 and 14 km/l and never push my drive beyond 240 before filling up.

I guess I'm a coward that way!

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Old 05-20-2009, 07:22 AM   #6663
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....on an average, you can expect a range of 260-280kms on a tank full....
The shortest distance on my 990 on a full tank of gas was 215km.
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:23 AM   #6664
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The shortest distance on my 990 on a full tank of gas was 215km.
180km... in city traffic... (thats on a 950 with carbs)
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:24 AM   #6665
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:16 AM   #6666
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:42 PM   #6667
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Just a quick question Adventure owners. What is the typical fuel economy you are getting on long trips with no off-roading and staying within speed limits. If possible , please tell me about the new 2009 model.

Also, if specifying MPG, please quote is its UK gallon or US gallon. Thanks!
39-42 Miles per US Gallon with luggage while running 5-15 over posted limits on a 2954 mile trip in six days of actual riding out of a nine day trip.

I was so excited when I realised I had dragged my bag in some twisties!


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Old 05-20-2009, 12:44 PM   #6668
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39-42 Miles per US Gallon with luggage while running 5-15 over posted limits on a 2954 mile trip in six days of actual riding out of a nine day trip.

I was so excited when I realised I had dragged my bag in some twisties!


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Old 05-20-2009, 12:47 PM   #6669
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:01 PM   #6670
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:17 PM   #6671
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Man I sure would like to go that route. Tubeless would be nice. It looks nice.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:54 PM   #6672
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Thanks for the tip

I was wearing goggles but it was raining . So I took it off . We went to go and swim by the Lake , and I must have misplaced it somewhere down there . So i guess I will have to get some new ones .


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Took awhile to get there Adrenalin, but nice pictures!

I'm not the type to preach ATGATT on anybody and I don't really care what you wear to ride your bike but please cover those eyes!
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:16 PM   #6673
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Here is mine after a new set of woodys caponord wheels
PLEASE stop putting pictures up of these wheels on Adv's, I'm halfway through therapy to stop me dreaming about them.

Man they look sooo gooood.

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Old 05-20-2009, 02:34 PM   #6674
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My 07 990 on its first trip about a year ago. A dry lake bed outside of Pahrump, NV Since then I sold the Safari tanks and put the stockers back on. The gobi's have been completely thrashed into oblivion and now I run a giant loop or soft side bags. Love the bike when it doesnt have so much crap hung all over it.







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Old 05-20-2009, 02:40 PM   #6675
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Since then I sold the Safari tanks and put the stockers back on.
Why ?
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