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Old 03-27-2015, 11:56 PM   #1
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800 Tiger Fuel Economy?

For those of you with the '15s, (dammit meant to put that in the thread title) what kind of fuel economy are you actually seeing? If I remember, Triumph claimed a 15% improvement. Now the fuel cost difference doesn't bother me, but the range improvement is sort of a big deal. An extra ~40 mile range in my case means the difference between fueling every 3 days of commuting, rather than 2. And in the backcountry, it avoids some pucker factor or packing gas when concerned about gas stops. It adds a fair amount to the appeal of the '15s.
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:20 AM   #2
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Better than the old ones.

I recently did a navigation rally with a mate. Him on his new 750 miles old '15 XCx and me on my 950 miles old late '13 XC.
On the one fill up that we both did exactly the same 180(ish) miles and so we could check against each other, his took 13.07 litres and mine took 14.39. So that's about a 10% better economy on varied roads and various speeds.
To give that some credence, when we've ridden the same rally on our individual Tiger955i we've both filled up with a very similar amount.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:28 AM   #3
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I'll report if I can ever get mine from the dealer.
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:00 PM   #4
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Still under 1000 miles on my '15 XCx. On my last two trips to the gas station and calculating manually, I am averaging 47mpg (US).

The previous generation Tigers get better mileage after they hit 4k miles. I am hoping for a bit better as well.

My next tank might be lower since I crossed 800miles and can explore higher rpms . Had a bit of fun on a twisty county road around here.
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:33 PM   #5
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I'm consistently getting 50 miles per US gallon (4.7 litres/100 km) on my 2014 Roadie with around 3500 miles on it.
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:42 PM   #6
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My 2015 XRx has gotten 53 mpg the last two tanks. I've got around 900 miles on it.

I leave it on Sport setting in the Rider mode. Not too much hard riding yet.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:51 PM   #7
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I am running regular gas in mine and getting around 44.8 in the city. Its a bit worse on the freeway (43.7). I made a run from sea level to 7000 feet and back this past weekend (all back roads) and it was right around 50mpg (US). I have about 2600 miles on the bike now.
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Old 04-02-2015, 03:34 PM   #8
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2015 XCX. You guys are getting much better mileage than me. I'm at around 410 miles, and according to the computer I'm getting around 38mpg. Most if not all street riding, and I'm still breaking it in.
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:00 PM   #9
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On my 2015 XRX I got just over 49 mpg on my first tank.

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Old 04-02-2015, 08:24 PM   #10
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FWIW after 6000 miles I'm averaging +/- 46 mpg US on my 2014 Roadie. That included the 1000 mile break-in, a Saddle Sore 1000, the rest a mix of fast and slow back road riding.
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:00 AM   #11
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2015 XCX. You guys are getting much better mileage than me. I'm at around 410 miles, and according to the computer I'm getting around 38mpg. Most if not all street riding, and I'm still breaking it in.
If the new ones are anything like the old ones, the computer mpg readings read about 3UKmpg under. I guess that roughly equates to 2& a halfUSmpg.
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Do you think this is a result of how I'm riding it?

Honestly I tend to keep it around 3-5k most of the time. Doesn't really feel like I'm ever revving it hard.
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:48 AM   #13
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There are lots of variables, but I have found that I was shifting into 6th too early. This motor does so well at 3K rpms that I was cruising low speed county roads in 6th. At speeds around 50-60mph, I seem to get better mileage in 5th gear. That should be easy to do and still stay under the break-in rpm limits.

I have also been figuring my mileage manually with miles/gallons used at fill-ups.
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My 2015 XRx has gotten 53 mpg the last two tanks. I've got around 900 miles on it.

I leave it on Sport setting in the Rider mode. Not too much hard riding yet.
To give it some perspective, my 2010 Street Triple R doing the same type of riding, but perhaps a little more throttle, gets around 43 mpg.

That's calculated, US Gallons.

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If the new ones are anything like the old ones, the computer mpg readings read about 3UKmpg under. I guess that roughly equates to 2& a halfUSmpg.
To get mileage I divide miles ridden by gallons used. The trip computer is for entertainment value only.
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