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Old 08-16-2013, 10:12 AM   #406
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Just to throw in my experience. I bought my 2012 Tiger at Christmas of 2012, and I have put about 4,500 miles on it so far. It took about 2000 miles for things to break in and fuel mileage to really iron itself out.

I use my bike largely as a true 50/50 dual sport, so I spend about half my time slabbing it to where I want to ride, and then about half my time on anything from ATV trails up to forest service roads. In this sort of riding I get around 43-45 MPG. If I am riding a lot of big open dirt, or back roads where I am riding at 45-60 in 5th/6th gear, I run right around 50 MPG. If I am fully loaded with panniers on blasting down the interstate at 80-85, mileage plummets to around 35-40 MPG, if I back off to the 70-75 MPH range consumption seems to increase linearly to around 40-43 MPG. My average for the life of the bike is just over 44 MPG

Everything is still stock, no sprocket changes, nothing more than the stock fuel map, no aftermarket exhaust. I weigh around 220, and don't often have a passenger. That being said, I haven't noticed any significant changes in consumption whether the bike is loaded or unloaded.

Recap:

50/50 Dirt/Highway = 43-45 MPG
45-60 MPH in 5th/6th gear = 50+ MPG
80-85 MPH full loaded = 35-40 MPG
70-75 MPH fully loaded = 40-43 MPG

Also, I have found the on board fuel consumption estimation to be quite accurate, with it tending to underestimate consumption by 1-2 MPG. Also, the low fuel light comes on with 1.3 gallons remaining on my bike. So my rule of thumb is, if I hit 185 mi when the low fuel light comes on, I am averaging 50 MPG, if I am around 150 than I am running around 40 MPG.
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:49 PM   #407
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50 mpg thru 5 tanks so far on my 80 mile each way commute to work, mostly Interstate at 70mph.
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:12 AM   #408
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What RPM do you guys typically ride your XC at? In terms of everyday tooling around.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:23 PM   #409
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What RPM do you guys typically ride your XC at? In terms of everyday tooling around.
Somewhere between 1500 and 9000 RPM is my usual range...
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:28 PM   #410
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Highway ~42mpg...

Having fun in my local twisties... 29-32mpg..
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:59 PM   #411
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Highway ~42mpg...

Having fun in my local twisties... 29-32mpg..

exactly what I get.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:57 PM   #412
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44 - 47. Will drop to low 40's when running 85+ on the freeway. Just past 5k miles on the bike.
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:35 AM   #413
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Average

Mine.


Some tooling around but also some rides with a few "spirited" riders to lower the average.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:50 PM   #414
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4000 miles so far,once 46 with lots of wind, high of 55 and mostly around 50. I drive like what I am.....old and slow, high gear low rpm.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:17 AM   #415
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triumph tiger 800 - fuel consumption

The best I ever managed was 63mpg (imperial) on a 135 mile run, cruising at 70mph with just a back pack on. Fuel light came on at around 205 miles.

The worst was around 30mpg with fully loaded panniers into a head wind at 90mph for an hour. The fuel light came on at 93 miles!

Average is around 48-55mpg when commuting, etc.

March 2011 XC with 20,000 miles.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:06 AM   #416
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Put my 100th tracked tank in the tiger yesterday. 55.2 avg. mpg and an avg. distance/tank of 210.7.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:41 AM   #417
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The highest on mine has been 48mpg, lowest about 33mpg, avg is 40-42mpg, most of my riding is backroad 2 lane mountain road with an occasional dirt road thrown in, fuel light comes on around 160-175 miles depending on how hard you twist the throttle.
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Old 01-04-2014, 03:52 PM   #418
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Exactly like mine, except I commute on it 90% on a highway.

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The highest on mine has been 48mpg, lowest about 33mpg, avg is 40-42mpg, most of my riding is backroad 2 lane mountain road with an occasional dirt road thrown in, fuel light comes on around 160-175 miles depending on how hard you twist the throttle.


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Old 01-04-2014, 04:17 PM   #419
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When we rode this bike we did about 15000km and found the bike liked to be running at 6000 rPM's and that is when we found the bike to suck gas. We would average high 30's low 40's up in Alaska. Got the best mileage when we were forced to ride slowly.
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:57 PM   #420
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47 MPG when it was warmer, the cooler temps have dropped it down to about 43 mpg. Hard to say if it's the winter blend gas, temperatures, or extra throttle. Yeah ignore this post, I totally did not read the whole title and my MPG is for the Explorer 1200.
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