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Old 09-17-2013, 09:45 AM   #91
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Right wrist dependant.

Jap I4's are frightening in their engineered ability.
I have basically zero experience with them, not having owned or ridden one since the 1980s, and my Honda CB650SC Night Hawk.

I just prefer the feel of V-Twins.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:03 PM   #92
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I have basically zero experience with them, not having owned or ridden one since the 1980s
Dude, try a modern one. Holy shit, the rush.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:19 PM   #93
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2009 R1200rt- 7.1 gals 46-53mpg depending on fun factor.

Currently bike computer says 49mpg, 96 miles travelled, 245 miles to empty.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:35 PM   #94
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2005 FZ 1, 5.6 gal. tank with light on at .9 gal reserve average mpg consistently in the 48 to 50 range. Best, ( the same as previously stated 52 and 39 being the worst.) The 39 was flogging it hard when I was 120 miles from home. Will say my speedo reading was using three digits at times. The 52 was loaded down with saddle bags, tail case, gym bag and tank bag and they were all full. I do have different gearing, but I have matched miles with my garmin so I know I am as close to accurate as possible. I also own an 09 Versys, and my best is 58mpg with different gearing but I didn't go over 50 mph. Was cruising the country side that day. So it is a long range performer if need be, its just my intown bike and the FZ1 is the mile eater.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:14 PM   #95
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Dude, try a modern one. Holy shit, the rush.
I'm exagerating a little bit, but I'll stick with twins!
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:45 PM   #96
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5th and 6 gen VFRs have a touch over 5.5 gallons. You can reasonably expect over 40 mpg in most circumstances. Two hundred mile tank range is handy out West. Three times I have had at least 240 miles on a tank on tour.

Typically I get at least 42 when fully loaded.
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:06 PM   #97
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Moto Guzzi V7, 5.8gal/22l, provides a range of 250-300 miles.

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I just discovered this the other day. That, plus being 100 lbs lighter than a Bonneville makes it even more sexy!
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:50 AM   #98
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So you got 24 mpg? What speeds were you on? 150?
Unfortunately I rarely get on the interstate - I usually just ride the Superhawk around town. My riding style could be described as "spirited". Like, how you would ride after you had a lot of spirits.

Kidding.

One day I hope to take a long ride on I-40 and hit that magical 30mpg.

I once had a Katana 600 that would return well over 200 miles per tank. That was a good little bike. It was one of my first, so I didn't appreciate that it did many things well. I was in college and would fill it about once a month. Gas was like $1.50 back then too. My monthly gas bill was $10-12.
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:53 PM   #99
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Bikes with large tank range

As previously reported, the Honda ST1300 has a spec'd 7.7 gallon fuel capacity. It is divided between an upper and lower tank. I have taken mine to 350 miles with the final countdown of range remaining from the trip computer having gone blank. I think that happens when it gets down to 20 miles remaining, not sure. But, the lower tank still had about a half gallon of fuel remaining when I refueled! I thought for sure that I must be running on fumes.

In my experience, the trip computer is very conservative.
I believe it would be possilbe to get 400 mile range from the ST1300 without any auxillary fuel...

It must be noted that this applies to steady touring speeds of 70-75mph or less. The ST does not get great fuel economy in stop and go city driving conditions where 35 mpg average fuel consumption can be experienced compared to the 50+mpg at cruising speeds.

I just recently completed a 2,000 mile trip with wife and luggage that involved some great southern California lane splitting in traffic that was really some spirited, fun riding and the ST1300 performed quite immpressivly! Got right at 50mpg average for the whole trip. Love the ST and its V4 pedigree!
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Old 10-03-2013, 02:43 PM   #100
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The C10 Kawasaki Concours (1986-2006 model) has a 7.5 gallon tank. My '03 goes about 220 miles before reserve, and can do about another 80-100 after that.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:24 PM   #101
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I have refueled my GSA several times at 9.8 - 10.0 gallons. 400 miles used to be my normal fill-up point during commuting. Used to be - the fuel strip issue popped up on mine at 35,000 miles or so, and I can't trust the display as much.

Years ago I had a '94 ZX9R, that after installing a pipe and correct jetting, would get 53 mpg at a steady 80 mph. On one trip through Virginia, I ended up getting on the interstate after filling up, teaming up with an older Concours and a couple cars following a state trooper. A few hours later, we both got off the highway to get gas at the same exit, with the ZX9 at over 250 miles on that tank.
He couldn't believe that I needed less than 5 gallons to fill up.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:59 PM   #102
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As previously reported, the Honda ST1300 has a spec'd 7.7 gallon fuel capacity. It is divided between an upper and lower tank. I have taken mine to 350 miles with the final countdown of range remaining from the trip computer having gone blank.
When the first bar on the gauge starts flashing and the countdown starts, you.ve got 5 liters left in the tank. The countdown range is an estimate based on your last 20 minutes of driving.
When the range remaining goes to flashing _ _ _ , you have an estimated 2 liters left in the tank.
Definitely not a good idea to run an ST down to this level.
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:39 AM   #103
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I had a Yamaha TRX850. I rarely got more than 80 miles from a tank....
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:19 AM   #104
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Seeing how you are in Romania, some of these bikes might not be available to you - one that is however is the Yamaha Super Tenere XTZ750. These bike are getting on in age (around 20 years) but still a blast. AND they are inexpensive. Look for a good one though.

For the size of the bike, the fuel tank is bordering on obscene.

They all have a 30 litre (7.9 gallon) tank. One needs to increase the breather hole in the neck filler to get the max. capacity or be really patient at the pump though. The small hole doesn't allow the air to escape the tank fast enough, so the air gets trapped and the tank fills up giving you only 28 litres or some such.

Mine gets 15-16 l/km (35 mpg) which gives it an absolute range of 450 km (279 miles). This IS utilising the 5 litre reserve.

Good luck!
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:03 AM   #105
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4.8 gallon tank and 75 mpg give a pretty good range on my 04 Ninja 250.

I don't even think about fuel until the trip meter shows 300 miles or more, which is typical before hitting reserve.
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