What's Your Gas Mileage?

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by GhostriderADV, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. GhostriderADV

    GhostriderADV Adventurer

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    I have a 2004 BMW F 650 GS. I get about 61 - 63 miles per gallon.

    I'm curious what your bike gets? Kawasaki, Honda, BMW, KTM, Suzuki. . . any engine size will do.

    Here is a compilation of some of the responses:

    Buell Twin = 65 mpg
    DR650 = 54-63 mpg
    2001 F650GS = 60-70 mpg
    2003 F650GS = 61-63 mpg
    Suzuki DR200SE = 104 mpg
    KTM SMC 625 = 55 mpg
    DRZ400S = 44 mpg
    ZRX1100R = 44 mpg
    1982 R80GS = 35.5 mpg
    KTM 990 = 36-40 mpg
    KTM 450EXC = 40 mpg
    DRZ400 = 40 mpg
    Triumph Scrambler = 55 mpg
    KLR650 = 50-52 mpg
    2006 BMW 1200GS = 40-50 mpg
    KLR650 = 55 mpg
    02 F650 Dakar = 40-66 mpg
    2007 DL650 = 50-52 mpg
    1974 R90/6 = 42 mpg
    1989 Transalp = 35-44mpg
    1991 KLR650 = 40-45 mpg
    Transalp = 40-55 mpg
    1982 Honda Silverwing GL500 = 50's mpg
    2001 650GS = 75 mpg with 45 tooth sprocket
    2001 650GS = 65 mpg with 47 tooth sprocket
    DL650 = 20-25 km/L
    2004 1200R Sportster = 65 mpg
    Lowrider = 53 mpg
    KTM 640adv = 32 mpg
    Honda XR650L = 35 mpg
    Honda GL1200 = 40 mpg
    F650GS = 63 mpg
    1999 1100GS = 38-39 mpg
    Honda 500C = 40 mpg
    GS650 X-Country = 70 mpg
    KLR 14 front tooth 45 rear = 42mpg, 15 front 45 rear = 45mpg, 15 front 43 rear =48mpg
    V-strom = 45 mpg
    V-max = 33 mpg
    1990 Transalp = 53.2 mpg
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  2. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    Prob should post this in Thumpers.
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  3. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I'll foul up that idea. :amazon

    I've gotten up to 65 mpg on my Buell with a twin.
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  4. heykenny

    heykenny Been here awhile

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    My DR650 got 63 new... now with lowered gearing and modded carb, 54ish
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  5. foster

    foster Huh?

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    Since I had the computer flashed on my 01 F650GS it gets 70 mpg. Before it was closer to 60.

    R1100RS: about 45-50
    Wifes TW200: 80+?
    XR650R: who gives a shit?
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  6. GhostriderADV

    GhostriderADV Adventurer

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    Where did you get that done? How much does something like that run?
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  7. steve gs

    steve gs Been here awhile

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    Have an 03 F650GSD get the same (61-63mpg) with a full touring load.

    The stable mileage champ is our Suzuki DR200SE that if you cruise it at 4500-4800 rpm it will get about 104 mpg.:thumb


    :ricky
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  8. urchindog

    urchindog Been here awhile

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    if i'm just riding it and not flogging it.... 55 mpg is the norm

    Bryan
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  9. jsb223

    jsb223 ADV Rookie

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    What are you doing to get mileage like that?

    I get 44mpg on my 400cc single...

    And 44mpg on my 1100cc I4...

    WTF???
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  10. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    1982 R80G/S - 35.5 assuming the online calculator conversion I used was correct - converted from 15.1 km/l.

    I feel somewhat..... inadequate.
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  11. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    Best case numbers, I get 36 to 40 on my 990 Adventure, 40 on the Doctor Zed, and 40 on the 450EXC, all depending on how hard I flog it of course.
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  12. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Triumph Scrambler ~ 55 mpg or so in all 'round riding.
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  13. swjohnsey

    swjohnsey Banned

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    About 50 - 52 mpg on KLR650 at around 70 mph (true).
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  14. claude74

    claude74 2 Girls, 4 Tities!

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    40+ in town and 50 on the HWY!
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  15. teamromano

    teamromano TeamRomano

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    55mpg on average but still breaking in the klr only 2k miles on it...
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  16. talltony

    talltony Been here awhile

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    Generally 72mpg (60mp US gallon) but as much as 80 taking it easy or as little as 50 loaded up into a headwind (66 to 40 US) from the Dakar.

    Tony
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  17. GhostriderADV

    GhostriderADV Adventurer

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    What's the difference between the UK gas and the US gas to make such a difference in gas mileage?
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  18. toolfan

    toolfan Broken Hearted

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    It's not the gas, it's the gallon.

    Imperial Gallon vs US gallon, IIRC.
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  19. talltony

    talltony Been here awhile

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    The US gallon = 231 cubic inches. The British gallon = 277 cubic inches.
    Or, put another way, multiply the US gallon by 1.2 for UK gallons.
    I have, however, noticed a difference in fuel when travelling around Europe with Norwegian and German fuel giving the best mileage.

    Tony
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  20. foster

    foster Huh?

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    Gostrider Wannabe,
    I had it done at the BMW dealership. I had a fuel injection problem crop up that I could not solve so I took it in for evaluation. They never found a specific problem but, in the process, flashed the computer which updated it with the latest revisions. The bike starts and runs like a champ again and now gets more miles per gallon.

    If I remember correctly, the total charge for diagnostic time and updating the computer was about $200.

    We still don't know why it started acting up - probably some electron stuck in the wrong place.
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