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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by turbodieseli4i6, Aug 7, 2012.
MPG to 14 decimal places? Anal, no. BSC, prolly.
Well, you asked, so...
Significant figures! If you're dividing or multiplying, you need to be looking at the total amount of significant figures in your measured values; specifically, the number with the least amount of sig figs. For example:
The value "222.4" has 4 significant figures. The value "3.1206" has 5 significant figures. After division, you get 71.26834583092995, a value with 16 sig figs. Taking into consideration sig figs, as you should in these scenarios where the values were taken from measurements, your calculated mpg should also yield a value with 4 sig figs (the same amount as the value with the least sig figs in the original calculation). So, your mpg was 71.27 in the above example, after of course rounding that last significant digit. Those 14 extra digits are basically gibberish with respect to your actual mileage. Neither your GPS, your odometer, nor Honda's volume measurements were taken with equipment with that level of accuracy.
But for the sake of practical, real world mpg calculation, I'd just keep a decimal or two.
I'm tired and have had too many beers. If any of you gentlemen find the above to be too simplified, too boring, or just outright wrong, well, frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
That's copy and pasteI just care about the 72.1. I was just too lazy to delete the 6834583092995
I'll make a point to delete the gibberish next time
"I'm tired and have had too many beers" Sounds like fun
what is the accuracy of the pumps? +/- 1% or something.? I mean, with this bike it might make a big difference.
All I know is that when I compare my Goldwing or TW200 at 60 mph nor higher, The NC beats both with ease!
The Goldwing beats both for Highway/touring and the TW wins off road though. I like all my bikes equally! Just like my kids.
First tank 77.5 MPG (US gallons)
Second tank 80 MPG (pure gas - no ethanol)
About to fill again and it looks to be at least over 70 mpg again. Avg speed 45-50 mph. Some interstate at 65 but not much. Solo riding. Easy on the throttle.
That is amazing mileage 670. I'm too lazy to get up early enough to ride less than the speed limit, generally +5.
But I still manage around 70 mpg. I think the interstate hurts my mileage the most though.
Maybe I will get a day where I can ride at a leisurely pace and try to be your high!
80 mpg will be hard to beat that's for sure.
90 mpg will be about impossible for me to beat DD!
But I will give it a shot.
I already got 90 earlier in this thread. It was easy, just ride a steady 50 mph and try not to fall asleep and crash.
I hope to ride with you one day DD! Maybe soon I will get the 90 mpg mark. You set the mark very high indeed.
See you at the NC forum!
I'm getting closer dduelin, 75.5 mpg US riding some very fine roads in NW Arkansas.
I'm getting closer now. A 75 mile ride on two lane highway with around 20 miles of gravel roads running 45-50 mph netted 83.6 mpg.
This had a lot of stops with Givi v35's/E55 Maxia luggage and a medium CalSci screen. I'm on your toes DD.
hint: if you care about your fuel ups, go make an account on fuelly.com. very easy way to track your fillups and they have an app for your smartphone so no more holding onto receipts!!! i'm on there with my civic, kia, and SV650.
I recently added a new Suzuki DRZ400S to the garage, and with the breaking in I was getting about 60mpg. With the break-in past and with my riding more typical the DRZ is returning 50 to 55 mpg now. For black top riding I'm typically running around 60 mph. For my riding done on the NC700X, I'm riding 5 to 10 mph faster and not trying for best mpg and the NC has been very consistent 65mpg. Honda sure did their homework with this engine and probably even the "beak" front end has something to do with the good mpg.
You guys are trying to give me a reason to replace my 250 Ninja aren't ya?
Probably not a jaw dropper in the performance department, but I'd buy it as a new commuter for sure.
Performance is relative.
The NC700X is 1.5 seconds quicker in the 1/4 and 2 seconds quicker 0-60 than the 250 Ninja.
So a pretty decent speed upgrade from the 250.
It is also physically a lot bigger and would likely be more comfortable for gorilla sized folks like me.
I'm roughly 6'1 and 215lbs geared up. The Ninja is fine for my 25 mile one way commute but north of 75 miles I start to get cramped.
I need to go sit on a new Red NC700x and see what it has to offer for comfort.
I found my 2004 Ninja 250 to be extremely uncomfortable. Although I have 2" and had 50lbs on you.