Gas Mileage- post 'em up!

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Dysco, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. soboy

    soboy Long timer

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    2006 DR650 - low of 48 (all dirt), high of 60 (all street). Averaging in the high 50's.

    1989 Transalp - low of 47 (all high speed interstate) , high of 64 (Blue Ridge Parkway). Averaging in the high 50's.
  2. advsurfer

    advsurfer GSAdv_n_Ural Addict

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    no idea...i just fill er up and when 290 miles in the odometer come around i fill er up again. same with the Ural but at 220 kms. the way i look at it, oh well, i'm going to fill er up again no matter what.:rofl
  3. twintwin

    twintwin Been here awhile Supporter

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    On the highway (70 mph), get about 50 MpG with my 99 R1100GS, and with the rig (99 R1100GS + ural chair) get only 25 MpG. But if I get a passenger in the sidecar, it will be worse, only 20 MpG.
  4. comes naturally

    comes naturally renewed hope

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    I get around 55.
  5. turbonotch

    turbonotch Been here awhile

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    GS-500: best - 80mpg; worst- 35mpg; average - 60mpg

    TW-200: best - 95mpg; worst - 60mpg; average - 75mpg

    VTR-1000: best - 50mpg; worst - 25mpg; average - 45mpg
  6. lagcam

    lagcam Been here awhile

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    '99 Ducati 748: 48mpg over and over. Got 59 once just a few weeks ago during our annual Soggy Trip To Road America. That was with a stiff tailwind and putting along at 60mph.

    '06 TE610: Usually around 45mpg riding mostly gravel roads.

    '83 GS1100ES: 43-45 no matter how you ride it or what you load it with. OK, I got 38 with it once when in a randy mood.:evil

    '06 Yamaha Vino 125: 94-100mpg. It's my Dads and I want one.:deal
  7. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    I get 55 to 65 mpg on my Kawasaki Ninja EX250 of "normal" riding.
  8. ohio2112

    ohio2112 Adventurer

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    Honda Nighthawk 250

    Best so far: 75mpg
    worst so far: 65mpg
    Normal Average: 71mpg
  9. GWHayduke

    GWHayduke SW Neanderthal

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    Dang, and I was feeling good about getting 54 mpg (up from 48 mpg) after my last oil change.
  10. bmwdon75

    bmwdon75 Street Adventurist

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    K75s 40 lowest,48 average, 53 high, 60 highest
  11. rmi03

    rmi03 Daily Motorcycle User

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    Same. Though I saw lower with aggressive riding before I put a 15t sprocket up front.

    Ryan
  12. Caleb9107

    Caleb9107 Adventurer

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    :clap I get about 70 on my 2004 KLR250.
  13. The Cyclops

    The Cyclops Long timer

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    I get around 45 mpg on my 06 Tiger. Thats riding a pretty quick pace solo or even doubled up at a modest pace.

    Also I have an XR650R tagged and I get about the same on it, maybe 50 doing some easy off roading
  14. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b Supporter

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    1980 CX500 with 1978 wheels (18" rear in '78 instead of 16" rear after that).

    I get 54 to 57 around town and on trips. One trip I can use to compare changes is the annual ride to Ohio.

    Trip to Ohio this year (bottom of photo, with cafe fairing) returned highs in the mid 60s, low 50, average 55.6.

    Trip to Ohio last year (top of photo; without the fairing and with a transverse dry-bag) the trip average was 49.9 even though the average speed was slower.
  15. Jack_

    Jack_ Addict

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    2005 Yamaha Warrior 1700cc - stock - 42.5 MPG
  16. Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry Coffee Addict

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    2005 DR650 -48 low (in rocket mode)
    -52 average on mix
    -Probably high 50's or more taking it easy on the road

    -TKC80's at factory pressure cept for in the dirt/gravel, pilot screw 2.5 out, 1 shim.

    Other bikes:
    06' FJR1300: 50mpg highway
    03' FXD: 48mpg average
    01' EX500 "ninja 500": 55mpg
    04' XT225: 75mpg
  17. SpenserpVT

    SpenserpVT Been here awhile

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    Last fillup I got 83 mpg on the '02 XT225.
  18. ctbandit

    ctbandit Adventurer

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    '01 Suzi GSF1200s 37-43 MPG
  19. oaxatwin

    oaxatwin Been here awhile

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    Honda Ruckus 98 MPG

    Best bike ever
  20. zilla

    zilla It matters not

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    92 VFR750. 48mpg.