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post #1 of 33 Old 07-18-2015, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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What MPG are YOU getting?

Not sure if there is a topic about this, the search function wasn't acting nicely to me.

Anyway, what kind of MPG are you getting? How much city/highway?

Here is my last fill-up on my 750. Usually about 80%-85% City.

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I have only done just over 400km (250miles) and my last fuel fill produced 28.27 kilometers per litre or 66.64 mpg (US). Locally our pumps run 95 octane unleaded.

Break down:

Kilometers traveled: 192
Litre used: 6.79
Litre per kilometer: 28.27
Fuel cost per litre: R 13.34
Total fuel bill: R90.67

For my US friends:
Miles traveled: 119.30
Gallons (US) used: 1.79
Miles per gal: 66.64
Cost per gal: $4.72 (using a conversion of R12.40 South African Rand = to 1 US$)
Fuel bill: $8.44

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Averaging 51.02 MPG so far.
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I generally get 300ks to 12 litres on my xg500(mix of mainly commuting, occasional weekend cruise)
my terrible math puts that at about 58 MPG?
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With 9500 miles on my bike, I'm still getting about 51-53mpg. I was getting 50 mpg with a passenger. My commute for going to work in the morning for now has me going on the freeway here cause the main street in my village is taking for ever it seems to be reconstructed. The new speed limit on the freeway is 70 mph here and the average speed is 75mph and I'm still getting 50-53 on average. The front tire still has tread on it too!
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I have only done just over 400km (250miles) and my last fuel fill produced 28.27 kilometers per litre or 66.64 mpg (US). Locally our pumps run 95 octane unleaded.

Break down:

Kilometers traveled: 192
Litre used: 6.79
Litre per kilometer: 28.27
Fuel cost per litre: R 13.34
Total fuel bill: R90.67

For my US friends:
Miles traveled: 119.30
Gallons (US) used: 1.79
Miles per gal: 66.64
Cost per gal: $4.72 (using a conversion of R12.40 South African Rand = to 1 US$)
Fuel bill: $8.44

66! Wow, nice! I wonder if that 95 octane helps? We only have up to 91 in my area.
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Up until a few years ago we had 98 octane, then it was dropped to 95, so I too will join you in wondering. I live on the coast, but inland in the Johannesburg area they are at 5,000 feet above sea level, so the boys up there only have 87 as a premium grade in their pumps. At that altitude performance is said to be 17% less than on the coast.

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I always ride solo.
I ride around the speed limit 99% of the time and mostly on backroads.
I been getting 40-42 mpg.

I been following per what the manual says, 87 octane.
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Mine has also been solo so far. We live in the urban suburbs, so 90% of the time is urban riding. The only freeways I have been on so far all have 100k/h (60m/h) restrictions, so speeding has not been an issue. Our highways all have 120k/h limits.

I am really getting to despise the local speed bumps as the Sport's suspension is much firmer than my previous bike.

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Mine has also been solo so far. We live in the urban suburbs, so 90% of the time is urban riding. The only freeways I have been on so far all have 100k/h (60m/h) restrictions, so speeding has not been an issue. Our highways all have 120k/h limits.

I am really getting to despise the local speed bumps as the Sport's suspension is much firmer than my previous bike.
i'm getting 40-42 mpg and I don't ride hard....most of the time.
if yall are getting that kind of mpg, then something is fishy (literally) down here in south Louisiana...

must be bad gas down here in the deep south (like every time Jindal speaks....bad gas!)...maybe its evaporating?....maybe it getting cheated at the pumps, nothing would surprise me in this state.....the latter being most suspect!
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I used a spanner wrench I had to adjust the rear shocks up a notch, they came new on the low setting, once I firmed them up a notch the bumps weren't as violent

plus these small diameter tires are much more prone to feel even the little bumps more so than larger diameter ones.

later I may, (if I keep this bike ) install new rear gas shocks and progressive front springs....

that may help.

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