bike economics ie MPG???

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Post by ANDYdk » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:11 am

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Re: bike economics ie MPG???

Post by LargeWayRound » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:16 am

jonny955 wrote:
LargeWayRound wrote:Transalp 650 (2007) 32,000 miles . I am getting consistently 50 mpg
I was getting that on my 2006 955i Tiger (28K miles). would it be reasonable to expect a little more from the Trannie?

Naa.. Looking at other Ta650's range is usually about 45mpg - 58mpg.

I have a couple times got 55mpg's but usually right around 50mpg , smallish engine for the weight I guess , plus with me on the bike ... :blink: (There is a reason I am called LargeWayRound) ..

But as tramp says , the bike just keeps chugging along . ..

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Post by Dysan » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:46 pm

My 2000 transalp 650 averaged 51.18mpg over 16,288 miles then it was sold

My KTM (950 adv) has averaged 40.57mpg over 24,706 miles - that does include a fair chunk of off road now.

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Post by Vindaloo » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:50 pm

jonny955 wrote:
redbikejohn wrote:Ha ha - get ready for 35 mpg!
There are owners out there (on the KTM forums) who claim to average over 50mpg on these bikes.

From what I understand, the problem is that the KTM just begs to be horse-whipped and hooned around, preferably with a set of Akros. I'll be sticking to the standard tune with standard cans and use my restrained, mature, sensible riding style wherever possible :whistle: :pinch: .

I usually get around 42 from my 990 with Akras and Akra-R map. Worst was 38, best was 47.

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Post by suzivstrom650 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:01 pm

Even a KTM can be economical if you just pootle along B) :whistle:

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Post by VR_Rider » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:09 pm

My 650GS twin normally returns between 180-220 miles to a 14L tank depending how I ride. Last tank was 210 miles to 14L at 75MPG. My best is 232 miles to a tank at 82MPG!

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Post by Toblerone » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:34 pm

Yamaha YBR125 2005. 12.5 Litre tank, 235 miles just normal riding. B)

When i explained this to a VFR 800 rider at the pub last week his reply was "crikey, thats a GS then innit" :laugh:
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Post by Devonboy » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:44 pm

KLE 500 do'es 65 mpg regardless of how much it carrys or how hard you ride it.

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Post by stumpym4 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:45 pm

My baby Varadero ... yes only a 125 cc , but great on fuel :) ..... since ive had it , its averaged just under 90 mpg ! .... on my coast to coast trip earlier in the year, fully loaded with all my camping gear , it was nearer to 100 mpg , which im more than happy with ... only bought the bike to save me pennies on my 200 mile commute each week :) and it does save me money as long as its not raining !!


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Re: bike economics ie MPG???

Post by Rhys » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:49 pm

Honda Africa Twin 650 - 55/60mpg
Honda cb500 - 65/70 mpg

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