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Old 05-27-2006, 07:23 AM   #121
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Agree with the BMW F650 mileage for the most part; - my 2006 F650 gets about 65-72 with no side cases and driving at less than 100 km/h (60 mph)
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Old 05-27-2006, 08:30 AM   #122
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Bike: '04 GSX-R 1000



Worst: 31 mpg

Best: 47

Avg: 38-42



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Old 05-27-2006, 08:44 AM   #123
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2000 kawi ZRX 1100c.c. mid 40's average.



1990 geo metro 990 c.c.(or so) mid to high 40's



1981 suzuki gs1100e a spash of gas every 1/4 mile, but I'll bet its the worst out of the three per mile.
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Old 05-27-2006, 09:42 AM   #124
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Touche' soon as Chrysler makes a turbo diesel car...it's a deal.. We have a close friend that's a Chrysler dealer....Our cars have been rock solid.
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Old 05-27-2006, 10:51 AM   #125
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Most biodiesel is made from corn or sunflower seed oil, purely because vegetable oils are the cheapest available oils.



Before you send out random links you should know what you're talking about.



There just isn't enough produce out there to make enough biodiesel to fuel us. Not by a long shot.
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Old 05-27-2006, 02:01 PM   #126
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97 yzf 1000 40-45 highway

30-35 city
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Old 05-27-2006, 05:21 PM   #127
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1989 BMW R100RT - 40-45 mpg (mostly two-up)

1999 Honda VTR 1000 - 30 mpg (same as my Accord - go figure!)
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Old 05-28-2006, 10:34 AM   #128
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Another thing to consider however, is performance. At 109HP, a Fit isn't going to get onto the freeway or out of it's own way like a motorcycle. Comparing an SV650 with something like a Vette would be more fair performance-wise and at something like 1/10th the cost to purchase (and probably a similar ratio for insurance and maintenance) a motorcycle is a veritable bargain. If you're looking at a Fit for it's efficiency you should probably compare it to a 90MPG+ scooter with racks and milk crates. No offense to the Fit fans.. now that I'm married with kids and have sold my boat-towing, off-road-race-bike-hauling, Arab-enabling Titan, I'm seriously considering a Fit when we go back to being a two-car household.



My 01 SV650 (standard) gets in the mid- to high 40s around town, mid-50s around the Dragon and Cherohala Skyway (great day loop from Knoxville) and high 40s on 80MPH+ highway detail. Not bad for a naked, though it was better before I dropped a tooth on the front and added a few on the rear. I run regular gas, buy bulk oil filters online and use 75 cent/qt WalMart oil in my changes: tires are the only thing that cost me more than an econobox. But cagers and kids never look longingly at 40MPG Corollas when the roll by (except maybe from a gas station), nor do you see many inexpensive-subcompact drivers grinning as they bank through the corners of a twisty road on a beautiful afternoon.



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Old 06-01-2006, 11:56 AM   #129
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Genius is often an unwelcome visitor, scorned by the guffawing mob. Yet my boat rests securely in my garage next to my KLR 650, just as I planned it.
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:03 PM   #130
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My 1995 Triumph Daytona 1200 has always been a gas hog getting only mid 30's! Due to a recent move my riding has mostly become a very short commute to work in mild rush hour traffic. (I used to walk to work and ride mostly long distance on the weekends or for occasional late night out n abouts.) As a result of the recent trend in short hops... my mileage has gone from bad to worse! Low 30s before... high to mid 20's now! OUCH! Thats the same as my Z3! And she needs hi-octane fuel and here in the land of the rising sun that precious commodity runs something like 5 dollars a gallon which makes for $30 dollar fillups - on the bike!

I will have the bike tuned up again soon (valves, new chain/sprocket, clean the filters, new oil/fluids, and plugs). I hope it helps!
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