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Old 05-26-2006, 01:36 PM   #61
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Yamaha 06 R6 32-35 mpg- City

Suzuki 06 SV650S 36-40 mpg- City



Contrary to what you may have heard you don't need to be at 11,000 rpm to ride around town on the R6. I can cruise around at 5,000 rpm in 3rd, 4th or 5th with no problem. If I am surrounded by knuckleheads I just click it down a couple of gears and watch out for a cager to do something stupid which is quite often.
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Old 05-26-2006, 01:48 PM   #62
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2000 model YZF-R1



Hwy Economy works out to 50mpg (US gal)

Averages about 42mpg overall

As low as 28mpg at the track
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Old 05-26-2006, 01:48 PM   #63
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Duc ST4 mid 40's on average. Just as a point of interest, it was the Arab embargo and Detroit's god awful product mix that gave Honda Toyota and Nissan a giant boost in the U.S.. Remember Vega's and Pintos and the unforgettable K-car? Yuck!
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:04 PM   #64
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There's not enough corn in the freakin world to power Seattle. Biodiesel is a red herring.
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:13 PM   #65
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Biodiesel isn't made from corn...See these links


Biodiesel Facts




biodiesel vs hydrogen
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:23 PM   #66
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How right you are concerning the basic inefficiency of motorcycles as related to fuel consumption.

A loaded diesel semi weighing at 80000 lbs can get up to 7.5-8.0 MPG. This is extemely efficent compared to my '06 Buell XB12 Lightning Scg which yields about 58-62 mpg although I have seen 70+ a couple of times.

Most motorcycles push a lot of air rather than slice through it like a well designed auto.

Many years ago Yamaha designed a streamlined concept bike built around it's SR500 platform. As I recall the fuel milage was well over 100 MPG and the performance was enhanced by the slippery profile.

In SoCal a motorcycle makes sense as lane splitting is tolerated and the maneuverability of the motorcycle can be fully exploited.

If that is ever disallowed then the paltry savings in fuel consumption would not be worth the risk one encounters on our cellphone infested freeways.
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:25 PM   #67
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1973 Kawasaki Mach III (H1) - 32mpg at all speeds up to 80. Tank range - 91miles, and you wish it would run out sooner cause you get numb from the vibration. It sounds better than yours, though. Unless you have an Ariel square 4.
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:30 PM   #68
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2005 Kawasaki KLR 650: 50 mpg, mostly highway. 2700 miles on the odometer. I got 55 to 60 on the highway earlier, not sure what the problem is now.
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:37 PM   #69
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Buell XB-12S - 55 MPG average in nearly all conditions.
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:37 PM   #70
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I'm not going to dispute your "facts" other than to point out that your pointing to websites written by people who are promoting biodiesel.



Let's just say objectivity is not exactly the first item on the marketing menu here.



It's like when you extol the virtures of Clinton and then point to a link to the Clinton White House as proof.



There's no infrastructure to support biodiesel so its about as useless as tits on a goose.
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