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Old 05-17-2007, 09:29 AM   #21
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Aaauugh!! What year? I have a '99 VFR and get only about 35 - 37 mpg.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:04 AM   #22
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Somewhere around 80mpg on my Royal Enfield (flogging is not an option). 35-40 on the Speed Triple (moderate flog).
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:11 AM   #23
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Ducati ST4s-41 mpg, Aprilia Tuono-36 mpg, Suzuki V-Strom 43 mpg, Kawasaki Concours-36-45 mpg, KLR650-46 mpg (much better if you can keep it to 50 mph).

I'm really suprised to hear 53 from a GSXR, I assume that's calculating it and not letting the machine calculate it for you (often inaccurate that way)?
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:14 AM   #24
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32mpg on my 1973 Kawasaki H1 triple
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:19 AM   #25
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Normal commuting on my '04 XB12R Firebolt nets me 45-48mpg, if I throw in some longer rides it's closer to 50mpg. Interstate riding is usually in the low 50s, but I've seen as high as 59mpg. My absolute lowest on the street is 42mpg.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:52 AM   #26
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The gas mileage figures posted here only reinforce many opinions that motorcycles are fuel hogs.

Many automobiles can easily reach the mileages that motorcyclist take for granted.

When a 80.000 lb tractor/trailer rig with a turbocharged diesel (CAT, Detroit, Cummins) can approach 10 mpg while a 500 lb motorcycle can only get 40 to 50 mpg, then you can only justify it for the fun factor, or in the case of SoCal riders the ability to squeeze through traffic (whitelining) and reach your destination in a timely manner.

My Buell XB12 ('06) routinely returns 65 mpg in my daily 100 mile commute.

If there ever is a study across the transportation spectrum about which vehicles yield the best fuel economy, I'm afraid motorcycles will fall to the bottom; they use too much energy for their size and weight relative to other vehicles.
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Old 05-17-2007, 11:14 AM   #27
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I get between 44-50 or so on my 2004 Honda 599. It depends on how many cars I have to pass in the canyons.
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:55 PM   #28
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"When a 80.000 lb tractor/trailer rig with a turbocharged diesel (CAT, Detroit, Cummins) can approach 10 mpg..."



LOL... and my 45 mpg Ducati "approaches" 100 mpg!
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Old 05-17-2007, 02:12 PM   #29
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Ah, the old "make it up in volume" way of doing business.



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Old 05-17-2007, 02:16 PM   #30
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You can tell when an M50 rider is flogging his bike - 'cuz he'll be flyin' when you pass him..........



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