Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Montreal, Canada
Re: Fuel mileage poll overall average (US gals.)
Driver = 235 lbs.
Givi Maxia top case = 52 liters.
High up backrest.
87 Octane fuel 99% of the time, never any ethanol junk.
Automatic mode 99.8% of the time as thats how I attain my best fuel mileage.
Bridgestone Batlax TH01's front and rear.
Air pressure front 35-36 lbs, rear 41-42 lbs. Single or 2 up.
Worst fuel mileage 47-48 per imperial gallon, combined city and highway or using POWER mode and under cooler temps. I never calculate MPG's in U.S gallons, its either liters per 100 kms or miles per Imperial gallons.
Best fuel mileage 54-56 per imperial gallon, mainly highway or country roads 50 to 65 mph, rpm's 3500 to 4500. I never calculate MPG's in U.S gallons, its either liters per 100 kms or miles per Imperial gallons.
Curiously very little difference in fuel economy my riding single or with my 135 lbs wife riding pilion.
Normally my riding style is relaxed and easy, get there 5 minutes later, but get there in one piece.
For the purpose of this poll I performed the conversions to U.S gallons:
Worst would be = 40 to 42 mpg per U.S gallon.
Best would be = 47 to 49 mpg per U.S gallon.
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