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Offline Dr Strange

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Re: MPG Seems Low
Reply #160 on: June 23, 2018, 11:34:25 PM
Mines a 2013 and i brimmed the tank today after the gauge started flashing and i got just under 14 litres in, so with the last bar flashing there was supposedly 3 litres left which by my reckoning is  approx 50 miles.

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Re: MPG Seems Low
Reply #161 on: June 24, 2018, 01:47:21 AM
*Originally Posted by Applecorp [+]
I guess it's different for everyone but I have estimated to get about 80 miles once it hits the last bar.
Wow that's quite a bit.... good to know how far I can push it if needed. Thank all.

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Re: MPG Seems Low
Reply #162 on: June 27, 2018, 04:36:32 PM
Got an amazing 337.5 miles from my tank today, it was flashing with 0.3 gallon used.
Using fuelly it's my best ever at 95.5mpg.  :046:
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Re: MPG Seems Low
Reply #163 on: June 27, 2018, 06:08:41 PM
*Originally Posted by Irishrover [+]
Got an amazing 337.5 miles from my tank today, it was flashing with 0.3 gallon used.
Using fuelly it's my best ever at 95.5mpg.  :046:
Blimey - that's some mileage - must have been the heat (? hottest day of the year ?)
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Re: MPG Seems Low
Reply #164 on: June 27, 2018, 07:46:14 PM
Amazing, and one of the main reasons I bought the bike. Still really impressed I can get to about 240-250 miles on my short commute before the low fuel gauge flashes. It destroys all the other bikes I've had in terms of fuel efficiency. Even riding pretty hard can result in still great mpg.

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Re: MPG Seems Low
Reply #165 on: June 28, 2018, 06:53:23 PM
Had mine for 2 years. 73 mpg virtually all the time. I do a lot of in and out of traffic. If I do a run I get a touch more. If I hammer it a touch less. Definitely gets better as the engine runs in.

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Re: MPG Seems Low
Reply #166 on: June 28, 2018, 11:46:17 PM
*Originally Posted by Irishrover [+]
Got an amazing 337.5 miles from my tank today, it was flashing with 0.3 gallon used.
Using fuelly it's my best ever at 95.5mpg.  :046:
Was it on a trailer or the in the back of a truck ?  :084:

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Re: MPG Seems Low
Reply #167 on: June 29, 2018, 01:19:37 AM
*Originally Posted by CB-500-X [+]
Was it on a trailer or the in the back of a truck ?  :084:

Imperial gallons go much further per mile.  :169:

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Re: MPG Seems Low
Reply #168 on: July 20, 2018, 08:43:49 PM
*Originally Posted by Pocketpete [+]
Had mine for 2 years. 73 mpg virtually all the time. I do a lot of in and out of traffic. If I do a run I get a touch more. If I hammer it a touch less. Definitely gets better as the engine runs in.

I'm noticing this. At about 3000 miles now and I am purposefully trying to vary how I ride to just see what mpg I get (short journey's, longer cruising, high speed runs, riding hard, etc) and it just seems that no matter what I do it barely changes, as you say maybe a slight increase or decrease. I still get a superb 250 miles until the low fuel gauge flashes on average.

Love this bike.

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Re: MPG Seems Low
Reply #169 on: July 22, 2018, 04:24:24 AM
 I also bought a brand new 2017 X. I was getting 63 mpg on the instruments. Mine went up about 7 mpg after the 600 mile service. The run-in oil might be different than the normal oil. It also feels a lot quicker, but that could be me running it harder with peace of mind knowing is freshly serviced. Best of luck on your adventure!

 



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