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  • Less than 30 mpg (>8 L/100km)

    0 0%
  • 30-35 mpg (6.75-8 L/100km)

    3 4.11%
  • 35-40 mpg (6-6.75 L/100km)

    11 15.07%
  • 40-45 mpg (5.25-6 L/100km)

    38 52.05%
  • >45 mpg (<5.25 L/100km)

    21 28.77%
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    Fuel Efficiency poll

    I'm curious to see the distribution of what people get with their bikes. It seems like my mpg is lower than most of the anecdotes I see reported here. I typically get 130-135 miles by the time I hit the reserve, which ends up being 4 gallons, for ~33 mpg (about 7.2 L/100km for people from countries that don't cling to stupid unit systems).

    Looking for an average over multiple tanks if you have a good idea what that is. Poll up above now.

    If yours is really high/low, would also be curious to know what kind of riding you do. I'm about 50/50 city commuting and twisty backroads.
    Last edited by zixaq; 03-30-2016 at 10:57 AM.

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    Re: Fuel Efficiency poll

    I routinely get around 45mpg. Highest was 52mpg. Lowest (not including track time) was 42mpg.

    MPG is easier to write than L/100km.
    2010 Street Triple R
    2008 Street Triple (track)
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    Re: Fuel Efficiency poll

    Quote Originally Posted by beatle View Post
    I routinely get around 45mpg. Highest was 52mpg. Lowest (not including track time) was 42mpg.

    MPG is easier to write than L/100km.
    wow. 42 is the *lowest*? I've never gotten above 40, even riding carefully.

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    Re: Fuel Efficiency poll

    Pretty much. I tend to avoid traffic on the bike when I can, and that is mixed highway/city. I wouldn't say I'm a hoon, but I'm not a grandpa either and I'll take the bike to redline once in a while, especially on entrance ramps. I keep my tires inflated properly, chain clean and lubed, and oil change with Rotella T6 5w40 each spring. I replaced my spark plugs with Iridiums a couple seasons ago. I could probably use an air filter change, but that's about it. Great bike.
    2010 Street Triple R
    2008 Street Triple (track)
    2010 Bonneville

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    Re: Fuel Efficiency poll

    I get about 300 km per tank where I usually ride about 10km into reserve.
    I don't know what that works out to be though.
    Stock bike for now.

    I'll check again in a few weeks once I've put on pipes, plugs, filter and fixed my fuel mapping.
    I dun ****ed up my power commander map and knocked my mileage down to 200km per tank.

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    Re: Fuel Efficiency poll

    I usually get 180miles to a tank. Depending on variables, I can do that without dipping in to F-trip, but less so since I rolled over about 30k on the clock.

    If your mileages are extremely low, the two biggest factors that affect mine are chain condition and slack, and the air filter.

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    Re: Fuel Efficiency poll

    I use to live in Colorado and routinely got 50-55MPG that was with ethanol free gas. Here in Kansas I get about 10mpg less. Altitude requires more open throttle, as you have less HP, to go the same speed so there is less pumping loss and less oxygen =less fuel too . All my fuel injected vehicles were the same.

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    Re: Fuel Efficiency poll

    With my topcase on, I get 47-48 mpg.
    With my topcase and sidecases on, I get 42-43 mpg.
    Same type of riding, same conditions. These numbers are consistent.
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    Re: Fuel Efficiency poll

    usually I'm between 40-45... excluding autobahn runs.... I can get below 30 with speeds well above 200km/h...

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    Re: Fuel Efficiency poll

    R27's Tamed Beast (Yamaha FZS600 FZ6) | Fuelly
    36/56 are my high's and low's.
    Bad cold weather with more than 3 cold starts per day screwed my mpg.
    Long distance, 65-128 mph speed on highway got me 55mpg.
    Except for those 2-3 times, rest of them are basically 45-48, local;
    2 cold starts every day at a commute of less than 5 miles each side to office/home.
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