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post #271 of 279 Old 07-16-2019, 06:57 AM
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I guess that you don't fill the tank to the brim but just to point when the nozzle stops?
I fill while sitting on the bike to keep it level and bring the level so that it is just splashing over the plate.


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246.9 miles/ 3.013 gallonsUS = 81.9 mpgUS. The computer showed 77.0 mpg and that was 14 miles into reserve.


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I always check fuelly but some vehicles have so many more people participating than others.
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244.9 miles / 3.264 gallonsUS = 75.03 mpgUS, 31.9 km/ L, 3.14 L/ 100km.
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On my new 2019 Kawasaki Ninja650 with the tall seat and windscreen. Excellent commuter/ sport touring bike for anyone that is too big for the R3.
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Are you guys keeping the rpm low at all times to get the 75+ mpg?

I'm only getting ~50 mpg.
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Are you guys keeping the rpm low at all times to get the 75+ mpg?

I'm only getting ~50 mpg.
I'm wondering what's going here, too. At 7100 miles, I've averaged a respectable 62mpg. I don't ride, start off, or shift aggressively. So, I'd like to know the same thing. What has to be done to gain +10mpg? Just this side of moving to a flat, uncongested, part of the world, and idle around town at 30mph?

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My 2015 averages around 60 mpg US. I've seen as high as 65 mpg and as low as 55 mpg, but have yet to break the 70 mpg barrier. But at 60 mpg average, I'm not gonna worry too much about it. 87 octane isn't too expensive here at the moment.
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My 2015 averages around 60 mpg US. I've seen as high as 65 mpg and as low as 55 mpg, but have yet to break the 70 mpg barrier. But at 60 mpg average, I'm not gonna worry too much about it. 87 octane isn't too expensive here at the moment.
Can't argue with you, there. And, It's pretty hard to have performance and fuel mileage. I'm really satisfied with both on my R3.
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What has to be done to gain +10mpg? Just this side of moving to a flat, uncongested, part of the world, and idle around town at 30mph?
An uncongested part of the world might help, it does neither need to be very flat nor do you have to idle around town... Bavaria is surely not known for being a flat desert and I definitely don't idle around town. I actually avoid towns as much as I can and rarely hit more than 5 traffic lights during a 60 miles trip. I cruise along between 60 and 70 mph and hardly ever exceed 7000 RPMs, except when overtaking cars on the road and just for fun every now and then in third gear...
The big difference between my riding style and the way my comrades ride is that I ride much smoother and don't need to brake half as much as they do, I always try to keep up as much momentum as possible and let the engine do a lot of the decelleration.
We once did a 400 mile trip through the alps with 11 BMW R1200 RTs and although I ended up in the top three speedwise, I burned up 15% less gas than the next best rider and 35% less than someone who was a newbie and still quite insecure of his bike. The latter guy had to accelerate hard all the time to keep up with the group because his cornering speed was so much lower and his braking points way too early and so he was actually the last rider to arrive and burned more fuel than anybody else.
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