Yamaha R3 Forums banner

1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
313 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
i owned 2008 zx6r and the mileage was 40 mpg
this bike half the size and cost 47 mpg
clearly this bike is not designed for fuel economy?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,264 Posts
i owned 2008 zx6r and the mileage was 40 mpg
this bike half the size and cost 47 mpg
clearly this bike is not designed for fuel economy?
Last ride I did, 120 miles in the mountains between 6,200 feet and 9.500 feet elevation, I got 56 MPG.

And I wasn't babying it.............
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
313 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
did you manually count it? i was using the avg count on the instrument, and i ride the way it should be ridden, just below 7k rpm for now :D
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,264 Posts
can you post a photo of the avg in the instrument?
The 56 MPG figure was full tank to full tank, manually calculated and was just for the most recent ride.

My average overall for just over 500 miles (800 KM) so far is 63.3 MPG on the display. That's 26.6 km/l.

I have been riding a little harder on each ride, higher speeds at higher RPMs and more throttle use.

View attachment 4625
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
67 Posts
I am also seeing high 50s or low 60s as my average miles per gallon(based on instrument cluster reading and comparing trip counter to fuel purchases). I don't drive it around like a D-bag bouncing it off the rev limiter, and on the flip side I don't really baby it... This is with a nice mix of highway and city style driving. If you're in the 40s something seems askew with either driving style or motorcycle! If i absolutely babied it I don't think it would be difficult to get mid 60s... depending on terrain etc.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
717 Posts
I'm averaging 58 mpg.
I was getting 64 mpg on my ninja 2-fitty.
But I frequently get ham-fisted because the 1st gear wheelies are a hoot!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
223 Posts
I must admit my girls r3 needs to be filled up faster than my bike... and she hardly rides!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
The R3's got plenty of torque, and high torque (for a small engine), means lower mpg.

You could trade about 20 to 30% of torque for MPG, by changing the gearing of the bike.

Not recommended when you want to track-race the bike, but good if you just want to save some mpgs, and have the engine rev better for town.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
313 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
The 56 MPG figure was full tank to full tank, manually calculated and was just for the most recent ride.

My average overall for just over 500 miles so far is 63.3 MPG on the display.

I have been riding a little harder on each ride, higher speeds at higher RPMs

and more throttle use.]
wow that is super! my avg. is 19.8 km/l, i ride around 5-6k once engine is warmed up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
234 Posts
My instrument reading shows 67 MPG avg. But I use non-ethanol gas which gives better mileage. I also have only 204 miles on the bike, but ride it normally.
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top