I do not know the equivalent, but the Imperial gallon is bigger than gallon used in the states.
I just looked it up the Imperial gallon is equal to 1.201 US gallons.
great post/infoI carried a bottle of fuel to intentionally run the tank empty to find the capacity and the range on reserve. In order to get consistent fill ups I always sit on the bike to level it and then only fill until the fuel just splashes over the fill plate. It took 3.742 gallons US after adding the .165 I poured in from the bottle. The range on reserve counter on the instrument cluster is a nice feature which showed 59.9 miles to the first time it sputtered on accel During a really horrible ride home in headwinds and eventually heavy rain). Total for the tank was 281.8 miles/ 3.742 gallons US = 75.30 mpgUS, 90.43 mpg Imp, 32.01 km/ L, 3.123 L/ 100 km.
I usually ride my Honda CBR250R for my 80 mile round trip commute but decided to start using the R3 more to see what I can get out of it since it has mostly just sat around last year. The last tank on the Honda was 102.1 mpg US in similarly cold/ wet weather.
So I took off the Bridgestone S20's I had installed since they wear really quickly and lost 10% of the fuel economy, and reinstalled a fresh set of Michelin Pilot Street. which are the longest lasting and most efficient commuter tires I have ever used. The Michelin rear on my CBR250R lasted 18,000 miles and the front is still good at 35,000 miles. The IRC's, which are also excellent, went 15,000 each for two rears and 31,000 for the original front on the Honda.
So the R3 got new tires and +1, -2 longer gearing. Which should have been over 12.4% longer but my speedo healer is set to +9.8% to get the odometer correct so it must have had about 2.6% optimistic read out from the factory.
I am using my plank style luggage system so still want to build an aero trunk and come up with a taller wind screen.
My commute is 80% highway at 65 mph and I should be able to average over 85 mpg US if we ever get some hot, dry weather. Which is really good for such a fun engine. This will easily beat the Ninja's.
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?Are you guys keeping the rpm low at all times to get the 75+ mpg?
I'm only getting ~50 mpg.
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.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.
:thumb 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...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?