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Motorcycle Fuel Economy

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' started by ginni650, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. 2.9 litre / 100 km or less

  2. 3 - 3.9 l / 100 km

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  3. 4 - 4.9 l / 100 km

  4. 5 - 6.9 l / 100 km

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  5. 7 - 8.9 l / 100 km

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  6. 9 l / 100 km and more (!?)

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  1. UPDATE:
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    There still is absolute minimum of information on motorcycle fuel consumption available at the moment, so please, if you want, write the year, brand and model of your bike here, and the fuel economy you get, with a brief comment, if you want.

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  2. 2008 Kawasaki Versys

    2008 Kawasaki Versys

    3.8 - 4.3 l / 100 km

    Using premium 98
    Moderate riding style
  3. 4l per 100 km.

    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<< :)

    Been done to death try search function.

    Also you might want to remove caps before this thread gets removed.
  4. Yep, just waiting for Mods to lock it.
  5. 2007 BMW F800ST

    3.3 l/100 solo
    3.9 l/100 2-up (which is 80% of my riding)

    Moderate riding style.

    Butz. :beer:
  6. CBR250RR

    About 5L/100km.

    Thats giving it a fair bit of throttle most of the time and all in the city.
  7. Highway riding (most of mine) sees about 5.3-5.5 lts / 100km. Thats at emmmm "Highway" speeds lol. Triumph America.

    GS500, Highway riding, @ 100-110 k/h sees just under 5lt/100km.
  8. GS500F Around 5L/100km on the highway. Lots of short trips around town in cold weather (need the choke to start) can blow out to around 7L/100
  9. 1999 Speed Triple - 6.7L / 100km
  10. Eeeek, I haven't worked mine out for a while.

    8L/100km on the road.
    At least 15L/100km on the track. I never fill right up, so hard to tell.
  11. ZX7R - 96 Model
    6L / 100KMS

    Bit of highway, bit of in town, bit of decent throttle application.

    Was pretty amazed how close it is to my old FZR250 for fuel consumption. Not that much worse at all and I certainly do use the extra power all the time.
  12. 2000 BMW R1100RT

    ~5.5 l/100 km

    65/35 highway/urban

    Brisk take offs, 100 km/h cruising, extensive filtering

    Severely unaerodynamic fat b*stard sitting bolt upright behind well developed barn door. Top box, single pannier.

    Comfortable 400 km fuel range.

    PULP. Bike will run on regular but pinks on take off and develops flat spots when it gets hot in town.
  13. Yamaha SRX250 1987 4ltr/100k
  14. 2005 Aprilia RS125

    ~6.0L/100KM city riding wringing its tits off

    also 500ml 2t oil every 500KM

  15. My daytona 675 so far the best I got was 7l/100km and the worst was 12l/100km. :shock:

    But if I try hard it should get down to 6l/100km or less if i start using more 6th gear more instead of only the first 2 or 3.

    My gs500 was around 4.5-5l/100km
  16. Really? Something sounds wrong there.

    Guy I went riding with the other day managed to average around 5L/100km on his 675 (fuel light came on at 270kms, which is at 13.5L used), and we were riding through mountainous winding roads, and he was carrying a ~80kg pillion for half of that way.
  17. Did some research for you. If the EXUP value in the exhaust siezes (and it can happen on any bike), it can destroy your fuel economy, with people reporting economy being 2-3x worse than normal.

    I'd hazard a guess that this might be what's happened to your bike.

    It'll also be robbing you of power too.
  18. I'd guess its more of a 'just got the bike, I don't care about 3rd 4th or 5th gear' syndrome :LOL:

    I've used half my tank in 30 kms :cry:
  19. Kawasaki VN250

    I ride 50kms each way to work every day, around 35kms is flowing freeway, 10kms packed freeway and the other 5kms city traffic and I get 4.5 - 5 l / 100 km
  20. It's only bad because I'm riding it hard, that's my break in procedure :D

    When I changed the lcd display to current fuel consumption and i rode it gently in first gear it was consuming around 4.5-6l/100km. At the moment I'm shifting through gears often and riding it hard. Once I get 1000km on it I will ride it more smoothly.