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Offline 100milesaway

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Re: Fuel economy and range
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2018, 06:58:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by Pickaxe [+]
I'm not convinced 60mpg (imperial gals) is possible unless it was under extremely controlled conditions. However, I used to get at least 50mpg, even when making good progress.
My MK2 averaged 61 mpg (imperial) over a 2,700 mile Euro trip to Austria and Italy.
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Re: Fuel economy and range
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2018, 07:04:47 PM »
On my MK1...,i ride 250 miles plus, a week...on twisty country lanes, and some fast Dual- carriageway...vary's between,46-50 mpg....happy with that.. :028: :031:
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Re: Fuel economy and range
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2018, 01:47:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by Pickaxe [+]
I'm not convinced 60mpg (imperial gals) is possible unless it was under extremely controlled conditions. However, I used to get at least 50mpg, even when making good progress.

It is possible.  I ride the V1K mainly on country highway rides.  (I leave the around town/city riding to my Honda Wave).  And I ride fairly sedately.  I'm not a speed demon.  I like to see the fabulous views on offer in this scenic part of the world instead of rushing past in a blur.
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Re: Fuel economy and range
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2018, 05:56:52 AM »
*Originally Posted by Pickaxe [+]
I'm not convinced 60mpg (imperial gals) is possible unless it was under extremely controlled conditions. However, I used to get at least 50mpg, even when making good progress.

http://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/kawasaki/klz1000_versys_lt/2016/petak/424490

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Re: Fuel economy and range
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2018, 07:59:49 AM »
Looking at that fuelly site - clicked on UK measurement and it comes out at 61.3mpg over 3873 miles !!

I consider myself a smooth rider and do mainly motorway and touring but I can't get anywhere near that :012:..I am looking at 50 to 53 mpg as my best.
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Re: Fuel economy and range
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2018, 09:55:59 AM »

You can't argue with stats and the internet :002:
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Re: Fuel economy and range
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2018, 01:50:40 PM »
I've had quite a range of mpg figures so far. I went to Spain shortly after getting the V1k and averaged about 60mpg, one day I took it very easy and riding steady and smoothly around 60mph on traffic free roads managed to get the bikes ave mpg trip up to 69.9mpg, very annoyingly it just would not hold a round 70mpg.
Its all in here soemwhere.
https://www.versys.co.uk/index.php/topic,23292.0.html

However, back in Blighty and riding "normally" it is low 50's, but could see how some would get less if you "use" the bike a bit.

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Re: Fuel economy and range
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2018, 09:50:14 PM »
55-60 mph on two lane hwys= around 50 mpg (some intermitent silliness)
75-90 mph on the freeway = around 40-42 mpg

Seems very respectable for what the bike is.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 09:52:37 PM by Dannyboy1949 »
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Re: Fuel economy and range
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2018, 10:20:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by Bart [+]
I've had quite a range of mpg figures so far. I went to Spain shortly after getting the V1k and averaged about 60mpg, one day I took it very easy and riding steady and smoothly around 60mph on traffic free roads managed to get the bikes ave mpg trip up to 69.9mpg, very annoyingly it just would not hold a round 70mpg.
Its all in here soemwhere.
https://www.versys.co.uk/index.php/topic,23292.0.html

However, back in Blighty and riding "normally" it is low 50's, but could see how some would get less if you "use" the bike a bit.
Last time I got 70mpg I was on a Honda cub.

I loved your trip report, so much so that I am doing it! I have changed my holiday plans to do the N260 in June. One significant difference, every single town I am staying in has a Michelin starred restaurant! How cool is that?

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Re: Fuel economy and range
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2018, 10:46:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paul_Smith [+]
Last time I got 70mpg I was on a Honda cub.

I loved your trip report, so much so that I am doing it! I have changed my holiday plans to do the N260 in June. One significant difference, every single town I am staying in has a Michelin starred restaurant! How cool is that?

I like your style and look forward to  RR with lots of pics of all that fantastic grub  :031:

Are you going to use the Ride Magazine Routes ?

 



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