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post #1 of 30 Old 12-22-2007, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Kilometers Per Tank

I don't want to start a war, I'm just asking a question.

How many km's to a tank do you get on a wee vs. vee.
I have been reading this forum for about 3 hours and don't know what to believe.

The reason for asking is I can get a new 07 vee or a 08 wee for the same price and want to decide which is better for my 200 km commute each day.

Please forgive me. I don't want to start a war I just want the answer to my question.

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post #2 of 30 Old 12-22-2007, 11:44 PM
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The mileage can actually overlap between the two just depending on how you ride. Either one will go 200K/day with ease.
It comes down to how much of a HP/Torque junkie you personally are and if you subscribe to the theory that bigger is always better.
I have a hard enough time keeping my license with the 650 and the 1K is geared taller.

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Kilos per tank

I get consistant mileage in the high 50 mpg range with the odd dip into the 60's if I'm just putzing around smelling the roses. I ride in the 60 - 70 mph range on the superslab and about the same on secondary roads. Real happy with the mpg compared with my last bike which had twice the engine capacity and 100 rwhp. The DL suits my riding style and pocketbook just fine, thanks.
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07 Wee.

Around 400km before the reserve light starts flashing. At that point I need around 17-18 litres to refill.
I have run up to 450km without a fill.
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post #5 of 30 Old 12-23-2007, 01:19 AM
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My mileage varies most with the temperature and how much higher speed (400 series) riding I do on the tank, but if I recall correctly in warmer weather I usually fill up close to 400 km and have a decent reserve left, cooler weather might drop it to 350 km or so before I fill up. I think I have a tank or two that approached 450 km's and had some left to go.

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I get 300km on my Vee, that usually means I'm down to the last bar, 325km and the last bar starts flashing at me and I start worrying. I've calculated it out to be 37 - 38mpg if that helps any, I quit bothering since my riding is done for enjoyment and not as a primary means of travel.

V-Tom and myself have been on a few rides together, we usually keep a steady and healthy pace and I always have to stop for gas before him. I'm usually pretty consistant and might need gas at 290km or so riding with a old hooligan like V-Tom but it isn't too far off the 300km mark.

He teases me about my thirsty bike then I threaten to unleash all the pavement tearing ponies on him and he gets quiet and looks at the ground, kicks a bit of dirt around etc.

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I usually get about 300 km on my Vee before the incessant flashing of the fuel bar scares me into filling up. I have gone 320 k and only put 18L in, so maybe my fuel guage is too conservative? While riding up by Huntsville with a group of sportbikes, I got as little as 220K. I find riding at >4000 RPM vs lugging it seems to make no difference in gas consumption, so I rarely use 6 gear (the vibes kill my hands at low rpm).

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I have managed several >400km tanks on my Wee, with the highest being 468km (the last 40 or so KM at a verrrry reduced speed whilst searching for a gas station).

Tanks consumed during mostly local riding: First warning flashing in the 315-340km range).

Average mileage on long trips (loaded down bike) is generally 56-58mpg.

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One way to look at it is that regardless of which DL you choose, the huge percentage of savings in fuel cost for the bike versus the car makes the variance in fuel cost between the two models insignificant.

Or; you'll save so damn much with either bike, who cares which one?

Go hakafugu yourself.
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No.. you have that wrong. I just get bored waiting for you to fill up all the time.

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He teases me about my thirsty bike then I threaten to unleash all the pavement tearing ponies on him and he gets quiet and looks at the ground, kicks a bit of dirt around etc.

RAWR !

2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 195,000+ km, 121,000 miles.

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