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post #1 of 21 Old 01-31-2019, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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V-Strrom 1000 fuel consumption

Hello guys,

I tooke a look at the DL1000 entire section, and didn't find anything specific about the 2018 model fuel consumption.
I wouls like to know what mileage do you usually get. I mean, not the best mileage made once in the past, but the consistent mileage you always get with a full tank.
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post #2 of 21 Old 01-31-2019, 02:05 PM
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48 - 50 MPG average low of 38 (80+ MPH and headwinds) to a high 61 in the Rockys (Never over 55mph). Only a few mpg less than my 05 650.

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Nice! I didn't know the new Vees could get that kind of mileage.

I'll just throw that on the "reasons to upgrade my 2002" pile...
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That is astonishingly good mileage. I get 41-42 mpg from my '07 at best.
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Yet another reason why the new 1000 is worth the upgrade from the first generation, or if 650 owners want a bit more kick in the britches with all the other nice things it offers.
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A 2018 might be better but over 99,091 miles / 159,473 km my 2015 DL1000 has averaged 43.0 MPG US or 5.47 L/100km.) (Which is 2.6 MPG US worse than my 2006 DL650 got over 202,435 miles and 6.4 MPG US worse than my 2012 DL650 got over 139,553 miles.)

I'm continue to be in awe of the mileage other riders get!

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post #7 of 21 Old 01-31-2019, 04:27 PM
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My experience on secondary roads, brisk pace with panniers and trip luggage weight (no passenger) about 44 to 45 mpg. Going fast and headwind can make it drop significantly into the low 30th. Going slow can get you well above 50mpg.

Note: Its supposed to be medium grade but if not available I find no difference with regular, just don't flog it like crazy.
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I am younger and like to turn the right wrist 😈 so I average upper 30s to low 40s mpg. Worse than my 2015 Dl650. Didn't matter if I had luggage or not. rode it easy or hard I consistanly got +50s on that bike. You gotta pay to play I guess haha
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I have a 2014 DL1000A and over 30,000 miles I have averaged 52 MPG US or 4.5 L/100KM.

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post #10 of 21 Old 02-01-2019, 05:26 AM Thread Starter
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At the end of the day, it also depends a lot of where we live and what type of traffic each one faces.
Of course, this is a 1000cc bike, and in highway there is no doubts it will suck more fuel. What is very variable is facing the traffic, and cruising regarding the type of road.
I think thats why a lot of us get such different mileage in the same bike. Each one of us has different types of riding conditions, different style of driving... but we all have pass through all of them in many situations, and I think it's more "fair" to catalogue it in categories, and so others can fit themselves in the right categorie.

So if we had to descriminate, I will separate this in 3 main types:
- Highway (85 mph)
- Cruising (50-60 mph)
- City with some traffic

which values do you get in your bikes?
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