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post #1121 of 1139 Old 08-19-2019, 11:50 AM
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Gas mileage wasn't the primary choice but an important one. I wanted power and comfort, gas mileage sort of a tie breaker. I didn't try the 500x but I did try an nc700x and was very disappointed. I'm upgrading away from a ninja 250, just tired of getting beat up on 80mph highways.

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I bought my 1000 two weeks ago. Rode it to meet my local BMW Plus group for breakfast. One of my group buddies has an older Wee Strom. He asked about my new ride, told him it was a 1000, he gave me a big grin and said "650's better". And so it continues
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Gas mileage wasn't the primary choice but an important one. I wanted power and comfort, gas mileage sort of a tie breaker. I didn't try the 500x but I did try an nc700x and was very disappointed. I'm upgrading away from a ninja 250, just tired of getting beat up on 80mph highways.
The character of the CB500x engine is totally different. It likes to rev, like a normal Japanese bike. The nc redlines at like 6500 rpms lol.
Different experience all together.
Those ninjas are totally amazing for a 250 though..

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Gas mileage wasn't the primary choice but an important one. I wanted power and comfort, gas mileage sort of a tie breaker. I didn't try the 500x but I did try an nc700x and was very disappointed. I'm upgrading away from a ninja 250, just tired of getting beat up on 80mph highways.
well, I put over 50k km on nc750x and to like it you have to appreciate torque not the revs. Completely different bike from v-strom although they improve low end on recent models.
I like both bikes but in town, in traffic nc750x hard to beat, v-strom shines when touring.
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well, I put over 50k km on nc750x and to like it you have to appreciate torque not the revs. Completely different bike from v-strom although they improve low end on recent models.
I like both bikes but in town, in traffic nc750x hard to beat, v-strom shines when touring.
I tried my best to get the thing to pull like i would want it to in a passing situation and couldn't figure out how to do it. Not a problem as I got the vstrom 650 anyways and it absolutely pulls at most any rpm. My first tank I got just over 60mpg (US mpg NOT imperial) but take that with a grain of salt.
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I purchased a 2014 1000 because it had 3000 miles and I got a great deal on it.I figured the 1000cc would labor less and I wasn’t to concerned about fuel mileage.I just want to have fun.There was a 2019 650 and it was beautiful but I wanted the bigger bike.
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Here's the deal from my perspective. I have a DL1000 that I will never sell, I cannot get the money back that I have invested, however? I am going to buy an SV650 in the spring of 2020, because I want to whip about, unencumbered by my luggage etc. Does that make sense to anyone? LOL
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I read on this forum, either this thread or another, someone claiming that the 1000 is 30% worse on fuel than the 650. I don't know how hard you would need to flog the 1000 to make that true, but that has not been my experience between my '15 650 and '18 1000. Max 15%, averaging about 10% worse. Highway cruising at 70mph, the 1000 gets better mileage.
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Having had several generations of both the 650 and 1000, I can tell you, the 1000 does not lose 30 % fuel efficiency. That would be 15 + mpg, no way. They do label it for premium, not regular gas, I guess some might balk at an extra couple dollars a tankful. My primary motivation for riding is fun. Commuting or getting somewhere is a bonus. An extra couple dollars to go a couple hundred miles is not a factor, but the extra power, better brakes, suspension, and more stable bike at 85 mph sure is.
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I read on this forum, either this thread or another, someone claiming that the 1000 is 30% worse on fuel than the 650. I don't know how hard you would need to flog the 1000 to make that true, but that has not been my experience between my '15 650 and '18 1000. Max 15%, averaging about 10% worse. Highway cruising at 70mph, the 1000 gets better mileage.
Many people seem to have no clue as to what fuel mileage they actually get

over 202,389 km / 125,758 miles my 2006 DL650 averaged 5.14 L/100 km or 45.6 US MPG

Over 138,538 km / 86,705 miles my 2012 DL650 averaged 4.75 l/100 km or 49.4 US MPG

Over 198,065 km / 123,071 miles my 2015 DL1000 has averaged 5.48 l/100 km or 42.9 MPG US

The DL1000 was closer to the DL650's - only about 5% worse than the 2006 DL650 until last year where I did a number of long distance, higher speed trips across the USA. Travelling all day, day after day at 130-150 kph / 80 to 90 mph is hard on fuel mileage.

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