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post #1 of 35 Old 08-12-2016, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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So what kind of MPG are you getting?

1st tank was 50.2 (150mi on the slab), 2nd 59, last one 63.4(!).

This is commuting ~50mi one way. Usually hauling ass in the morning and taking long way in afternoon. Twisties delight. Doesn't save time but minimal sitting in the traffic in heat.

This is brand new 2015 adv BTW but I took side cases off to wide for traffic. Only top case. 300mi tanks are reality!

Other note MPG calculator consistently underestimates MPG, go figure.
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post #2 of 35 Old 08-14-2016, 01:30 PM
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Check out Fuelly. I've been keeping track of my mileage for about 4 years with this site and it's great to see how other bikes and cars do as well:

This is all the DL650's that are registerent currently:
Suzuki DL650 V-Strom Mileage | Fuelly

Here's me:
Copernicus (Suzuki DL650A V-Strom ABS) | Fuelly

And my truck:

2011 DL650
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post #3 of 35 Old 08-14-2016, 02:59 PM
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My average would be about the same as Copernicus (mines a 2007). Lower in the winter, 54 ish in the summer, lots of 75-80 mph highway with luggage and some runs with just the topcase.
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post #4 of 35 Old 08-14-2016, 03:35 PM
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Mid - 50's if I keep it under 70 MPH. Over that, it eats it a lot faster.
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post #5 of 35 Old 08-14-2016, 03:40 PM
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Back roads in Southern Utah 60 mpg.

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post #6 of 35 Old 08-14-2016, 03:42 PM
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Since this is the General forum, you need to specify the bike.

My overall average on the 650 is around 53 mpg, and 46 mpg on the 1000. This is mostly backroads and around town, with a little freeway. Extended freeway drops it considerably, as it's hard for me to keep off the throttle.

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post #7 of 35 Old 08-14-2016, 04:47 PM
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'09 650, averaging 53 mpg so far in the city with short highway runs here and there. I know I get 54 mpg on extended freeway trips so long as the needle stays at or below 75 (70-ish actual.) Above 80, mileage drops to 46 and change and plummets from there.

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post #8 of 35 Old 08-14-2016, 05:07 PM
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My 2015 DL-650 Adv sits around 51 mpg. That's a lot of stop and go in the afternoons coming home.

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post #9 of 35 Old 08-14-2016, 05:09 PM
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mpg is less than 50

2007 DL650
mostly short commutes

Current Bike: 2007 ABS Wee, rebuilt forks with Cogent DDC, Elka rear shock, tapered roller steering stem bearings, fork brace, Admore top box lights, LED side-only turn indicator lights, Powerlet outlet, frame sliders, Givi windscreen, Givi top box.

Prior Bikes: 2003 EX250, 2007 DL650 (non-ABS)
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post #10 of 35 Old 08-14-2016, 09:38 PM
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2006 DL650

Average: 51.1
Worst: 37.7
Best: 62.9

Traveling loaded and with side cases and top case has lowered my average several miles per gallon from the day trips and commuting days. Of course, interstate runs makes it even worse.

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