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02-14-2019 11:57 PM
MrF My hand-calculated average since owning my 2016 Glee is 50.1 MPG. Highest is 53.7, lowest is 46.7. Over the same period, the average of the what the bike has calculated is 48.4 MPG, a 3% difference.

The average on winter gas is 48.1, the average on summer gas is 51.9.

Most of my riding is commuting, about 60% on a 55mph surface street, and the rest on 25-35mph roads.
02-14-2019 07:20 PM
Stalky Tracker My K6 Wee (purchased new in '06) has averaged 50.3 mpg so far. Much of it with side cases, top case, and a pillion bag. Highest was 64.1 mpg and lowest was 35.3 mpg, and accomplished on the same trip. I don't put a lot of stock in single fill up calculations, as filling to the exact same spot each time can be difficult.

02-14-2019 05:52 PM
joethebike Since buying it new my 05 650 has averaged 52.62 US MPG
02-14-2019 04:40 PM
Rudderfeet See my tagline for real-world results on my 2013.
02-14-2019 01:27 AM
dmfdmf @pshell

My use case is similar to yours, not much freeway cruising/slabbing mostly two-lane roads and twisties while heavy on the throttle and "keeping it on the boil", i.e. running at ~6k RPM and pushing it to redline coming out of turns or passing a Prius. I am stuck using E10 which lowers gas mileage since non-E gas is not available in my area. Hand calc MPG is low to mid 40's. I don't think I have ever seen 50 or higher but since I had the bike (bought a 2014 DL650 in April 2018, no side cases but occasional top case) I have never taken it easy. My previous bike was the 2007 Wee and it got the same gas mileage under the same conditions. The bummer is the tank is smaller on the L4 so I am hunting for a gas station sooner than I was on the K7 which I hate since worrying about next gas can spoil the fun.
02-14-2019 12:28 AM
pshell I went 30 years with no bike. Retired in 2014, bought a 2014 Wee in 2017. I rode fairly easy for the first 8 to 9 months and averaged around 54mpg. I am now riding harder and accelerating out of turns quicker. I am now averaging about 42 to 45 mpg. I burn as much 100% gas as possible, but when refilling during a ride, I sometimes buy 10% ethanol gasoline. I think this sometimes affects mileage since alcohol is less efficient than gasoline. Most of my riding is on county and state highways and country roads at 55-65mph. I have considered new spark plugs, but bike only has 22,000 miles on it. I usually ride with my Givi side and top panniers and think they cause a lot of wind resistance. Any thoughts would be welcomed.
08-01-2017 12:10 PM
FiSKars22 I get 47 mpg calculated from the odometer and gas pump on a stock K6 DL650.
07-31-2017 10:30 AM
VstromGrin I just fitted a delkevic exhaust and my mpg has dropped from an average of 50 mpg down to 44mg? somethings not right here?
03-21-2017 01:42 AM
tomstromr We rode at highway speeds on several trips where that mpg was recorded, and it didn't seem to matter at elevation, etc. I sure miss that bike! Fuels may have changed a lot since then, and the aluminum cases on the '13 are big wind dams compared to the Givi set on the old bike. But I don't carry any more gear than the old days.
03-20-2017 10:08 PM
Chucksklrst 2014 Wee 650. Consistently between 54 and 58 MPG. Every day riding in the Denver metro area and Western Foothills.
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