2006 V-Strom DL1000 Milage - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Riding Proficiency Tips and suggestions for improving the rider's safety skills and riding techniques

 2Likes
  • 1 Post By FunGuyGee64
  • 1 Post By realshelby
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 07-30-2018, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Vancouver B.C. Canada
Posts: 5
2006 V-Strom DL1000 Milage

Happy Monday Stromtroopers
I am in the middle of my first big ride with my relatively newly purchased 2006 V-Strom DL1000 and delighted to report and I am averaging 52 mpg (or 5.4 L/100 km) I am riding at 120 kph (75 mph) and 4000 rpm in overdrive. I've done about 2000 km so far (1250 miles) in temperatures averaging 30C (86F) and the milage has improved from the beginning of the trip. The bike has a fully loaded Givi top box and side cases and I'm a heavy guy so it adds up to about 400 lbs. I got the bike with 55,000 km (35,000 miles) on it so really not a lot. The only thing that could improve my ride (so I think) would be cruising pegs and maybe a gel seat. I'm finding it's hard to be comfortable on the butt after 4 hours of riding I think it would be nice to stretch my legs a bit as well. I am riding with an Olympian Jacket and pants, fully protected, and find it quite warm/hot even at full speed; I may need to invest in something with more venting for next summer.
I'm researching the Givi crash bar cruising pegs and gel seat options on the forums now.

I wanted to share the mileage results with the group.

Have a great summer and ride safe!

Cheers,
madstrom likes this.
FunGuyGee64 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 07-30-2018, 10:39 AM
$tromtrooper
 
Lrobby99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Greendale WI
Posts: 4,097
Garage
Congrats. That is very high. I'm sort of a hyper-miler and I tracked every mile on my old k6.
Never got much over 45 well tuned and lightly loaded. Sure you're not going downhill?

2018 1000XT, black. The Night's Watch. Givi engine bars, rear wheel mud guard, radiator screen. Givi V56 Litre Monokey topcase. Puig screen. Freeway Blaster horn. Speedohealer. SW Motech guards for R. brake reservoir, R. brake cylinder, exhaust pipe valve. Aprilia Tuono mirrors. GPR exhaust slip-on.
2006 DL1000, The Red Rhino. Gone for good.
Lrobby99 is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 07-30-2018, 10:52 AM
Official Stromtrooper.com Sponsor
 
realshelby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 4,870
Maybe 52 mpg Imperial?

'12 DL 650 '14 BMW R 1200 RT

WERKS modified clutch baskets for DL and SV 1000's.
The BEST in chudder control, noise control, and lasting durability! AVAILABLE HERE: www.werksparts.com

Have questions about the clutch in your DL or SV 1000? E-mail Terry [email protected]
realshelby is online now  
 
post #4 of 7 Old 07-30-2018, 11:05 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
yenool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by realshelby View Post
Maybe 52 mpg Imperial?
This is the case. You can convert the L/100km to confirm, but it comes out to 43 MPG for the US folks.
yenool is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 07-30-2018, 11:40 AM
Official Stromtrooper.com Sponsor
 
realshelby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 4,870
43 mpg I believe! Thanks for the conversion!
Lrobby99 likes this.

'12 DL 650 '14 BMW R 1200 RT

WERKS modified clutch baskets for DL and SV 1000's.
The BEST in chudder control, noise control, and lasting durability! AVAILABLE HERE: www.werksparts.com

Have questions about the clutch in your DL or SV 1000? E-mail Terry [email protected]
realshelby is online now  
post #6 of 7 Old 08-01-2018, 08:59 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
KKORO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 189
I also keep track of every tank on my 2012 V. My average is 45 mpg (US). Highway at 80 mph I get lower 40's mpg with occasional forays into the upper 30's mpg. Two lane roads at 55 mph I get upper 40's mpg with occasional forays into the lower 50's. Worst was 37 mpg into a stiff wind in Northern Newfoundland. Best was 56 mpg downhill with a stiff tailwind on a nice two lane (because of the conditions that day I was trying every hypermiler trick I could think of -- used to own a Prius don't ya' know.). These are indicated speeds, so subtract 7.8% to get actual speeds.

I've found that speed has the most effect on mpg. On two lanes I rarely get out of 5th gear. It doesn't seem to make much difference, if any, hat gear I'm in. Wind has the second most effect.

KKORO

KKORO

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, totally worn out and proclaiming, 'WOW, WHAT A RIDE!!!'" Bill McKenna

"The goal is to die young -- as late as possible." Somewhere on the internet
KKORO is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 08-04-2018, 12:41 AM
$tromtrooper
 
larolco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Langley, BC, Canada
Posts: 2,340
Temperature has as big an effect as any on my mpg. Winter is hard on mileage.

I get better mileage in the summer when I'm heavy on the throttle.

Never great though. I think I've hit the 40 range on long slab rides on occasion but I don't really crunch the numbers. I just know when I get a lot of miles out of a tank.

DL1000K6 Two wheels good; four wheels bad.
DRZ400SK17
larolco is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome