Yes and no. Most countries around the world use RON, Research Octane Number, on the gas pump. The U.S. and Canada use the average of RON and the Motor Octane Number, (RON + MON) ÷ 2, also known as the Anti Knock Index, AKI.Firstly, premium fuel is not the same in each country- octane level in Canada is higher than in the US for the same grade of gasoline.
no one has the definitive answer. too many variables. do a mpg octane compar-o. based on where and how you ride your bike. which every octane gives you the best average mpg is the best fuel for your bike.Does anyone have the definitive answer?
You've got that right. I now avoid, any vehicle that requires premium.That is disappointing to hear. Premium fuel is harder to find where I am. For me that is a bit of a deal breaker. Will wait to see how others make out running regular fuel before I seriously consider making the leap to the new 1000.
Completely different engine, I know, but my turbo Volvo was recommended to take premium and I ran it well over 100,000 miles on regular, and it ran great. I used premium only for a little extra go for freeway mountain driving (2.3L engine, 3200# weight). Finally sold that car with 202,000 miles and still running great.I now avoid any vehicle that requires premium.
Don't expect much mpg difference from the octane rating. Octane gives antiknock capability. Yes, the retarded timing when using lower octane in an engine designed for high octane may slightly hurt mpg, but still result in a total savings of fuel cost per mile.which ever octane gives you the best average mpg is the best fuel for your bike.
Rubbish. The lowest octane that does not cause pinging is the logical choice unless range is your ultimate criterion. Higher octane may provide very slightly more range but still will cost more per mile, does not provide more power, and is no better for your engine. An exception would be if a better additive package is included. Use of Top Tier Gasoline takes care of that.which every(sic) octane gives you the best average mpg is the best fuel for your bike.
And that's OK. I don't like ethanol or want it but like hundreds of millions of people I've come to accept and manage it with no adverse effects. Older vehicles are at risk but all modern ones do just fine thanks to good materials engineering. Just be sure your fuel turns over often.Impossible in most of the U.S.