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It was time for the first fill-up on the way home today so I figured why not start a mileage thread. I also started a Fuelly entry for my bike here:

The Crimson Pigeon (Suzuki VStrom DL1000) | Fuelly

When I shut down in front of the pump the onboard computer had a figure of 38.4 MPG, and I got 178.8 miles out of the tank with 1 bar left. I put in 4.466 gallons of 93-octane (yes there is a sticker to use Premium, minimum 90 octane) which worked out to....(drum roll)... exactly 40 MPG from the first tank.

On startup the onboard computer reset the average MPG when it sensed I had added gas, an interesting feature. It now estimates I will get 224 miles out of this full tank, we'll see how that goes.

Oh, and after riding the rest of the way home, the average MPG says 44.3 MPG, which is a lot better than the 18 MPG average it showed when I picked the bike up new with 0.2 miles on it.

And so it begins... I guess my Wee ownership is showing, eh? :mrgreen:
 

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Well, so much for the claims in some threads it was going to get Wee-like mileage. But, maybe it will get better with miles.
First fill-up always seems to be brutal. My Wee got 43.4 MPG on the very first tank - same time of year, same everything except refilled it with Regular. Matter of fact it's there in the logbook on fuelly.com:
Wee-Strom (Suzuki VStrom DL650) | Fuelly

I have no doubt this bike will get much better as well. :yesnod:
 

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Without knowing what kind of miles were ridden it's kinda useless at this time. I do allot of country riding on my 2005 1000 and I routinely get above 48mpg. If I ride around town with most of a tank it drops down into the mid 30's mpg.
 

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Without knowing what kind of miles were ridden it's kinda useless at this time. I do allot of country riding on my 2005 1000 and I routinely get above 48mpg. If I ride around town with most of a tank it drops down into the mid 30's mpg.
You're right. It was a complete mix of everything though - nice pleasant cruising on back country roads, some aggressive twisties, a fire road, a run on the highway and then the freeway, and a commute to work and back in heavy traffic with lots of stop & go and some city streets.

Pretty much the same stuff I do on the Wee, and t has averaged 51.1 MPG, which is right at what Suzuki says it should get, so maybe it's a pretty good representative mix of riding?
 

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I took the long way home today when I picked up Woody. 51 miles and computer said my mpg was 42.8. Not bad as I tried hard to kept her under the 4K rpm as the manual suggests. Supposed to be warm Saturday so hope to put another 200 miles on her.

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Well, so much for the claims in some threads it was going to get Wee-like mileage. But, maybe it will get better with miles.
The Suzuki website for the new DL1000 quotes 59mpg IITC with the the Glee at 71mpg. The Glee figure isn't anywhere near what I see, so suspect the 1 litre bikes figures are not likely to hit the 59mpg, unless you fill up at the top of a hill and drive gently down it.
 

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On startup the onboard computer reset the average MPG when it sensed I had added gas, an interesting feature. It now estimates I will get 224 miles out of this full tank, we'll see how that goes.
Can you see the calculated range and trip miles at the same time?

Also, is the range to tank empty, ie it counts down and at 0 miles = start pushing the bike?

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Can you see the calculated range and trip miles at the same time?
Yes - the calculated range to empty, as well as other stuff having to do with MPG and voltmeter, is shown in the bottom of the display (below the TC setting), and the regular odometer and trip odometers are at the top of the display (above the TC setting), so if you cycle through to each you can arrange for both calculated range and trip odometer to be displayed at the same time.

Also, is the range to tank empty, ie it counts down and at 0 miles = start pushing the bike?

TVMIA
Yes - that is exactly what the manual says, "do not wait for the display to read zero before refueling". Hopefully there won't be any opportunity to find out how accurate it is!
 

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Yes - the calculated range to empty, as well as other stuff having to do with MPG and voltmeter, is shown in the bottom of the display (below the TC setting), and the regular odometer and trip odometers are at the top of the display (above the TC setting), so if you cycle through to each you can arrange for both calculated range and trip odometer to be displayed at the same time.

Yes - that is exactly what the manual says, "do not wait for the display to read zero before refueling". Hopefully there won't be any opportunity to find out how accurate it is!
Thanks :thumbup:

I know certain Bavarian bikes where the bike will either stop running 20 miles before the "zero miles" or 20 after it, the fun is finding out which one applies to your bike :mrgreen:
 

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Thanks :thumbup:

I know certain Bavarian bikes where the bike will either stop running 20 miles before the "zero miles" or 20 after it, the fun is finding out which one applies to your bike :mrgreen:
Not just Bavarian bikes. I've not seen any motorcycle fuel gauge devices I would put much faith in. A tripmeter and a knowledge of what kind of fuel mileage it gets is my preference.
 

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Does the last bar start blinking on the fuel gauge like the previous V-Stroms?
From what I recall in reading the manual, yes - but I did not wait that long, I got down to one bar and filled up sicne it was the end of my day and I was close by my preferred gas station. There was a little tiny flashing fuel pump icon just to the left of the bar though. But I'm pretty sure the bar goes "hollow" as you get closer to empty and then starts blinking too.
 

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Vee2 m.p.g.

Just an observation. I have been getting on average 45 m.p.g. from my Vee2 with just over 1600 miles on it. I DO NOT baby the throttle, as I enjoy the H.P.

If the m.p.g. stays at about 45 given my style of riding, I will be happy.
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On my third refill it came out to approx. 18 km/litre, which was what I was seeing mostly on the average reading. That's 50mpg UK or 42 mpg US
 

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My 2006 VSTROM DL 1000 I sold today was getting 50 to 55 mpg It had the Two Brothers Exhaust, K&N Air & Oil filters,Royal Purple Max Cycle Full Synthetic oil ,The engine mpg improved after changing the Oil.I noticed lower engine oil temp and Improved MPG same with my stock 2012 DL 650abs Adventure all it has is the K&N AIR & OIL FILTERS and I get 67+ mpg up from 55 to 58 mpg with the standard air oil and filters and oil .The 650 is for sale also .Want to buy new 2014 DL 1000.
 

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My last two tanks have been 21.1km/L which is 59 miles per Imperial Gallon. That is 47.2 miles per US Gallon. I use Chevron Supreme Plus 94 octane, no ethanol.
 

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On my third refill it came out to approx. 18 km/litre, which was what I was seeing mostly on the average reading. That's 50mpg UK or 42 mpg US
With 3500Km on the odometer of my Vee2... on my last tank I got 364 Km with 17,2 Litres... Just highway at or under 4 000 rpm...
I'm very happy with those numbers 4,72 Litres/100 Km.
I'm also happy to realize that the tank can give me the possibility for a distance of 400 Km.
I also enjoy the «Range» gauge. I find this gauge accurate and comforting.
 

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My V2 travelled 419ks on my first tank and then it took 20.05l:yikes:. I must have been very close to running out.

I rode 10kms after the last segment on the gauge started flashing and less than 1km after the Range dropped to "--- km".

The consumption works out at 21km/l (49.4mpg US). That's only 1.5km/l (3.53mpg US) worse than my 2005 Wee was getting.
 
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