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I've just done 549 km (341 miles) between refuellings :jawdrop:
Not even the XTZ 750 with 50% larger fuel capacity I was riding back in the 90s could match a range like that.

When refueling the Strom I was able to squeeze 19 liters into the tank - resulting in an average consumption of 28,9 km/l (68 US mpg).

The riding consisted primarily of backroads mixed with a bit of motorway and urban riding.
 

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Those figures are impressive I must say.

I'll never be able to get those sorts of figures though. I'm either driving in traffic - stopping and starting every 30 seconds - or i'm on the motorway driving at 70-80mph, so I rarely get the chance to cruise at 40-55mph and get great mpg.
 

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That is impressive. Really milking it I can manage 75mpg on my Ninja 500.
On my new to me k7 my first 2 commuting fills have been at 60.9 and 60.2 MPG. I am sure I can squeeze more out of if it but I am not sure I can get your MPG.

Start a fuellyl,com account and track it for a while to see how it goes for an average.
 

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Thats very impressive, i picked up my 2012 wee 5 days ago secondhand with 3k on the clock, the bloke i brought it off said best he got was 460km out of a tank and the best so far for me 420km out of tank, but i have noticed that whan riding over 120kmh the km/l (fuel consumption) on the dash goes up!
 

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I went to 305 miles, then I chickened out. Still had 1/2 gallon of fuel left I think.

At speeds over 65 MPH MPG drops I noticed. Also removing the intake snorkel loses about 3 mpg. It's a bit peppier up top but it stumbles a bit down low so there is a trade off.
 

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Well done, I had wondered if you could reach that amount of k's on one tank.
Haven't been willing to really test how far you can go but theoretically you should get 550km.
I've gone a bit over 480km with around 3-4L left in tank when refilled as it took between 16 and 17L worth of fuel.
 

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A few Aussies have got that sort of range as well.

Mainly roads where you really can only do 80-100kph safely.

On road it's near the range of a GSA, offroad where the GSA gets a bit thirsty, quite a bit more. Fairly impressive.

Now all I need is my bladder to be a couple of litres larger and I'll be able to use that range ;)

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I recently rode hwy 13 in Idaho, a nice twisty canyon hwy and traffic was almost non-existant for 50 some miles, in that time I was putting averaging 45 miles per hour, at the end of the road my computer showed a high of 75.4 and a low of 68.9..........:jawdrop:
 

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That is impressive. Really milking it I can manage 75mpg on my Ninja 500.
On my new to me k7 my first 2 commuting fills have been at 60.9 and 60.2 MPG. I am sure I can squeeze more out of if it but I am not sure I can get your MPG.

Start a fuellyl,com account and track it for a while to see how it goes for an average.
Wow Stephen, your Ninja mileage is impressive- I never got better than 57 mpg on mine. But I am really impressed with the mileage I'm getting on the 2012 Wee so far, especially for a bike with a bigger engine. (Although the Wee is only about 20-30 pounds more than the good ol' EX 500. I love how light this bike feels compared to that old Concours beast I briefly owned!) Almost done with my break-in miles, but I'm getting about 57-58 mpg, mostly a lot of two-lane country roads. I'm sure keeping the RPM's low has something to do with it.

I almost bought a very nice, lightly used V-Strom 1000, but I wasn't looking forward to its paltry ~40 or so mpg. It was a nice bike but I like my Wee better! :thumbup:
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Now all I need is my bladder to be a couple of litres larger and I'll be able to use that range ;)

Pete
Haha, ain't that the truth. Definitely a case of the wee outlasting the, well, wee.

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My first tank and a half were around 52mpg during break in period. Afterward, it's hovering around 48. Although I do get a little happy with the twisty side. Generally doing ~70-75 on highways. Sometimes with my panniers, sometimes without.
 

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I managed to squeak out 88mpg on the fuel meter over 58 miles (out & back) cruising at 35 to 45 mph on a cool summers eve along the Madison in Yellowstone. This even included a few stops along with w/gingerbread starts (shifting at 3500-4000). :thumbup: I'd doubt I could keep this up for a full tank. Well, with empty roads and Yellowstone scenery...

Conversely, I only managed about 37 mpg on the gauge flying across the Great Basin on a hot summer's night at 90mph fully loaded! :yikes::yikes:

Normal riding gets me 47 to 67 on the meter with top cruising speed having a tremendous impact.
 

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That's awesome. I am consistently getting 64-68mpg, only once I broke 70mpg. My daily commute is 25miles of 50mph with minimal stopping until I arrive at work.
 

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Wow Stephen, your Ninja mileage is impressive- I never got better than 57 mpg on mine. But I am really impressed with the mileage I'm getting on the 2012 Wee so far, especially for a bike with a bigger engine. (Although the Wee is only about 20-30 pounds more than the good ol' EX 500. I love how light this bike feels compared to that old Concours beast I briefly owned!) Almost done with my break-in miles, but I'm getting about 57-58 mpg, mostly a lot of two-lane country roads. I'm sure keeping the RPM's low has something to do with it.

I almost bought a very nice, lightly used V-Strom 1000, but I wasn't looking forward to its paltry ~40 or so mpg. It was a nice bike but I like my Wee better! :thumbup:
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I was kind of amazed about the EX also. I started tracking it and was very careful on fills and filling often to spread the errors etc. I went from 62mpg to 65mpg then 69mpg then 72mpg and then 75mpg. That was after I subtracted 10% for suspected ODO error. Mind you I was trying to get good MPG. I shut the bike off at long lights, coast or even kill the bike on long grades. I always do at least the speed limit but not much more on the highway. Speed kills...MPG :)

Now I have to get 70 on the WEE! I am subtracting only 2% for odo error on this one. Problem is that I am twisting the right grip still getting the bugs out :green_lol:
 

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I managed to squeak out 88mpg on the fuel meter over 58 miles (out & back) cruising at 35 to 45 mph on a cool summers eve along the Madison in Yellowstone. This even included a few stops along with w/gingerbread starts (shifting at 3500-4000). :thumbup: I'd doubt I could keep this up for a full tank. Well, with empty roads and Yellowstone scenery...

Conversely, I only managed about 37 mpg on the gauge flying across the Great Basin on a hot summer's night at 90mph fully loaded! :yikes::yikes:

Normal riding gets me 47 to 67 on the meter with top cruising speed having a tremendous impact.

How is the meter as far as accuracy. Does the average seem to work out with the actual fills? If you can get 88MPG even with slow cruising I am very impressed.
 

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Still breaking mine in so will see what happens after the first service. It does seem to be doing a lot better tthan my 2011 KLR did.
 

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Today I broke my record from 2012.

559km/347miles between fill up.

At that point I still had some fuel left, and was able to put 19 liters in the tank.

The meter indicated 28,1 km/l (66 US MPG)
Calculated consumption was 29,4 km/l (69 US MPG)
 

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I was really surprised that I averaged 63 mpg (meter) on my 60-mile ride today on some twisty backroads. Would have actually been a little higher if I didn't have some interstate miles. I was fairly easy on the throttle, too. This bike does extremely well at 50-60 mph. At 70-80 the economy starts dropping off pretty fast.
 
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