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I just sold my '05 Wee and now I am looking at a '09 Vee. After looking at way too many posts about the Vee engine not being as smooth and lower mileage what's the real story? 40+ mpg is fine with me, but 30's is a deal breaker. I liked my Wee enough that I am looking at a new one, but there are some used Vee's for sale too. Looking for a little Vee knowledge. Thanks.
 

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Mine ranges from 47-50 mpg when ridden like any normal person would. I have seen a little less when ridden at speeds over 80mph for extended periods of time. This is being ridden by a near 300# rider and with full Givi luggage.
 

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I avg. just under 45 as low as 42 if my hand gets heavy but if I remain really light handed for a full tank, I've seen 47+ With the wife & loaded with luggage, not sure as I have not tracked it closely enough and have really only done 1 trip configured this way - would guess the lower end of the range. That being said, commuting 1 up, no luggage, the 1K can perform quite well - not quite sport bike but pretty close.
 

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My '08 gets 40 pretty easily and I am not usually riding it in the most fuel efficient manner... :thumbup:
 

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It seems that if you leave the bike stock you can get mileage in the 40's.

Power Commander, external fuel filter mod, exhaust seem too often to lower mileage.

I get in the 34-37 mpg range. I did get 40 one time.........
 

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I own a stock vee, no power commander, no exhaust cans, and I have a sweet running bike, it has never needed anything but tires and oil changes. It has plenty of motor unless you ride with Hyabusas and the like.
I say the DL1000 is the golden retriever of the motorcycle world--happy and relaxed all the time.

I get fuel economy in the 40's, and on occasion I have squeezed out 50mpg. We'd ALL get better mpg's if we didn't have to use ethanol in our fuel.
 

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over the pass 6.5k of town, hi-way and, everything in between, ive averaged 40.9 mpg on 91 or better octane. that with yosh box fix, K&N filter and, 2bro's.. :yesnod:
 

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When mine was stock and ran like crap (and that is giving crap a compliment)....43 mpg

I had the PAIR valve disconnected and mine dyno tuned with a Yosh box. It is still 100% stock. It has maybe 6 more Hp now and runs like a BMW. All the crappy fueling issues are gone now. I ride it like it belongs to my ex-wife. It always has bags on it and a largish windshield. I am always into the rpms. Now I get around 36 mpg of blissful mileage. I doubt I could get over 40mpg even if I tried....and why bother, its for fun to me, not economy.
 

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I just got mine, and took it for a trip 2-up, with full Givi luggage, I averaged a little over 40 mpg.
 

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I get between 40 and 52 depending on my wrist. Most of the time I am sane, but sometimes you need a little fun on the way home...
 

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I always get @40 mpg on my Vee and that's riding however I want. I've gotten as low as 32-35 and as high as 52. My motor is all stock.
 

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40 and above? On a Vee? REALLY? :jawdrop:
Mine is an 05 that I got with a PC III and K&N. About 39 is the best I have EVER gotten. It is very low mileage and is just now about to get the 15K mile service (about 1K late). I am hoping that helps.
It still gets twice the mileage that my pick-up gets and is a LOT more fun! :thumbup:
 

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I have a Power Commander V on my '09 1K using the stock map. The bike's powertrain is otherwise completely stock. My fuel mileage averages 42 mpg or so if I ride at or near the posted speed limits. I use 89 octane E10.
 

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07 with PCIII and staintune cans. right @40. but i have a bad habbit of going from zero to just over the speed limit in the shortest possible time. :thumbup:
 

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Low-to-mid 40s, pretty consistently on my '03, now nearing about 30K miles on the odometer.

Moreover, though, I really don't think I could stand going back to a 650-ish displacement bike for the road, even for gas mileage.

James
 
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