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What are you guys getting for tank of fuel? Seems my 2004 650 gets better fuel than my 2020 1050. And I'm driving prairies(flat and straight)while not being able to rev above 4500(break in period).

Right now. I'm getting 100km for 5.85l. Doesn't quite sound right. Still have weird engine vibration. Like something is out of balance, engine wise.

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Even at 100K miles I can still get in the mid 50's per gallon on my 2004 Wee. Freeway runs can be in the 40's.
 

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@Sexyman trying to measure mileage over 100 km can easily give you an inaccurate number. But most likely the reason the mileage was poor is a combination of cooler weather and headwinds.


My 2020 DL1050 had 32,927 KM when I filed up last night. My average fuel mileage up until now is 5.004 l/100 km. thats 47 MPG US

At the same mileage my 2015 DL1000 had averaged 5.53 l/100 km or 42.53 MPG US
On my 2006 DL650 the average mileage up until 32,788 km was 4.89 l/100 km or 48.1 MPG US.

That means that over the same distance

my 2020 DL1050 has used about 2% more fuel than my 2006 DL650

My 2015 DL1000 had used about 10% more fuel than the 2006 DL650

At higher speeds (roughly 120kph/75mph) or higher the mileage between the 1000 and the 650's are pretty much the same.

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So I'm not far off from norm. Thanks.

Just thought all this advertising about more fuel efficiency for 2020 and euro whatever meant it got dramatically better fuel.

Wish they made tank a little larger then. :-/
 

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It could improve a few points once the break in period is done.

I would try to get a ride on a similar bike to compare the vibration problems though. Most Wee's and Vee's are comparatively smooth. The only thing that occurs to me is that they do get smoother as the tach goes up past 4-4,500 revs.
 

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Over the past 2 tanks of gas I averaged 4.5L / 100 km.

Highway at 130 kmh seems to be about 5L/100
National roads at 80 kmh about 4L/100
Mix city/backroad I get about 5.5L/100
Spirited driving in the mountains at 8L/100

I use the cruise control on the highway to keep our steady and i'm a relatively relaxed/conscious driver so it's likely a bit less consumption than what you can expect.

Most of the driving was done recently at 400-1200 meters altitude with temperatures ranging 2-10 degrees C.
 

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Over the past 2 tanks of gas I averaged 4.5L / 100 km.

Highway at 130 kmh seems to be about 5L/100
National roads at 80 kmh about 4L/100
Mix city/backroad I get about 5.5L/100
Spirited driving in the mountains at 8L/100

I use the cruise control on the highway to keep our steady and i'm a relatively relaxed/conscious driver so it's likely a bit less consumption than what you can expect.

Most of the driving was done recently at 400-1200 meters altitude with temperatures ranging 2-10 degrees C.
4 liters/100km converts to 58+ mpg which is very respectable.

Yes, spirited driving in the mountains comes at a price. But a totally worth it price.
 

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My 2018 1000 gets nearly identical to my 05 650. 52 mpg avg. overall.
That said a buddy bought a 17 650 at the same time as my 1000. We have done 10-15K riding together and he always gets 10 mpg better than me. On one of my better fill ups at 61 mpg he got 71.
 

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Original post is for 1050.

I've gone through few more tanks, still 5.8ish. Worst with full head wind was 7.08.

I use cruise and highways are 110km/hr. Gps speed of 110, speedo speed of 119.
 

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By any chance, do you have very frequent red lights / stop signs, or ride in stop and go traffic?

Apart from that, I can only see staying above 6-7k rpm which could cause such a high fuel consumption on a recent motorcycle.

It is possible that it will improve after you get the 1000 km service, though I find that also unlikely.
 

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Te poster said that his bike was a 2020 DL1000, not a 1050 so this thread has been moved to the DL1000 section.
The DL650 will always return far better fuel economy than a 1000 or 1050, and yet they both have the same 20 litre tank. Go figure.
 

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Te poster said that his bike was a 2020 DL1000, not a 1050 so this thread has been moved to the DL1000 section.
The DL650 will always return far better fuel economy than a 1000 or 1050, and yet they both have the same 20 litre tank. Go figure.

Sorry. I'm the initial poster. Originally said 2020 1000 should have been 1050. Is a 1050. If this is linked somewhere else. Can ya put it back in 2020 thread.

Also... Been working it out.

Real mileage will be worse than what I said due to speedo being out.

You guys are hitting way better numbers than I. No stop signs, highway prairie driving(not a lot of hills or variance). Rare to have head wind because it's normally north to south. And I'm normally heading east or west.

I'll go through few more tanks. Broke through 1500km the other day. See if it gets better and what real mileage is.
 

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More real world data points are very much appreciated.

I do not primarily ride a Strom because of the fuel efficiency, but it is a nice added bonus.
 

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Sorry. I'm the initial poster. Originally said 2020 1000 should have been 1050. Is a 1050. If this is linked somewhere else. Can ya put it back in 2020 thread.

Also... Been working it out.

Real mileage will be worse than what I said due to speedo being out.

You guys are hitting way better numbers than I. No stop signs, highway prairie driving(not a lot of hills or variance). Rare to have head wind because it's normally north to south. And I'm normally heading east or west.

I'll go through few more tanks. Broke through 1500km the other day. See if it gets better and what real mileage is.
If by chance you are running with side cases this will drastically affect fuel economy, esp at higher speeds.
I would expect the 1050 would get better fuel economy than the 650, esp with side cases etc on both at freeway speeds.
 

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Real mileage will be worse than what I said due to speedo being out.
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Odometer distance error has almost nothing to do with the Speedo error.

On Stroms Speedo error is typically around 8%. ODO Error is typically less than 2%

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What are you guys getting for tank of fuel? Seems my 2004 650 gets better fuel than my 2020 1050. And I'm driving prairies(flat and straight)while not being able to rev above 4500(break in period).

Right now. I'm getting 100km for 5.85l. Doesn't quite sound right. Still have weird engine vibration. Like something is out of balance, engine wise.

Ivan.
Just got my bike last week, put 200 miles on it. I noticed the same thing, can't rev above 5000 unless I try really hard. did yours get better?
 
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