I have gone through several tanks of fuel on my 650 while doing 80-90kph and the best I could get was 69mpg. I suppose that if you drove it like it was made of glass and had a good tailwind and coasted a lot you might get the mpg number to come up a bit, but 81 mpg, not likely. Recently I rode 393 km on 16.4 litres of fuel. That's almost 24km per litre which equates to around 69 mpg. This week I'm driving it like a rented mule and I am certain that it will not big a big surprise to see that number drop to 18-20 km per liter or less. Next they'll be saying the 1000 gets good mileage
I start to look for fuel around 420kms and and the last bar starts to flash; I am quite surprised that the tank will only take 18 litres. But I don't think I could squeeze an extra 200kms out of 4 or 5 litres. Would be nice though.
just got back from a 3 day trip to Cape Breton Island . 1289.9km. 85% secondary roads avg speed 70-80kmh and many tourist stops. several runs around 120-140 maybe 200 km of it, my milage 56.1mpg. 2 up combined weight 450lbs, top case and side cases fully loaded extra 100 lbs, LOADED... btw going up Cape Smokey not a problem ,very strong bike
I've recorded my mileage since I got it end of July last summer and have 22,000 km on my bike. The best tank I got was 4.12 l/100 or 68.52 mpg (Canadian) and that was the last tank on our little run through southwest Ontario, the worst was 49.03 mpg in December with a lot of higher speed highway driving in cold weather. Best three tank average was 64 mpg, worst 50 mpg. Overall average is 58.84 mpg.
I would bet that if I did a consistant 80 kph (50 mpg) non-stop in warmer weather I could get close to 80 mpg (Canadian.)
Down here in the Untied Snakes of Murica I average 56 - 57 mpg with a one time high of 61 will just out plonkin' along and playing tourist. I know a guy who is a mechanical engineer who makes a hydrogen injection device for cars that increases fuel mileage by 20 - 50 %. Trying to figure out how to mount one to the 'Strom without it looking too ugly of Mad Maxish. The device is easily made with material from the local hardware store and Radio Shack. It produces hydrogen gas with the mixture of two chemicals and water and is plumbed into the airbox. He rides an old airhead Beemer and runs his diesel Jetta on veggie oil just like ole Doc Diesel intended.
The Japanese do the same thing with their cars. They are set up to run on a dyno where the mileage is figured out. No manufacturer gives an honest mpg or l/100 kms. The Japanese have this down to a fine art though so that they can claim superiority in gas mileage, when in fact they are not even close to real world figures. Freaking 50cc Vespas have trouble with 85 mpgs for Pete's sake.
I have tried to do this on a couple occasions. Actually managed for 50 or 60Km. Then saw a "no maintenance beyond this point" sign. Well.... all bets are off at that point 'cause I had to check out where the "road" went.
event is Cancelled
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The Road Toads Annual Bancroft Meet and Greet is Sunday April 5th with Sunday, April 19th as a backup.
We will meet at noon at the Bancroft Eatery & Brew Pub (used to be...
Red Strom in Newmarket area Turning onto Greenlane this AM?
I took my Strom to work this morning.
At about 8 am I saw a red Strom turn onto Greenlane (which is just north of Newmarket) heading East. I think they were turning from Leslie but it might have been one of the streets east...
I just picked up a 2015 V-strom DL650A in Ottawa. I've never owned a V-Strom before. I spent a decent amount of time researching my next bike, so I'm really looking forward to experiencing what it's like instead of just reading about it. I'm really hoping the weather warms up so I...
Was about to take the Vee out for a ride when I noticed road and highway crews spraying surfaces with the low temp mixtures to prevent icing I'm assuming because they are calling for rain tomorrow.
My question is : Has anyone ever ridden on this stuff? What effects can I expect in terms of...
I'm new to this site and V-Stroms. I bought a 2006 1000 in October. It had apparently gone into a ditch...
Mechanically it's sound but one side and the nose fairing had damage. Also a small dent in the tank. It's all cosmetic and I'm pretty impressed with the abs repairs I've done.
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