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View Poll Results: What is your avg DL1000 mpg?
Below 30 1 2.08%
31-35 1 2.08%
36-40 15 31.25%
41-45 20 41.67%
46-50 8 16.67%
above 50! 3 6.25%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

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post #1 of 7 Old 04-17-2005, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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MPG Survey DL1000

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-17-2005, 10:51 AM
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Back in Colorado I averaged 50-52 mpg. Now that I'm at a lower elevation economy has dropped about 20%. Still not too bad for a bike with some performance mods and gearing change.
post #3 of 7 Old 04-17-2005, 02:04 PM
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I voted in the 41-45 mpg but it varies depending on what kind of riding I've been doing. Commuting to work 10 miles each way I get anywhere from 33 to 37 mpg. On the open roads it is anywhere between 40 and 48 mpg.
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post #4 of 7 Old 04-17-2005, 08:18 PM
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48mpusg. 58mpimpg. 20km/l

I don't ride it hard.

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post #5 of 7 Old 04-21-2005, 01:21 PM
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I've been getting near 40mpg (imperial gallons), or just under 14km/l. These are commuting rates, with freeway/city miles.
post #6 of 7 Old 05-03-2005, 10:20 AM
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I have gotten slightly over 55 mpg on the DL1000 on two occasions already, when I cruised at 70-75 mph for long periods.

Around town, my mileage drops to 43-45, and if I cruise at 80+ mph it also goes down dramatically, so I voted 41-45 for an average.
post #7 of 7 Old 05-08-2005, 10:40 PM
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It may all be in my head but when I fill up on regular I get about 37-39 and on premium I get 43-47. I live in the middle of nothing to I have about 45 miles or all highway riding to get to any city, also I push my bike failry hard from a dead stop but settle in to about 5mph above the speedlimit usualy.

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