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06 November 2012 12:09
Is MPG important to you and do you ride accordingly, or do you only pay attention to your fuel when the light comes on?
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Onlly used in summer so
17 December 2012 03:49
in the end yes
17 December 2012 00:26
My brothers & myself never bothered about the bikes fuel consumption back in the 50s and 60s , we did more miles on oily unreliable old bikes that now you would not go to the corner shop on . But even large Brit. bikes did loads to the gallon . If you worry about the m.p.g. on a big modern motorcycle you need to get another form of transport [a diesel car] or another hobby . My fuel consumption on my Goldwing double / adult outfit was horrendous especially loaded with trailer fitted for Isle of Man , my V8 American Ford L.T.D which I owned at the same time was cheaper to run ,if driven sensible . Compare wages now to the average wage in the 60s , then compare petrol prices to both weekly wages - you should find petrol prices are no higher now than then , apart from diesel being much more expensive ,which would only matter if you own a Royal Enfield bullet diesel ! .
16 December 2012 23:44
Cost & Environment
My Tiger 800 averages 54-56mpg for most tanks of fuel and thats included having my wife and top box fully loaded on the back. I care because the one downside to bikes is that they use fossil fuels with the associated problems and the fact that I loate giving money to the most unethical, cash rich companies in the world, the oil companies. I just try not to use my bike all the time. I choose not to own a car. Its pretty sad with technological advances in other areas that we can still only avaerage the emasly figures we get at the minute for most mainstream vehicles.
13 November 2012 11:49
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