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MCN  says:

Poll: Are you bothered by your bike's fuel consumption figures?

Is MPG important to you and do you ride accordingly, or do you only pay attention to your fuel when the light comes on? pollcomment

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  • Posted 3 years ago (06 November 2012 12:14)

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Aug 02

Posts: 178

sack1 says:

No, because..

..both my bikes are more recreational and get >35 mpg in real world traffic. I carpool otherwise so I'm happy with my overall fuel consumption. If I had only a bike I'd still be OK with it as my cars can only get slightly better than half that in the same driving.

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Dec 07

Posts: 93

britri123 says:

How could anyone not be bothered by fuel consumption unless you are a Lottery winner or David Cameron? The more miles per Gallon, the more riding you can do, simples.

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Jan 11

Posts: 8637

snev says:

mpg, mpl, £pg, vpl.....

omg, lol!

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May 12

Posts: 41

max748 says:


my restricted 748 uses 9L/100km (31 mpg i think) i'm pretty sure that running with less air than it's supposed to makes it worse. so, notice to anyone restricting a big bike - don't expect it to be more economical than the unrestricted version.

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Sep 09

Posts: 905

Rogerborg says:

Yes, I've looked at fuelly, rlf3

And the CBR250R's mean, median and mode all look to be about 82mpg.  That's at best marginally better than the reported numbers for the NC700X.  A 166kg 250 versus a 225kg 675 with twice the power and three times the torques, drinking fuel at the same rate within the margin of bullshit[*]?  Consider me unimpressed.

[*] There's the usual crop of fantasists skewing the high figures, of course - do you believe the chap who's claiming 182mpg for his NC700X?  If not, why believe the 105mpg claim for the CBR?

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Jan 11

Posts: 8637

snev says:

Just a thought...

I think that fuel consumption figures should be based on RPY.(Rides per Year) which would make most 1000cc Sportsbikes the most economical bikes ever produced.

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Jul 10

Posts: 272

piroflip says:

How can anybody..........

...........give a yes or no answer to a stupid question like this? Even a millionaire doesn't like being ripped off with sky high pump prices even if he could afford it. I try not to let high prices stop me from going out but that doesn't mean I like paying them. Better mileage would always be welcome but not the be all and end all of deciding whether to buy a certain bike. So, my answer would be yes but...... and no but......

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Sep 12

Posts: 1

pockets2008 says:


I ride a Rocket 3. Can't really say I brought it thinking that'll do great mpg/mpl. Still wouldn't swap it for anything.

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Aug 10

Posts: 57

sar02 says:

My bike is an FJR 1300, on a run i average about 50/54 mpg, this is not unusual as other fjr riders report the same mpg. What has always suprised me is that considering the weight of the bike and rider my Audi 2ltdi does better to the gallon with the car fully loaded.

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Sep 10

Posts: 120

daveire says:

My sv650 track bike uses less petrol on a track day than my jeep and trailer going to the track. My bikes fuel consumption is great haven't a clue how many miles per gallon but plenty of smiles per gallon. If only my 2.5 dsl jeep was as good.

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