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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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Nov 10

Posts: 183

Ovski says:

A necessity on a Firestorm!

Only managed to get 70miles to a tank when I was on my old Firestorm so yes, it was always at the back of my mind. Fortunately she is with a new owner and my 'blade is more economical so its not something I think about a great deal now.


The VTR was the only bike I've had where I'd worry about the fuel consumption. That said, the engine braking in 2nd gear was ridiculously enjoyable.......

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Jul 11

Posts: 27

Cypher6 says:


I agree completely with Foggie996, figures in MPL would be extremely handy. I ride a ZX9r all year round, and I have to say she really isn't too bad. I calculate my own MPL figures for her and average around 10MPL more on a run. When using the bike for work I am conscious about my throttle use and revs, keeping her under 5k most of the time. That said when I fill the tank for a weekend thrash with the boys, I really couldn't care less! It all depends on what I'm using her for...

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Jun 09

Posts: 251

sprintst955 says:


As it happens my sprint is ok on the rocket fuel but if it wasnt i wouldnt care i didnt get into bikes to go on an economy drive,most of my early bikes were yamaha rd two strokes.rd200/rd250/rd350/rd400.loved em..

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Sep 09

Posts: 905

Rogerborg says:

Not a pov, not bothered

People who obsess over economy and costs are missing out on a lot of the bliss of ignorance.

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Jun 11

Posts: 568

ratchetman says:


Best to have two bikes if you can afford it . my suzuki drz is pretty good on fuel. About 65mpg  On the other hand my bandit is only 30mpg which i think is poor, Their has got to be a nich in the market for a common rail turbo diesel bike. My corsa has a 1250cc diesel it does 70mpg and is quicker than most equivalant petrol cars  

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Aug 10

Posts: 26

Krisrexter says:

Consumption bothers me but it doesn't change the way I ride just the bikes I own. What I would like more is larger fuel tank ontop of better MPG (would prefer MPL) Suzuki vstrom great for commute does 200 miles on tank deauville similar. New Honda nc great mpg 15 litre tank they could have put a bigger tank in it would have made the pillion seat bigger as a good side effect could maybe do a whole weeks commute on one tank

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Dec 03

Posts: 28

ninja12 says:

Didn`t Buy My ZZR1400 for economy !!!!!!!!!! , but I do get 40mpg (thats what the bike tells me? ) on a long steady run  (not many of them !)


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Mar 10

Posts: 1049

bmwgs says:


i my try and work out the MPL of my bike to see if its ok.  when you buy a bike why dont they tell you how many miles per tank it will do.

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Jan 10

Posts: 431

rlf3 says:


Mine only gets 100(ish)mpg, so yes I am bothered because it is supposed to be able to do more.

I wouldn't buy any bike that can't do a real world 80mpg

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Mar 10

Posts: 1049

bmwgs says:


just worked out my bikes a bmw r100gs does 12.3810 MPL for uk  or 56.2847 mpg for the US


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