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Do you care about your bike's fuel consumption figures?

Bikes are often seen as more environmentally friend than cars, due partly to better fuel consumption figures. But do you really care about fuel consumption figures when the sun is shining and everything is perfect on a sunny Sunday ride and does it effect your opinion when buying a new bike? pollcomment

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Robell

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Robell says:

Fuel consuption hasn't really been an issue in the past, just look at the the variety of bikes that achieve somewhere between 40-50 mpg.

But there's a long overdue change beginning to take place. BMW's 800 twins, the Honda 700 twin, Suzuki's Inazuma 250, have all featured mpg figures in their sales literature.

Honda and Triumph list fuel consumtion figures on their websites. It can only be a matter of time before the others have to aswell.

That has to be good news for riders and for motorcycling in general.

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Fuel consumption

Yes, I care about it but fuel consumption was only one of a number of factors that I considered when buying a new bike.  In my case I wanted a tourer so fuel consumption is important - but so is the overall range and other things such as comfort, the ability to work well two-up and good dealer back-up.    

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foggie996

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foggie996 says:

But not MPG

Yes I do, but not the oh-so out-dated and ,I believe obsolete MPG. I buy fuel by the litre. I know my bikes fuel capacity in litres. Gallons are obsolete so why refer to them? MPL makes for simple range calculations and also simplifies conversion to KPL for those Euro trips. In South Africa we also referred to litres/100 Kim's and so litres-100 miles wis also useful

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dessp2

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dessp2 says:

Put it this way...

If my Bike was my only way of getting around in terms of commuting etc then it would be  a factor.  Luckily for me my Motorcycle is purely for Social, Domestic and pleasure so it isn`t really an issue.

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foggie996

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foggie996 says:

My figures not those tested

I am more interested in the figures that I achieve in real riding and not so much those from tests as I do not believe the testers ride as sparingly as a proper bike owner might on any given trip?

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

Transport

I mostly use mine for transport to work, so good fuel economy is absolutely essential.

80mpg is the worst I would accept.

Next most important is low maintenance, next comes practicality.

This is why I ride a scooter and when asked "what will it do" I say "over a hundred".

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Hedgehog5

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Hedgehog5 says:

My bike has a 16 litre tank which I'm currently able to fill up just over once a week for around £20 to cover my regular daily use... I'd be happier if I was filling up less often & for less money... pretty obvious really.

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burnthouse

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burnthouse says:

Range is more important

Mpg whilst a useful indicator, fuel tank capacity is far more important as this governs how long you need to go between fuel stops I can always relax the throttle to increase mpg but were is the fun in that.

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Robell

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Robell says:

I wonder how may folk even know there is an official test, the "World motorcycle test cycle (WMTC)" ?

I'm not sure if it's any more accurate than the rigged lies the car world insist on using, but at least it provides a comparison between models.

 

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hairyMuppet

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hairyMuppet says:

Yes

I may care, you may care; the manufacturers don't give two shits it seems.

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