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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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preunit

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preunit says:

Nah don't give a shit

wouldn't have bought what I did if mpg was an issue. Stupid question tbh.

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

Of course I do

I commute but even if I didn't then I'd care indirectly as better fuel consumption = better tank range.

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Diablere

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Diablere says:

Kind of

it wasn't the main reason i got rid of the R1, but 15mpg when ridden hard was difficult to justify.

Especially when you consider, that riding the daytona just as hard, and with little difference in speed i'm getting 40mpg.

£60 in the tank or £20 in the tank everytime i go out for the same level of fun? its a no brainer really

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gamma498

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gamma498 says:

MPG

As I ride a Spondon RG500, what do you think my answer is?

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Krisrexter

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Krisrexter says:

I only care as I use my bike as main transport and do lots of miles. Didn't care when it was a toy

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wesley01

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wesley01 says:

Cost is obviously an issue but with certain models offering a stupidly small tank and bad mileage adds up to a huge headache of always having to fill up and find a garage for fuel.

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snev

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snev says:

nope... Not interested in MPG.... But Fun and Thrills are what I am interested in ..... MPG ? I'm happy enough with the Busa's 30 -55MPG it's far far better than spending £150000 on a less exciting Cage that manages 10 MPG...

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Ridefree

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Ridefree says:

I want to ride to Spain.

One way on bike £250 speeds up to say 95mph

One way on plane £125 speed 550mph ????????????????

Don't even ask which is he greener transport.

 

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Titosfuneral

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Titosfuneral says:

Absolutely

If my bike does less mpg than my car although it weighs a fraction of it, I find that hard to swallow. Now I'm not talking about a ducati paningaleforcewind or a supersport/superbike where all out performance is key. But 35 mpg on a bike that isn't an all out sports bike is just silly silly. Even relatively quick bikes should be easily in the high 50's/60 mpg. And one of the worst at this is our own beloved Triumph..

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CBR11X

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CBR11X says:

Diablere

My 5L V8 used to get better than 15mpg. I don't know what you had in your R1, maybe a 455 CI Chev! A MotoGP bike gets around 14 mpg. Even riding hard I get over 25 mpg on my Bandit and the same on my old Blackbird.

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