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MCN  says:

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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  • Posted 2 years ago (03 April 2013 11:40)

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Jul 09

Posts: 132

chriswren says:

Bah!! who gives a stuff about the petrol.............  you should be having to much fun on your toy to care how much of the gogo juice your are burning :)

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Jan 10

Posts: 123


Just traded my CBR600F in for a NC700S say no more.

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Feb 09

Posts: 4657

philehidiot says:


I love your name.

That is all.

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Sep 10

Posts: 179

We have had this conversation among  ourselves before , and unlike car owners nobody seems to give a t*ss about fuel consumption . Our kid has a Ford Fiesta that is much better on fuel than his  old  Kawasaki Z.L.1000 , and his Triumph "Hinckley" Bonnie  is not that much better than the car  . My old  Goldwing with double adult sidecar easily did two or three m.p.g  than my  Jag.   Oh ! well  , that"s motorcycling for you . I now have a "super-economical "  X.J.R. 1200  . Thank god the Tories have knocked the odd penny off  petrol  .

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Jan 11

Posts: 7558

snev says:


For god's sake mate , buy a busa they do @ 50mpg @ 100mph, even more at ? 60mph so if you ride 100 miles per day at least you can have some fun.

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Mar 09

Posts: 21

Tim158 says:


I go to work to earn money. I don't want to spend more than necessary to get there.

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Sep 12

Posts: 7

dukie says:

MPG is important to me because loosely it translates to longer time between fill ups which is good on my daily commute and also on the longer journeys when i might just want to munch miles. there is also money, saving helps balance my household bills... although a colleague who commutes on a cbr 600rr argues that buying a bike he's happy with, off sets the cost off fuel as he will safe far more money in the long term than someone changing high mpg bikes every 6-12 months for something more enjoyable. my test drive of a cbr 500r returned 44mpg on the on board mpg calculator not the claimed 70+. as a result i did not buy this bike. MPG matters to me and hondas sales figures suggest likewise

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Feb 13

Posts: 18

justaname says:


course mpg matters, if you say it dont then your an idiot.

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Oct 12

Posts: 64

Room101 says:

snevs right, Suzuki have pulled off the mpg and bhp trick for many years with the Busa, on the latest GSXR1000 they have also just improved mpg and now claim 54mph is possible (in reality it will be lower but still good). Proof you don’t have to ride some dull worthy commuter to get good mpg. Only BMW with the tractorial GS can also manage an easy 50mph whilst rivals like KTM suck government tax loaded fuel (low 40’s mpg) paid for by those who don’t care (thanks) – or don’t ride much? (Camaron can get someone else to pay for all his nonsense) Its actually amazing that we bikers have put up with low mpg for so long.

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