I must be doing something wrong!!
Having done quite a ride over the Xmas period I have a better feel for my consumption, and I don't think it is great, unless there is something wrong.
My weight is about 80 kg's, I have a tank bag which is not filled and there is a bag on the rear seat that weigh's about 6 kg's. Tire pressure on tar is 2.5 bar rear and 2.3 front.
On tar, with the GPS at 135 km/h, I use the GPS speed because the speedo has a 6 to 7 km/h over read. At about 250 km the reserve light comes on. When I then fill up it takes between 15 to 16 litres.
On dirt with the same setup but softer tire pressure, the reserve light comes on at about 220 km !! Again it takes about 15 to 16 litres to fill up.
Is anyone else have such a bad consumption?
That equates to 44-47 MPG (imperial) depending on whether you refilled 15 or 16 litres (or 37-39 US). At 135 km/h I think that is quite reasonable no?
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