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post #51 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 09:42 AM
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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?

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I am getting the same mileage.
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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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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?
Sounds about right. At those speeds it's actually pretty good.
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My Arctic Twin's real life fuel comsumpion starting 25th of may to end of the year 2016. Approx 50% gravel and 50% tarmac roads icnluding to trips to Norway. OEM-tires 0 to 6300km, after that Mitas E-07's.
Longest distance couple times 358km/tank.
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I think the variable in question is the lead weight hanging from your right wrist.
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See what happens between 90-110 km/h. My guess is you can improve your fuel economy substantially since you're not carrying a lot of weight.
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(2016 Africa Twin). Most riders are getting between 4.5 and 5.5 litres/100 kilometres (44-50 mpg) on the same bike. You're still in the same ballpark.

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Hello Guys,
Thanks for all your inputs. I actually did more testing the past Sunday, and found amazing results, and you are correct, it is not that bad. At GPS speeds, between 135 and 140 gives me 5.8 l/110 km. Mixed speeds, above 140 and slow technical riding gives about the same.

Between 120 and 127 gave 4.83 and the best results I achieved was at between 128 and 135. This returned 4.71 l/100 km.

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Getting around 52 mpg at 50mph and below...little stop & go.


Getting around 49 mpg overall with freeway speeds of 65 mph


Near sea level and flat or rolling hills here in Texas.
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