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post #21 of 54 (permalink) Old 03-09-2016, 03:30 PM
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I'll keep you updated. If you're thinking about contacting Honda Belgium, let me know. I will do the same.

Btw where are you from? And what AT do you have?
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Hopefully they get back to you in good timing even if they don't have an answer right away, some companies are horrible at it, even some well established companies.
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Didn't think that fuel economy was really much of a concern for people in the market for this kind of bike.
It is if your planning to trip around Australia
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Thanks guys, these real world fuel consumption numbers are what I am looking for. It is about 45 mpg, not great but your speed 125-135 kph is higher than any speed I would travel in the remote areas. At a slower speed I might beat 50 mpg. By the way your system of measuring liters/100 miles is just so wrong. LOL. Here is a picture from the Trans Labrador Highway.
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Some bikes seem to get better fuel economy as they get broken in. My 2005 VFR was awful to start - low 30 mpg. It got better and better until 50,000 kilometres then I was consistently getting 40-45mpg (5.4 - 5.5 l/100km).

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I have ridden 2000km now. I guess just like Bart in the Belgian moderately cold weather.
Today I have riden 345km and board computer gave me a 5,7l (which I found a bit dissapointing). I filled my baby up with exactly 18l. 18l/3,45(00km) is 5,2l/100km. This is the second time that the board computer consumption is higher than real consumption.

I rode the 345km today at highwayspeeds betwee 125 and 135 km/h.

I hope the consumtion will still descend in near future!
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I don't think that the AT will get me 300 km with a full fuel tank ,
Maybe after when she is broken in , I am going to try her out until the last drop ( with a reserve canister of 2 litres) on board,
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On a 230 miles ride Sunday Ave mpg was 48.3 mpg (UK).

Still running in but not hanging about, I didnt buy the bike to win any "most miles done on a thimble of petrol competition."

If I was worried i was going to run out i would but it in D-mode and stick to 60mph, but I dont intend to ride it like that.
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I'm getting 47MPG but on a recent motorway run ( I was in a bit of a hurry) it only did 36MPG!.
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Thanks guys, these real world fuel consumption numbers are what I am looking for. It is about 45 mpg, not great but your speed 125-135 kph is higher than any speed I would travel in the remote areas. At a slower speed I might beat 50 mpg. By the way your system of measuring liters/100 miles is just so wrong. LOL. Here is a picture from the Trans Labrador Highway.
Love that photo. It's something that we dwellers in small and crowded northern Europe take for granted - we have petrol readily to hand in most places. My last bike (2004 R1) did around 120 to a tank I seem to remember - I'm hoping for more than that at least!
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It is if your planning to trip around Australia
Sorry its off topic but I was thinking of coming over to Aussie buying a bike and doing a lap.. from a locals point of view and thinking about the weather whats the best time of year to start this sort of a trip? and what would be a good starting point? I know they might be daft questions but I have got to start somewhere
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