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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 02-21-2016, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel Economy

Not sure if there has been any posts on fuel economy but I was impressed from my first week from a full tank. My tricolor DCT with only 30kms on the clock (no, the dealer didn't supply with a full tank) when I filled the tank last week in preparation for my weekly commute to work.

30kms to work each day and back with a mix of a few kms of 100km/hr, some 60km/hr and couple of kms of bumper to bumper peak hour traffic where lane filtering is permitted.

To sum up, 300 kms using 13.9l which works out to 4.6l / 100 kms. Pretty good given the bike is so new. Average consumption on the screen showed 4.5l / 100 kms so reasonable accurate too.
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post #2 of 54 (permalink) Old 02-21-2016, 04:04 AM
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Not bad - 60mpg in old money (UK) or 50mpg (US) I think.

Might drop when you start thrashing it a bit more...
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First coupl of weeks commuting

Couple of weeks commuting has given 210miles indicated from the tank.
Both weeks approx same.
Mixture of daily dual carriageways, filtering, country lanes.
Not ran it till empty, lose all the bars until it flashes and got down to 20miles left in tank before I bottled it and refuelled.
Kept it around 4k revs tops to run it in (probably not required).
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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.
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I don't know about that... I'm going to be commuting to work on it, so fuel economy is nice. But I'm also going to be taking long trips in remote places on it, so fuel economy is also nice there in order to maximize tank range.
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I was thinking that range is more important, and then fuel economy is important as a factor in that.
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post #7 of 54 (permalink) Old 02-22-2016, 09:05 AM
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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.
Maybe not, but it is interesting to know how far you can get on a full tank.
Especially when you ride the smaller roads & off the road.

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Maybe not, but it is interesting to know how far you can get on a full tank.
Especially when you ride the smaller roads & off the road.
58MPG measured brim to brim, mostly two up mixed riding, I am happy with that.
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58MPG measured brim to brim, mostly two up mixed riding, I am happy with that.

Thanks for that. Are you now fully run-in and giving it some welly or is it all still a bit restrained?
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Thanks for that. Are you now fully run-in and giving it some welly or is it all still a bit restrained?
I ride straight out of the crate like I will always ride it, no running in as per usual for me, so a good mix of everything really. I expect this to go 100k same as the last bike.
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