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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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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).
Paul
 

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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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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.:smile2:
 

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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.:smile2:
That's what I like to hear, people really riding these things to the extent they should. Too many people I know aren't even near as dedicated to riding, rarely see them out, mainly in cages :D
 

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Yes! 58 MPG sounds good to me . I rarely see that with my KLR. Look, the size of the tank is a fixed capacity. The fuel consumption is very important to me. I ride places like the Trans Labrador Highway and the Dalton highway to Produe Bay, Alaska. It is 240 miles to the next gas. The differance between 50 mpg and 58 mpg could make you a hitch hiker. Just sayin.
 

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I have done the first 1000, drove very smooth and carefull (neighter too high nor too low RPM, no short rides, no hard acceleration) and end up at about 5,2 l / 100 km average consumption. The cold over here might have influence on the fuel/ air mix, but it's not that positive as promised by Honda. On the other hand, it is absolutely no issue to me.
 

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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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Hey Bart
I'm from Ieper, West-Flanders. I asked my dealer about tripmaster and book but he didn't knew about it.

I wrote something in your heated-grip-thread. Mine don't work at all. At level 5 I had cold hands this morning while it was 5°C. Will complain about it Friday at the dealer.
 

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Hey Bart
I'm from Ieper, West-Flanders. I asked my dealer about tripmaster and book but he didn't knew about it.

I wrote something in your heated-grip-thread. Mine don't work at all. At level 5 I had cold hands this morning while it was 5°C. Will complain about it Friday at the dealer.
Please do. Honda has to solve this. I consider contacting Honda Belgium too. Let's keep each other informed.
 
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