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Using 87 octane with mixed riding and not riding hard, my 2016 DCT AF is getting 45 MPG (US). When more on the freeway doing 70 to 80 it drops to 42, with soft Bumot panniers it’s 40 ish. When the fuel light is on and the bottom fuel indicator is flashing, there has been 1.1 to 0.9 of a gallon remaining. So I’m looking at 190 miles between fill-ups, which is fine by me as I wouldn’t want to be sitting longer than 2 hours 30 minutes anyway. For SoCal desert riding I have a RotopaX 2 gallon that bolts on to the back, if needed.
 

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I’ve just had a tankful of petrol put through my AT at 68.2 mpg (Imperial). I covered just under 300 miles (IIRC, 298) before filling up. I had just been out enjoying a bimble and noticed the computer telling me I was averaging 67mpg and decided to try to get it reading over 70. That was achieved but town riding dropped it back down below the 70 mark. Still, pretty good, if slow going.
 

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Coming home the other night, cruising at 80 ish (mph) I look down and the readout says 18 mpg :eek: :eek: :eek:


My commute is about 36 miles each way, most of it freeway and half of it lane splitting at about 35 mph.


I average 33 mpg..... which is a bit [email protected] by anyone's measures.
You do know there’s 6 gears in the ‘box ? :wink2:>:):grin2:
 

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Coming home the other night, cruising at 80 ish (mph) I look down and the readout says 18 mpg :eek: :eek: :eek:


My commute is about 36 miles each way, most of it freeway and half of it lane splitting at about 35 mph.


I average 33 mpg..... which is a bit [email protected] by anyone's measures.

Dont know if its 33 US or british MPG...but if its US MPG and you're not always wheeliing or going 160km/h on the highway, I'd say thats not great economy....to average 7L/100km (33 US MPG) I'd have to be on a race track...
 

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Ran a test today of the fuel mileage computer and the range left in tank. When I came home Friday I had an indicated range of 35 miles left in the tank and 280 on the trip meter. I put some gas in a can and put it in the pannier and took off this afternoon to see how accurate everything is on my Adventure Sport. Fuel Economy was showing at 46.7 mpg. At 300 miles the bike started coughing on slow high-lean corners, and the last remaining range of 14 miles went to blank about a half a mile later. I was about 3-4 miles outside of Mt Angel, OR so I decided that I would go into town and nurse it until I thought it would die and try to get to a filling station. At 305 miles on the level and with a Union 76 station a hundred yards in front of me, it was cutting out and running very rough. I rolled in and the tank took 6.395 gallons in the advertised 6.4 gal tank. It is possible that I could have nursed it another mile or so, but I considered it a valid test. That calculates to 47.69 mpg, or just 1 mpg more than the computer said. Lessons. 1) When push comes to shove my ATAS has 10 miles less range than claimed when the light comes on (came on at 53), and 2) the computed efficiency is a touch low. This tank was 91 octane alcohol-free gas, I was riding my Manual Transmission in Urban Mode, speeds were moderate with very little over 70 mph and average speed was 58-ish. Caution- Your mileage may vary.
 

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This week I wanted to reach 400km, then when the bike indicated 20km of range, the range changed to "--" since I didn't have gas with me, I rode back home and had 386km on it. I probably could have reached 400km, had I carried extra fuel with me. What amazes me is that I can ride solo, 2up, with luggage, on road, offroad, relaxed pace or more aggressive, I rarely get an average worse than 5L/100km (56.5mpg) and usually it's more around 4.5L/100km (62.7mpg) which to me is pretty impressive on a 500lbs bike with this much torque, on regular (89 fuel). Cruising at 70km/h I can get achieve an avg of 4L/100km (70.6mpg). On the highway at 120km/h thats when it goes up a bit.
 

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I can confirm the 50 US mpg and this is with a Bumot skid plate installed using 87 RON octane, riding at around 1,000 ft. The 2016 AF DCT I ride can consistently get around 50 mpg with mixed riding of freeway (60 to 70 mph), urban (25 to 40 mph) and country roads (35 to 50 mph). But, when I fit the Bumot soft panniers and get on the freeway and sit on 70 mph the efficiency drops considerably to about 40 to 44 mpg depending on headwinds. When I had my KLR 650 I got pretty much the same, so for a 500lb + bike with a 1000cc engine I think it’s **** good. It will be interesting to see what the 2020 model will be capable of.....
 

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I can confirm the 50 US mpg and this is with a Bumot skid plate installed using 87 RON octane, riding at around 1,000 ft. The 2016 AF DCT I ride can consistently get around 50 mpg with mixed riding of freeway (60 to 70 mph), urban (25 to 40 mph) and country roads (35 to 50 mph). But, when I fit the Bumot soft panniers and get on the freeway and sit on 70 mph the efficiency drops considerably to about 40 to 44 mpg depending on headwinds. When I had my KLR 650 I got pretty much the same, so for a 500lb + bike with a 1000cc engine I think it’s **** good. It will be interesting to see what the 2020 model will be capable of.....
I have 5k miles on my 2020 DCT. Mileage varies from worst 40mpg to 64mpg. On a 4300 mile trip starting and ending at sea level and traveling around high (11,000 ft elevations) I averaged 49.5mpg. This includes 90mph uphill passes around trucks, etc. Indeed not bad for 550# bike plus travel gear.
 

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The AT can be awesome fuel sipper at 80 to 90 km/h, even urban traffic (e.g. ~4.6 L/100 kms).

The AT can be a pig on fuel all other times (e.g. ~5.5L/100 kms).

Overall for a 1000+ cc, no complaints - especially that it seems to prefer regular unleaded juice.
 
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