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Offline gonzohop

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Fuel economy... oh my...
on: February 23, 2013, 05:35:28 PM
Hi all

Ok, so I've been using the big bird for a few weeks now. First service is due. Before I take it in to Honda I need to ask about the fuel economy. My current tank is about to run dry at just over 160 miles, giving an mpg of just over 36.  :033:

Now I know it's a 1200, and I was spoilt by my F800ST with its rather nice 61mpg average, but my friend's GS returns around 55mpg.

Admittedly I have been a bit spirited around some country roads but even after a sedate tank-full I'm lucky to get 39-40mpg.

Is this the norm?!  :155:

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Re: Fuel economy... oh my...
Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013, 05:44:47 PM
See this thread:
https://www.crosstourer.com/index.php/topic,907.msg8631.html#msg8631

47.5 mpg is my average at the moment  :028:
Last Edit: February 23, 2013, 05:47:52 PM by Doc

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Re: Fuel economy... oh my...
Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013, 05:46:53 PM
Do you know what - I was searching for a thread on it for a good 10 minutes before I posted, and completely missed it!! Thanks.  :002:

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Re: Fuel economy... oh my...
Reply #3 on: February 23, 2013, 05:49:29 PM
To cut things short, after you've run the bike in it will level out at about 6 l/100km or 47.5 mpg.

Not bad really considering the number of horses available  :152:
Last Edit: February 23, 2013, 05:57:45 PM by Doc

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Re: Fuel economy... oh my...
Reply #4 on: February 24, 2013, 01:41:54 AM
I log all my fill son Fuelly.com and so far my CT avg is 40mpg and its not likely to get any better when i load it up either but the V4 engine is just asking to be enjoyed so i guess theres a logical reason for it and also the fact that its a heavy brute too  :008:

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Re: Fuel economy... oh my...
Reply #5 on: February 24, 2013, 07:21:19 AM
*Originally Posted by Doc [+]
To cut things short, after you've run the bike in it will level out at about 6 l/100km or 47.5 mpg.

Not bad really considering the number of horses available  :152:

Well, that's certainly a lot more respectable.  :001:

*Originally Posted by GS TRV [+]
... but the V4 engine is just asking to be enjoyed ...

Haha - agreed. The motor is very addictive. I'm even considering getting a louder exhaust for it just to show it off a bit more...  :007:

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Re: Fuel economy... oh my...
Reply #6 on: February 24, 2013, 08:17:54 AM
gonzoshop I can hit 50mpg when not going daft on the bike, just curious as to whether or not you are using a centre stand and using the amount of fuel used against the mileage or are you just looking at the mileage when filling it.
If you are taking it easy and not getting above 40 then I would be speaking to the dealer.

I almost got caught out last year not filling with petrol when on Skye but managed to get about 220 miles out a tank, at the time the gauge was just showing a blank line when I filled it  :005:

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Re: Fuel economy... oh my...
Reply #7 on: February 24, 2013, 09:28:05 PM
I've been out all day today, the low fuel warning came on after about 150 - 160 miles. Most of the riding was quick on back roads, still had about 32 miles in the tank according to the trip computer.

 



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