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Offline Hamish

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First decent ride out
on: May 16, 2013, 09:18:29 AM
Now that i've been on a decent ride. Fuel figures are impressive.
360 k's used 18.3ltr that's 55 mpg...19.5 klm per ltr...5.08 ltr per 100 klm.....Anyway I'm impressed
With these figures getting 400 k's a tank is looking good.
By the way...Don't try to take off in second gear on an incline as the bike will stall and fall over...Very embarrassing!
One leg too short....That's all
Due to recent financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off until further notice.

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Re: First decent ride out
Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 11:40:12 AM
*Originally Posted by Hamish [+]
Fuel figures are impressive.
360 k's used 18.3ltr that's 55 mpg...19.5 klm per ltr...5.08 ltr per 100 klm.....Anyway I'm impressed
With these figures getting 400 k's a tank is looking good.

Mine drinks more than that  :005:

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Re: First decent ride out
Reply #2 on: May 16, 2013, 12:24:40 PM
mine as well - app 6.5 to 6.7 per 100km  :305:
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Re: First decent ride out
Reply #3 on: May 16, 2013, 01:47:49 PM
*Originally Posted by stefan [+]
mine as well - app 6.5 to 6.7 per 100km  :305:
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Re: First decent ride out
Reply #4 on: May 16, 2013, 08:37:58 PM
At the moment mine does: 6,71 L / 100 km, but that will be better. (I hope  :002: )
Normal in the beginning for the engine to run in.

I alway keep track of the consumption, I use http://www.spritmonitor.de  very handy site, also for comparison.
Free registration and no spam etc etc.

Here's mine:
http://www.spritmonitor.de/en/detail/570749.html

and my old VFR1200F
http://www.spritmonitor.de/en/detail/405418.html

Did 35.530 km and 2236 L makes 6,21L / 100 km.

Even easy to make signature, see below, site generates BB code  ( the number is live generated)
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Re: First decent ride out
Reply #5 on: May 16, 2013, 09:33:33 PM
That's using 95 Ron. Standard 91 Ron isn't as economical.
On my previous bike [Vulcan 2000] I lost 30 k's a tank on the 91 Ron. Only used it when 95 wasn't available.
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Re: First decent ride out
Reply #6 on: May 16, 2013, 10:47:27 PM
Today I did a long highway drive totaling 930 kms. The worst I managed was 308 kms with 11 kms left (as indicated on screen), the tank was 99% full. I was trying to see how the bike responds to me after the 1st 1.000 kms. While riding on normal speeds like 110-140, I managed to cover 285 kms and fill up 15.5 L. Thats around 5.43L per 100kms (very good if you ask me).

Well, in the first example, I rode as fast as I reasonably could (160-190 kmph with almost no exception) and still got over 300 kms per tank. I KNOW I won't be riding as fast as that nonstop when I dont test the bike. But its good to know just what this amazing bike can do.

I am still amazed by this bikes high speed stability. Not even the slightest headshake even at 200 kmph+. I havent hit 230 tho.
average on my VFR1200X

Bikes owned: CBF250 - '08 V-Strom DL650 - '09 ST1300 Pan European - '13 VFR1200X - '14 Fazer 8

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Re: First decent ride out
Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 06:37:50 AM
*Originally Posted by Hamish [+]
That's using 95 Ron. Standard 91 Ron isn't as economical.
On my previous bike [Vulcan 2000] I lost 30 k's a tank on the 91 Ron. Only used it when 95 wasn't available.

Nice, world wide forum, here in the Netherlands there is no way to get 91 Ron.
95 is the standard and you can get so called "premiums"  like V-power that here in the Netherlands 97 Ron and in Germany 100 Ron :087:

No idea why? but ok thats the way it is.
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