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Offline Hartley

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Re: MPG...?
« Reply #48 on: May 14, 2019, 05:16:11 AM »
That’s probably about the best MPG I’ve heard of from a CT. I’ve had 55 a couple of times but then that’s an imperial gallon (4.5 litres)I’m assuming yours is a US Gallon (3.7 lites).

Offline Plane Dr

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Re: MPG...?
« Reply #49 on: May 17, 2019, 08:29:08 PM »
I havent gotten over 37 for more than a single tank.  Never less.  So thats US Gal, about 44 miles to a real gallon.

My BMW got 44 US, the wee about the same.

I can stretch 200 miles to a tank but start looking at 170.
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Offline Big_John

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Re: MPG...?
« Reply #50 on: May 25, 2019, 01:51:07 PM »
Well.... adding the big Givi Panniers has changed the mpg significantly for me.  I have filled the bike five times.  The first four were all right at 50mpg.  This last tank with the big boxes.... I am right at 42 mpg, just filled up at 214 miles.

I am fine trading some performance for MPG's... and if I can get 200 miles on a tank, I'm fine with that.


Offline Friday

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Re: MPG...?
« Reply #51 on: May 26, 2019, 05:54:05 PM »
A DCT weighs 22 lbs more than a manual (15 lbs of that is greater dry engine weight), and is circulating nearly 30oz more oil than the manual. That 22 lbs is static weight in that it cannot shift around the chassis like a rider to enhance traction or lighten suspension at times.

While driven very conservatively over a standard U.S. EPA combined route the DCT might show better MPG, in real life the bike in DCT configuration is pushing more weight and churning more viscous fluid resistance than a manual — ridden identically in real life, I’d be surprised to see a DCT register mpg better than a manual.

Many folks see the DCT do better MPG in a “Sport” or “M” setting than “D”. Depending on how one rides, the early shifting in D can lug the engine and that will consume a bit more gas.

Atop that, there’s the traffic and congestion factor that will affect mileage.

Riding in a metropolitan area but with rural about 30 minutes out where the bike can open up and not have to move up-and-down over the entire RPM and torque spectrum, I’m averaging around 42 mpg. That’s pretty in line with most DCT’ers in The UK, Ireland, Continental Europe and The States. It’s a Honda, after all.

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Re: MPG...?
« Reply #52 on: July 14, 2019, 01:50:10 PM »
I can regularly get more than 200 miles to a tank.