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Offline DaveinNC

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Re: Hello
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2019, 01:23:43 PM »
I owned a 2013 V Strom adventure model. I loved that bike, it was perfect in every way except one. Interstate performance. I am 6'3" and 240 lbs. The 650 motor was a gem to ride around town, but on the interstate it had issues. That was my first exposure to the upright adventure market after 40 years of riding Harleys. I am now on a new 2017 VFR1200X Crosstour and it just blows the V Strom away in all aspects, especially where my main issue was with the Strom, power! The VFRX is also taller and a bigger bike but it handles much better than the Strom. I have bonded with this bike like no other, its big, it's tall, its ugly and it hogs fuel but it is a match made in heaven. In reality, there really is no comparison between the two bikes, but as they say, you get what you pay for.
"Dave"

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Offline Grabcon

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Re: Hello
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2019, 02:40:01 AM »
Welcome from another US based VFR1200X owner. Not sure what the MPG was on your Vstrom but with the motor nearly half the size of the VFR one would expect poorer MPG. I live just south of Denver Colorado and I have an average MPG of 47.8 over 10000 miles. My 2008 ST1300 was at 46.3 MPG.

With all this said I will say when I go to lower elevations my MPG decreases. The same held true for my ST1300.
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Offline DaveinNC

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Re: Hello
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2019, 10:59:49 AM »
Mine is all over the place depending on how I drive, I can get 50, or 30. The V Strom was always fairly consistent no matter how heavy my throttle hand got, but it was just a 650.
"Dave"

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Offline Grabcon

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Re: Hello
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2019, 11:46:51 AM »
I don't use the MPG calculator on the bike. I track all fuel fills and mileage and use that for my calculations. The mileage is normally very constant within 1 or 2 mpg.
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2016 VFR1200X - Mine, 2008 VFR800 ABS - The wife's bike, 1976 CB750F - For Sale, Brad

 


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