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  • Offline Mikoviking

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    Great Fuel economy
    on: Dec 23, 2020, 09.19 am
    Dec 23, 2020, 09.19 am
     :788: Just done a 500 klm day with a mixture of Highway, country roads, twisties and a bit of dirt and the big girl got 5.03 litres per 100 klm. My touring speeds are 120 to 130 kmh so very impressed with this bike #22 I have owned. It has just achieved my favourite bike status,2nd place went to my previous  2015 VFR1200 F followed closely by another Honda, the CB1300.
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    Re: Great Fuel economy
    Reply #1 on: Dec 23, 2020, 04.21 pm
    Dec 23, 2020, 04.21 pm
    Converting that in to English  :038: thats just under 47 mpg.

    Ive found my CT has got better and better with miles. My average over the ownership of my DCT with nearly 30000 miles is 48.8 so pretty close to yours.

    To be fair this is probably influenced by the fact that I generally do not speed anymore after a close call that could have cost me my license and my job.

    The best I have achieved is 58.2 with over 50 being quite regular these days.

    What has always surprised me with the CT is it seems very economical at constant motorway speeds where as my XJR1300  drinks fuel at an alarming rate on similar roads and is better on minor roads.

    Before anyone jumps in a says MPG doesn’t matter to them, it doesn’t really matter to me  and wouldn’t influence the bike I buy ( within reason)  I’ve just monitored it out of curiosity using the Fuelly app you can see at the bottom of the post.

    If I really want economy I take my Himalayan and get around 90 mpg.


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    Re: Great Fuel economy
    Reply #2 on: Dec 23, 2020, 04.49 pm
    Dec 23, 2020, 04.49 pm
    I know most people probably don’t even bother ‘running in’ their bikes anymore, however, would you higher mileage chaps (and ladies) say you noticed the engines freeing up at all? and if so around what mileage. Having had mine not that long it doesn’t seem a thirsty bike but it sounds like it’s gonna get even better with miles. Just curious.

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    Re: Great Fuel economy
    Reply #3 on: Dec 23, 2020, 05.32 pm
    Dec 23, 2020, 05.32 pm
    I just didnt thrash it or labour the engine when it was new, but then i dont anyway, i cant eevn recall what the book says.  Thing is with running in is the focus seems always to be on the engine, reality is its the whole bike thats new, gearbox , final drive, brakes, tyres..


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    Re: Great Fuel economy
    Reply #4 on: Dec 23, 2020, 08.51 pm
    Dec 23, 2020, 08.51 pm
    *Originally Posted by Mikoviking [+]
    :788: Just done a 500 klm day with a mixture of Highway, country roads, twisties and a bit of dirt and the big girl got 5.03 litres per 100 klm. My touring speeds are 120 to 130 kmh so very impressed with this bike #22 I have owned. It has just achieved my favourite bike status,2nd place went to my previous  2015 VFR1200 F followed closely by another Honda, the CB1300.

    Would that mean that you have seen 400kms to a tank ???

    I struggle to see 300kms to a tank.
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    Reply #5 on: Dec 24, 2020, 08.23 am
    Dec 24, 2020, 08.23 am
    After 100000 Km on the F full power and now have the X. I will have noticed that the fuel consummation depends also off the outside air temp. Higher the temp lower the consumption. Of course also the way you manipulate the throttle. On the highway at the speed of 140 Km/h my crf1000 took almost the same quantity of fuel.

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    Re: Great Fuel economy
    Reply #6 on: Dec 24, 2020, 11.15 am
    Dec 24, 2020, 11.15 am
    I bought my CT with 13,000klm on the clock and now has 17600 klm. About to do an oil change and put in some fully synthetic oil to see if it improve as it did with my Sprint GT. I run 98 Octane fuel as well. It is nice to have a bike with good useable torque down low so you do not need to rev it hard to make brisk progress.
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    Re: Great Fuel economy
    Reply #7 on: Dec 24, 2020, 12.39 pm
    Dec 24, 2020, 12.39 pm
    Getting around 54 Mpg average at the moment.
    On few occasions Mpg went down to 40, then I was able to get approx 62.


     



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