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I don't suppose too many people who bought this bike will have "fuel economy" foremost in their minds. However just for the sake of information I would point out how accurate I have found the bike computer.
Over the first 500 miles I have averaged 55mpg, the meter has always been within + - 2mpg of this. Almost all riding done on open country roads.:nerd:
 

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That's good to know dekker as next year mine will be going to the Alps and spain. so need at least 150 on a tank!!
 

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Interesting info, thats nearly twice what i'm getting on the Tuono V4 ( avg 30mpg ) thats town and country.
 

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That is one of the reasons I am buying the bike. Test rode 4 bikes ad all indicated between 52 and 57 miles. Test rode one bike filled to the brim and did about 100 miles on it. Indicated mpg was 56 and measured mpg was 53mpg . Not bad I don't think?
 

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Economy didn't even cross my mind but it'll be nice to get more than 120 miles from a tank :)
 

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Mpg? :)
All I can say/contribute is that my Gixxus computer shows 4.3 l/100km on current tank.
And have averaged 4.4 l/100km since I bought it according to the bikes computer.
The bike's computer is a little pessimistic as it shows a percent or two over what I can calculate from tripmeter and fuel added when filling up.
This is one of the (many) good things about this bike.
The engine runs very "lean"/uses little fuel combined with excellent power/performance.
My "numbers" also reflect that I drive *on roads* :)
 

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Bloody heIl I can't get higher than 45.
And I can't get less than 55 mpg (UK).
 

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Done 2k miles on mine and absolute overall mpg stands at 58mpg.When I test rode the BMW S1000R doing same type of riding it only returned 43 mpg! Bloody banging back in exaust on overrun got on mi TT's as well?
 

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Reviving an old thread here but - The other day I had a great ride around Wales (280mls total) and was about 16 miles from home when I glanced down at the trip meter to see Range = 4 miles. By the time I got to a garage it was down to 1 mile and I was still 13 miles from home, phew!
The fuel consumption meter said 54 mpg (imperial) which turned out to be spot on as I could only get 16 liters (3.52 galls imp) in the tank and had done 191 miles since last fill up.
So as I said in my first post the fuel consumption figure is accurate, but the range figure is a bit pessimistic - probably not a bad thing.
Oh and by the way I have a Booster Plug fitted which is supposed to increase consumption slightly.
Also I don't hang about - I know where the rev limiter is.
 

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I'm now at 40.1 it does increase to 40.3 every now and then. I really don't know what more I can do to return better figures.
 

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With just under 700 miles on bike, my last tank was 155.1 miles on 3.3 gallons (US) for a gratifying 47 mpg. So far all tanks have been essentially a minimum of 45 mpg (and that's cruising 80-85 mph). So the range on this bike is as good or better than my old bmr that had a 1/4-gallon bigger tank :). This is a big plus to me as I can make it to the curves outside Jerome then to Cottonwood in one tank!
 

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Everyone keep in mind that there is a difference between MPG (US) and MPG (IMP)!

1 imperial gallon = 1.2 US gallons, so in the US you are looking at 44-45 mpg which equates to 53-54 mpg imperial.

I am seeing similar numbers to everyone else. I average about 44-46 mpg (US) when I ride solo (140 lbs + gear) and around 41 when I ride with a similarly weighted passenger. However, the bike does under-report fuel mileage at every fill-up so far. The computer says 42 usually but dividing the pump by the mileage I get 45 for example.

Another note - the fuel gauge is crazy non-linear! I get about 100 mi on the first 2 ticks and then about 60 on the next 3 ticks. They did a pretty poor calibration job.
 
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