Fuel ecomony

#1
Hearing in other places of reports/tales of bad - sub 30mpg returned - on yon big beastie, which surprised me.

What's yer average, average folks? as I still hold a candle for that engine. Rough figures is enough, no need to showing your working out. It's only petrol. ;)

I seem to return on avg 44(ish)mpg from yon tuned Kawasaki KLZ1000. (The World's first 4cyl Adventure motorcycle. Did I mention that? :} ) Which isn't bad and a 'real world' 7mpg better than yon VTEC ridden in the same VTEC zone / progressive manner, where road conditions permit, natch. :)

I do miss the idiosyncrasy that is a V4 mota.

SIOM.
 
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moonster

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#2
I usually get between 48 - 55 mpg from my vtec. (Now that's indicative of my riding style! ):blush:
Although I once hammered it up the motorway to Glasgow and it returned mid 30's . seems a bit thirsty above 7k
 

curlynot

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#3
Well it depends what you want to get out of it because it will do 25-50mpg. Its a big heavy near naked bike and riding fast into a strong head wind, or hard acceleration will really drag it down, but I tend to find over a MIXED ride I mostly put 1 litre per 10 miles in at the petrol station which equates to 45mpg, sometimes less, sometimes more! Its a big heavy 1200 but I like it and its a good engine so I'm not overly worried if on odd occassions the consumption is a bit high. I think most bikes consumption can be varied considerably depending on how/where they are ridden as my old vtec could empty the tank in 100 miles or go to over 200 miles.
Regards Rob.
 

andyrob

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#4
I am averaging 42mpg after 25 fill-ups on a DCT. A high of 47 a low of 37.

Got a honda touring screen, a noisy pipe ( a really dirty sound!) and some of that two-up with full luggage sitting on the m/way at an indicated 100mph.

Roughly 170-180 miles average out a tank easy.

I'm an engine man and this bike is all about the engine! :yo::d:
 

reeseyboy

Just a boy, named Rees
#5
I had one (DCT) as a courtesy bike and I couldn't believe how thirsty it was compared to my 1200. Oh, and the countdown on the fuel gauge after the bar starts flashing is a lying *********!
 
#6
Thanks folks. I did a brief test-ride of the CT post launch and found it a heavy beast to push / move about and the seat was just a bit high for my short fat hairy legs, which made it feel top heavy at standstill and real handfull on tricky cambers. Tight turning area here at home prolly rules the CT out, at least for now... Lovely mota though, I gotta say!

The price also put me off as I could have had a Ducati for the same money. :goofy:

Note to self! Must have a go on one of those Diavel things before I'm too old and boring (too late!). It looks FUN to me and the mrs expressed an interest, too. :)

SIOM.
 

honda1964

Registered User
#8
Mines is in its first 1000 miles, 7 mile urban commute 2 to 4 times a day seems to be about just under 40mpg, long 168 mile trip, generally legal speeds, said 47mpg on the computer but my own spreadsheet after fill up said 51mpg. It’s a great motor. I had a AT DCT and would say it is probably about 8 mpg a difference but I do prefer that amazing V4 stronger motor.
 

honda1964

Registered User
#9
Mines is in its first 1000 miles, 7 mile urban commute 2 to 4 times a day seems to be about just under 40mpg, long 168 mile trip, generally legal speeds, said 47mpg on the computer but my own spreadsheet after fill up said 51mpg. It’s a great motor. I had a AT DCT and would say it is probably about 8 mpg a difference but I do prefer that amazing V4 stronger motor.
My weekly with the short commutes was saying 37mpg but again my spreadsheet made it 40 mpg, so I would say it’s good for 40 to 50 mpg depending on the situation, heavy throttle will of course kill that as it would any bike. For its torque and superb motor combined with the maintenance free shaft makes it well worth it for me and it’s still not too bad.
 
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