Fuel Consumption & Tyres

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Fuel Consumption & Tyres

Postby Dr Mabuse » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:08 pm

It's my first day off for summer so I went for a spin along the coast from Cork City to Clonakilty for my lunch today around 130kms round trip. I topped up the fuel from last my spin to work out my average fuel consumption however, I was going a little quicker than usual last time out as it was warm and dry and a little more confidence that I can stop now with proper brakes. Anyhow results:

Metric: 20.69 Kms Per/Ltr
Imperial UK: 46.46 Mpg

Seems grand to me and I'd expect these figures to improve slightly when plodding along at my usual sightseeing pace of 60 - 80 KPH.

A couple of pics too Dunworley Bay just south of Clonakilty where I had my usual pitstop at Scannels Bar for a tasty lunch. There's a large beer garden and parking out back and you can keep an eye on you're bike to if laden with gear.
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Re: Fuel Consumption & Tyres

Postby BigBob » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:23 pm

Looks to be a fine part of the world. mpg is 45-50 on a 800 so you are about right there.
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Re: Fuel Consumption & Tyres

Postby nug » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:33 pm

I'll second that. I get 45-48 on my 750. My SR43 that I had would do exactly the same.

Good to see that you using the bike properly :tup:

I miss my 800 :(
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Re: Fuel Consumption & Tyres

Postby Dr Mabuse » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:29 pm

Fuel economy and tyres and indeed biking costs in general has been getting expensive.recent times. Hadn't notice running costs since I got rid of my GTR1400 in 09, lucky to get 3k from front tyres, they shreded them. My Africa Twin just keeps going like a two wheeled Toyota Hylux with basic maintenance and I get similar economy fuel wise and it's usually heavily laden with camp gear.
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Re: Fuel Consumption & Tyres

Postby GrahamW » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:58 pm

I have a Honda VTX 1800c and when that was my only bike it needed new tyres every year. £130 for the front and £160 for the rear just for the tyres then had to take the wheel to have them fitted. Set of rear pads lasted about 3 months, biking is getting more expensive especially oem parts. Part of the reason I am getting my 800 on the road. I have always fancied an Africa Twin they sound good and reliable is that the older one or the new one. I much prefer the look of the older one rather than the alien futuristic look they are going for now.
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Re: Fuel Consumption & Tyres

Postby jamminbmx » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:03 am

I get 42mpg...not so good. But that is 2 up with a big bag lashed to the rack so maybe ok?

I got a pair of Conti Trail Attack 2 tyres as I never go off road and they have done 10k kms and still have loads of life left. Good solution for the tarmac!
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