Average MPG?

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Hugh Mungus
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Re: Average MPG?

Postby Hugh Mungus » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:34 pm

I assumed that was the case with the shape of the speedo unit.

Mere
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Re: Average MPG?

Postby Mere » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:00 pm

I refuelled my bike (a 33k gen 2) yesterday >> 11.13 litres for £11.90 with 185miles showing which is 75mpg. What aids this economy is the current summer air temperature as warm air is easy to cut through, also correct tyre pressures and wearing non-bulky clothing which does not flap around in the wind! The GPZ is the most economical 'big' bike I have ever owned.

john
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Re: Average MPG?

Postby john » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:45 pm

Hugh Mungus wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:34 pm
I assumed that was the case with the shape of the speedo unit.
The twin disc is the same speedo, it's a 1st gen B series, actually older than the black one, :lol:

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Re: Average MPG?

Postby john » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:56 pm

Mere wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:00 pm
I refuelled my bike (a 33k gen 2) yesterday >> 11.13 litres for £11.90 with 185miles showing which is 75mpg. What aids this economy is the current summer air temperature as warm air is easy to cut through, also correct tyre pressures and wearing non-bulky clothing which does not flap around in the wind! The GPZ is the most economical 'big' bike I have ever owned.
Something else as well that I've noticed, is how much having the top box and panniers on when touring brings the MPG down. Only a guess but I reckon it's around 10 MPG less with them on.

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Re: Average MPG?

Postby Mere » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:56 pm

I had a good run on the bike today with 224miles covered. I let the trip run to 214miles before refuelling, it had not gone onto reserve at that point but felt like it was just about to! I brimmed with 12.4 litres which gives 78.35 mpg 8-) . I was riding steady and legal, mainly fast A roads with the usual limits, with one or two forays beyond 7k to clear dawdling car drivers.
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Re: Average MPG?

Postby john » Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:09 pm

It's alright for those who "can" get out and about, :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thats a decent MPG figure, ;)

Hugh Mungus
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Re: Average MPG?

Postby Hugh Mungus » Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:24 am

I know that going out for a nice and steady long ride will always beat short blasts to work but flippin eck that is darn good mpg there!

Mere
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Re: Average MPG?

Postby Mere » Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:38 am

I was not riding to be economical - just shows how good these bikes can be! I always find it odd that I find the GPZ comfortable as am 5'11" with long legs. Run was down from Shrewsbury via Newent, Gloucester just nudging Chepstow (and not crossing the border!), returning through Forest of Dean, Ross, Hereford, Church Stretton. Lots of lovely places and I really enjoyed the ride bar some idiot in a car pushing me along on the last 5 miles. Like 65-70 is not fast enough, not sure why such folk don't just overtake but maybe they just like to follow? Anyway things are livening up out and about with plenty of bikes and the roads are definitely busier. Ross seemed to be lively with people walking round wihich is good. Obs C19 is still out there so understand why care is still required.


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