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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-15-2018, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all

I am just wondering about gas mileage. I am getting 79.5 mpg on average for the past few months.
This is mainly urban commute in South London.
My bike is a 2017 cb500f UK model.
What are you getting?

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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-15-2018, 08:20 PM
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Average 64 to 67 gallon. Sometimes get as high as 70. I'm in california, so u.s. gallon.
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post #3 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-15-2018, 10:44 PM
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I have a 40-50 mph commute on back roads, 10 miles each way, with some occasional errands. Got ~80 mpg through the summer on my new 2017, now it's decreased one or two mpg as it's gotten colder. Santa Barbara, US gallons.

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post #4 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-16-2018, 09:11 AM
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My last ten fill-ups have averaged 73.43 mph (bike calculated) / 76.514 (manually calculated). I have the 2016 U.K. model.

Four of those where with premium petrol (Tesco Momentum) which I have noticed does make a justifiable difference for the 5p extra. Though not enough to go out of your way to always get it.

But my riding is mainly getting away from south London for longer rides! Lots of motorway recently too (above included couple visits to the Wye Valley), which brings it down a lot.

I had bike reading of 66.2 mpg on the bike at one recent fill-up (lots of M4 London to Newport), though had 82.0 on another (riding around Suffolk, no dual carriageways, and on Sainsbury's regular).

My best ever reading was 85.1 mg (89.85 manually) after 226.7 miles on Sainsbury's Premium. That was avoiding the motorway from Swindon to Weston-super-Mere via a stop in Bristol, then coming home via Wells, Westbury, and the old A30 to join the A303/M3 at Micheldever Station, filling up halfway back to London.

That was a super fun day, save for the keys to my bike locks falling out of my pocket somewhere in Somerset to be lost forever. And I had to buy a new lock for my top box as you cannot cut spare Givi keys, and I did not want to risk gong out with my only copy.

Mind, that best recent reading in Suffolk was when avoiding some dirty gravel, I caught a less obvious pile of gravel, fell over, and bent the handlebars.

So I think the lesson I have learned is the better the mpg the greater the price you have to pay.
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I did several bike readings and got around high 60's when bike was newer. I then did an actual and got just a little over 70 - riding back roads up through the mountains of upper SC and western NC.

Haven't checked it lately for about 3 or 4 months.

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Low to mid 70s mpg when taking it easy; low to mid 60s mpg when riding with enthusiasm. I have never gotten anything lower than 62mpg.
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My average, over the 3500 miles that Iíve had it, has been 67.59 US MPG. Use standard grade fuel, mostly city riding and backroad trips. Best Iíve had has been since I have been tracking via a fuel app is 70.21. Usually getting about 240 miles out of a tank before fill ups, but could stretch more if it came down to it.

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post #8 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-19-2018, 12:56 PM
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High 80s for me,UK gallons, but not a fast rider now,81 years old,so glad to be still riding.

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post #9 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-21-2018, 07:08 AM
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84.32m mpg UK, 70.2 mpg US(3.35 lt per 100kms, 29.8kms per litre ) average over 40,000 kms in Australia nearly all commuting .
Best was 3.17 lt per 100kms or 31.5kms per lt, or 89.11 miles per gal.
Worst was 3.56 lt per 100kms, 79 mpg UK, 66 mpg US, 28 kms per lt.
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post #10 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-21-2018, 08:01 AM
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Plasma1 I really hope to still be riding at 81 mate, you're a legend. I'm 63 and loving it. How are your hips holding up?
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