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My son has a 2014 CBR500R. How far is everyone able to go on a full tank of fuel traveling at highway speeds. Highway speeds around here are anywhere from 100-120Kph per hour. That's about 62-75Mph. I've got a feeling he is going to get better mileage then I get on my M109R, even with its bigger tank.
 

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I seldom run the tank really low, but I easily get between 210 and 220 miles between fill-ups.
 

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No problem.
To be honest, I don’t think I have had many bikes that are as good on fuel as my CBR500R, other than some of the small capacity stuff, and certainly haven’t had many that would go as far on a tank.
 

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I have checked the fueling details of my bike (a 2016 500F) for the times I filled up just at the point the bike went into 'reserve', which when the odometer gets replaced by a flashing fuel volume). In the U.K. that is at 3.0 gallons (2.5 U.S. / 13.6L) meaning the reserve is 0.6 gallons (0.5 U.S. / 2.7 L)

My worst was 206 miles (332 km) at 66.5 mpg (55.4 U.S. / 42.4 L/100km).
My best figure was 249 miles (401 km) at 81.6 mpg (68.0 U.S. / 3.46 L/100km)

In general between fillings:

The most I have ridden on a tank was 266 miles (428 km) at 82.0 mpg (68.3 U.S. / 3.44 L/100km) from 3.2 gallons (2.7 U.S. / 14.5L)
My worst fuel economy was 184 (296 km) miles at 61.8 mpg (51.5 U.S. / 4.57 L/100km) from 2.9 gallons (2.4 U.S.)
My best fuel economy was 233 miles (375 km) at 83.5 mpg (69.6 U.S. / 3.38 L/100km ) from 2.7 gallons (2.3 U.S.)

For planning fuel stops on trips I tend to use 200 miles as a maximum just to be conservative.
 

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The best on my M109R was: 6.57L/100KM
The worst on my M109R was: 8.32L/100KM
 

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I would literally have to ride half as much on your bike. One of the greatest things about these Hondas is you can ride for several hundred miles on a whim without regard for cost of fuel.

The NC750 range has about the same economy as the 500 twins, maybe a bit better, but I do not think there is anything better in the same sizes or bigger.
 

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Maybe not on topic but I have always wondered why you metric guys list X amount of fuel per 100Km.
We here in the states go for X amount of miles per gallon.
So to be the same why not list X Km per liter?
I know a liter is a small amount. There are about 4 liters in one of our gallons, so is that the reason?
We, the US, should have switched to the metric system long ago but....
 

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2015 CBR 500 R, I usually get 315+- km from the tank at 130 ~ 140 km/h (80 - 86 mph) speeds, but 98% of that is tucked behind the screen with fuel consumption at the dash at about 4.5 - 5 l/100km (47 - 52 mpg) generally I try to keep it under 5 on the highway, but it depends on the wind and on how fast I want to be at my destination, of course if I slow down to about 120km/h (74 mph), 4.2 l/100km (56 mpg) is not a problem
 

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Maybe not on topic but I have always wondered why you metric guys list X amount of fuel per 100Km.
We here in the states go for X amount of miles per gallon.
So to be the same why not list X Km per liter?
I know a liter is a small amount. There are about 4 liters in one of our gallons, so is that the reason?
We, the US, should have switched to the metric system long ago but....
No idea why its calculated that way either! That's the way its represented in vehicles when you flip them over to Metric as well.
 

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In general it is Europe, China, and former British commonwealth countries which use L/100km. Central and south America, Africa, and Asia use km/L and middle Eastern countries use km/20L.

Fuel consumption, though, is generally regarded as a better measure for drivers because people think in distances rather than fuel volumes. So it is more useful to know how much fuel you need to travel a distance, and it is per 100km as otherwise the figure would be a fraction. Some European countries did use km/L at some point but changed, probably as part of an E.U. standardization.

In the U.K. we only use mile per gallon even though fuel is now only sold by the litre. Although as our mpg is incompatible with the U.S. there is no reason not to switch to miles per litre or L/mile other than the effort required to change it.

The Republic of Ireland is like Canada in being a metric country but using the units of their neighbour alongside L/100km
 

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The meter shows between 61 and 70 Miles Per Gallon when I'm driving, but driving on highways is not exactly what I think fun.
 

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My worst was 206 miles (332 km) at 66.5 mpg (55.4 U.S. / 42.4 L/100km).
Woohoo, a new record.

After yesterday my worst on a full tank (3.0 gallons) is now 190 miles (306 km) at 62.5mpg (52.1 U.S. / 45.2 L/100km). It did come after 80 miles on an empty motorway where I was struggling to keep my speed down. But that was get to the more interesting bit, and no motorways until the next filling it was back up to 74.3 mpg
 
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