**honda cbr specs**thread what sort of gas mileage can we expect in miles per gallon (MPG) ?

1 - 20 of 541 Posts

Joined

·
1,057 Posts

Joined

·
2,119 Posts

A recent 200 km trip outside of bangkok through mountains got 22 km per liter but highway was pretty busy so rarely passed 130 - 140 kmh. ( on the way i got a flat tire by chance 200 meters away a tire shop.)

As a comparison, i was getting 21 - 22 km per liter on my **** commute on cbr250 and nearly the same while touring on it.

I say fuel efficiency of cbr500 is pretty OK for me but not like as advertised same as cbr250.

19 MPG is crazy, you should post up a video of one of your daily commutes so we can see how crazy you have to ride through thailand.

A recent 200 km trip outside of bangkok through mountains got 22 km per liter but highway was pretty busy so rarely passed 130 - 140 kmh. ( on the way i got a flat tire by chance 200 meters away a tire shop.)

As a comparison, i was getting 21 - 22 km per liter on my **** commute on cbr250 and nearly the same while touring on it.

I say fuel efficiency of cbr500 is pretty OK for me but not like as advertised same as cbr250.

I will be using my CBR500 as a commuter and bike i will push hard when the time calls for it so on average im hoping to get 40-45 MPG, maybe even 50 MPG.

Eventually we should create some gas mileage logs in a thread!

Joined

·
2,119 Posts

but i am still hard breaking the engine, that is why the fuel consumption is a bit higher.19 MPG is crazy, you should post up a video of one of your daily commutes so we can see how crazy you have to ride through thailand.

I will be using my CBR500 as a commuter and bike i will push hard when the time calls for it so on average im hoping to get 40-45 MPG, maybe even 50 MPG.

Eventually we should create some gas mileage logs in a thread!

After some time, i guess, i will sit on an average of 20 km per liter in city and 23 on highway.

By the way, the instrument cluster shows the current fuel consumption and if you use like around 4000 - 6000 rpm, it shows 3,8 liter per 100 km so if needed and if driven legally, it can be pretty economical. It shows 120 - 130 kmh on 6th gear as 4,0 liter per 100 km.

It also shows the full fuel consumption on tripmeter 'a' last 2280 km i used 137 liters of petrol it says with an average of 6,0 liter per 100 km!!! it shows little more consumption that my calculations.

Joined

·
23 Posts

It's going to be tough to ride legally on a CBR500, we are buying this bike for more reasons than just to get too and from where we have to go haha. Otherwise we would be getting CBR250's, but there's not much fun in one of those after a certain point.but i am still hard breaking the engine, that is why the fuel consumption is a bit higher.

After some time, i guess, i will sit on an average of 20 km per liter in city and 23 on highway.

By the way, the instrument cluster shows the current fuel consumption and if you use like around 4000 - 6000 rpm, it shows 3,8 liter per 100 km so if needed and if driven legally, it can be pretty economical. It shows 120 - 130 kmh on 6th gear as 4,0 liter per 100 km.

It also shows the full fuel consumption on tripmeter 'a' last 2280 km i used 137 liters of petrol it says with an average of 6,0 liter per 100 km!!! it shows little more consumption that my calculations.

Would you say your calculations are more accurate than whats shown on the bike?

I almost made the same mistake lol. 19mpg would be ridiculous but he said 19km per liter. I second that he should post of a video of his commute.19 MPG is crazy, you should post up a video of one of your daily commutes so we can see how crazy you have to ride through thailand.

I will be using my CBR500 as a commuter and bike i will push hard when the time calls for it so on average im hoping to get 40-45 MPG, maybe even 50 MPG.

Eventually we should create some gas mileage logs in a thread!

Joined

·
38 Posts

Joined

·
2,119 Posts

And i am not saying the calculator is not showing the truth but i use full tank method while doing these calculations.

And all my facts are based on km and liter not gallon or miles, just keep in mind. I do not have a leak or something

Joined

·
2,119 Posts

To be honest, my cbr250 is fully modded with aftermarket chip, pipe and air filter

Still i never reach your numbers even in stock form.

Joined

·
2,119 Posts

I am planning on buying an gopro or isaw camera for you guysI almost made the same mistake lol. 19mpg would be ridiculous but he said 19km per liter. I second that he should post of a video of his commute.

Joined

·
1,158 Posts

This should be fun!I am planning on buying an gopro or isaw camera for you guys

What! you think 19km per 100L is good? that is 12 miles per 22 Imperial Gallons i.e. half of one mpg!

Even if you meant 19Km per 1L that's still rubbish for a puny little commuter. if it doesn't get as much as the NC700 the bike will be a non starter.

At least MCN state that Honda claim 80mpg (Imperial not US) so if that is true it will be OK.

Ryder, I guess u r from US and u r mixing the measuring units.19 MPG is crazy, you should post up a video of one of your daily commutes so we can see how crazy you have to ride through thailand.

I will be using my CBR500 as a commuter and bike i will push hard when the time calls for it so on average im hoping to get 40-45 MPG, maybe even 50 MPG.

Eventually we should create some gas mileage logs in a thread!

1MPG(miles per gallon) = 0.425144 KPL (kilometers per liter)

To make the conversion easier for you:

1KPL = 2.352145 MPG

so after some simple multiplication

19KPL= aprox. 44.7MPG

23KPL = aprox. 54.1MPG

Hope this will clear out the confusion... And personally think that this are not bad numbers.

1 - 20 of 541 Posts

Join the discussion

Honda CBR 500 Riders Forum

A forum community dedicated to Honda CBR owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about performance, troubleshooting, racing, maintenance, modifications, classifieds, and more!

Full Forum Listing
Recommended Communities

Join now to ask and comment!