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Do you get better gas mileage if you Scott your butt all the way back on the driver seat and duck your head and body all the way forward vs sitting straight up? I am experimenting with this and want to say yes. Anybody else experience this?
Of course you would. You'd be producing less drag. But you'll pay for the savings 100x over in chiropractic bills eventually.
 

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I'm averaging 66-70 mpg (US Gallon) with my commute being a mix of 80mph and 65-70
 

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Only on my second tank now on new '19 CBR500R.

First tank: 2.9 L/100km (81 US MPG) of mostly relaxed riding around at lowish speeds, some freeway at higher speeds, some parking lot practice. Shifts usually pretty early. Refilled at 487km and took 14.5L (should have 2.8L left)

Second tank so far showing 3.0 L/100km of freeway and suburban riding with pretty frequent stop/starts.

On-board computer seems to be quite accurate in terms of fuel used and consumption so far. Interestingly, here are the approximate consumption rates based on speed:
60-70 km/h in 6th = 2.1 to 2.3 L/100km (102 to 112 US MPG)
80-90 km/h = 2.7 to 3.2 L/100km (73 to 87 US MPG)
100-120 km/h = 3.3 to 3.7 L/100km (63 to 71 US MPG)

Seems like keeping it under 80 km/h returns incredible fuel economy and could get over 800 km on a single tank. Not sure I'd want to go 800 km at 70 km/h though.
 

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Only on my second tank now on new '19 CBR500R.

First tank: 2.9 L/100km (81 US MPG) of mostly relaxed riding around at lowish speeds, some freeway at higher speeds, some parking lot practice. Shifts usually pretty early. Refilled at 487km and took 14.5L (should have 2.8L left)

Second tank so far showing 3.0 L/100km of freeway and suburban riding with pretty frequent stop/starts.

On-board computer seems to be quite accurate in terms of fuel used and consumption so far. Interestingly, here are the approximate consumption rates based on speed:
60-70 km/h in 6th = 2.1 to 2.3 L/100km (102 to 112 US MPG)
80-90 km/h = 2.7 to 3.2 L/100km (73 to 87 US MPG)
100-120 km/h = 3.3 to 3.7 L/100km (63 to 71 US MPG)

Seems like keeping it under 80 km/h returns incredible fuel economy and could get over 800 km on a single tank. Not sure I'd want to go 800 km at 70 km/h though.
It's good on fuel if you want it to be. Do you like the bike.
 

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It's good on fuel if you want it to be. Do you like the bike.
Love it. Looks great, rides well, and very economical to buy and run. It's my 4th bike... I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss the smooth whine of an inline 4 (or 3 for that matter). It's just as well as one less reason to wind it out, and it does sound decent in its own way.

Only wish it had a little more comfortable of a seat and better headlights/high beams. They don't light up much when you're cornering with a lean. The high beam is very narrow and dead-ahead.
 

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They are fantastic for what they are. We all complain about the power,but to be honest I suffer with red mist and this bike keeps me safe. My bike is the f model and the lights are fantastic by the way. Pleased you are getting on ok with the bike .
 

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The 2016 has traditional indicators, but the headlamp and tail/stop lights are LED. Which means it cannot be easily replaced by a better bulb.

The first time I rode at night on it was on a motorway and I felt like I could not see. Thankfully I was able to sit behind a lorry most of the way. But the sign of how bad the headlamp is is that you can have it on full beam without it annoying any other drivers.

This is why I want some good LED spotlights. I have the brackets now (I think the ones you bought, from AliExpress) but I just need to find some suitable lamps that can throw the distance far enough.

I would like ones with low and high beams, but annoyingly all of the ones on eBay etc. also have a flashing mode and you need to cycle through all of them to change.
 

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They are fantastic for what they are. We all complain about the power,but to be honest I suffer with red mist and this bike keeps me safe. My bike is the f model and the lights are fantastic by the way. Pleased you are getting on ok with the bike .
Honestly, even though I've had bikes with twice the power, I don't find myself wanting more with this one. It has lots of power down low making it great for riding around town and not fussing about with gears and jerky engine behaviour. The appeal of the bike to me is having plenty of useable power up to highway speeds, while being really fuel efficient.

The most fun I had riding was my first bike (ZZR (Ninja) 250, before the 2008 remodel). It was slower than the 500R but how much of that really matters? Was touring all over, riding with friends and even a passenger much of the time. Power is only one factor of riding to me and the 500R has more than enough to make for a great experience, while getting better mileage than bikes with less power even.
 

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This is pretty much average for me.

I have been riding a long time; forty years or more. I don’t ride slowly, far from it, but I do ride smoothly and I seldom slow down.

You also have to factor in UK gallons, and the fact that UK “Super Unleaded” is minimum 98 ron and low/no ethanol.
 
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My fuel spreadsheet shows a current overall economy figure of 71.1 miles per UK gallon. That’s calculated from the pump fuel volume, tank to tank, and the recorded mileage from the bike’s odometer. Curiously, economy has improved marginally since fitting a 2t smaller rear sprocket. I had anticipated it maybe rising slightly as the recorded distance covered was obviously going to be 39/41 of what it had been prior to the change.

Economy is still climbing as the bike hasn’t done many miles and is still loosening up. I fully expect 80mpg to be an achievable target across a whole tank of fuel if I worked at it, but there are so many factors it’d be a pleasant surprise if I managed it rather than a frustrating target to chase. Cruising on the motorway at 75 returns about 72mpg, and it (fairly obviously) drops fro there if I go faster. Really good figures start to come in on what we call A-roads in the UK, which are normally single-carriageway roads with a 60mph limit.

Like many others have reported, the bike’s onboard economy readout is consistently lower than the calculated figure, by about 5%. I use it as a guide to work from rather than an absolute. I’d expect that indicated 75mpg above to be 78 or 79 when calculated properly after the next fill.
 

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For comparison:

My average 71.1 mpg UK = 59.2 mpg US.

The above 75.4 mpg UK = 62.8 mpg US.

My current best tank-tank figure, 76.4 mpg UK = 63.6 mpg US.

The worst, 61.5 mpg UK = 51.5 mpg US.
 
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My worst is 65.30 mpg (54.37 mpg U.S., 4.326 L/100 km).

That was on February 1st this year and saw a lot of highway riding

My best is 89.85 mpg (74.82 mpg U.S., 3.133 L/100 km).

That was on July 22nd, 2018, which was with Sainsbury's 97 RON fuel, and was mostly single carriageway A-roads with a bit of highway riding at the end. It was also the time I forgot to do up my jacket pocket and lost the keyring for my top box and bike locks without realising until it was far too late.

I stopped calculating an average at the end of 2018 after Asda wrongly charged me for £10 of diesel (!), which saved me money but meant I have no idea how much I filled the tank with. It was one of those toll booth-style stations where you pay as you leave. So I have no idea what was said over the engine noise, and then I had to quickly get moving to not hold anyone up, so I never looked at the receipt until I got home.

Anyway, my tank-to-tank average to December 16, 2018 was 78.20 mpg (65.12 mpg U.S., 3.612 L/100 km).

It has definitely gone down a lot since then, probably because I now spend a lot more time on motorways, either to visit my dad since his illness or just getting to new places to ride.

I have also filled up my bike 191 times since bought it, from 190 different petrol stations.
 

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I ride my 2019 CBR500R like I stole it nearly every time I’m on it and I get over 59 mpg. She looks great while doing so!
Do you run it to the rev limiter all the time or just before. How many miles have you got on the clock. And so like me you dont get mega miles out of a tyre.
 

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Nearing 1000 miles.

I don’t have the rev limiter set up on my dash. The feedback the engine gives me letting me know the powerband is done is when I shift. I’ve only had her for a few weeks now so I’m still getting a feel for what gets me there the fastest.

Wearing out the first set of OEM tires is something I try to do on purpose to find out if they are to be replaced with a better tire.

Can’t believe I’m having this much fun without trying to conserve fuel and can get nearly 60 mpg.

Totally in love with her so far!
 
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