What kind of gas mileage do you get?

## View Poll Results: Your Fuel Economy Numbers

Voters
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• 0 - 5 kilometres per litre

0 0%
• 5 - 10 kilometres per litre

2 3.23%
• 10 - 15 kilometres per litre

14 22.58%
• 15 - 20 kilometres per litre

24 38.71%
• 20 - 25 kilometres per litre

12 19.35%
• 25 - 30 kilometres per litre

5 8.06%
• 30 - 35 kilometres per litre

1 1.61%
• 35 - 40 kilometres per litre

3 4.84%
• 40 - 45 kilometres per litre

0 0%
• over 45 kilometres per litre

1 1.61%

# Thread: What kind of gas mileage do you get?

1. ## What kind of gas mileage do you get?

I was just wondering what everyone else was getting in terms of fuel economy. I do not think my bike is very good, I get about 160km before my fuel light comes on.

My tank has an 18L capacity, but I have no idea when the light comes on. But using a rough estimate of a 2L reserve gives me 10km per L. That is HORRIBLE! My 1999 CBR 900 did better than that, so I wanted to see what everyone else was getting.

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3. i get 25-30 but my bike only has 2300km's on it

4. I've got a 93 zx-6e with a muzzy and jet kit. I lost a little mileage after the mods.

I meant to vote for between 35-40 mpg. Not kilometers per litre

I'll get about 170 before I decide to fill up. Chances are that your fuel light will come on quite early, with lots of gas to spare. Next time you fill up, record the amount of gas you put in. Then record the distance you went the next time you fill up. Divide your distance by the amount of gas you used between fill-ups. It should come to more than 10km/L

I feel like such a cheapskate, trying to figure out my gas mileage on a motorcycle.

5. I get about 180km before my reserve light comes on after 14L.

180/14=12.8km/L on a \$10 fill up.

atom

6. I get about 14-15 l/km

7. All I know is I get 240 Km out of my tank before I have to switch to researve. With researve I have gotten 290 km. If I baby it I have gotten 320 with researve but that is no fast acceleration and not going over 5 grand

8. Holy crap Ryan, that is awesome!

I may be off on my reserve estimate, but I am still not going to come close to Ryan's numbers.

What kind of rpm's do you run at? I almost always keep my bike around 7-8k, so I am almost always in first or second gear. I think I am going to try a tank where I accelerate normally, and keep the rpm's in the 3k range, see what kind of a difference that makes.

9. Yeah for cruising 7000 to 8000 rpm is way to high, keep it around 4000 to 5000rpm. I have a 99 cbr 900 and I get 240km before I have to switch it in reserve. I think it would push to 280 km with reserve, but my rpm are usually at 5000rpm for everyday cruising.

10. manny, I thought that I had gotten about 250 on my old 99 Fireblade, but after I figured out what my 929 was getting I just assumed I was rembering incorrectly, that the old Blade could not have done so well and this one is so bad.

I was out today riding two up, so I kept the bike in a gear higher than I normally ride in order to smooth things out for my passenger and so far I am exceeding my previous fuel economy trials.

11. I get the same as atomlowe,

180-190km until my warning light comes on, then i'll have another 20-40km after that.

12. fockin kawi's !!
they don't come with a warning light !!

i usually turn the nozzle to reserve around 170

13. If I keep the RPM around 6,000 I get about 160km till I have to switch to res.

If I ride at or around 8,000 PRM I get a blistering 112km till I have to switch to res.

I have a 18l with 3.5l res.

14. I get around 160km before I have to switch it to reserve, and my fills are usually around 15L (works out to 10.6km/L)

15. Hmm, maybe I should keep off the throttle. 14km/L rough...

P.S. My reserve light on my CBR 929 comes on at approx 1 gallon (3.8L?)

16. Xyban,

I have a '01 929 as well and your mileage seems consistant with what myself and other 929 owners have said, vrecksler aside of course,.. and yeah the reservice is 3.8l

I seem to hit between 200-230km before the reserve light comes on.

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