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A list of motorcycle MPG
« on: April 22, 2014, 02:07:05 PM »
Stolen from Ride magazine.

This is its most up to date list or larger bikes. A Honda 125 scored highest, with around 110 mpg (nothing on a Velosolex, of course, which gets 220 mpg). KTMs seem particularly impressive-nearly 80 mpg from a 690 Duke!


Bike                                                   MPG
KTM 390 Duke                                 82.3
KTM 690 Duke (97 RON)                79.9
Honda NC700X DCT (D-mode).      78.5
KTM Duke 690 (95 RON)                78.2
BMW G650GS Sertao                      76.0
Honda NC700X (non DCT)             75.7
BMW C650GT                                  71.4
Honda NC700X DCT (S mode)       70.8
BMW F700GS                                  68.2
Honda NC700X DCT (manual)       67.9
Suzuki Burgman 400                      67.1
BMW F650GS                                  67.1
Honda CB500X                                66.0
Honda Integra                                 65.5
Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS                64.1
Yamaha T-Max                                63.4
BMW F800R                                    62.8
BMW F800GS                                  60.4
Suzuki SFV650                                60.2
Ducati Monster 696 ABS                59.9
Triumph Bonneville T100              57.5
Kawasaki Versys 650                      56.7
Triumph Tiger 800XC                     56.5
Yamaha XJ6                                      56.1
BMW R1200GS Touring
(Road mode)                                    55.7
KTM RC8R (97 RON)                       55.6
KTM 1190 Adventure (S mode)     55.3
Kawasaki ER-6n                               55.1
Suzuki GSR750                                 54.7
BMW R1200RT (2014)                 54.6
Yamaha TDM900                             53.9
BMW K1300S HP                             53.6
BMW R1200GS Touring
(Dynamic mode)                              52.3
Yamaha MT-09                                 50.6
Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade        50.5
Yamaha FZ8                                      50.2
Suzuki Hayabusa                              50.1
Triumph Tiger Explorer                  50.1
Yamaha FJR1300                             49.1
Suzuki GSX-R750                             49.1
KTM 1190 Adventure (R mode)    48.5
Ducati Streetfighter 848                 48.2
BMW R1200GS (air-cooled)           48.2
Ducati 848 Evo                                 47.7
Kawasaki ZZR1400                          47.2
KTM RC8R (95 RON)                       47.1
Triumph Rocket III Roadster          46.5
KTM Super Duke R                          46.3
Kawasaki Z1000SX (2014)             45.6
Honda Crosstourer                         44.7
BMW K1600GT                                44.4
Triumph Street Triple R                  44.3
KTM 990 Adventure                        44.0
Ducati Panigale                                 39.9
Kawasaki Versys 1000                    39.9
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Re: A list of motorcycle MPG
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 08:53:23 PM »
I see they stopped the list before embarrassing Triumph's Trophy 1200.
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Re: A list of motorcycle MPG
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 11:04:10 PM »
With an average MPG of 38-39 I'm obviously not riding my VFR to save money.

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Re: A list of motorcycle MPG
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Re: A list of motorcycle MPG
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2014, 07:25:14 AM »
The Hayabusa's MPG gauge doesn't go any higher than 50. I've reached 52mpg according to the odometer and gas used method. I was also going 55mph though, just as a curiosity/test.

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Re: A list of motorcycle MPG
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2014, 08:55:16 AM »
My Tiger 800 doesn't get anywhere near 55 mpg, even when converted to Imp gal, I'm at 46 mpg for combined hwy, city, backroads riding.

If I cruise at 65 mph on the interstate, I might get to that 55 mpg number.

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Re: A list of motorcycle MPG
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2014, 09:14:32 AM »
My bandit doesn't even make the list.

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Re: A list of motorcycle MPG
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Re: A list of motorcycle MPG
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2014, 12:21:50 PM »
My Tiger 800 doesn't get anywhere near 55 mpg, even when converted to Imp gal, I'm at 46 mpg for combined hwy, city, backroads riding.

If I cruise at 65 mph on the interstate, I might get to that 55 mpg number.

My Tiger 800 overall average is 41.6 mpg (US) and 51.4 mpg (US) was my best. 

In imperial gallons, that's 50 mpg (UK) avg and 61.7 mpg (UK) best, so the list's figure of 56mpg (UK) is not far off for me.   

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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2014, 12:29:37 PM »
My Tiger 800 doesn't get anywhere near 55 mpg, even when converted to Imp gal, I'm at 46 mpg for combined hwy, city, backroads riding.

If I cruise at 65 mph on the interstate, I might get to that 55 mpg number.

My Tiger 800 overall average is 41.6 mpg (US) and 51.4 mpg (US) was my best. 

In imperial gallons, that's 50 mpg (UK) avg and 61.7 mpg (UK) best, so the list's figure of 56mpg (UK) is not far off for me.   

https://www.fuelly.com/driver/alexm11/tiger-t800

Granted I don't have many miles myself on the bike, but I'm running around 38 mpg (US).  Maybe that's just winter blend effect?

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Re: A list of motorcycle MPG
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2014, 12:32:25 PM »
My Tiger 800 doesn't get anywhere near 55 mpg, even when converted to Imp gal, I'm at 46 mpg for combined hwy, city, backroads riding.

If I cruise at 65 mph on the interstate, I might get to that 55 mpg number.

My Tiger 800 overall average is 41.6 mpg (US) and 51.4 mpg (US) was my best. 

In imperial gallons, that's 50 mpg (UK) avg and 61.7 mpg (UK) best, so the list's figure of 56mpg (UK) is not far off for me.   

https://www.fuelly.com/driver/alexm11/tiger-t800

Granted I don't have many miles myself on the bike, but I'm running around 38 mpg (US).  Maybe that's just winter blend effect?

My normal everyday mpg is about 38-39mpg, with it dropping to the low 30's in winter.  I only get the higher numbers when touring.

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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2014, 12:33:42 PM »
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Been getting around 34 - 35 mpg on the FJR lately.  :shrug:
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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2014, 12:36:35 PM »
My Tiger 800 doesn't get anywhere near 55 mpg, even when converted to Imp gal, I'm at 46 mpg for combined hwy, city, backroads riding.

If I cruise at 65 mph on the interstate, I might get to that 55 mpg number.

My Tiger 800 overall average is 41.6 mpg (US) and 51.4 mpg (US) was my best. 

In imperial gallons, that's 50 mpg (UK) avg and 61.7 mpg (UK) best, so the list's figure of 56mpg (UK) is not far off for me.   

https://www.fuelly.com/driver/alexm11/tiger-t800

Granted I don't have many miles myself on the bike, but I'm running around 38 mpg (US).  Maybe that's just winter blend effect?

My normal everyday mpg is about 38-39mpg, with it dropping to the low 30's in winter.  I only get the higher numbers when touring.

Pretty much what I'm seeing.  Surprisingly, the Multistrada did a fair bit better: 42-43 mixed and 53-55 on highway/non-urban riding.

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My bandit doesn't even make the list.

It is an oddly selective list.
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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2014, 05:46:27 PM »
64 mpg on a Wee; heck, I'd have to go the speed limit! 
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« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2014, 12:20:47 PM »
Those look like some pretty generous numbers to me.

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That looks like my stock portfolio.

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« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2014, 10:45:42 PM »
Those look like some pretty generous numbers to me.

I have to agree. Where did they get these mpg figures, the sales brochures?  :o
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« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2014, 05:53:27 AM »
once again, imperial gallon iirc 4,54 liters - us gallon 3.74. 21 % difference.

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« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2014, 12:14:44 PM »
My bandit doesn't even make the list.

It is an oddly selective list.

They test them bit by bit. Updated:

Bike                                                   MPG
KTM 390 Duke                                 82.3
KTM 690 Duke (97 RON)                79.9
Honda NC700X DCT (D-mode).      78.5
KTM Duke 690 (95 RON)                78.2
BMW G650GS Sertao                      76.0
Honda NC700X (non DCT)             75.7
BMW C650GT                                  71.4
Honda NC700X DCT (S mode)       70.8
Yamaha MT-07                              69.4
BMW F700GS                                  68.2
Honda NC700X DCT (manual)       67.9
Suzuki Burgman 400                      67.1
BMW F650GS                                  67.1
Honda CB500X                                66.0
Honda Integra                                 65.5
Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS                64.1
Yamaha T-Max                                63.4
BMW F800R                                    62.8
BMW F800GS                                  60.4
Suzuki SFV650                                60.2
Ducati Monster 696 ABS                59.9
Triumph Bonneville T100              57.5
Kawasaki Versys 650                      56.7
Triumph Tiger 800XC                     56.5
Yamaha XJ6                                      56.1
BMW R1200GS Touring
(Road mode)                                    55.7
KTM RC8R (97 RON)                       55.6
KTM 1190 Adventure (S mode)     55.3
Kawasaki ER-6n                               55.1
Suzuki GSR750                                 54.7
BMW R1200RT (2014)                   54.6
Yamaha TDM900                             53.9
BMW K1300S HP                             53.6
2013 BMW R1200GS Touring
(Dynamic mode)                              52.3
2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure   52.1
Suzuki V-Strom 1000                      51.1
Yamaha MT-09                                 50.6
Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade        50.5
Yamaha FZ8                                      50.2
Suzuki Hayabusa                              50.1
Triumph Tiger Explorer                  50.1
Yamaha FJR1300                             49.1
Suzuki GSX-R750                             49.1
KTM 1190 Adventure (R mode)    48.5
Ducati Streetfighter 848                 48.2
BMW R1200GS (air-cooled)           48.2
Ducati 848 Evo                                 47.7
Kawasaki ZZR1400                          47.2
KTM RC8R (95 RON)                       47.1
Triumph Rocket III Roadster          46.5
KTM Super Duke R                          46.3
Kawasaki Z1000SX (2014)             45.6
Honda Crosstourer                         44.7
BMW K1600GT                                44.4
Triumph Street Triple R                  44.3
KTM 990 Adventure                        44.0
Ducati Panigale                                 39.9
Kawasaki Versys 1000                    39.9
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Re: A list of motorcycle MPG
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2014, 01:21:15 PM »
The numbers are pretty optimistic. I don't think I ever saw 44 on my KTM990 and the 1190 has hit low 50's once, but typically is around 45? also the 1190 ADventure is listed as S and R modes, that would be street and rain. I have found the results to be the opposite of what they found. Rain or offroad (reduced engine power, 100HP max) return better mileage than Street or Sport?
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« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2014, 01:29:58 PM »
Probably Imperial vs US MPG.

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« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2014, 02:17:09 PM »
Probably Imperial vs US MPG.

Yup

Still gives a good indication, tho
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Re: A list of motorcycle MPG
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2014, 02:18:30 PM »
Probably Imperial vs US MPG.

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Re: A list of motorcycle MPG
« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2014, 02:25:39 PM »
Yea, mine's pretty close (50.1 on the list and I've seen 52; once :) ).

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Re: A list of motorcycle MPG
« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2014, 04:35:21 PM »
My new RT is getting 45 mpg mixed use. So in imperial I guess it's close.
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Re: A list of motorcycle MPG
« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2014, 08:09:35 PM »
My Multistrada gets about 43 average.
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