Ok - today I toped off, rode 95 miles and toped off and used 2.335 gallons. That is a net MPG of 40.68 MPG! Yes, I broke the 40MPG mark . Didn't ride real hard (cruising around 45-65 MPH) but did uncork it a couple of times.
me and a buddy rode on the 4th 104.5 miles when we filled up because there was no gas stations for many miles i only put 1.87 gallons in the bike we rode very easy somewhere between 45 and 60 mph and i never opened it up just a nice ride if you figure it up its 55.88 mpg not like i get this all the time mostly 40 to 44 but its nice to say i did hit 50 mpg a few times
I have a stock 2003 VRSCA and routinely get what I consider to be good mileage. While I may crank it up sometimes on the Interstate and sometimes ride, say, in third when fourth would perfectly suffice, especially in twisties, I don't blast away from stoplights and usually keep the throttle pretty steady when riding. I'm routinely at the high end mileage wise. Put 2.1 gallons in last night and the trip was at 94 miles. No complaints whatsoever, except for the fact that there are few places when you can safely get the rpms above that magical 5,000 figure. Or maybe that it's just that I'm not in my 20s anymore.
Nice shot. lol. My other problem is that I write a motorcycle column for a local newspaper and am a volunteer Fire Cop in my hometown. Getting a speeding ticket (or worse) and getting my own name in the paper (other than a byline) would just be too damn embarrassing. Of course, if you want to borrow my bike and clean it out, feel free.
I get 32-34 mpg hiway riding, but one tank, in the mountains of colorado, going as fast as traffic and turns would allow, all above 9000 ft altitude, I got 49 mpg. And its repeatable - did it again on the return leg. I'll find out Aug 2 when I head up to Avon Co. with the V-Gauge.
On two separate occassions I've been able to get a shade under 44 mpg, but on an average ride (with passenger) I get 35-38. I find that my best mpg is not achieved by lugging it around at low rpm, but by staying in the 3000-5000 range. On a typical ride I'll go 175 miles, and it takes about 4.6 gallons.