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  • Offline Speedy   gb

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    "It's not unusual" . . .
    on: August 17, 2022, 09:27:02 am
    August 17, 2022, 09:27:02 am
    Hi All,

    This is how I have the info screen set up on my Gen 2..
    I like to see both the Trip and the remaining distance in one go..(as in the photo)..
    It's not unusual for me to get these readings (When I ride alone).. Over 260 miles range!
    To date I have ACTUALLY had 239 miles before filling up, but I must admit I was holding my breath. On that occasion I filled to the brim with 18.3 litres, so the readout seems very accurate indeed!
    It works out at around 60mpg.

    Just shows what is possible on these bikes (when your mates arent around).

    Power is how hard you hit the wall...
    Torque is how far you take the wall with you !

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    Re: "It's not unusual" . . .
    Reply #1 on: August 17, 2022, 07:24:11 pm
    August 17, 2022, 07:24:11 pm
    That's pretty good going. I generally get high 50's mpg out of the Tigger, depending on the type of roads. The furthest I went on one tank was 225 miles up in Scotland last year when I had to take a diversion around the Cairngorms due to a road closure and it still only took about 18 litres, although when I was in Spain in May, I recorded 67 mpg on one tank! That was a combination of long straight roads across central Spain with an easy cruising speed of 60 mph and E5 petrol as standard over there when everyone in Europe was meant to have swapped to E10 as standard. The triple engines are pretty good on fuel as long as you're reasonably sensible and with fuel costing much more than it has done before, it's definitely something I look for in a potential new bike now.

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    Re: "It's not unusual" . . .
    Reply #2 on: August 18, 2022, 01:11:37 am
    August 18, 2022, 01:11:37 am
    60 mpg (imp) is 4.7 L/100km.  I can easily do that if tootling gently through the hills with no head wind, one up, no luggage.
    I also tend to keep the revs low.
    Under adverse conditions at higher speeds, as bad as 7 L/100km.

    Wind and speed are the big factors.
    Completely off topic... I'm just back from a holiday at Rawnsley Park in the Flinders Ranges (South Australia, around 400km from home).
    Towed an Avan caravan (low profile) behind my Subaru Outback.
    Going there travelling at 100km/h with a fierce head wind, got 17.6 L/100km.  Worst I've ever had.
    Coming home travelling at 90 km/h max, some slow sections due to roadworks, no head wind, 11.2 L/km.
    (Without the van, usually get 7-8 L/100km.)
    The only other factor for the difference, is fuel quality.  But i always get the same for both bike and car, RON91 (standard unleaded).

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    Re: "It's not unusual" . . .
    Reply #3 on: August 18, 2022, 01:51:28 am
    August 18, 2022, 01:51:28 am
    I set My dash up the same and for the same reasons.

    The best I have ever had was 374klms/232Miles for 17.5 Ltrs, Plus luckily we got stuck behind a wide load carrying a large Excavator car body for about 30klms which helped as the Ltr/100 came down to 5 from 5.6  as we trundled along at about 60klms/Hr, you could see the DTE coming up as the remaining distance on the Zumo XT came down. and I was sh#tting myself the last 30klms but luckily we all had spare fuel onboard for just in case. (There was a servo mid way in the trip but everyone elected not to top up as the Servo had a reputation for not so clean fuel and lot of time having no fuel at all.)

    So I set My Comfort Max at about 345Klms/212Miles.