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Re: I need YOUR help with our new TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide.

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:55 pm
by narrowboater
Official figures for Suzuki bikes

[attachment=0]SuzukiMPG.jpg[/attachment]

http://www.suzukicycles.com/MicroSites/RideSmart.aspx

Re: I need YOUR help with our new TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide.

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:27 am
by totalmotorcycle
It's good to see Suzuki putting up a few models with MPG data. Suzuki must have been inspired by us. :D

Please keep the MPG data coming gang, it really helps make our guide great!

Mike

Re: I need YOUR help with our new TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide.

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:16 am
by ecm
YEAR: 2007
MAKE: Kymco
MODEL: Xciting 500
Engine Type (cc and cylinders): 498cc 1 cylinder carberetted.
Fuel Capacity(US Gal and/or L/100km): 3.6 U.S. gal
Average (US MPG and/or L/100km): 44 MPG

Source: (Personal, Manufacturer, Magazine) Personal

Re: I need YOUR help with our new TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide.

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:19 pm
by m11macman
My bike;

Year: 2003
Make: Yamaha
Model: V Star 1100 Silverado
Average MPG: 44
Average Gal/150miles: 3.4
Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gal
Engine Size: 1063cc
Commuting to work, all year round

m11macman

Re: I need YOUR help with our new TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide.

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:26 pm
by Jules
YEAR: 2003
MAKE: Yamaha
MODEL: TT600re
Engine Type (cc and cylinders): 595cc 1-cyl 4-stroke 4-valve 2-carb air cooled
Fuel Capacity(US Gal and/or L/100km): 2.6 US Gal/ 10 L
Average (US MPG and/or L/100km): 52.88 US MPG and 4.45L/100Km average over 10,300 Miles
Source: Personal

Re: I need YOUR help with our new TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide.

Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:08 am
by Wayce
Year: 2006 Make: Suzuki Model: M109R Engine: 1783cc. V Twin Fuel Capacity: 5.2 Gallons Average MPG: 37-38 HWY MPG: 41 Fiquires corrected -6.1% for speedo errors.

Re: I need YOUR help with our new TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide.

Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:43 am
by Tigercharm
YEAR:2005
MAKE:Yamaha
MODEL:TDM900
Engine Type (cc and cylinders): 897cc ,2 cyl, 10 valve, injection, water cooled.
Fuel Capacity (US Gal and/or Litres):5.28Gal / 20l
Average (US MPG and/or L/100km):55MPG / 4.3l/100

Source: Personal. Average of everything to date - highyway, hills, and commuting.

Re: I need YOUR help with our new TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide.

Posted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:39 am
by dadsafrantic
YEAR: 2006
MAKE: Aprilia
MODEL: ETV1000 Caponord
Average US MPG Highway 47 mpg
Average L/100km
Fuel Capacity : 6.6 gal.
Engine Size/Cylinders: 990cc / 2
Source: Personal/owner

i have a tune edit - catfish 428 map and went from 39 to 47 mpg using regular chevron

Re: I need YOUR help with our new TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide.

Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 6:35 am
by totalmotorcycle
Standardizing with the Government.

The US Gov't is using our Motorcycle Fuel Economy Guide as a go-to standard for motorcycle MPG as they feel Total Motorcycle is the best resource out there, but it is time to update the Motorcycle Fuel Economy Guide once again and I noticed that fueleconomy.gov changed to a new standard of reporting MPG... so, I wanted your opinion on standardizing our guide to their guide. http://www.fueleconomy.gov/mpg/MPG.do?a ... details=on

As you see, the US Gov't is using more simplistic set of data, while we on the other hand, are using more complex set of data.

The US Gov't data:

Year: 2009
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Aveo 5
Average MPG: 30.4
City Driving: 30%
Highway Driving: 70%

We are using:

YEAR: 2006
MAKE: Harley-Davidson
MODEL: XL883 SPORTSTER 883
Average US MPG (City/Highway if known[/i]): 48/57
Average L/100km (City/Highway if known): 4.9/4.1
Fuel Capacity (US Gal/Litres if known): 3.3 gal. (12.5 L)
Engine Size/Cylinders: 888cc / 2
Source: (Manufacturer/Magazine/Personal)

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So our data would be stripped down like this to match the US Gov't:

Year: 2006
Make: Harley-Davidson
Model: XL883 SPORTSTER 883
Average MPG: 52.5
City Driving: 50%
Highway Driving: 50%


Is this too basic or just enough data? Would you find it easier to read and submit your motorcycle MPG data if TMW used this as well?

Mike

Re: I need YOUR help with our new TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide.

Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 10:00 pm
by pchast
Hmm, I like the little graphic contrasting the user to EPA. It might be difficult to provide highway/city estimates for percent of ride...

Re: I need YOUR help with our new TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide.

Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 1:35 am
by totalmotorcycle
pchast wrote:It might be difficult to provide highway/city estimates for percent of ride...
I agree as well. I think this highway/city data may be less important to motorcyclists than to car drivers really. TMW has been collecting that data over the years but I'm questioning if it's really important enough to keep collecting. Since this is user data I can't imagine riders are keeping seperate log books for city and highway. Sure the Gov't can find it out (via manufacturer test fleets) but the individual...?

Re: I need YOUR help with our new TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide.

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:09 am
by totalmotorcycle
I am in the process of doing Version 3.0 now.

PLEASE GO THROUGH YOUR MOTORCYCLE MAGAZINES and ADD YOUR PERSONAL DATA.

If I could get more MPG / L/100km motorcycle data that would be EXTREMELY helpful.

PLEASE add your motorcycle data below or MPG data you have found in the following EASY format:

YEAR:
MAKE:
MODEL:

Average Fuel Economy: (US MPG and/or L/100km)
Source: (Personal, Manufacturer, Magazine)

You can use our new: Online Fuel Economy converter guide to convert MPG to L/100km or L/100km to MPG here: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/converte ... verter.htm

Thank you!

Mike

Re: Add your data to the TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide Version 3

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:03 am
by Fargo360
1998 Honda VTR1000F Superhawk, 996cc, 25mpg

Re: Add your data to the TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide Version 3

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:10 am
by totalmotorcycle
Fargo360 wrote:1998 Honda VTR1000F Superhawk, 996cc, 25mpg
Thank you. I appreciate it very much for posting your MPG data. If you find more motorcycle MPG data around, feel free to post it here.

Everyone, please keep them coming. :D

Mike

Re: Add your data to the TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide Version 3

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:28 pm
by totalmotorcycle
Please keep the MPG data coming guys/gals.

Re: Add your data to the TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide Version 3

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:11 am
by ofblong
1996 Honda Shadow Deluxe VLX modified to 650cc from 600cc. Personal I get 55mpg city/country and 48mpg highway.

Re: Add your data to the TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide Version 3

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:58 am
by totalmotorcycle
Ok, add data above this point has been logged to be inputed (currently doing) into the new Fuel Ecomony Guide.

PLEASE KEEP ADDING THE DATA here below and I will keep adding it.

Mike

Re: Add your data to the TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide Version 3

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:50 am
by totalmotorcycle
As I am working on getting the new sections up, here is a preview of the new cover for version 3!

Incase you are wondering, that photo was taken by me in Alberta, Canada and that's my V-Strom infront of the oil pump-jack. (2008 photo). The gas prices are from a Shell gas station sign in the USA at the height of the oil price ($147/bbl) crisis.

Image

Re: Add your data to the TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide Version 3

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:38 am
by totalmotorcycle
New Guide will be out July 27th, 2011 with 5500 new bikes.

Re: Add your data to the TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide Version 3

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:49 pm
by madjak30
Here's the info on my two bikes that I have tracked...

YEAR: 2006
MAKE: Yamaha
MODEL: MT-01
Average MPG: 39.8
Average L/100km: 5.9
Best MPG-L/100kms: 52.2 - 4.5
Worst MPG-L/100kms: 33.6 - 7.0
Fuel Capacity: 15L
Engine Size: 1670cc
Source: Personal

YEAR: 2003
MAKE: Suzuki
MODEL: GS500
Average MPG: 48
Average L/100km: 4.9
Best MPG-L/100kms: 52.2 - 4.5
Worst MPG-L/100kms: 40.5 - 5.8
Fuel Capacity: 20L
Engine Size: 487cc
Source: Personal


I added the Best and Worst tanks that were tracked...don't know it that info is really useful, but there it is...

I don't think you have any data on the MT-01, so I thought I would contribute...I track my consumption through fuelly...here's the link to my vehicles...

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/driver/madjak30

Later.