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Add your data to the TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide Version 3.0

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:19 pm
by totalmotorcycle
VERSION 3.0 now up!
http://totalmotorcycle.com/MotorcycleFu ... yGuide.htm

I am currently in the stages of making Version 4.0 of our (and the interenet's first ever) Motorcycle Fuel Efficiency Guide and I need your help.

I am working hard to get fuel efficiency data from all the manufacturers, but it's hard because it's not required by law to report unlike car MPG/EPA is. Thankfully, they are working with Total Motorcycle on this. :D

Ok, here is your mission if you want to help out:

MAGAZINES and OWNER REPORTS:

I'll need as much fuel stats as possible so if you could take out your old magazines and dig up as many numbers as you can for the different bikes. You can also give me what you are getting for your own bike as well as I can use that too. I just need it as simple as possible:

PLEASE submit it like this:

YEAR: 2006
MAKE: Harley-Davidson
MODEL: XL883 SPORTSTER 883
Average US MPG: 53
Average L/100km: 4.5
Source (Manufacturer/Magazine/Personal):


Even if I can only get MPG or L/100km I can convert it to the other easily OR if you want to save me time, please use our Online Fuel Economy Converter Guide here: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/converte ... verter.htm

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Thanks so much for all your help.

Mike

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:21 pm
by totalmotorcycle
For example, here is my own bike:

YEAR: 1982
MAKE: Yamaha
MODEL: XJ650R Seca
Average MPG: 49
Average L/100km: 4.8
Fuel Capacity: 5gal / 19L
Engine Size: 653cc
Source: Personal


YEAR: 2005
MAKE: Ducati
MODEL: 999 Biposto
Average MPG: 57
Average L/100km: 5.0
Fuel Capacity: 4.1 gal / 15.5L
Source: Magazine



YEAR: 2005
MAKE: BMW
MODEL: R1200ST
Average MPG: 57
Average L/100km: 5.0
Fuel Capacity: 5.5 gal / 21L
Source: Magazine

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:24 pm
by ZooTech
YEAR: 2004
MAKE: Kawasaki
MODEL: Mean Streak
AVERAGE MPG: 38 MPG
FUEL CAPACITY: 4.5 gallons
ENGINE SIZE: 1552cc / 2
SOURCE: Personal

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:33 pm
by ronboskz650sr
Year: 1979

Make: Kawasaki

Model: KZ650SR

Average MPG: 45

Fuel capacity: 3.7 gal

Engine Size: 652cc
Source: Personal

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:37 pm
by Wizzard
Year; 1996
Make; Suzuki
Model; Intruder 805cc
Average MPG; 40/51
Fuel Capacity; 4 Gal. Aftermarket Fatbob Tanks
Engine Size: 805cc
Source; Personal

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:42 pm
by Toyuzu
Year: 1984
Make: Yamaha
Model: FJ 600
Average MPG: 49 (average over 5000+ miles.)
Fuel Capacity: 4.89 gallons.
Engine Size: ?
Source: Personal.

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:20 am
by DivideOverflow
Year: 2004
Make: Hyosung (Alphasport)
Model: GV250
Est City/Hwy: 60/72 mpg
Average MPG: 68 mpg
Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gallons
Engine Size: ?
Source: Personal

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:46 pm
by Mag7C
YEAR: 1986
MAKE: Honda
MODEL: VF700C Magna
Average MPG (City/Highway): 40/45
Average L/100km (City/Highway): ?
Fuel Capacity: 3.5 gal. (? L)
Engine Size/Cylinders: 698cc / 4
Source: Personal

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:58 am
by sidecarguy
sidecar stats any good?

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:53 am
by gsJack
YEAR: 2002
MAKE: Suzuki
MODEL: GS500
AVERAGE MPG: 60
FUEL CAPACITY: 5.3 gallons
ENGINE SIZE: 497cc
SOURCE: Personal

dunno if it counts w/sidecar

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:18 am
by sidecarguy
YEAR: 1995
MAKE: jawa
MODEL: 640 oilmaster
AVERAGE MPG: 65 km/g
FUEL CAPACITY: 17 lt
ENGINE SIZE: 350cc 2-cyl 2-stroke
SOURCE: personal
comments: this is w/sidecar and in the city.

anybody know what my bike should be making w/o the sidecar?

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:05 am
by totalmotorcycle
Everybike above this message has been entered into the TMW Motorcycle Fuel Guide. Thanks for your help and support. Feel free to go though your old motorcycle mags and pull some stats if you like.

Please do try to fill out as much as possible:

YEAR:
MAKE:
MODEL:
Engine Type (cc and cylinders)
:
Fuel Capacity (US Gal and/or Litres):
Average
(US MPG and/or L/100km):
City
(US MPG and/or L/100km):
Highway
(US MPG and/or L/100km):
Source:
(Personal, Manufacturer, Magazine)

Note: Please us US MPG and US Gallons not Imperial.

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 3:39 pm
by Analog
Source: MotorCyclist magazine

**Low/High/Average**



2006 BMW K1200R:
27/43/34


2005 Ducati Monster S4R
24/40/33


2005 Triumph Speed Triple
29/50/36


2005 Yamaha FZ1
27/35/31

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:27 pm
by DivideOverflow
Error I noticed in the economy guide: you listed my bike as the Hyosung GV250 Comet. Not to be too picky, but the Comet is the GT250, it has the same engine, but weighs less, has 2 more horsepower, and is a sport/standard and not a cruiser. Although the gas mileage is probably almost the same, I can't be sure.

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 12:20 am
by totalmotorcycle
DivideOverflow wrote:Error I noticed in the economy guide: you listed my bike as the Hyosung GV250 Comet. Not to be too picky, but the Comet is the GT250, it has the same engine, but weighs less, has 2 more horsepower, and is a sport/standard and not a cruiser. Although the gas mileage is probably almost the same, I can't be sure.
Ops, sorry about that. I'll fix it tomorrow morning. :D

Mike.

Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:06 am
by scSteve
Year: 2005
Make: Honda
Model: Shadow Spirit 750
Engine Type: 745cc V-twin
Fuel Cap: 3.6 US gal.
City MPG: 50
Highway MPG: 55

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:46 am
by honda599
Year: 2004
Make: Honda
Model: 599
Engine Type: 600cc 4 cylinder
Fuel Cap: 17 litres
Average L/100km: 5
Source: Personal

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 5:30 pm
by pinger05
YEAR: 78
MAKE: Honda
MODEL: CB750K
Engine Type (cc and cylinders): 750cc 4cylinder
Fuel Capacity (US Gal and/or Litres): approximately 4 Gallons
Average (US MPG and/or L/100km): 32 MPG
City (US MPG and/or L/100km): 30 MPG
Highway (US MPG and/or L/100km): 38 MPG
Source: (Personal, Manufacturer, Magazine) Personal

YEAR: 81
MAKE: Honda
MODEL: Goldwing GL1500
Engine Type (cc and cylinders): 1500cc 4 cylinder
Fuel Capacity (US Gal and/or Litres): approximately 5 gallons
Average (US MPG and/or L/100km): 45 MPG
City (US MPG and/or L/100km): 38 MPG
Highway (US MPG and/or L/100km): 51 MPG
Source: (Personal, Manufacturer, Magazine) Personal

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 8:43 pm
by blair
YEAR: 1993
MAKE: Honda
MODEL: VT600CD Shadow VLX Deluxe
Average US MPG: 54
Average L/100km: 4.4
Fuel Capacity: 2.4 gal. (9.0 L)
Engine Size/Cylinders: 590/2
Source: Personal

Obtained by tracking fuel usage for 20 tankfulls over 4 months (would have been closer to 30 fills, but I lost some data in a PDA power failure and spoiled some through simple idiocy).

I've also noticed that fuel efficiency dropped quite a bit, from 60 or so to mid-50s, as I was improving my comfort level with speed. Going fast on motorcycles makes wind resistance the dominant power drain, causing mileage to drop. So if I had to guess city/highway numbers, they'd be something like 57/50.

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:58 am
by Mr_X
YEAR: 1992
MAKE: Suzuki
MODEL: GSXFN 1100 (Sport Touring Katana)
Average US MPG (City/Highway if known[/i]): 28 / 22 (avg speed 80 mph at 6000rpm)
Average L/100km (City/Highway if known):
Fuel Capacity (US Gal/Litres if known): 5.5 Gal / 20.8197649
Engine Size/Cylinders: 1128/ 4
Source: Personal