blues2cruise wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:47 pm
The fuel ratings are usually done in ideal conditions. The ratings don't account for long steep hills, aggressive acceleration or riding super fast all day.
I have a friend who rides with me...he gets way better gas mileage when I set the pace.
Right! That's what I'm saying... One would expect the rating to be overrated, but the rating is instead, very underrated; but evidently almost everybody that owns these are driving especially aggressively, they are adding lots of farkle, they are extra fat, they don't know, care or report, and/or they are riding extra urban, because I'm the only one on Fuelly getting this amazing mpg.
I'm also saying that it can't just be my riding style or road conditions or terrain. I live in a somewhat hilly area; my commute includes multiple grades, one is long at or about 4%, another is about 1/2 mile (.8 KM) and 6%. My previous ride, a Piaggio BV (Beverley) 350 is rated 65-70 US/US, and that was right on. I averaged 67.5 along the same routes, speeds and riding style. This means I get at or about 22% above the rating on the CTX700, but not at all on my previous ride. This also means I get nearly as good as any motorcycle on the planet and higher than any 300+ scooter, yet no one but me notices this great machine.
At an FE contest in Ohio U.S., I achieved 96.9 by my own records, 101.82 officially tucking in behind the shield and fairing. I beat the next-best stock bike by 21 mpg, and it was a DR200. My bike is 500 (227 KG) and 43/42(57) peak power/ torque (NM) at the wheel and can achieve +80 mpg!
http://www.craigvetter.com/pages/2014-C ... lenge.html
Honda PS estimates 64 U.S., U.S gallons for the standard shift with standard brakes CTX700 with a small fairing. When I had the OEM tires on it, the bike had a 1.1% optimistic odometer error, and even after accounting for that error, I averaged 76 in warm weather and 70 in cold weather from tank-to-tank, and I averaged 81 on a 200-mile, two-way trip measurement. Nowadays, with Michilen P4s on it, it has a 2.2% odometer error, and even after accounting for that error, I'm getting almost 78 commuting in warm weather, 73 in cold weather, and 83 on a typical 200 mile, two-way trip. I've achieved 85 last summer on a tank.
I'm not bragging. I'm frustrated that there is no one to talk to about these amazing machines; not even on the model forum with other owners.