Fuel Economy - Honda Rebel 300 & 500 Forum
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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-21-2017, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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I didn't see a post dedicated to this yet... if I missed it, mods feel free to merge.

So far (around 170 miles I think?), I'm averaging around 62/63 mpg on my 500.

In town up to around 35mph, I keep it in 4th... 5th up to around 45mph, and 6th gear for above that.

I'm pleased.
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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-22-2017, 04:44 AM
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I seem to be avg around 58 mpg lately with mix of highway and city, which is pretty disappointing from their advertised 70 mpg... Oh well. Maybe I'm riding it too fast ��
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64mpg for me on the 500 abs.
But I want to go higher...
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Actually I made a post called "500 autonomy", which talks about the same thing approximately
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post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-22-2017, 09:13 AM
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I've averaged ~69 mpg (US gallons) over the last 15K miles on my CB500XA. That is mostly in-town crap, but I did a trip from southern AZ to central Montana to see friends, as well. The bike was a big improvement over touring on my 1989 NX250; nothing like a nearly new seat!

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which is pretty disappointing from their advertised 70 mpg... Oh well. Maybe I'm riding it too fast ��
I imagine if one were to ride close to the owners manual's suggested shift points that they would see something closer to 70...although that does seem to be a pretty liberal figure, something a 250 is capable of. Still, there have been the few odd reports from gen-2 600 Shadow owners that creep towards the 70mpg mark so it's certainly possible.

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I've averaged ~69 mpg (US gallons) over the last 15K miles on my CB500XA. That is mostly in-town crap, but I did a trip from southern AZ to central Montana to see friends, as well. The bike was a big improvement over touring on my 1989 NX250; nothing like a nearly new seat!
So, you've put 15k miles on your bike in a month?
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I've averaged ~69 mpg (US gallons) over the last 15K miles on my CB500XA. That is mostly in-town crap, but I did a trip from southern AZ to central Montana to see friends, as well. The bike was a big improvement over touring on my 1989 NX250; nothing like a nearly new seat!
So, you've put 15k miles on your bike in a month?
no he isn't talking about a rebel.
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no he isn't talking about a rebel.
Ah, my mistake. I saw 500 and assumed CMX500
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So, you've put 15k miles on your bike in a month?
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