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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 08-29-2017, 12:37 PM
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I know you guys are referencing the 500 but if I may I'll chime in- I have the 300 and currently still in the break in phase of the bike- currently has 77 miles on it and its at half a tank-maybe a little less-, I have not really beat on it to much as its still in the break in phase and fastest I have gone on the local roads is about 40-45 mph so if its a hair over 2 gallons on the tank I want to say I am getting anywhere from 60-65 mpg- I'm guessing
The tank is 2.96 gallons. Also, don't assume that your tank was full when you picked it up, even though the display might have shown that it was.

The best way to get your average fuel economy is to start with a known full tank of gas and a trip odometer reset to zero. The next time you fill up, divide the miles driven by the amount of fuel it took to fill it up, keeping in mind that even that amount of fuel is a variable, in that your bike might be sitting at a slightly different angle than the last time you filled up, nozzle differences at different gas stations can cause the pump to shut off earlier, etc.

Another option is to keep a running tally going on the 2nd trip odometer... don't reset it after each fill up... let it go for 4 or 5 fill ups (though you need to keep track of the amount of gas from each fill up), then you'll have a larger "sample" size of miles driven vs fuel consumed for a more accurate average.
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The tank is 2.96 gallons. Also, don't assume that your tank was full when you picked it up, even though the display might have shown that it was.

The best way to get your average fuel economy is to start with a known full tank of gas and a trip odometer reset to zero. The next time you fill up, divide the miles driven by the amount of fuel it took to fill it up, keeping in mind that even that amount of fuel is a variable, in that your bike might be sitting at a slightly different angle than the last time you filled up, nozzle differences at different gas stations can cause the pump to shut off earlier, etc.

Another option is to keep a running tally going on the 2nd trip odometer... don't reset it after each fill up... let it go for 4 or 5 fill ups (though you need to keep track of the amount of gas from each fill up), then you'll have a larger "sample" size of miles driven vs fuel consumed for a more accurate average.
Makes sense! I will have to do this- I didn't consider that it was truly full even tho it did show it as you mentioned- I should know more by my next tank- thanks man!

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This past tank was 66 mpg (3.56L/100km).

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After nearly 200 miles of gorgeous SW Montana scenic riding today I got 55.0 mpg and 54.6 mpg. I was also able to test the top speed: 89 mph on flat roads, 94 mph going down a gentle hill (and that's without a windscreen).
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I travel at between 55 & 70 mph around the Scottish highlands ( no towns involved) and get between 75 & 84 mpg.
I don't pull away at high revs and drive steady getting into 6th quickly.
My last bike was the CB500F with same engine and got exactly the same results.
If you get much less than this then change your driving style
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The last two tanks on my 500 have been 71 MPG, U.S. gallons.

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Past tank was 63.5mpg (27km/l) but I'm still breaking it in.

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61 on my last tank which was 90% highway and note that I have a Shorty GP slip on exhaust tip! Thought my MPG would drop lower than that due to basically straight piping.

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On my 2018 500 I got 67mpg the very first tank full. Then 68.5 and just now I checked it and got 73mpg. That's at 610 miles from new. I am a pretty conservative rider though.

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Range tests: @ 55-60 mph.
Full tank to blinking bar: 175miles.
Miles after bar begins to blink: 38.
Total tank mileage: apx 213miles. Took it all the way down till the engine stalled.
I did the math later and it was 71mpg.
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