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I only saw one other, older, thread on this. How many miles per gallon are you getting?

My Rebel 500 running on ethanol-free gasoline seems to get about 57 mpg.
 

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If I do a lot of highway riding I tend to be in the high 50's. If I do a mix of both I am at around 60. If I do mostly city driving I get upwards of 65+.

Lowest I have gotten is 55mpg and the highest is 68. Really depends how you ride!
 

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I only saw one other, older, thread on this. How many miles per gallon are you getting?

My Rebel 500 running on ethanol-free gasoline seems to get about 57 mpg.
That seems really low, though I've never run ethanol free... not sure of the efficiency difference.

I average between 65 and 70mpg (mostly highway driving at 60+ mph), though I think one of my earlier tanks (when I was still getting comfortable with it and babying it) I got 72mpg.

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Good topic!

I reset the trip meter at each fill-up, I'm averaging 62mpg (US) on my 500. I've been using regular 87 octane, per the dealer's recommendation.

I've found that my fuel gauge starts flashing when I get to about 130 miles on the trip meter, then it takes just a hair over 2 gallons to fill it.

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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
 

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Every time I fill up I try to do it the same way, bike leaning on the kick stand the same way **, filled to the same level. Then I make a note of the number of miles on the trip meter and divide that by the number of gallons (from the receipt). For example, if I have 103 miles on the trip meter and I pump 1.8 gallons then 103 / 1.8 = 57.2. I'm going to be more diligent about keeping the numbers in a spreadsheet for myself with notes on the riding conditions to see if there are large variations but I don't think there are.

** By filling up with the bike leaning, it avoids overfilling on hot summer days when expansion within a sun-baked tank might make some excess gas overflow.
 

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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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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 :laugh:
 

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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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