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Old 12-30-2010, 08:31 PM   #1
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I get about 44 miles to the gallon (mostly highway) on my 07 GSXR 600. Is that normal? How do ya'll do?
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:46 PM   #2
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I usually average around 38 to 41 on my '06 R1. Depending on how I ride.
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:56 PM   #3
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Are you guys using regular, plus, or premium? For some reason I get better MPG with premium.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:54 PM   #4
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I average about 41mpg.

Most sportbikes use 91 octane or higher due to the high reving engines tending to cause valve lift at high RPM's. The octane slows down the combustion of the fuel so your bike probably does run better on premium and gets better mileage than on regular.

On the other end of the spectrum, if you had a Vtwin Harley you could run 87 octane in it and never have a problem. Running premium in a bike like that would only be a waste of money.

Lets see if that stirs any controversy.
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I average about 41mpg.

Most sportbikes use 91 octane or higher due to the high reving engines tending to cause valve lift at high RPM's. The octane slows down the combustion of the fuel so your bike probably does run better on premium and gets better mileage than on regular.

On the other end of the spectrum, if you had a Vtwin Harley you could run 87 octane in it and never have a problem. Running premium in a bike like that would only be a waste of money.

Lets see if that stirs any controversy.
^^this. Use high octane in your scooter.
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about 50 depending,

I use mid grade

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I have no idea. Then again I have a working fuel gauge so I don't have to keep up with it so much. Lemme just type to myself for a minute here...

Usually put in 8 bucks, various stations and grades...
prob around 2.6 gals avg
bout every 2 days
2 trips to work at 25 miles each way, so... 100 miles
plus ride to other job, @ ~5 mi. / day, so... 110 miles
bike runs like t... ride 120 mph in a.m. 65 in p.m.


math totals 42.3 mpg... dude that's so wrong. I'm guessing just under 30 but my riding style isn't exactly oriented to fuel economy
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When I was commuting to CS I got about 50 with midgrade.

Playing I get ~45.
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my bike is a pig now

she used to get 40-45 on the hwy depending on my mood
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Are you guys using regular, plus, or premium? For some reason I get better MPG with premium.
Check your owner's manual. It should tell you what octane to use. The higher octane doesn't mean better fuel... The octane rating signifies the fuel's resistance to combustion. The higher the octane, the more slowly it burns. So using a higher octane than recommended will hurt performance, causing you to run lean. Basically, it all depends on how your bike was built/set up.

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I average about 41mpg.

Most sportbikes use 91 octane or higher due to the high reving engines tending to cause valve lift at high RPM's. The octane slows down the combustion of the fuel so your bike probably does run better on premium and gets better mileage than on regular.

On the other end of the spectrum, if you had a Vtwin Harley you could run 87 octane in it and never have a problem. Running premium in a bike like that would only be a waste of money.

Lets see if that stirs any controversy.
Controversy started Basically what I said above. But, yeah... I don't necessarily disagree with you. It all depends on the bike.

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^^this. Use high octane in your scooter.
Personally, I use 87. I can't seem to find a straight answer on our bikes. A lot of people say 87 is best BUT... factory recommendation is 87 min. Which insinuates 87 or 89 or 91 etc. So for our bikes I dunno
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You guys getting 50+ must be putting around cuz my math says I get 35ish on my 750. This is me calculating 120 miles from full till my gas light turns on.....about 3.5 gallons. I bet if I tried I could do better but everytime I get on the bike my evil angel takes over.
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I feel like that you guys are in the 50's and high 40's...

I get maybe high 30's low 40's (if I'm lucky).
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You guys getting 50+ must be putting around cuz my math says I get 35ish on my 750. This is me calculating 120 miles from full till my gas light turns on.....about 3.5 gallons. I bet if I tried I could do better but everytime I get on the bike my evil angel takes over.
Same here on my 05 R6, fuel light comes on at 120 miles.
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Old 12-31-2010, 03:59 PM   #19
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I feel like that you guys are in the 50's and high 40's...

I get maybe high 30's low 40's (if I'm lucky).
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Same here on my 05 R6, fuel light comes on at 120 miles.
I can only guess that alot of folks on posting on this thread ride more conservatively than I would believe somebody would on a sport bike.

Mine has no fuel light so I have to tank it up around 150miles or when it begins to sputter out... umm whichever happens first which I have had happen twice in a month lol. I get around 30mpg. Reg Octane.

At another website I'm on others get up to 50mpg, same model, but I am guessing that is a highway commute with next to no stop and go traffic.
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