Streetbike MPG

Discussion in 'General' started by 27stormin, May 6, 2010.

  1. 27stormin

    27stormin Well-Known Member

    Starting a new job and have a 50 mile commute. looking for a cool commuter big bike(750 & up) that gets good mileage.
    Any big bikes get 40mpg?
  2. socalrider

    socalrider pathetic and rude

    my cbr1krr does. cruising down the freeway, 6th gear, about 4500 RPMs.
  3. RubberChicken

    RubberChicken PimpMasterT

    My BMW R1100S gets over 50 if i keep it under 75 MPH. Over that speed, the mileage plummets to closer to 38-39.
  4. 50Joe

    50Joe Registered User

    On the highway my old ST1100 gets mid 40's. If I take it easy it can get close to 50. My Aprilia Futura has seen as high as 47 if I'm just cruising.
  5. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    848's are supposed to get great mileage, but still doesn't make it a good commuter IMO. "cool", "big", and "commuter" don't really go together. I suggest a Yamaha Tmax...
  6. 27stormin

    27stormin Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, I forgot about the BMW's. i'll definitely look into those.
  7. Tinfoil hat charly

    Tinfoil hat charly Well-Known Member

    My 2009 ninja 250 [geared tall, K&N, jet kit, slip on can] is getting 96 mpg @ 65mph
    My 2001 SV650 is getting about 60 mpg @ 65mph.
    My 1978 BMW R100RS is getting about 55 mpg @ 65 mph.
    Max's 2004 GSXR 750 is getting about 48 mpg @ 65 mph.
  8. FatFarthing

    FatFarthing Guest

    i can't think of any bikes that DON'T get at least 40mpg.

    Remember on bikes...they get better mileage in city driving...commuter style...than on the highway.
  9. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    Bandit 1200 (or the new 1250). Comfortable ergos, better that 40 if you don't flog it and they are not too pricey.
  10. Tristan

    Tristan Well-Known Member

    Huh? That's not been my experience at all.
  11. FatFarthing

    FatFarthing Guest

    yup. if you're just puttin' around...they have such good power to weight they don't take the big penalty that cars do with acceleration.

    and then on the highway side, they have so much more horrible aerodynamics...much of the edge is gone.

    i'll at least say this: in town and highway are very often the same on the bike...and depending on riding style, in town can actually be better than highway.

    at least that's what i've found in 25 years and 250,000 road miles.
  12. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe What's my move?

    gsxr750 k6 ~36 mpg
  13. Mars750

    Mars750 Got track...

    You can have a Liter bike with a fuel consumption map in the right Parameters. 0-20 % tps from 2500-5000rpm (lean)
  14. Game

    Game zip tie master

    get that ninja 250 lol
  15. roy826ex

    roy826ex Been around here a while

    Bandit 1250 '07 to current year. I get 45 mpg on a 46 mile round trip commute. I have seen 48 mpg if I do the speed limits. They can be found cheap around the $5k range. Lots of torque which is good in traffic. Good ergonomics and Givi style trunks/cases can be added easily.
  16. bullockcm

    bullockcm Well-Known Member

    Any Ducati with the dual spark 1000cc engine. My Sport 1000 gets 52mpg no matter if I putt around or ring the snot out of it.
  17. cBJr

    cBJr Well-Known Member

    2007 R6 - 37mpg @80mph
    1986 BMW R80RT - 38mpg @70mph
    1993 CBR F2 - 48mpg @70mph
  18. TroyBoy30

    TroyBoy30 Active Member

    my tuono 1000r don't get 40 anywhere!
  19. FatFarthing

    FatFarthing Guest

    that's true...I had a 2007 Tuono...I remember how that thing got all liquored up at the gas station.
  20. YamRZ350

    YamRZ350 Nicorette Dependent

    I don't mean to be negative, but what you save in fuel, you'll more than pay for in tire costs.

    Commuting on the bike is fun, but don't kid yourself about how "cheap" it is.

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