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What's the mpg of your motorcycle?


by Laurent GUERBY on Sun Aug 19th, 2007 at 12:36:16 PM EST
Dismal!! When you push it up to about 80 mph it drops to about 30 mpg while fully loaded. Hit reserve at about 100 miles and about 20 on reserve so it gets pretty touchy out there, especially since they have closed some gas stations.  I bought two hard plastic 1 gallon gas containers and carried them with me, though that makes me a little queasy.  Truth is that anything that gets through the bags and chews through the hard plastic will already have caused a pretty big problem.

My next bike will have at least a 6 gal tank.

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by NearlyNormal on Sun Aug 19th, 2007 at 12:48:47 PM EST
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Wow some cars do better. I wonder why motorcycle don't do better than that...
by Laurent GUERBY on Sun Aug 19th, 2007 at 01:26:20 PM EST
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Small(ish) engines, lousy aerodynamics at highway speeds, and NN is carrying a lot of weight for the engine design which eats gas at high RPM.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sun Aug 19th, 2007 at 01:52:20 PM EST
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by Laurent GUERBY on Sun Aug 19th, 2007 at 04:04:15 PM EST
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