Will fuel economy have any bearing on your next bike purchase?

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14/11/2007 at 14:25
Zanx wrote
You know some gnarly hardcore engineering types, how about comissioning something for your mag?


Cos I'll end up funding it myself and haven't any money left after building a 20-year-old 748 beater...



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14/11/2007 at 14:30
Yes probably. But that's only becaause I'm after another scooter. My Majesty 250 (which I sold at the weekend:cool used to return just on 70mpg as did my little 200 Runner. Its amazing to get that sort of economy.


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14/11/2007 at 14:30
I have it covered.

Innova for A to B returning 115-120mpg.

ZX10R for a bit of fun. Dunno mpg.

A man needs balance in his life.
14/11/2007 at 14:34
Yorick wrote
I get about 60-70 miles from a full tank on trackdays, and 100 on road, so not really bothered about economy
Yeah but you nick the fuel from the hire bikes I`ve heard
14/11/2007 at 14:34
No. Only do about 25 miles a day, so given that it costs me £17-£18 a week in petrol, I wouldn't be saving much by getting something that's twice as economical....
14/11/2007 at 14:37
Yorick wrote
I get about 60-70 miles from a full tank on trackdays, and 100 on road, so not really bothered about economy


Is that 'cos you crash with a 1/3 of a tank left on the track?





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14/11/2007 at 14:38
Martin Summers wrote
No. Only do about 25 miles a day, so given that it costs me £17-£18 a week in petrol, I wouldn't be saving much by getting something that's twice as economical....


Just £17-£18 quid per week.
14/11/2007 at 14:39
Skub wrote
Just £17-£18 quid per week.


£8.50-£9 per week.
14/11/2007 at 14:44
trogggy wrote
£8.50-£9 per week.


Busted by a teacher.


Again.
14/11/2007 at 14:44
Collier wrote
I consider MPG and tank range.

Whilst in hunts the other day I was looking at the varaderos. I noticed the 125 version which was pretty big for a 125.


The high mpg would be pretty good but I reckon I'd get frustrated at the low speed.


A friend has one, Spends its life on the reserve tank as he gets about 60miles from it if ridden politely!


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14/11/2007 at 14:48
Fielder wrote
A friend has one, Spends its life on the reserve tank as he gets about 60miles from it if ridden politely!


Just reading the Honda blurb, they reckon about 248 miles out the 17.5L tank.

Wonder what they are like de-restricted?!?!

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14/11/2007 at 14:51
A bike for Zanx.

Outstanding in it's field.

14/11/2007 at 14:51
Collier wrote
Just reading the Honda blurb, they reckon about 248 miles out the 17.5L tank.

Wonder what they are like de-restricted?!?!


You can't de-restrict them.
14/11/2007 at 14:52
I have the Varadero XL125V on an 02 plate and it goes 200 miles before hitting reserve. My commute is 8 miles each way through rush hour taffic.


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14/11/2007 at 14:53
trogggy wrote
You can't de-restrict them.


oh.

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14/11/2007 at 14:55
trogggy wrote
Is that 'cos you crash with a 1/3 of a tank left on the track?





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Nice one
14/11/2007 at 15:01
DefTrap wrote
Car, yes.
Bike, no.


What he said.

I dont really buy a bike for econemy. I could never commute on the RSV. That returns 32mph as an average. The Yamaha was better at around 39mpg.

Bikes are a struggle to justify financially sometimes. Its not just the fuel costs. Tyres dont last as long as the service intervals are laughable compared to modern car petrol and diesel engines. OH's C3 does 20k and two yeats between services and my Golf Diesel can go up to 30k between services. Quite amazing really

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14/11/2007 at 15:03
Both:

No - for my sunday best sport bike

Yes - for my commuter
14/11/2007 at 15:15
bakerstreet wrote
That returns 32mph as an average.


Slow for a Mille, innit? My Tuono would do 140mph



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14/11/2007 at 15:16
Yorick wrote
Well, you must have heard that from somebody as stupid as you
Come on Yorrick you can do better than that, you know there`s no one as stupid as me, got 2 good arms though and don`t care what fuel costs
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