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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-14-2006, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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gas mileage

heres the deal. I drive a half ton pickup and due to fuel prices I am shopping around for something more efficient. In my research it has been tough to find websites that list gas mileage of sportbikes. However I have found that when I do it seems like most people, regardless of bike claim to get between 35-40 mpg. I found a decent site where a guy who has an SV1000S and says he gets consistently 40 mpg. (I am leaning towards this bike.) Heres where I get confused. My girlfriend has an SV650S and I have ridden it quite a bit and I get like 67mpg on it. My buddys dad has a harley 1000cc and he claims to get 50-60 mpg. It was on this site where I read someone else has an SV650 and claimed only about 45 mpg. Does anyone out there keep track of gas mileage and if so I'd appreciate some numbers.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-14-2006, 11:07 PM
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On my old 2000 SV650 I got 38-44 mpg

On the 2003 R1 I am getting 36-46 mpg

It all really depends how hard I am on it, which I'm hard on it most of the time anyway. I don't know if its the new exaust or that I'm just always going so fast, but I've been down to 36 mpg lately.
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From all accounts that I've heard you can expect about 50+ mpg from a stock SV650s if it is '03 or newer (fuel injected) with normal driving. Any mods (exhaust etc) or wrist happy riding can quickly drop that number. I'm getting about 44-48 mpg on my '01 but I ride it very conservatively...
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-14-2006, 11:37 PM
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Just like anything else. The easier you are with the throttle. The better mileage you will get. I average midd 30's on almost every bike I have owned. My chopper actually seems to be the best averaging in the low 40's.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-15-2006, 01:15 AM
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Yeah this all depends on how you ride...

9R.... 32-45
chop.. more than twice the motor... same milage!

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-15-2006, 07:30 AM
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92 GSXR 750 - 34mpg avg.

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