Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: GT Sprint
Join Date: Oct 2012
GT Fuel Economy
I am officially over 2 weeks of owning my new GT. Silver one. How I acquired this bike is a little interesting.
I was calling to a Triumph dealer about a bike he had posted on the internet. I knew this dealer (next state over) and he knew me. It was a 2011 blue GT. It was listed as a "loaner" bike. Low mileage. Good price. So, I called to inquire.
When he answered the phone, I asked about the blue GT?? It was gone. Sold it. Crap!! He did say he still had that brand new silver GT in the showroom.
I relayed my discourse over the color of silver. I wanted blue or sunset red in an ST model if no GT's were available.
I think he had heard this comment before. That was about the color silver. He said "Hold on a second".
He came back with a very low price. I LOVE SILVER!! It's amazing how your prospective of something can change at times.
After two weeks, my ODO reads 779 miles. 40 were added by the dealer. I had a small warranty issue that had to be resolved.
Today is to be a warmish day. Then, we turn cold and rainy. I am used to living in Tucson where it is perfect riding all year. Now, I have to adjust..........
I am waiting for the temps to warm some. I am doing something interesting to kill time, like, watching the garbage man pick up my trash. Yes, I do lead an exciting life!!
I noticed that after I shut off the GT, a few moments later, the computer does something. I can hear it. What's it doing????
Yesterday, I decided to explore these computerized functions on the readout. I am not sure if the 1050 ST had this or not. The GT does!!
I went to the screen labeled "instantanous miles per gallon". I saw no value to that screen at all. Now, suddenly, it intregued me.
I was riding along at 60 Mph. By watching this readout, I found I could pretty easily maintain 60-65 miles per gallon. Not bad!!
I stepped it up to 70 mph. I had a lot less throttle to play with, but, I could keep the readout over 60 Mpg.
Finally, the fun part. What could I get out of this bike??
I slowed to 55 Mph. That is about as low as 6th gear wants to pull. Something like 2900 Rpms. I was getting upper 60 Mpg. I then bent behind the windscreen. Mpg rose to over 70. I tucked in my arms and legs. 75 Mpg!! Wow!!
I found by riding tucked in (not exactly comfortable) I could maintain 70 miles per gallon even at 65 miles per hour.
If you want to have fun with this screen, go out and play with it. I wonder how high of feul economy some of you can get??