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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Distance from a tank of fuel...

What's the average distance you'll get from a tank of fuel from the Thunderbird Storm??
Please include miles or kilometers!!!


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I was told by the dealer I'll get about 320km per tank. When riding from Perth to Karratha at approx 130kph, I stopped approx 200 to 250 km to fill up - mostly taking around 15 to 18 litres per fill. The bike had 900kms on it when I left Perth - I had done 900kms running it in to get the first service done before doing the 1500km trip home.
These are a very comfortable bike with plenty of go. I found that 130kph was a good speed for cruisimg and didn't get caught speeding. Enjoy the Storm - it's a great bike.
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Most of my riding is in town at 50mph or less, with a lot of stop and go. I don't calculate my fuel mileage, because if I did I think I'd cringe....eek.
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Frankly. I also don't bother with mileage. It's mush mush better than my car and also it's a 'recreation' vehicle for me. Why bother. Just fill and enjoy
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I am on a Tbird 1600 and on distance rides in the just over 5l to the 100. Again it don't matter to me!!! Just enjoy.
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Will try and take more notice but over. 200 miles on a good run. Average 75 mph. When I ride with others. Mix of bikes normally one of the last to need gas.


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Will try and take more notice but over. 200 miles on a good run. Average 75 mph. When I ride with others. Mix of bikes normally one of the last to need gas.


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At that speed, my results are a little less but I am "a bit on the heavy side", meaning I probably get a little less mileage.

For those others who replied "why worry about it?", you have apparently never been just south of East Bygod West Virginia in the middle of nowhere with the nearest gas 50 or more miles away and your gas gauge rubbing empty. That's why it's a good idea to know how far you can go on a tank.

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Best I have gotten so far is 5.8l/100km or 257km for 15.2 liters. Worst was 229km for 15.7 liters but that was part of the break in period.
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round about 210 miles per tank full. slightly better then then a mates hd streetbob. matters this side of the pond as the price is now round about £1.38 per ltre.(2 us dollars )
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130 miles while having fun and 200 odd when doing the boreing stuff .
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