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Old 11-10-2012, 02:48 AM   #21 (permalink)
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The worst was 42mpg into a severe headwind when the bike was new. Best has been 50 with 45 to 47 most typical.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:22 AM   #22 (permalink)
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So, 40mph in 1st gear will net the same mpg as 40mph in 6th gear? I had no idea.
Give me a break.........

On a more practical note, running 40 in 5th gear, or maybe even in 4th gear, might not yield any worse mileage than running in 6th gear. That was the point we were trying to make.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:24 AM   #23 (permalink)
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So, 40mph in 1st gear will net the same mpg as 40mph in 6th gear? I had no idea.
We appoint you to test out this theory.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:51 PM   #24 (permalink)
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We appoint you to test out this theory.
I already have. I'm always surprised how much mpg improves on the instant reading just shifting from 5th to 6th.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:38 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I get 45 mpg on average. I have been measuring it ever since new - recording miles travelled on every tank of gas. That is 45 miles per US gallon, mind, just to be clear.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:12 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I already have. I'm always surprised how much mpg improves on the instant reading just shifting from 5th to 6th.
At what RPM do you usually change gears? I'm still getting used to my Tiger. I think I have about 2000 miles on it. I generally, with about all motorcycles, tend to upshift early....I don't do those hard, high RPM accelerations very often. I am trying to not shift until about 4k rpm on the Tiger, although that wonderful engine probably could be shifted earlier. Since the "redline" is so high, even shifting at 4k seems low sometimes!
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This is too subjective to say.
Sometimes I short shift at 2,000, sometimes I redline it, but generally if I'm hustling ill shift to 6,000.
Sometimes I'll run at 35 mph in third or second, sometimes in fifth or sixth.
It's all about flexibility and what you feel you need at any particular moment.
Nice to have an engine so flexible that gives you options to do whatever you want.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:08 PM   #28 (permalink)
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48 mpg/gallon US. Tracked for about 4800 miles right now.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:12 AM   #29 (permalink)
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...Nice to have an engine so flexible that gives you options to do whatever you want.

That's for sure. THis is one engine I rarely feel I've shifted to early. It's a bit like a v-twin in that regard....lots of torque even
at relatively low rpms.

The only time I have to keep the rpms up with the Tiger is taking off from a stop light.....I generally do 2000 rpms before letting out the clutch. My BMW takes about 1500 rpms for that. I also shift the Beemer almost always at 4000 rpm, and try to never let them drop under 3000.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:53 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Am shocked to see all these figures up at 40mpg and above. Unless I can't do math, mine is getting nowhere near that. I envy you all! Mine is the 800 XC 2011 late 2011 model in case your wondering.

I get max 140 miles out of a tank of London riding. So split that across the 5 us gallon size of the tank, and I am returning 28MPG!!!

I have an Arrow Exhaust, no baffle and arrow map, but this seems scary low to me.....especially as I don't get to really enjoy the performance stopping and starting all the time in traffic etc... But then again guess that just shows what short journeys and traffic do to your MPG!!

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