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Old 10-31-2012, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What kind of fuel economy are you seeing with your Tiger 800?

Just curious to see what some of your are experiencing, I've read some complaints of new owners getting less than expected from a gallon of fuel. I'm seriously considering the T800 as my next bike and one of the features that attracted me was the notion of getting 45-60 MPG.
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Well that depends how you ride it. In metric terms I use 5.5-6 l /100km riding the freeway to work and up to 8l /100 off road.
Thats with the Leo exhuast and tune.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I get anywhere from 45-50 mpg.
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I am getting around 5.2L/100kms average at the moment. Depends on how hard you are riding and what you are doing.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Everywhere I go is interstate and 80 to 85 mph. Get low 40's.
depends how much you weigh, how you ride, load, road conditions, altitude and weather.
In other words too many factors to say it gets a certain amount.
If ridden in the right conditions the bike should return mid 50's and that's not bad considering the level of performance you can expect from its 800cc engine.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Low to mid 40s. If mileage is your main concern you can find better.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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High rpms equal low mpg.
If you put it 6th gear ASAP & stay below 6,000rpms then you can get 50+mpg. It's not easy for me to keep my rpms down. The sound & feel of revving out the gears is intoxicating. I'm using the LeoVince & arrow tune.
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..... I'm seriously considering the T800 as my next bike and one of the features that attracted me was the notion of getting 45-60 MPG.
My 2012 Tiger gets 45-48 mpg, that's 80% on highways, with side and top cases installed. I have about 2000 miles on it so far. I use the recommended regular gasoline.

I think the mileage was 5-10% better before adding the cases.

Remember this is with "regular" gas, not the (more) expensive fuel my BMW requires......although the Beemer gets slightly better mileage, the overal cost is higher due to its requirement for premium fuel.
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High rpms equal low mpg.
If you put it 6th gear ASAP & stay below 6,000rpms then you can get 50+mpg. It's not easy for me to keep my rpms down. The sound & feel of revving out the gears is intoxicating. I'm using the LeoVince & arrow tune.
Not that simple I'm affraid.
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