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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-26-2011, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Tbird Storm gas mileage

I am in the process of deciding on which motorcycle to buy. What kind of mileage are owners of a storm getting? I realize it depends on how you drive...but what ballpark mileage are you averaging?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-27-2011, 12:19 AM
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Not sure about the Storm, I have a 2010 1600 and I get 42 average 50+ highway (MPG) for me this bike is a unique total package Performance, Handling, and fuel mileage.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-27-2011, 09:11 AM
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BB kit TBirds get anything from 30 mpg to 60 mpg depending how you ride it . I er more towards the 30 mpg end hehehe . You will average about 40 - 45 mixing hard throttle and cruising I guess but it all depends on your riding style.

I had mine up to 60 -65 UK Mpg on a motorway run . Didnt last long though I got bored.
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Druade is pretty much spot on, tho i wouldn't say that high of a spread. I'd say it generally seems to go from low 30's to low 50's with a few exceptions. But most seem to never go higher than low 50's and never lower than low 30's. Myself, i have the 1700 and usually see around 37-40 in the city depending on how hard i ride. I'm not a crazy rider, but i also often ride in a fairly spirited manner. Almost never very sedate like a lot of HD guys do. Thats city with a lot of stop and go. And stop and go is by far the #1 thing that drops the Tbird's MPG, and big time. On the highway it goes above 40 often up to mid 40's. Riding highways/freeways with not stopping to speak of will get great mileage. I recently went on a camping trip with a friend who rides his HD like a old lady. I had to hang back to keep from losing him, so on the freeway we rarely exceeded 65 and often down to 60 and even 55. That weekend i got 50 MPG, the highest i ever got.

So the bike really swings wildly on MPG depending on what type of riding and how you ride.
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Can I be that guy for a second?!

Why do you guys care about mileage?! Just get out and ride!!! What does it cost to fill the tank... $10-15?!?! I dont even look over at the pump after filling. This bike costs over $10K and we worry about saving a few pennies on mileage?!

Ok rant over.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-27-2011, 01:48 PM
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$10-15 wow you lucky guys over here its more £23-25. I certainly wouldnt worry about mileage at that price

just ride it ! dont hide it
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2011 bone stock 1600. I am getting about 45 mpg city 49 hwy.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 01:21 PM
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With nearly 100% city riding, I tend to get 31-35 MPG on my Storm, but I don't ride conservatively at all. That's the point of having near 100 HP available.

On 100% highway, I tend to get 38-42 MPG, with similar riding.

That said, I agree with Sub. The bike is meant for performance not economy, so there is little reason to agonize over the fuel economy.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-28-2011, 02:20 PM
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My top end is higher Daz because I use UK gallons . We get more for the huge price we pay for it hehehe.
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43mpg mixed highway and city with me beating on it pretty good but not 100% of the time.

I certainly didn't buy it for the mileage but I was presently surprised at how good it gets.

Better than my cage with the NorthStar V8

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