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Ones who have received deliveries, have had it for a few days. Can you guys post what gas mileage you are getting?

im riding mostly city so far and only 2 days, im getting low to mid 30s
 

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Have been mostly running in the engine so sub 6k revs until yesterday. Ave consumption for the first 800 odd miles is 41 - I was pleasantly surprised as I certainly wasn't sparing the gas up to the run in level and now not at all. Most of my mileage is out of town.
 

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What Steeve says!
If you have to put fuel in the car then it is perfectly fair to measure, and watch, the amount/cost. If you have to put fuel in the bike then you are just buying pleasure and the more you put in the more pleasure you will get out of it.
 

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Guys, can you mention the unit. Is is miles per liter, miles per gallon, km per liter.
Guys for those of you that live in small places then fuel economy is not important. When I ride to the mountains in SA I have to preserve fuel because the next filling station is 235km (halfway mark). I free wheel the down hills because it gets really close to being empty on a 17 liter tank. The SS is a 16 liter tank and that makes me very interested in fuel economy. Not sure a jerrycan will look good strapped to the back of the SS.
 

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Fuel consumption = range. If your riding from coffe shop to cofee shop it's not that important. My regular ride is approximately a 280km loop. My current ride does this without a fuel stop, will the supersport? Keep the info coming, preferably metric!
 

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Who gives a ****? It's a motorbike.
If your concerned about fuel efficiency perhaps a CG125 would be a better choice?
What Steeve says!
If you have to put fuel in the car then it is perfectly fair to measure, and watch, the amount/cost. If you have to put fuel in the bike then you are just buying pleasure and the more you put in the more pleasure you will get out of it.
Few people are concerned abut fuel efficiency on a bike for the cost of fuel. Many of us are concerned about the *range* of a bike -- how far can I go before I need to fill it up? How MUCH pleasure can I put in it at a time?


Also, some of us use our bikes for actual transportation. The fact that my M900 has a 200-mile range on a tank is a big plus. I can go to work for two days, and run a few errands on a tank of gas. A significant part of the reason I did not buy a MV Brutale is that it gets 25mpg, and thus I'd have to stop for gas *every day*.


It's not the cost of the gas; it's the logistics.


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Just got back from a 2 hour 20 minute ride and the onboard electronics give 60.7 miles per gallon (that's UK or Imperial gallons). Since 16 litres in the tank equals 3.5 gallons near enough that's about 210 miles to dry tank. My ride was mostly at 40 to 65 mph on country roads with a few traffic stops in small towns, and a couple of bursts to higher speeds, so quite easy on the engine. On the other hand it has only done 300 miles or so and I would expect the consumption to improve as the miles build up. With a 17 litre tank on my GT1000 I aimed to refuel at about 170-180 miles and since the SS engine is surely more efficient than the old aircooled DS unit on the GT1000 I am expecting at least 150 - 160 miles before refuelling the SS. I don't ride hard but work on the philosophy that to make good progress, as the policeman described it, it is as important not to slow down as it is to ride at high speeds!
 

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Seems the average numbers in the urban, towns and city are 35mpg or 14km/L.
Rural are 46mpg or 19km/L. These are web researched numbers.
 

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Just got back from a 2 hour 20 minute ride and the onboard electronics give 60.7 miles per gallon (that's UK or Imperial gallons). I don't ride hard but work on the philosophy that to make good progress, as the policeman described it, it is as important not to slow down as it is to ride at high speeds!
I think you have created a new record there, now we know how far we can literally get on the reserve warning.
 

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Seems the average numbers in the urban, towns and city are 35mpg or 14km/L.
Rural are 46mpg or 19km/L. These are web researched numbers.
On the basis of range, not cost - my post above was 41mpg. For me range is important as I travel to meetings in London. On the Diavel, I couldn't get there and back without two fuel stops. So I'm hoping to halve the stops!
 

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Seems the average numbers in the urban, towns and city are 35mpg or 14km/L.
Rural are 46mpg or 19km/L. These are web researched numbers.
Does seems like it. Monster 821 gives around 45 mpg (US). I guess i just need to get more miles on for it to average out well.
 

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Mine tells me 174 miles on a tank full............ that's at running in speeds. If the Supersport wont do the distance you require then you need another bike. I cant see the point in buying a bike that you are not able to enjoy the performance of.
 

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Mine tells me 174 miles on a tank full............ that's at running in speeds. If the Supersport wont do the distance you require then you need another bike. I cant see the point in buying a bike that you are not able to enjoy the performance of.
Right. Which may be why the OP in this thread was asking, in order to gather information to figure out whether this bike will do what he needs, or whether he needs another bike.

Or, he may have been asking in order to find out if what he was experiencing was normal, or whether there is something not right with his bike. Which would be a perfectly valid and rational question, that has nothing to do with all the crap he is being given for asking it, or to do with anything the diversions in this thread have brought up.

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Mine tells me 174 miles on a tank full............ that's at running in speeds. If the Supersport wont do the distance you require then you need another bike. I cant see the point in buying a bike that you are not able to enjoy the performance of.
Steeve it's a different fuel world outside of the uk, in the uk there are a variety of filling stations every 5 to 10 miles but on the continent and even further afield to Ozz, USA, Canada, Africa fuel becomes an issue because the land is sparse and fuel stops are calculated and planned when touring. Come ride with me in africa and you will quickly understand the concern. By the way you are welcome to, I wasn't being sarcastic. On the other hand most bikes do between 220 to 280kms per tanks, unless you have an old honda or harley that had a 23 liter tank then you can ride past others with a smile.
 

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Steeve it's a different fuel world outside of the uk, in the uk there are a variety of filling stations every 5 to 10 miles but on the continent and even further afield to Ozz, USA, Canada, Africa fuel becomes an issue because the land is sparse and fuel stops are calculated and planned when touring. Come ride with me in africa and you will quickly understand the concern. By the way you are welcome to, I wasn't being sarcastic. On the other hand most bikes do between 220 to 280kms per tanks, unless you have an old honda or harley that had a 23 liter tank then you can ride past others with a smile.
I fully understand that some may have to travel long distances between filling stations and are unable to plot a route where fuel is always a reasonable distance away, I've toured the continent for years by the way and travelled widely in the US and been to some very remote places. The 174 miles which is what my bike dash is telling me is 280 km, which I imagine will be considerably less once run in and the fun begins. The original topic starter didn't mention distances between filling stations he seemed more concerned that his low fuel consumption might be an indication of a problem.

However in all of this bikes advertising blurb it mentions a sixteen litre fuel tank. Which is relatively small. So it should not come as any surprise a supersport isn't going to cross the Sahara on a tank full. I would have thought that if a prospective bike owner needs to be able to do megga miles between fuel stops it's got to be a poor choice of bike? Surely if it's that important and for some it is, you pick a bike that meets your prime needs?
Sadly I think you misunderstood my comment, which is my fault.
 

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I fully understand that some may have to travel long distances between filling stations and are unable to plot a route where fuel is always a reasonable distance away, I've toured the continent for years by the way and travelled widely in the US and been to some very remote places. The 174 miles which is what my bike dash is telling me is 280 km, which I imagine will be considerably less once run in and the fun begins. The original topic starter didn't mention distances between filling stations he seemed more concerned that his low fuel consumption might be an indication of a problem.

However in all of this bikes advertising blurb it mentions a sixteen litre fuel tank. Which is relatively small. So it should not come as any surprise a supersport isn't going to cross the Sahara on a tank full. I would have thought that if a prospective bike owner needs to be able to do megga miles between fuel stops it's got to be a poor choice of bike? Surely if it's that important and for some it is, you pick a bike that meets your prime needs?
Sadly I think you misunderstood my comment, which is my fault.
I think everyone needs to chill. Only reason I asked was because I was comparing this bike to monster 821, since its almost the same performance. My friend has one and he is getting 45s mph US, which given the Supersport tank size goes to roughly 180 miles. I was seeing lower numbers, but i think its just cos i dont have enough miles to a good avg. But i am seeing closer to 40s now, even 50s when cruising. So we are all good!

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Steeve it's a different fuel world outside of the uk, in the uk there are a variety of filling stations every 5 to 10 miles but on the continent and even further afield to Ozz, USA, Canada, Africa fuel becomes an issue because the land is sparse and fuel stops are calculated and planned when touring. Come ride with me in africa and you will quickly understand the concern. By the way you are welcome to, I wasn't being sarcastic. On the other hand most bikes do between 220 to 280kms per tanks, unless you have an old honda or harley that had a 23 liter tank then you can ride past others with a smile.
Off topic, but I hear it rains down in Africa.
 
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