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MPG
« on: March 01, 2012, 07:03:13 PM »
I have read that the RE will get around 80 - 85 miles per gallon. Is that a US gallon or a real one? The reason I ask is that I am getting about 65mpg (in the USA) which is around 80 miles per Imperial gallon. I have around 1,400 miles on my G5.
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Re: MPG
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 07:08:42 PM »
I have read that the RE will get around 80 - 85 miles per gallon. Is that a US gallon or a real one? The reason I ask is that I am getting about 65mpg (in the USA) which is around 80 miles per Imperial gallon. I have around 1,400 miles on my G5.

Yours is fine at 65 to 70 miles per US gallon.

The 80 miles figure is for Imperial Gallon.
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Re: MPG
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 08:03:45 PM »
Thanks. I was getting worried, but it is good to know that all is as it should be.
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Re: MPG
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 09:47:23 AM »
I'm averaging 59 mpg with mostly freeway use. Some folks in the U.S. do get over 70 mpg, but they spend less time at 70 mph, I believe.
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Re: MPG
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 02:39:56 PM »
I find two things that really vary my mileage. Speed and altitude. The faster I go the more it goes down. The higher I go, the more the mileage goes up. If you keep your speed down to 55-60 and keep your acceleration to a moderate, you should easily be able to get over 70 (US) mpg. If you want to cruise 60-65 on the freeway, expect the mileage to drop to about 68. If you what to do 70, look for it to drop to near 60. If you can spend a lot of time above 4000 feet or so, you can look for mid to high 70s.
Or so my experience goes on a 2011 G-5.7200 miles.
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Re: MPG
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 04:11:11 PM »
That all makes sense. Thanks.  :)  There aren't any 4,000' mountains over here, so I may have to take it for a ride to the Rockies. :) My Triumph RIII got phenomenal mileage at 14,000' when I rode up Mt Evans a couple of years back. Ir would be fun to ride the RE up there.
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Re: MPG
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 04:53:16 PM »
I'm UK Based with a 2010 C5......I daren't calculate my MPG as the price for fuel here at the moment is just too depressing. Currently 6.23 ($9.86) per Gallon !! Ouch !! & it goes up on a weekly basis, so it's just a case of stick 10 in on a Sunday morning & go for a ride & wait for light to appear. I've got three classic cars & the RE to try & keep fuelled, not funny at these prices !! To all our USA RE comrades, don't rush over to the UK & expect to tour the country cheaply, 'cos it ain't going to happen !!

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Re: MPG
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2012, 11:38:37 AM »
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Currently 6.23 ($9.86) per Gallon !!

Was that an Imperial gallon, or  US sized?
This is what I like about the Enfield. Even though the gas has gone up a bunch around here. The average is something like $4.30.gal, It's still only costing me about $1.40 more after 200 or so miles. If we were paying for Imperial gallons, it would equate to about $5.15/gal. I still feel like I'm paying a couple of bucks a galleon compared to any other vehicles I drive.
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Re: MPG
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2012, 06:17:31 PM »
Yes I;m glad to have my enfield , hyosung 250 and yamaha....Weather should be improving here to ride regularly...Jeeze 10 bucks a imperial gallon...Just a matter of time before we see similiar (hope not)...I've been nursing my accent and geting close to 30 mpg average...Think my next car will average closer to 40...Times are a changing..
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Re: MPG
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2012, 03:17:10 PM »
Uk / Imperial Gallon......I cycle to work everyday passing two gas stations, it genuinely is going up by approx 1/2p - 1p per day on the price of a litre of standard unleaded (we don't have gallon measures at the pump anymore !) Currently 1.39 per litre !!
You gotta love the taxation that the UK Govt put on our fuel. For work I drive a 2.0 tdi Ford Transit Van, filling the tank is 122 !! approx twice a week......fortunately I don't have to pay the fuel bills !!

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Re: MPG
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2012, 11:24:51 AM »
I commute 2-up near full throttle (70 mph) 20 miles each way twice a day = 52 MPG.

When I keep the speed down to 55 mph I get 63 mpg.
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Re: MPG
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2012, 02:04:24 PM »
It's rated on an Imperial gallon.
That translates to roughly 70 miles per US gallon.
And it's probably rated at cruising speed which is favorable, as opposed to our normal use of combination riding.
And as others have noted, as the speeds increase, the fuel economy decreases.
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Re: MPG
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2013, 09:18:45 PM »
I'm a new rider with a 2010 C5, just breaking it in. I've ridden about 800 miles, mostly in city traffic below 40mph with a lot of stop-and-go, some intermittent short stretches of highway. Almost all my riding has been in New York City.

The best I've achieved is about 42 MPG (US). Is this normal? Should I be expecting better?

For what it's worth, I'm a heavy person (250 lbs).

My shifting technique is probably fine - I have 30 years experience driving a manual transmission car.

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Re: MPG
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2013, 10:08:34 PM »
That's way below the mileage my 2011 G5 is giving me but I weigh about 100 pounds less than you do.

The average I've been getting for the last 10 fill-ups is 71.88 mpg.
Most of this has been in light traffic on Phoenix streets.
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Re: MPG
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2013, 10:48:24 PM »
I'm a new rider with a 2010 C5, just breaking it in. I've ridden about 800 miles, mostly in city traffic below 40mph with a lot of stop-and-go, some intermittent short stretches of highway. Almost all my riding has been in New York City.

The best I've achieved is about 42 MPG (US). Is this normal? Should I be expecting better?

For what it's worth, I'm a heavy person (250 lbs).

My shifting technique is probably fine - I have 30 years experience driving a manual transmission car.
Rich, I'm 6' , 240 lbs. I usually get 62 to 65 mpg. around town. Long rides take me up to 7900 Ft. sometimes where I get 70+ mpg. Your fuel economy sounds low but get the bike broken in properly and your gas mileage should improve over time.
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