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Old 03-15-2008, 07:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
Or re-gear the thing to reduce engine RPM.
I was surprised because my VFR800 (1999) got about 45MPG and I drove the same way. I have gotten 36MPG on the last 3 tanks I've filled. On this next tank I'm going to try to remove all the luggage that I'm towing as it creates a larger aerodynamic drag on the bike. Additionally, I've read that gearing down does help things quite a bit. Unfortunately the bike is geared so tall in 1st gear, I think it would hamper my urban riding.

Funny thing is that my motorcycle's engine is larger than my Insight's !
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