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Old 11-04-2010, 04:32 AM   #215 (permalink)
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Teresa - '04 BMW F650CS
90 day: 80.53 mpg (US)

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Originally Posted by paul_g View Post
I am very pleased with the slightly used 2009 BMW X-Country I bought. This is a 650 thumper / 50hp that will easily do 100mph. I routinely get it up to 80 or so on my commute. It's been a very consistent 65-70 mpg so far without a fairing. That's at 7000+ feet in altitude here in the foothills of the southern Rockies. Once I get a fairing on it, I plan to do a tank of gas at 55 and 60 tops to see what kind of mileage I can eke out of it.

This thing weighs in at just 325 pounds dry!

But it looks like a much heavier bike.
Do you have a log about it? My Teresa is built on the same engine, is a bit more weighty (187kg/412lbs wet) (but still slim), and has a bit of fairing. Depending on the circumstances (weather, extra weight, road conditions, occassional hurry...) the mpg(US) I mostly get is in the 70s/80s. Sometimes under 70 (big hurry and/or side/headwind, rain, cold, extra weight), sometimes over 90 (nice weather, a bit of altitude, generously distributed PSL changes or outright P&G, noticeable elevation decrease over the - tank pick a few ) - all time best is 98.9, worst ever is 37, for a short distance but having to deal with all day long traffic jam without ANY experience - won't EVER happen again.
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