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Old 04-18-2013, 12:11 PM   #291 (permalink)
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To anyone else considering a ninja 250, my girlfriend regularly gets 100mpg on hers. She's not even trying to hypermile. It's been a great bike. She maintains it herself too.

I really like it as well - at 196cm though its a bit cramped for me.
In what kind of gallons? If it's in US, then she may not try to hypermile yet she does. Quite well.

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Old 04-18-2013, 12:34 PM   #292 (permalink)
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US gallons.
She's a pretty timid rider at the moment. And she's very small.

The occasional time that I get to flog the bike, I seem to do around 65mpg or less.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:39 PM   #293 (permalink)
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It has to be Imperial gallons. Nobody gets 100 mpgUS on a Ninja.
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It has to be Imperial gallons. Nobody gets 100 mpgUS on a Ninja.
Ok. If the pumps in Arizona are imperial gallons.
I figured US pumps would measure in US gallons.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:57 PM   #295 (permalink)
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No doubt the bikes speedo is out a bit. It is pretty close to the Harley's and BMWs we've ridden with. It's my KTM 990 that's way out.
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great job,your driving techniques combined with a aerodynamic body would allow even more gains while being in a more comfortable seating position.Craig Vetter's web site has a few pictures of his friend Alans streamlined 250 cc Ninja and his two position seat[Schultz ?] designed to allow good visibility in traffic and a lower position for better aerodynamics on the highway.
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:26 PM   #298 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I'm back! I just went back through and reread this entire thread, and it sure did put a smile on my face seeing how many people were inspired from this. I'm also overwhelmed by the almost 125,000 views of this thread!

So how about an update from me?

My main goal throughout this experiment was to use less fuel. My initial situation called for me to try to squeeze more miles out of a gallon of fuel using a very efficient motorcycle, and I was able to do that successfully. Many friends and family thought it was very silly what I was trying to do, but it turned out that I inspired some of them in the process, while worrying some others (they didn't enjoy the fact that i was communing on a motorcycle). Being able to inspire so many people, even if it just made people think about fuel economy, has made this journey all worth it to me. The fact of the matter is that I've made an everlasting impact on myself ever since I began this journey. I still, to this day, practice the same techniques that I've learned from this experience, no matter what sort of vehicle I am operating.

I'm happy to say that I'm still working at the same company as before and have made huge strides in my career. I am back on 2 wheels with the recent purchase of this '12 Triumph Tiger 800XC (average about 50mpg on it):


And my 4 wheeled steed is now a '11 Infiniti G37xS (22mpg average since I bought it):


While these 2 vehicles do not get great gas mileage respective to their types, I now live less than 2 miles away from work and I sometimes jog/run to work or ride a bike, so my fuel usage is drastically reduced overall.

I pop on these forums from time to time to check out what you guys are up to, and I've seen some really cool stuff! Glad to see some familiar users are still chiming in. Keep it up guys!
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Old 09-17-2014, 04:17 AM   #299 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedback.

Reducing fuel usage is indeed the target.
Been working 2.2 miles away from work since early May myself and it is a great achievement (now trying to ecomod my bicycle )
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Great to hear from you Bryan! I'm glad all is going well for you. This thread helped me get started in aggressively hypermiling my motorcycles. I'll always appreciate the efforts you made and that you took the time to document them so well to share with us. Many thanks!

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