The mileage thread (mpg, fuel economy etc.) - SV1000 Portal
View Poll Results: What kinda gas mileage are you getting?
50+ MPG HOLY COW! How did Suzuki do it?? Such power and efficency! 31 4.11%
40-50 MPG Prett much what I expect from such a powerful bike. 369 48.87%
30-40 Man, I need to stay of that throttle a bit more. 305 40.40%
Under 30 - HOLY COW! What the hell is the matter with me and my bike? 50 6.62%
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post #1 of 1118 (permalink) Old 14th June 2003, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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The mileage thread (mpg, fuel economy etc.)

I would be interested to know what you guys are getting to the tank and how much do you reckon is left when the fuel warning light comes on.Whats your best/worst.

Miles or kilometes per tank not per gallon or litre then we dont have to bother comparing US gallons/UK gallons etc.
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post #2 of 1118 (permalink) Old 14th June 2003, 03:15 PM
 
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Worst is 95 miles before light-on (that was on the motorway).
Best is 115 miles.
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post #3 of 1118 (permalink) Old 14th June 2003, 05:29 PM
 
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I've had my SV for 5 weeks and now have 1600 miles on it. I am getting 42-46 mpg per tank. I live out in the country and my riding is mostly on 2 lane winding roads. I usually ride in the 60-75 mph range.

I also have a 2001 BMW R1100S that under the same conditions gets around 38-40 mpg. My '98 VFR gets 39-41 mpg.

So you can see that the SV is getting a lot better mpg.
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post #4 of 1118 (permalink) Old 14th June 2003, 06:52 PM
 
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Best: 140 miles when reserve light came on
Avg ; 115 miles or so till reserve
Worst; 95 miles- Man, was I rompin on her that day ! She ROCKS on 2nd gear wheelies

Each time I filled up when the light came on, and was only able to get 3.5 gallons into the tank. So, I'm guessing I've got about 30 miles max left when reserve light shines the warning....That warning being, "There is no weight in the tank now, be careful not to wear the top triple tree on your forehead "
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Between 45-51mpg (16-19km/ltr) depending on how hard I'm pushing it.
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post #6 of 1118 (permalink) Old 16th June 2003, 02:45 AM
 
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Best: 147 miles (mostly hwy speeds)
Worst: 98 miles (mostly in town)
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post #7 of 1118 (permalink) Old 16th June 2003, 02:55 AM
 
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120 miles today when the light came on, rode hard all morning. Didn't pay attention to the amount of gas I put in though.

Bike is finally breaking in awesomely (word?). Spent the morning in the mtns playing on the twisties... the bike stuck like glue. Found a lot of power in 2, 3, 4th gear above 7k to about 10k. Sounded incredible with the Yosh pipes in that range.

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post #8 of 1118 (permalink) Old 16th June 2003, 03:31 AM
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Best 124 - cruising at around 80-85 mph
Worst 92 - hammering it!

Seems to be around 4 litres left the fuel light comes on.

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post #9 of 1118 (permalink) Old 16th June 2003, 07:33 AM
 
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I do 110km by travel before the light on.... but i have meet an SV1000S who have do 200km... it's incredible
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Based on average over 4000 miles

All assume re-fuel as soon as possible when the fuel light comes on, so about 4 litres left in tank (35 - 40 miles left maybe more)

Best 140
Avg ( if speeds kept below three figures) 120
Worst 100 (constantly in three figures over 200 mile trip)

I know that unless I am motoring, I can assume 120 to light and bear that in mind when passing petrol stations. If desperate I could take it to 140. Have now got into habit of resetting trip on every fillup.
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For those who haven't been on the forum for long this subject was covered in a lot of detail earlier on another thread. But by the same token it is interesting to see that there is still large variations in fuel economy being reported by riders from around the globe. As booky has said he is only getting about 120km before the light comes on but has heard of others getting 200km to the light. Well I am one of those getting the 200km before the light on average. Also there seems to be large variations between hard riding and general cruising. My fuel figures are below and also for those new to the forum I have a fuel calculator to do all USgls / UKgls, miles and k's on my web page, the yellow button, the link is at the bottom of this post.

Per Tank.____200 til the light on.

Worst-------Best
284----------317----km
176----------197----miles
-47------------53-----miles to UK gal
-39------------44-----miles to US gal

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Worst: 96 miles until the light
Best: 118 miles until the light
Average mpg 39

Anyway, who cares. Using fuel like this has never been so much fun!!!
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Yes I agree fuel consumtion comes way down the list,but at present I have a Fazer 600 which has a fuel gauge and a warning light.Stupid I know ,but I just hate to stop for fuel and am constantly missing refuelling opportunities,to the point when the light comes on and then I start to look for a petrol station.

Once did this is Scotland and to my horror,riding up Glencoe,the bloody light came on,so instead of enjoying a good blast,I had to potter along at 40 trying to conserve fuel while all my riding buddies had buggered off.

So when I do get an SV1000S I shall have to be a bit more disciplined.


PS.Found a petrol station on the other side of the mountain at the bottom.
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i average about 110 to 120 before the light comes on.

not pushed it too far yet after that, i dont like pushing bikes!

prob had another 20miles after though, so its not too bad.

whats with the tiny filler hole??

anyone else had another bike with this? is it a suzuki thing?

its really annoying having to fill up with the nozzle only just sqeezing through the hole!
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post #15 of 1118 (permalink) Old 16th June 2003, 06:36 PM
 
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I thought this was an anti-rape measure? i.e. to stop you slipping your dirty great diesel wonga into an innocent SV's unleaded hole?
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