Crap, Jonny. $8 is no joke. I'll stop complaining now.For what it's worth I have consistently got 50-55mpg imperial, which is roughly 45-50mpg US. (But fuel here is GBP1.15 per litre, which is about USD 8.00 per gallon...)
But by any measure 30 mpg seems poor I think!
from what I understood from an earlier post, the reflash has come and gone...Mine just came on this morning @ 94 miles, which I felt was a little soon. In the 94 miles I've ridden, I've found that there's no going slow on this bike. It seems like the bike just wants to inject a lot of fuel in first gear, witch makes it really twitchy and a little difficult to control when below 10mph. Hopefully, the rumors are correct and a reflash is in the works.
I'm usually filling up shortly after my reserve light comes on. So it usually takes about 2.6 gallons or so. Filling it to just below the neck of the nozzle. It's hard to see because the nozzle opening is so small so I'll use a pocket flashlight sometimes to make sure I don't overfill.Can I ask what level you guys are filling up from and how far into the reserve you are going to be able to gauge your consumption.
I haven't had chance to gauge mine yet as im breaking it in hard and im going thru fuel like nobodys business.
I'm feeling like the engine is getting a lot tighter after 450 kms and im loving it.
I think mileage in the 40's is reasonable if you ride the bike in a way that puts a smile on your face, and I've twisted the throttle enough to have a bit of that But for now I've just been riding easy other than broadening the stress on the motor as I rack up miles. I have under 700 miles and have managed about 54 mpg the past few tanks. My riding conditions in AZ are favorable to good fuel economy and I tend to hypermile when I'm not putting that smile on my faceJust checking in.. 43mpg the last tank. My riding is a lot of ripping around, and then creeping around and parking to go check stuff out.
So 43 doesn't seem bad to me. My lowly TW200 used to get 80+ mpg doing the same thing though I'll give up the fuel savings for the more than 5x horsepower increase.