Gas Mileage Difference On My Bike
I've got a stock bike (except for bags), but I noticed on my fill-ups after my last trip, my mileage differed greatly:
49 mpg - Before I left for my trip and it involved mostly around-town riding
35 mpg - After first fill-up. Hwy roads, but I did have full luggage and twisted the throttle to max a few times in all gears (just trying to learn the bike on hwys).
42 mpg - 2nd leg of the trip with more traffic and riding slower, but still hwy.
Does this sound normal? I'm not a gas-mileage guru, but this runs counter to what I experience in my truck, which gets 14-16 mpg city or highway; but it gets better hwy mileage even when I'm hammering it pretty good.
Is there an RPM that tends to generate the best mileage?
Thanks for any insight (even if it's "obvious" because my experience, even with a cruiser I had prior to the V, is different).
Last edited by kawdawg; 07-21-2014 at 10:00 PM.