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Acording to reviews the Verseys is ment to be very ecconomical.
My thundercat and RT750 both return 57mpg mainly motorway riding of up to 80mph.
I am possibly going to sign a deal for a new 09 to replace both bikes will this little gem match them for economy these figues are for UK gallons not USA
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Acording to reviews the Verseys is ment to be very ecconomical.
My thundercat and RT750 both return 57mpg mainly motorway riding of up to 80mph.
I am possibly going to sign a deal for a new 09 to replace both bikes will this little gem match them for economy these figues are for UK gallons not USA
well my 650 got 55mpg stock (i weigh 265lbs) so you should be good
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Depending on how hard I push it, Iíve been getting between 45 & 55 MPG & usually right around 50 MPG (all on back country roads).

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thats not bad so motorway should show better are you gallons the same as uk
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I am only getting about 40-45 MPG (US Gallon), but I ride pretty hard. I swear my 08 got better mileage, but maybe I just was taking it a little easier.

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thats not bad so motorway should show better are you gallons the same as uk
Sorry... I was speaking in U.S. Gallons
1.0 US = 0.8 UK
1.0 UK = 1.2 US

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I am only getting about 40-45 MPG (US Gallon), but I ride pretty hard. I swear my 08 got better mileage, but maybe I just was taking it a little easier.

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do u have mods with a crappy map?
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I get 42-47 mpg u.s. gallons on my stock versys. I'm about 160 lbs and don't ride hard.....
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I get 42-47 mpg u.s. gallons on my stock versys. I'm about 160 lbs and don't ride hard.....
thats real crappy
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how many ltrs to a us gal uk is 4.5ish
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I get 42-47 mpg u.s. gallons on my stock versys. I'm about 160 lbs and don't ride hard.....
That's about what I get (5.5L/100 km), but it might be the type of riding I do:
  • 230lb rider
  • stock bike with top box
  • regular (87 octane) gas
  • stop and go traffic (no highway)
  • I don't believe I'm hard on the throttle. The tach is usually between 3000 and 4000 RPM.

Not sure what I can do to increase the fuel economy other than go on a diet.

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I've read here in the past about the odometer being off. so isn't gas milage hard to determine if thats the case.

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I've read here in the past about the odometer being off. so isn't gas milage hard to determine if thats the case.
Nope. The odometer is almost spot on. The speedometer is way off.

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Nope. The odometer is almost spot on. The speedometer is way off.
dude ur an idiot the odometer is directly related to the speedometer. man who teaches u retards this crap.
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well in that case i'm getting 50+ mpg hauling my 270lbs around usally cruising between 65 & 80 mph

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dude ur an idiot the odometer is directly related to the speedometer. man who teaches u retards this crap.
Dude don't be such a dick. he made a simple comment. It's easy being a tough guy sitting at a key board try that crap to someones face.

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dude ur an idiot the odometer is directly related to the speedometer. man who teaches u retards this crap.
So please explain to me why after a tank of gas my GPS is only 1 or 2 miles off from my odometer, but my speedometer is way off? Care to help me here Mr. Know-Everything?

The motorcycle companies make the speedometer read high on purpose. If they wanted it correct it could be. The odometer is correct.

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So please explain to me why after a tank of gas my GPS is only 1 or 2 miles off from my odometer, but my speedometer is way off? Care to help me here Mr. Know-Everything?

The motorcycle companies make the speedometer read high on purpose. If they wanted it correct it could be. The odometer is correct.
the speedo is what tells the odometer how far u tavel, maybe just maybe if u do the percentage of miles difference and compared to the average difference in mph. u will see they should be almost exact. the problem is unless u were going the same speed the whole time you couldnt do the math because the diffence in speed changes the faster you go. i could try to explain this whole thing with calculas but it would just be a waste of time so do this experiment.

hold your speed at 70 for 30 miles at the start of this experiment reset the tripometer on ur gps then record ur miles on ur odometer. now drive for the 30 miles. then stop quickly and compare the difference betweenur miles and the difference between the speed on ur gps and ur speedo.

u understand?
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Well I never studied calculus but you got me confused.

What does speed have to do with the odometer? Why must you keep a consistent speed to check it? Just have to travel the distance right? No matter how fast or slow a mile is still a mile...

Can't you just measure out an exact mile...then reset the trip odometer and drive that mile? I'm pretty sure the mile markers on highways are accurate.
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