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Post by richie the 1st » Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:34 pm

yes its how many honda and others claim over on the you-tube clips,theres helmet head out for who going to run out 1st,hh or his side-kick mate who has got a 26 year old 125 a/c vespa,that he built from boxes.
honda claim 189 mpg,yeah,whislt out on long ride approx 160 miles.the monkey-bike ran dry at 129 miles.thats not 189 mpg thats about 110 mpg,its got 5 litre tank the old vespa was still running,it got to 154 miles that ran dry from its 9 litre rank.
progress after all the years. :lol:

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Re: mpg

Post by wightegi » Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:16 pm

So a modern Honda at 110 mpg or an old Vespa at 74 mpg ,things have come along then ,my GS500 would do 70 mpg all day long at the national speed limit.

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Re: mpg

Post by loadedtoad » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:15 pm

Not much progress indeed , i used to do a beer and baccy run Dover/Calais once a month in a Citroen BX17 RD
60 MPG at mostly 80MPH on the motorways. 4 people and a boot full of merchandise.
I remember overtaking a guy on the M25 during a storm who was riding a 250N superdream thinking i'm getting better MPG buying cheaper fuel than he is and i'm nice and dry.
I still wonder why i ride motorcycles :)

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Re: mpg

Post by Newtsalad » Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:11 pm

loadedtoad wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:15 pm
Not much progress indeed , i used to do a beer and baccy run Dover/Calais once a month in a Citroen BX17 RD
60 MPG at mostly 80MPH on the motorways. 4 people and a boot full of merchandise.
I remember overtaking a guy on the M25 during a storm who was riding a 250N superdream thinking i'm getting better MPG buying cheaper fuel than he is and i'm nice and dry.
I still wonder why i ride motorcycles :)
This is so true! I had a BX19 Estate, did one or two duty free runs a year and also got fab MPG out of it. It was non turbo. Lovely car.
And when my Virago was my only 'big' bike, I did indeed used to think "It's cheaper to take the car" and often did.

The 1200cc Harley is EFI, and I can get up to 49 mpg, whereas two up into a headwind, caning it on a motorway, I once got 30mpg out of the Virago 535!

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Re: mpg

Post by bikerbaker » Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:51 pm

I'm a bit of a fan of PSA diesel engines, had a ZX TD Volcane which got traded in for a Berlingo 2.0 Hdi in 2005. Used to hammer it down to SW France quite often and it would return 65mpg. It's a bit battered now but will be back in regular use as my Cub transporter for this year for any of our events. :D

I was a self employed courier in the early 80's (tis where Bikerbaker came from) and had 2 and 4 cylinder cars and bikes all air cooled. If I had anything long distance overnight it would get done in the Citroen Dyane because that had the best fuel consumption.

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Re: mpg

Post by JohnS » Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:08 pm

My 1999 VW Mk3 1.9 tdi Golf Estate averaged 60 mpg.My main reason for changing it was the fact it only had one airbag,the drivers,which I thought was a bit unfair to my wife if I ever had an accident.So I went for a 2007 2.0 tdi Mk5 one,this was 7 years ago.This has 6 airbags,so should be safer if the worst were to happen.I also figured that during the 8 years between the two VW would have I improved the efficiency of the engine and despite fitting a catalytic converter fuel consumption would be a about the same.Not so the 2.0 tdi only manages 50 mpg average .

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Re: mpg

Post by loadedtoad » Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:46 pm

Yes have to agree regarding my earlier post about my BX17 RD with a regular 60MPG
Have stuck with PSA engines having a Peugeot 405 Turbo diesel after the BX and currently
driving a 406 HDI, despite all the modern technology the exhaust Catalyst the DPF all the weight of the safety systems
and driving comforts lucky to get 55 mpg out of it.
Having said that if i was involved in a motorway pile up at 80MPH i'd prefer to be in the 406 :lol:
Just for the record in 1990 had a front tyre blowout at about 80 on a BMW R75/7 on the M11 wish i'd took the car that morning :o

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Re: mpg

Post by johnxl » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:08 pm

Right, driving back home from Manchester Airport to Wales, my Honda Insight averaged 118 mpg on the M56 which dropped to 89.9 mpg when it got hilly around these parts. Life time average for the car is 73,9 mpg.
bikerbaker wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:51 pm

I was a self employed courier in the early 80's , If I had anything long distance overnight it would get done in the Citroen Dyane because that had the best fuel consumption.
Ditto but mine was a 2cv, I remember a long job down to the West Country, so took the 2cv and the Wife and made a weekend of it.

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Re: mpg

Post by JohnS » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:41 am

I had 2 Citroen Bijou’s way back.This was a 2CV, imported without a body then fitted with fibre-glass one by Citroen UK.425cc of brute power 50mph max and 50 mpg too.

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Re: mpg

Post by bikerbaker » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:22 pm

JohnS wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:41 am
I had 2 Citroen Bijou’s way back.This was a 2CV, imported without a body then fitted with fibre-glass one by Citroen UK.425cc of brute power 50mph max and 50 mpg too.
Really wanted one but they were super rare in the 70's. I once saw one in a (closed) antique shop in Beer, might just have been the shell.

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