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Offline curno

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New member - UK
on: August 02, 2020, 04:46:58 PM
Hi All ,

I live in the UK (England - Kent) and ride a Red XR.

Looking forward to see what modifications and accessories everyone put on their bikes and meeting new people.

Thanks

Offline Bmerlassy

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Re: New member - UK
Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 08:26:04 PM
 :046: welcome

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Re: New member - UK
Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 10:51:23 PM
Welcome to the forum. :821:
I'm a long way from Kent, but I have a red XR TE on order.   :046:
I'm hoping that the tank range is better than that reported in MCN - they only managed to get 45mpg (10 miles per litre !). The demo bike I rode gave me more like 14 miles per litre (almost 65 mpg).
I know every rider is different, but that's an enormous difference.   :156:

Offline BazG XR

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Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 08:47:41 AM
Welcome to a very rideable bike. Mine was delivered two weeks ago and after 1000 km Iím loving it.
Currently getting 350 km out of a tank. The readout is 4.2 litres per hundred km. Run in service tomorrow.
The fuel is not the focus itís joy of riding. Enjoy. 🏍🏍

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Re: New member - UK
Reply #4 on: August 03, 2020, 08:53:01 AM
Welcome and Enjoy.
I use 4.7 Litres per 100 Kms :400:

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Reply #5 on: August 03, 2020, 09:44:12 AM
*Originally Posted by LP17 [+]
I use 4.7 Litres per 100 Kms

Now that's interesting. That equates to about 60mpg - much better than the 45mpg reported in MotorCycle News. 
I wonder if it's possible to get that 4.7 down to 4.4 - that would give a full to reserve range of 300+ kilometres .....   :038:

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Reply #6 on: August 03, 2020, 10:49:14 AM
The best I ever had was during run in period. That was 4.5 Litres per 100 Klms. Now it's between 4.7 to 4.9 if I am opening her up :182: 

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Re: New member - UK
Reply #7 on: August 03, 2020, 03:36:58 PM
I've gotten 40mpg on the low side and 60mpg on the high side.  It not only depends on how aggressive you ride, but also how fast.  Most bikes, this one included, start losing significant MPG's over 50/55 mph.
Also, make sure that we distinguish between what kind of 'miles' were talking about.  UK miles are shorter than US miles so their MPG values are always higher.

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Reply #8 on: August 03, 2020, 09:08:55 PM
The reason I'm interested in fuel consumption is not for it's own sake but because I'm used to long continental trips on bikes which will often go to 200 miles before hitting reserve.  I'm hoping that my F900XR might achieve something approaching that.  Given the tiny tank, fuel economy would have to be outstanding.

65 miles per imperial gallon, 54 miles per US gallon, 14.3 miles per litre or 4.3 litres per 100km would do nicely .....

It would seem that some owners are achieving numbers like these, so there's hope, although I take the point that if I want to go tearing about at high speeds the tank range will plummet.  I'm sure I'm going to enjoy the bike regardless, a decent tank range would just be the icing on the cake.