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Re: Re: [Suzuki_Burgman] mpg Richard Mon Feb 25 18:01:05 2008


Even with the commute you mention you should be getting better than that. I
suspect your bike is a long way from being broken in yet. It takes between
5000 and 15,000 km to break a 650 in depending on the type of riding. It you
thrash it, ride it like you stole it, it will break in in the lower distance
but if you are very easy on it, it can take a long time to break in and gas
mileage will improve as you near the broken in point.

On commutes around town here in a Canadian winter (speeds 50 to 70 kph) I
get about 6.0 L/100 km or 39 mpg US. Summer around town I average between 5
and 5.5 L/100 km or 42.8 mpg US at the same speeds.

On the highway at 120 kph or 75 mph I get 4.2 L/100 km or 56 mpg US assuming
no head wind.

There are two numbers people should record for future use. 282.481 and 235
209. If you divide the first by L/100 km you will get mpg Imperial or divide
it by mpg Imperial and you will get L/100 km. The second number is exactly
the same except it converts to and from those little US gallons.
Richard Dinning  
Organizer of the Southern Ontario Maxi-Scooter Meet
Blue 2005 Burgman 650 Exec.
Blue 2004 Burgman 650
Yellow 2005 Honda Big Ruckus
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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-------Original Message-------
From: Bruce Rossell
Date: 22/12/2007 11:18:25 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [Suzuki_Burgman] mpg
Don't be too quick to dismiss the dealer unless they were claiming 30-35mpg
as an overall average figure.
I have had my K6 650 for just over a month now and on short stop-start
commutes I get around 32-33  mpUSg (or around 13.5 km per litre as I am in
Melbourne, Australia, and it's all metric here).  I am talking about
constant stop-start commutes of around 6 miles each way with only one or two
short bursts at around 35mph.  If I have to go elsewhere where I can get on
an express way and do around 60mph (100kph) my fuel consumption improves
dramatically to around 50 mpUSg (21 km per litre).
I am assuming most of you who are quoting commute figures much better than I
am getting have either longer commutes or you get more stretches at higher
average speeds.
I am about to spend 8 days in Tasmania touring with two other scooter riders
and am expecting much better fuel consumption figures as most of it will be
touring at around 50 mph (80 kph).
K6 Pearl White 650
Melbourne, Australia
> Bill <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi Max,
> I get around 43 to 45 mpg. It all depends on your driving style, where
> you drive, how the bike is equipped, and weight factors. I've seen
> some say in the low 50s, but I've never seen those numbers on mine due
> to me, I'm sure. :-) The Burgman 650 is a pretty snappy ride and I
> believe that is the reason I get about the same mileage as I get on my
> Honda VTX1300R, which isn't so snappy. :-) It definitely is not 30 to
> 35 mpg. This dealer obviously has little to no personal experience
> with this bike.
> Be safe,
> Bill
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