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Old 10-02-2012, 12:01 PM   #51 (permalink)
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You know speaking of aerodynamics , the Myth Busters actually created a coating for a car that had the form of golf ball shaped holes on it , sure the paint made the car really heavy so they started messuring the MPG once the car averaged a certain speed since weight at certain speed does not affect MPG if maintained .

The golf ball shaped car actually gained a substantial MPG increase over the stock car.

I wounder if doing something similar to a bike would increase top speed and MPG .

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Old 10-04-2012, 02:54 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Overall I average about 58mpg on my 04 Ninja 500...I have gone as high as 68mpg on one tank.

I am curious as to how much my new 2012 250 will do...just brought it home yesterday with 1 mile on it.

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Old 10-07-2012, 04:40 PM   #53 (permalink)
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I too agree that 80 mpg is not unreasonable if you take it easy mon! My son's 2007 gets 64 mpg most of the time with either of us riding it like a man possessed. Good luck!
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:15 AM   #54 (permalink)
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Default 240 miles on the ODO on 2012 250r

So I have logged my first fuelly today. According to fuelly, I averaged about 64mpg on my first fill.

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100% city driving (break-in)
Speeds under 50 mph
2-up with son (50lbs)

That's better than my 04 500r I had, which only averaged 58 overall...68 on an extremely good fill.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:49 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Update, at about 1800 miles now, I am still averaging 50s mpg regularly with an occasional 40s mpg when I am having fun with it. Just removed the snorkel and gonna find out how it starts tomorrow morning at 40*F. No shims ad completely stock.


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Old 11-30-2012, 01:38 PM   #56 (permalink)
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im averaging in the 50s regardless of wether im riding street or highway. (been doing alot of 75mph+ runs around the freeway lately)
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:25 PM   #57 (permalink)
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whats the big deal? you guys act like its impossible. I get 68-72mpg on my 2012 650...




















































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Old 11-30-2012, 02:45 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Also, putting a little more air pressure in the tires will increase the gas mileage (and lower the cornering ability). Do not go over the maximum pressure listed on the tire sidewalls, and this would be dangerous for track days and other fast riding.

A small light body shaped like a teardrop (narrow at the back) gets the highest gas or diesel mileage:

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what can i do to improve my 250's mileage? its bout 2 years old, 8000 miles. carb clean? new air filters, etc?
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if you guys are so obsessed with mpg, go buy a frigging scooter. youre not gunna get extremely high mpgs without babying your 250. might as well beat on a scooter and have you glorious 80mpgs
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