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Offline GDCobra

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Re: Tank capacity/range questionable...
« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2019, 10:33:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by miles [+]
But also take into account I live in California, which has clean air laws stricter than any other state.  As a result, we pay about a dollar a gallon more than anywhere else in the US...
Aye but when I first went the the US I struggled to even calculate the difference, I'm sure it was more than a factor of 10.

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Re: Tank capacity/range questionable...
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2019, 12:53:09 AM »
It's a tricky conversion to do in your head, since there are two variables- exchange rate and amount of fuel.  Add to this the gallons/Liters conversion and it's a mess.

Stepwise, it's

PPL (Price Per Liter) x 3.785 = PPG (Price per gallon)

PPG x CER (Current Exchange Rate) = Price per gallon in US Dollars.

I just got back from Spain, where I was paying around 1.30 Euro/L.  This works out to $5.50/ gallon.  Here in San Diego current prices run about $3.30/gal, so 60% of the price.
In Texas, current pricing runs a bit less than $2/gallon, so a bit less than 40% of what a Spaniard pays.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2019, 12:54:26 AM by miles »
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Re: Tank capacity/range questionable...
« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2019, 04:55:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by CraigA [+]
Something seems out to me, unless your commute is done at 150kph, which seeing your location, I know that wouldnt be the case.

Does your range improve out on the open road?
 
How many litres do you normally fit into the tank per fill and what is your l/100km figure on your computer?

I live in Sydney Australia where the average speed during the morning peak hour (more like peak 4 hrs) is less than 25km/hr. Hence the reason why I ride to work. I get to use the bus lanes, transit lanes and can park in the city for free if I find a spot. So I only get approx 180km out of a 15 Litre fill because most of the fuel is probably burnt in the exhaust pipe when I throttle off. (I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that popping sound in the Akro).
Why do I commute on an S1000R I hear you ask? Why not I say! :)  Just wish the tank was a little bigger. Just a little.

Offline F456 V12

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Re: Tank capacity/range questionable...
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2019, 06:24:32 AM »
I am one of those fill to the brim fillers...get about 35 mpgs of spirited riding...guess about 155 to 165 miles per tank is about right.  Didn't buy the bike as a commuter, for me cheap weekend fun.

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Offline Jon_Dong

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Re: Tank capacity/range questionable...
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2019, 09:59:16 AM »
*Originally Posted by F456 V12 [+]
I am one of those fill to the brim fillers...get about 35 mpgs of spirited riding...guess about 155 to 165 miles per tank is about right.  Didn't buy the bike as a commuter, for me cheap weekend fun.

Stay safe,

MB

Mine reads as high as 43 mpg whether I ride like I stole it or pootle about.

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Re: Tank capacity/range questionable...
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2019, 11:56:00 PM »
I ride with gs and ks bikes and own a k1300s, I need to stop way more often on this rocket. My K1300s with bags ridden hard still gets 42 mpgs after 30k miles.
The S1R on a good day maybe 38.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2019, 11:59:00 PM by NHS1R »

Offline SimonS1KR

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Re: Tank capacity/range questionable...
« Reply #46 on: May 24, 2019, 09:04:12 PM »
I just realised Ive never worked out my mpg in nearly 4 years of ownership. Actually, Im not even sure how many miles my bike has done either. My dash is always set to display distance-to-empty due to my range anxiety  :008:

 


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