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post #11 of 21 Old 10-25-2019, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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At todays commute, I tried to ride at very low rpms without any hard accelerating.

I think 40 (25 mph) in the 4th and 50 (31 mph) in the 5th and 60 kph (37 mph) in the 6th is possible, shortly before the engine will stutter.

I tried that most of the time and rode a lot at minimum 3300 rpm and highest 3900 rpm.

I wanna try to ride a lot like this and when filling up gas next time, maybe I can already see a change in fuel consumption.

It's too bad the weather is starting to get too cold for me to ride, so I think my next stop at a gas station will be not before next year.
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If you are comparing recent mileage numbers to mileage number over the summer you will find that gas formulated for cold weather delivers less MPG than gas formulated for hot weather.

Even with gas being equal, hotter weather gives better mileage.
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That's probably pretty close to the torque peak for that engine, which usually translates to very efficient running.

What MPG did you get cruising at that RPM?
73.5 mpg (US gallons).

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At todays commute, I tried to ride at very low rpms without any hard accelerating.
If you're going to ride like that all the time I think you bought the wrong bike. One of these would give you even more miles per gallon.
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I own the the CBR, that's why I use it. It's better than taking the car or the bus because I can split lanes through heavy traffic.


My comutes sometimes include Autobahn sections, that scooter on your picture looks like a 125cc scooter, it maybe is not too slow for the Autobahn but it feels kind of unsafe with a 125cc on the Autobahn. Of course modern scooters with bigger engines are great and way more practical and probably also easier to ride than motorcycles but I have no budget to buy a 300, 400 or 500 scooter at the moment.
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My above comment wasn't meant to be taken too seriously, although you didn't mention the autobahn miles/kilometers in your above posts.
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No scooters!!!!

Ever!
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No scooters!!!!

Ever!

Why this attitude, did you drove a lot of scooters to have this opinion? If not, don't be scared to try it out.
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Why this attitude, did you drove a lot of scooters to have this opinion? If not, don't be scared to try it out.
Lets see...

No shifting...tiny wheels and brakes...step-through...

It's not a motorcycle. Fine for a pit bike. I like small motorcycles, but scooters suck.
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I think that this is a bit of "off-road rider" bias. I know that I have it ;-)

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