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If I take a long Interstate trip (speeds ~70-75mph) I get in the middle 60's. For commuting (18 miles, max speed ~60mph, usually average ~50mph) I average a consistent 75mpg.

When commuting, I usually shift between 5000 and 6000 rpm, and pull in the clutch and coast when stopping. I do very little engine braking - been driving manual trannies for a long time and brake pads are cheaper than drivetrain parts.

Panamera, I don't know the answer to your question. If it's a US bike, I'd say check the air filter and the tire pressure. When you ride, practice smoothness - remember that every time you apply the brakes, you're wasting momentum. No, that doesn't mean you never brake - but if there's a stoplight I usually pull in the clutch a couple hundred feet back so that I don't need much brakes to stop. I get off the gas before turns and add it back in as I lean, rather than accelerating all the way to the curve and using the brakes to set my entry speed. Large throttle openings and hard braking are natural-born enemies to fuel economy.

Last but not least, occasionally I remember that 65mph on the CBR is loads more fun and still twice what my Civic gets, so I don't let it bother me a whole lot....

One more thing.... My other two-wheeled contrapion is a bicycle - there's no better tool in the world to teach conservation of momentum...
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