(10-07-2012, 05:09 PM)Hitchens Wrote: Those of you who own V Star 250s, what do you get for fuel mileage? I've heard some pretty high numbers, but I didnd't know if this was realistic.
I'm almost hesitant to reply to this and you'll soon see why.
I'm a newbie to motorcycle riding so I'm doing my learning on a V-Star 250 which I think is an absolute stunner for a beginner bike.
For the last few weeks I've been riding around 60 kph (35 mph) to 80 kph (50 mph) somewhere between 70km (40 miles) and 150 km ( 90 miles) per day - first tank was around 33 km per liter (75 mpg).
Now today after riding for 225 km (140 miles) I used 5.716 liters ( 1.51 gal us) to fill up.
Doing the math - 140 m / 1.51 gal = 93.33 mpg
Doing the math - 225 km / 5.716 l = 39.36 km per liter - 1 Gal us = 3.785 liters
So 39.36 km per liter x 3.785 liters = 148.99 km converted to miles = 148.99 x .621 = 92.5 miles per gallon
I'm astounded at the miles per gallon as the Yamaha specs list 78 mpg - only think I can think of is that all of the riding was done in minimal traffic along a river parkway and basically flat ground with me at 200 lbs as load.
Have any of you experienced these high figures???? Not complaining just curious - Man - what a bike!!!!!