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V7 Miles Per Gallon

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Steven Ellsworth, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. Steven Ellsworth

    Steven Ellsworth Tuned and Synch'ed

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    I wanted to see what sort of miles per gallon riders were getting on their V7s. I have right at 400 miles on my V7 Racer and think I am getting around 42. I need to pay a bit more attention when I fill up.


    Steve
     
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    rbm Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    For those like me who think metric, that's 5.4 l/100km. My alltime best was 4.9 l/100km.
     
  3. GerryP

    GerryP Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I have approx 2.5k on my 2015 Stone. I've been up to Bennington VT for a 4 day rally and 5 days at Swanzey, NH and back for the Guzzi National.

    I've recorded a low of 44 mpg and a high of 61. Avg has been around 54 mpg.

    Running the stock engine with sump extender and arrow slip on's with no ECU reflash.

    Regards,

    Gerry
     
  4. Steven Ellsworth

    Steven Ellsworth Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Gerry: Wow. I am going to have to pay attention to my miles. I may be driving the bike to and from work here soon. I have the V7 Racer and a Ninja 650. My Ninja is starting to collect dust...lol.
     
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    GerryP Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    She just needs time to break in. I wouldn't worry too much about mpg right now. I didnt start keeping track until after the 600 mile check up.
     
  6. Steven Ellsworth

    Steven Ellsworth Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Will do. The mileage is not all that important...really. I just enjoy getting out to ride. Here in El Paso I can ride almost year round.

    Steve
     
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    sib Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    I get about the same mileage on my V7 Stone as my Prius, which is quite a testament to the Prius's design.

    I live in RI near the borders with CT and MA. Compared to RI fuel prices, they're about $0.10/gal higher in CT and about $0.10/lower in MA. Whenever I'm out riding, It seems that I invariably need to fill up when I'm in CT. There's probably a natural law that explains this.
     
  8. tonUPRacer

    tonUPRacer Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    I get 49/50 MPG pretty consistently.
     
  9. GT-Rx®

    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    So many variables, that this is an endless question. New bikes consume more fuel until broken in. From there it varies between how and where you ride, and if your just out for fun, or trying to allow the bike to sip fuel on a commute or trip.
    The small block will return 40-50mpg to most. YMMV.
     
  10. mnguzzi

    mnguzzi Tuned and Synch'ed

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    '14 V7 with GT-Rx 2>1 and ECU Reflash. Spirited riding (with fair amount of time at 75mph): upper 30's. Boppin around, nothing crazy and limited time above 65mph: mid 40's.
     
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    Cam3512 Tuned and Synch'ed

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    '14 Special, 5,500 miles. 50-54 mpg consistently, and I ride it hard.
     
  12. elkgrichard

    elkgrichard High Miler

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    I'm averaging 49 and 50 most tanks. Lately for some reason the last couple tanks gave 52 and 53. My best was 57 but that was going down hill through the LOLO pass In Idaho.
     
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    M0T0Geezer Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    35,689 miles on an '04 Breva 750 with a GT re-flashed ECU. Running Mistral "silencers" (dB killer in) and K&N type air filter.

    In mixed suburban & mountain riding it always gets high 50s mpg at Denver altitudes (over 5,000 feet).
    Last week one tankful gave me 65 mpg.

    The trip meter on the Breva always shows within 1% of same miles as shown by GPS

    I so love this bike...

    'Geezer
     
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    abbienormal High Miler GT Famiglia

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    At last count there are 4 staes that do not test gasoline octane with Ohio being one of them. I have noticed for years that gas purchased in other states in most cases gives me better mileage than what I buy locally. This has applied to all my vehicles so the state you live in may affect your mileage also just by the fuel you get.
    locally the Summit County Weights and Measures took it upon themselves to test the octane in 2011. It took 8 stations before the found one selling under grade fuel. No idea if anything has changed since.
    By me I find several miles per gallon less off the big names like Shell and BP compared to Marathon or Murphy but it doesn't seem to hold station to station. My friends say bs but to each their own. Just stating my experience. YMMV :)
     
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    sib Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    What you say may be true, but your logic isn't. The fuel's octane rating has no relation to the mileage it provides. Any octane score that prevents pre-ignition in your engine is sufficient, any greater octane value provides no additional benefit.
     
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    Often additives like Ethanol (sorry I said the E word, please don't start a debate about it) can reduce your miles per gallon. And some of those additives are there to increase the octane rating of the fuel. But I have to agree, it is not really the octane that determines what kind of mileage you get from a gasoline.
     
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    I suspect the most effective fuel additive around (and universally available) is compliance with the signs indicating maximum speed limits - unfortunately it would seem that due to some "law of nature" this is in direct opposition to the "need for speed" that forms part of the DNA of most bikers.

    Lofty
     
  18. Steven Ellsworth

    Steven Ellsworth Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Those are awesome numbers everyone is receiving on their bikes. I will be riding mine to and from work with a good stretch on the highway. I am hopeful of getting around 50+ :) .
     
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    11201ny Just got it firing!

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    i have a new (700 miles) 2016 V7 Stone, and so i have filled it up 4 times (reserve light to reserve light)... 100 miles, 218 miles, 355 miles, 526 miles. The last fill up was almost all highway miles, the others are mostly city. The mileage seems awful. I'm an new rider, riding around in Brooklyn & Manhattan - lot of stop and go, with quick highway jumps. I mentioned this to the service guy at my 600 mile checkup, and he mentioned a fried spark plug cable.

    Anyway, am I crazy? Will the bike get better mileage as it breaks in? Also, my reserve light seems to go on with about 1.5 - 1.7 left in the tank, as I have never put more than 3.9 gal in the tanks, is this normal? The manual says it's a 1 gal reserve.
     
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    sib Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    A known "feature" of this bike is the premature low fuel warning. On my '13 Stone, the light would come on at 150-170 mi. They finally sorted it out on the V7II's. On my '16 Stone, which has the same tank, the light comes on at 200-220 mi.
     

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