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Not that it's that big of a deal but I was wondering what everyone was getting.I have 80 miles on the bike and my fuel light came on.I'll admit,I wasn't pampering it.
 

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Things a pig ( that's part my fault ). Getting about 30 most of the time. And if the speedos off 8% like it feels that means about 27 ( same as the car, but alot more fun )

Jamie, MN
 

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Talking metric with just 1000 kms on the bike I am getting about 6.5 litres per 100km thats about half the fuel useage of my V8 5.7 litre with 180,000 kms on the clock. But the bike is far more fun on the winding roads in NZ.
I expect the economy to improve as the motor loosens up. The torque is awsome from 2000rpm up. I use 98 octane fuel when available otherwise 95. As yet I have not given it the full handfull of throttle with occasional trips towards 4500 rpm and cruising at 3-3500.
After over 40 years of riding bikes the 109 is really me, and its so comfortable, and a real looker.
 

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no big deal.Just put another 100 miles on it today so far.The fun factor out weighs the gas mileage by far.I just love when it wheel hops in 1st and 2nd.Glad I have a 6 year warranty.
 

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On the back roads I get in the 38 mpg area. Yesterday my cousin and I when on a 245 + trip and were going 60 to 65 mph and I got 43 mpg. :bigthumbsup:
 
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I'm with jamies 109 about 30mpg for me or 27 corrected but I dont care if it gets 25 or 50
just not less than 25 or i'll sell the gas hog :eek: :D
 

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I had 158 miles on my trip meter before filling up this last time. I put in 4.1 gallons...so that comes out to 36.1 mpg.
Not too bad. Especially, since I can be heavy handed with the throttle.
 

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cobra93302 said:
On the back roads I get in the 38 mpg area. Yesterday my cousin and I when on a 245 + trip and were going 60 to 65 mph and I got 43 mpg. :bigthumbsup:
Sounds like you need to have some more fun :doorag: Grip and rip!!
 

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With 2400 miles on the bike I just had back to back inter-state cruising runs of 68 miles on 1.50 gal.......45.3 mpg.............60 to 65mph average speeds.

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Just returned from a 80 mile inter-state run......1.68 gal. = 47.6 mpg. This was a steady throttle at 60-65 mph, high humidity and 93 degree temps. Never seen these numbers from my VTX. Best on that bike was 39 mpg.
 

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Now that she's broke in, I'm, averaging right around 40MPG. During break in, it started at 35MPG and worked its way up. Funny thing, it got better as I was able to wind the engine up higher. Anyway, I'm happy yo be getting 40.
 

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I filled the first time yesterday and had about 41 MPG. Part of that was teh first 300 miles, and not going above 4K. Part was grab a handful, hang on, and grin like a virgin in a whorehouse on FREE Wednesday.
 

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OK, mostly highway driving with 1/3 city. Hit 130 on the highway for a little bit. Fueled up with 144.8 miles and 3.9 gallons or 37MPG. Bike has 2200 miles on it and climbing.
 
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