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Post  BanditDave on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 5:39 pm

Just back from the Drake weekend. Really enjoyable time and well organised. For any that missed it - be there for the next one - or else Rolling Eyes 

I think my bike has overheard some conversations where I am considering upgrading to the current model.

On one leg of today's journey, from Warwick to Nanango, It returned 4.3 litres/100Km (23.2MPG).

Has anyone bettered that result?

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Post  Kiwisteve on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 5:55 pm

@BanditDave wrote:Just back from the Drake weekend. Really enjoyable time and well organised. For any that missed it - be there for the next one - or else Rolling Eyes 

I think my bike has overheard some conversations where I am considering upgrading to the current model.

On one leg of today's journey, from Warwick to Nanango, It returned 4.3 litres/100Km (23.2MPG).

Has anyone bettered that result?



Hey B Dave, that's awesome! I didn't do any proper fuel calculations this time around, but it was roughly a smidge over 5l/100kms. But you're cheating, you have an extra gear than me, & fuel injection over my carbies!  Laughing 

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Post  Re-Cycled on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 7:15 pm

Hello Dave, I don't do proper calculation and it would be apples vs oranges.

Just looking at your avatar, no wonder I didn't recognise you at Drake, you weren't wearing the hood! lol!

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Post  BanditDave on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 7:24 pm

Hi Steve,

Nothing wrong with 5 litres/100km. I think it has a lot to do with the ratio of town to country driving.

My 06 Bandit averaged 5.8 over 3 years

The 09 Bandit is averaging 5.6 over the last 4 years which I consider largely to it being used to go shopping at the local supermarket (Aldi of course!)

And just for the record, I'm not buying you a new one, buy your bloody own.  Very Happy 

I don't know what came over me on the weekend. I didn't tell a single kiwi sheep joke  pirat

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Post  BanditDave on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 7:28 pm

Hi Peter,

I had my "funny hat and plaits" in the GIVI top box (sorry Gus) but completely forgot about them - Oh well, next time.

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Post  Chook on Sun 02 Mar 2014, 8:10 pm

@BanditDave wrote:Just back from the Drake weekend. Really enjoyable time and well organised. For any that missed it - be there for the next one - or else Rolling Eyes 

I think my bike has overheard some conversations where I am considering upgrading to the current model.

On one leg of today's journey, from Warwick to Nanango, It returned 4.3 litres/100Km (23.2MPG).

Has anyone bettered that result?
23 MPG wouldn't be great, 

4.3L/100km = 54.7 MPG, that is very good
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Post  BanditDave on Mon 03 Mar 2014, 6:57 am

Oops, I must have been a little weary after the ride and made a mistake with my calculation - that's my excuse anyway  Smile 


4.3 litres/100km equals 65.7 MPG (imp) or 54.7 MPG (US)

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Post  Chook on Mon 03 Mar 2014, 8:17 am

I

 should have taken more notice of the calculator  Embarassed 65.7 is very good!!
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