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Offline Serfie

Excellent DR650 fuel consumption
« on: April 07, 2015, 11:24:52 am »
Thought I would make mention of this...as all previous posts read on this forum regarding the DR's fuel consumption, indicates otherwise.

 My 2008 DR650SE this past Easter weekend  gave me 28km/per liter!!!!... doing 400km of gravel roads in my area. The engine, carburettor and exhaust system is STOCK Standard, and the bike is serviced by Wayne Heaseman Suzuki in Roodepoort.

The riding comprised of approx. 90km tar roads (to get to the gravel) at  a speed of 100km/h and the rest on gravel at speeds varying from 40-80km/h. I must admit though, that I did no excessive bursts of acceleration, just cruised along very leisurely...

Shows one what can be done at a decent and civilized pace on these bikes.
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Re: Excellent DR650 fuel consumption
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015, 12:17:05 pm »
My XR600 gee 12km/l as ek gelukkig is!!!! .............   :imaposer:
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Re: Excellent DR650 fuel consumption
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 09:02:48 pm »
Mine gives me 16-19 depending on how I ride,, but it can pop wheelies in 3rd and the grin factor is huge
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Re: Excellent DR650 fuel consumption
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 09:46:00 pm »
Impressive Serfie, anything is possible if you ride like a toppie
 

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Re: Excellent DR650 fuel consumption
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2015, 08:53:13 pm »
I'll have to test this on my next road trip  :ricky:

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Re: Excellent DR650 fuel consumption
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2015, 08:59:33 pm »
14.6 when enjoying myself, and 20.0 when following Stuart!😉

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Re: Excellent DR650 fuel consumption
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2015, 09:05:11 pm »
Shows one what can be done at a decent and civilized pace on these bikes.

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