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Offline emperor zog

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FYI fuel use comparison KTM 1190 R and Honda Africa Twin 2016
« on: October 27, 2016, 06:13:46 pm »
Just been through Baviaans. We all filled up at Uniondale. Through Baviaans (2 days) and refuel in Patensie. KTM 1190 R: 15.5 L. Honda AFTwin 2016: 10.5 L. So..... KTM used 50% more fuel than Africa Twin. Exactly same distance, exactly same riding. Approx 240kms. Makes you think....
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Re: FYI fuel use comparison KTM 1190 R and Honda Africa Twin 2016
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2016, 09:37:02 pm »
that's about 6.5l/100km for the 1190 - I ride my 1290 pretty hard and mostly in town and I get 6.5-6.8l/100km most of the time - on open highways at steady 130-140km/h I can get as low as 4.8l/100km
 

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Re: FYI fuel use comparison KTM 1190 R and Honda Africa Twin 2016
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2016, 10:29:35 pm »
Just been through Baviaans. We all filled up at Uniondale. Through Baviaans (2 days) and refuel in Patensie. KTM 1190 R: 15.5 L. Honda AFTwin 2016: 10.5 L. So..... KTM used 50% more fuel than Africa Twin. Exactly same distance, exactly same riding. Approx 240kms. Makes you think....

Indeed, that's remarkably thirstier I know, but then I didn't buy my 1190 R for its economical fuel consumption. And even though I don't get much mileage on a tank, I do get a lot of fun...so it doesn't bother me.
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Offline Tom van Brits

Re: FYI fuel use comparison KTM 1190 R and Honda Africa Twin 2016
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2016, 11:25:02 pm »
Agree with the above.

A KTM 1190 or 1290 owner who whine about fuel consumption is not a real gear head and bought the wrong bike

 

Offline corne.l

Re: FYI fuel use comparison KTM 1190 R and Honda Africa Twin 2016
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2016, 06:46:55 am »
and one is a 1200cc and the other a 1000cc not?
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Re: FYI fuel use comparison KTM 1190 R and Honda Africa Twin 2016
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2016, 06:55:59 am »
No whining was heard, just an interesting, maybe even useful bit of info to be filed.