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GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« on: June 13, 2007, 03:17:13 pm »
Some owners I talk to say that their avarage consumption is around 14-15km/L mine vary between 15-17km/L and if I tug the ear I get even as low as 13km/L. But on average it seems 14-17km/L is the norm.

If you do better or worse tell me please, can the 1200 be "tuned" chooned ;D for better consumption with out me having to loose 30kg to better my range.

In town I do around 300-330km on a tank, open road maybe a bit better.


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Re: GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007, 03:43:14 pm »
300-350km on tank normal riding. Open the throttle and she barely get past 250km on a tank! Best would be to get input from Freakonaleash.
 

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Re: GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2007, 03:46:06 pm »
300-350km on tank normal riding. Open the throttle and she barely get past 250km on a tank! Best would be to get input from Freakonaleash.

I doubt he will even get near 230, He is very heavy handed with the throttle ;D
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Re: GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2007, 04:04:09 pm »
Same here, when I nail her tanks emty in 250Km

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Re: GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2007, 04:19:22 pm »
I get 14.29ks/litre or 290km per tank, driving like a granny. Open road at 120/130 get 15/16. How come the air/fuel mixture cannot be choooned? :-\
 

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Re: GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2007, 04:24:47 pm »
Steady 120km/h, I get 17 - 21, depending if I'm with or against the Eastern Cape SW wind.  Commuting, as low as 15km/l
 

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Re: GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2007, 06:39:44 pm »
On my Adv I have averaged 5.6 liters/100 km = 17.8571429 km/liter for the past 10000 Km's according to the onboard computer.

I would say 60% commuting and the rest on longer trips.

So theoretically 589 km on a tank (although I have only been refueling after 600 km's lately)
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Re: GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2007, 07:18:56 pm »
Been averaging slightly more than 20 km/l commuting (lane splitting between Pta and Jhb, 5th gear mostly, running at just more than 3000 rpm as well as steady speed riding 130 km/h longer distances), fuel warning comes on at about 340 km.  Best I've done was 21,5 km/l, worst was 14 km/l, long distance touring fully loaded average about 18 km/l .  Found that consumption is better with steady speeds.
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Re: GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2007, 07:30:53 pm »
My average consumption on the 1200GSA for the past 18500 km's has been 16.87 km/l

Just over 620 km per tank.  ;D

Worst has been 12.27 km/l and the best 23.93 km/l  :o
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Re: GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2007, 10:13:01 pm »
1200 ADV
Best 18.9km/l - worst 13.95km/l.

Average: 17.06km/l

This over distance of 3800km.
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Re: GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2007, 10:53:20 pm »
Seanred maybe your bike is still too new and have to get some miles on. Can the timing on the bike be set?


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Re: GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2007, 06:59:18 am »
Get the RT, then again get a Vespa, no wait, how about a Vuka >:D

You serias michnus, riding a 1200 and you worried about fuel consumption? ;)
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Re: GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2007, 07:31:59 am »
When I got the bike, took it easy for a while and did 380 on a tank. But that was really rustige riding. On the other hand I came back from a long trip and through Swaziland I klapped it pretty much as fast as it can go (dangerous keeping in mind I don't know the country at all, and heavily loaded)-only 220km.

Normal riding about 300km.
 

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Re: GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2007, 09:04:11 am »
My petrol light comes on at 180km,  ignore the bugger and just keep riding!  ;D ;D
 

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Re: GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2007, 09:09:23 am »
300-350km on tank normal riding. Open the throttle and she barely get past 250km on a tank! Best would be to get input from Freakonaleash.

I doubt he will even get near 230, He is very heavy handed with the throttle ;D

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Re: GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2007, 04:39:43 pm »
On my R 1200 GS standard I average about 250 kms.
I would do more should I obeyed the speed limit, and stop humiliating Mercedes AMGs, BMW M5s, and all the dickheads on their VW GTIs.
I don't do it on purpose though! Really.
 

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Re: GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2007, 05:13:59 pm »
Seanred maybe your bike is still too new and have to get some miles on. Can the timing on the bike be set?



I was getting 16k/ltr whilst running in. BMW JhB say should be getting 17/18 per litre. Will take it back for check.
 

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Re: GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2007, 09:21:28 pm »
On my R 1200 GS standard I average about 250 kms.
I would do more should I obeyed the speed limit, and stop humiliating Mercedes AMGs, BMW M5s, and all the dickheads on their VW GTIs.
I don't do it on purpose though! Really.

Pheeew and here I thought I was alone, maybe we should start a support group for our problem.

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Re: GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2007, 10:37:56 am »
On my KTM 950 I do normally between 150 kms and 180 kms.
 

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Re: GS1200 what's your fuel consumption?
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2007, 11:45:48 am »
If you want to save petrol and/or the planet get a bicycle. O0