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As a long-term average, how many statute miles do you get to the imperial gallon?

41mpg or LESS (OR 14.5143EU - km per litre OR 34.1396US miles per gallon)
2 (4.9%)
42 - 44mpg (OR 14.8683 - 15.5763EU OR 34.9723 - 36.6377US)
9 (22%)
45mpg (OR 15.9303EU OR 37.4703US)
2 (4.9%)
46mpg (OR 16.2843EU OR 38.303US)
3 (7.3%)
47mpg (OR 16.6383EU OR 39.1357US)
3 (7.3%)
48mpg (OR 16.9923EU OR 39.9684US)
3 (7.3%)
49mpg (OR 17.3463EU OR 40.801US)
6 (14.6%)
50mpg (OR 17.7003EU OR 41.6337US)
3 (7.3%)
51 - 53mpg (OR 18.0543 - 18.7623EU OR 42.4664 - 44.1317US)
7 (17.1%)
54mpg or MORE (OR 19.1163EU OR 44.9644US)
3 (7.3%)

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Re: K1300 fuel consumption, any year, any model!
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2017, 08:15:57 am »
My last fuel up gave me 49.5 mpg.

352.6 miles and used 32.38 litres of Tesco's cheapest.
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Re: K1300 fuel consumption, any year, any model!
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2017, 06:23:29 pm »
I vote for Momentum too! Great fuel and ClubCard points to boot, what's not to love?

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Re: K1300 fuel consumption, any year, any model!
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2017, 08:00:19 pm »
And since Tom woke the thread up, my figures:

- worst: 42mpg last weekend on the way to Oulton Park with a lot of clear Sunday morning motorway. Ouch. Had to stop earlier than planned.

- best: 58mpg in a group ride with advanced riders. Gentle acceleration, barely any braking, and staying nearish the speed limit (+10mph). The challenge isn't going quick, it's guesing what the 'advanced' bloke in front is going to do next - brake on the corner or fiddle with his sat-nav whislt wandering across the lane ::)

On average its just a whisker under 50mpg, which is fabulous from 1300cc. That's a cross-country sort of figure, i.e. pottering in and out of towns & villages in-between the blasts.

All on basic 95RON.

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Re: K1300 fuel consumption, any year, any model!
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2017, 01:36:18 pm »
327 kms and 180 minutes ride with average speed acoarding to bikes cluster 114,3 kms per hour.
This on a full tank with pillion and the big 55lit bag. At gas station 100 meters (lukcily) fm home read was 13kms left.
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Re: K1300 fuel consumption, any year, any model!
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2017, 08:13:16 am »
Thought i would take part with new bike.
16reg K1300S with 4500 miles now. Mainly commuting at the moment but can certainly vary depending on conditions. Now into driving to work in the dark which slows me down a bit.
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Last fill was about 18 litres and averaged 49 mpg and light on at 160.
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Re: K1300 fuel consumption, any year, any model!
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2018, 11:53:03 am »
2009 1300S with K&N air filters usually 51.5, 2015 motorsport standard 49.

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« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2018, 12:40:09 pm »
Good to hear from again Andy  8)

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Re: K1300 fuel consumption, any year, any model!
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2018, 07:44:00 am »
Mine runs 55 mpg on average a little bit more if all motorway.

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Re: K1300 fuel consumption, any year, any model!
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2018, 12:31:44 pm »
Hi All,
To be honest have not been monitoring the consumption on the motorcycle as I have only covered some 1500 miles since purchase in the UK last years 2023 special ed . Last fill light on at 99 miles longest run was about 40 miles on B roads and the rest urban computer saying 21mules to stop 15.5 liters to refill would seem a bit on the heavy side.

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Re: K1300 fuel consumption, any year, any model!
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2018, 10:01:53 am »
Hi All,
To be honest have not been monitoring the consumption on the motorcycle as I have only covered some 1500 miles since purchase in the UK last years 2023 special ed . Last fill light on at 99 miles longest run was about 40 miles on B roads and the rest urban computer saying 21mules to stop 15.5 liters to refill would seem a bit on the heavy side.

Powering that time machine must be heavy on fuel!!! :D
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Re: K1300 fuel consumption, any year, any model!
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2018, 11:19:05 am »
I think the power consumption is worse if you are in reverse drive all the time...

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Re: K1300 fuel consumption, any year, any model!
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2018, 10:36:29 am »
K1300GT
58,000miles average 56.5mpg
Best: 67.2mpg at an average speed of 47mph
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Interesting:  49.5mpg at an average speed of 75mph (220 miles between fills not stops)
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Re: K1300 fuel consumption, any year, any model!
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2018, 11:12:38 am »
If they are computer figures you have to remember computer speak with fork tongue.

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Re: K1300 fuel consumption, any year, any model!
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2018, 12:07:21 am »
The consumption figures are all calculated from trip mileage using brim to brim refuelling.

The trip computer makes the figures 8% better on average but at least that's more accurate than some car trip computers where optimism can exceed 20%
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Re: K1300 fuel consumption, any year, any model!
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2019, 05:16:12 pm »
I saw something other day that showed stock K1300 running AFRs at 13.4 all way up to about 8k before mixture richens, joys of emissions control stuff I guess.

That being the case I wonder if ours are a little thirstier when moderately worked such that the efficiency drops, I can't really speak for part throttle cruising as I avoid mways and dual carriageways like the plague (went to Blackpool from near Wakefield without touching a one between xmas and new year).

Would suggest tho that with a power commander or a remap at a suitably competent dyno place, there should be a chunk of power left on the table if you ran it a bit richer under load.

That said - I see Ricardo had to get involved to sort the fuelling out for BMW so if an F1 engineering place says it runs at 13.4 AFR - who the hell am I to argue!

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