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Just curious what kind of mileage people are seeing. I've read in other places where people are seeing around 60mpg, or at least in the upper 50's. I'm barely breaking 44mpg with mine. All I do is commute with an occasional ride at night, but nothing aggressive at all. Asked the dealership about possibly running rich or something and the dude just kinda chuckled at me and said "no, it's fuel injection, it's fine". Trying to figure out if I need to seek other opinions.
 

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Almost 1200 miles now. That thread brings it better into perspective for me. Thnx for the link. Not so worried now lol.
 

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I typically average around 48-52 mpg around town. I took a highway trip to Hot Springs, AR earlier in the week and actually averaged ~68 mpg on the way there (150 miles / 2.2 gal). That was holding steady at about 55-58 mph for most of the trip.

Don't trust the mpg read out that the bike gives you though. It can be off quite a bit - but if you're going to calculate the mpg yourself, you have to be consistent with your fill-ups. And either way, fuel mileage is going to depend entirely on your driving style. You may not be hammering on the throttle... but shifting at higher rpms, leaving the light/stop sign hard, along with a handful of other things will all bring your mpg down. So if you're having trouble with mpg, it's very likely something you're doing.
 

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I'm getting a average of 56 - 72 mpg highway average speed of 65 to 75 mph. 160 miles per tank 2.6gal. With 5,200 miles on the bike. Don't trust the MPG gauge its off a bit.
 

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Using a calculator I got 55.68 MPG on last tank and speedo said 52 MPG so I'd do some quick 'beer math' each fill up if I were you...that is if MPG is what's important.
 

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I routinely find that I get 4-6 mpg more than what my FZ07 MPG gauge indicates that I am getting.
Indicated---53mpg is actually 57+ when I do the math.
 

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Lately I get 52 mpg ever since I started using 5th and 6th gear that's if I baby her.I am still puzzled how some people are getting those high numbers ,are you even going over 50 mph ?:) another theory could be that my bike is running richer ,either way a can stop smiling when I ride :) .
 

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Lately I get 52 mpg ever since I started using 5th and 6th gear that's if I baby her.I am still puzzled how some people are getting those high numbers ,are you even going over 50 mph ?:) another theory could be that my bike is running richer ,either way a can stop smiling when I ride :) .
My riding consists of mostly highway(85%) and my speed is usually 65mph with a bunch of 2nd gear wheelstands thrown in here and there and moderate acceleration.
 

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Stefano, if you're only getting 52mpg and claim to be babying the bike... then you're driving technique is likely to be very flawed. I've been romping the hell out of my bike lately and still get 48-52mpg. And the fact that you "just started using 5th and 6th gears" raises a pretty big red flag. Why haven't you been using those gears? That doesn't even make sense, lol. At what rpm are you generally shifting? What speed, rpm, and gear do you usually cruise in?
 

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I really never thought that I needed to use 5th and 6th gear before,riding mostly back roads and been stuck behind cagers .I would mostly shift gears between 7000 and 9000 rpm never really checked speed ,probably cruising between 45 to 55 without using 5th and 6th .Lately I shift sooner 4000 or 5000 rpm and using high gears at steady 50 or 60 mph .My impression when I first started riding this bike was that using high wasn't really needed since I almost never ride on the highway ,but now I realized that the bike as enough torque to pull away even from 6th gear just my riding style I guess.One thing I want to add is that most of you riders don't post your weight and I think that makes a big difference,I'm in the 230 lbs range most of you guys probably weight less.Why would that raise a red flag ? Do you think I was stressing the bike for not using 5th and 6th gear ?I am pretty sure that our bikes can take much more abuse.Anyway no matter what mpg I am getting it's a fun bike to ride either way .
 

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Weight only matter on MPG when you're leaving lights/sign and stuff... not so much once you're up to speed and cruising. Drag takes more of an effect then. And if you're shifting that high in the RPM's... yeah, no wonder you're not getting good mpg.

As an FYI, Yamaha recommends shifting into 2nd at 12mph, 3rd at 18mph, 4th at 24mph, 5th at 30mph, and 6th at 36mph. That's their recommendation for better MPG.
 

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I 've seen by the book recommended shifting point,but I find hard to believe that anybody really goes by that .Drag effect is definitely one of my problem been a little rotund :D .Bottom line is, this bike it's just to much fun to even bother how many mpg you really get versus the fun factor :).
 

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My around town rides are mostly in 4th and 5th gear. This bike doesn't require 8 to 9k to navigate any road unless you are racing somebody. Highest MPG I saw was 58.
 

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Going off of the electronic MPG gauge I get about 45-46 usually. I'll start tracking it by hand and see if I come up with the difference you guys are seeing.
 

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Going off of the electronic MPG gauge I get about 45-46 usually. I'll start tracking it by hand and see if I come up with the difference you guys are seeing.
Are you driving around much of the time in town where you are only using 4th gear or lower? I'm getting the impression from riders comments that they are not using 6th gear very much.
My rule of thumb is if I'm just riding around and enjoying a leisurely ride, I keep the engine in the 3500-4000rpm range. It still has plenty of torque to pull away quickly even in 5th and 6th. That being said I will quite often just run it through the gears to 8000-9000rpm just because the MIVV exhaust sounds so sweet!
Twins are made with that ability to pull down low, unlike its 4 cyclinder rocket brotheren who don't even wake up untill they see the other side of 7000rpm. So enjoy that "LOW END GRUNT".
 

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I don't usually stay in 4th - if I'm doing city driving to get to the higher gears as quick as possible. Around 40-50 if I'm cruising I try to be in 6th, and be around 3500-4000 RPM. Good point about the low end torque though, I noticed this today that the bike really didn't have a problem getting away from trouble.
 
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