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Offline davexavier

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The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« on: October 12, 2017, 06:14:25 PM »
I am a 1 week old Tiger 800 rider. So I have a 2013 model, the bike seems to use fuel quickly. I am probably rather spoiled as I used to own a V Strom which regularly returned brilliant mpg.

My Tiger is only 10,500 miles and seems in great condition. I was just a bit surprised that I've filled up a bit. I don't have actual figures but I tend to ride sensibly and don't ride like a crazy thing. I am using the average mpg feature but not measured it from the odometer.

What do others get?

Is there a good way to maximise mpg?

I understand the 2015 models are better for economy?

Peoples views and experiences welcome.

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Re: The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 06:32:23 PM »
Yes. 2015 models are more fuel efficient, reputedly.
My new Xrx returns the following in 4500 miles since April 2017:-

With Panniers, Top box and camping gear: around 54 mpg. NB; Mixed Mways, A and B roads to and fro Western Isles.

With just me and Top box on ride outs: around 65 mpg. NB; Mostly A, B & C roads.

My average speeds are usually 34 to 36 mph.

Not a boy racer, eh!

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Re: The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 06:54:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Tiggerton [+]
Yes. 2015 models are more fuel efficient, reputedly.
My new Xrx returns the following in 4500 miles since April 2017:-

With Panniers, Top box and camping gear: around 54 mpg. NB; Mixed Mways, A and B roads to and fro Western Isles.

With just me and Top box on ride outs: around 65 mpg. NB; Mostly A, B & C roads.

My average speeds are usually 34 to 36 mph.

Not a boy racer




Tiggerton,

thanks for that.

I guess I'll have to maximise what I've got. I like the bike, just a little bit surprised how thirsty it is. I am no speed merchant, as a mature biker I like to get out and about, but I don't cane the beast.

Tips for better mpg welcome. Except 'keep it in the garage', that's not acceptable.  :017:

Dave

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« Last Edit: October 12, 2017, 06:56:08 PM by davexavier »
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Re: The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 07:34:25 PM »
Don't know exact figures as I use my bike for recreational purposes only and as such if I can have a 3/4000 toy sat in the garage for occasionally use then I'm not going to worry too much about a couple of MPG difference between totally differing bikes. I do reset my trip when I top up and always get between 200/220 miles to each tank full.

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Re: The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 07:48:17 PM »
 I'm guessing the Tiger is a bit like the Street Triple in that the early twin exhaust bikes are noticably more thirsty than the later 2013+ bikes with the underslung exhaust. A lot of that seems to be down to the ECU. Maybe they applied the lessons learned there when they revised the Tiger in 2015.

In my case I have averaged around 55mpg in my first 750 miles with the XRx (Arrow slip on with modified baffle and Arrow map).

By comparison I average around 45mpg on the Street Triple (Arrow slip on with no baffle + Arrow map) and my CBF1000 returned a similar figure.

I'm pleading the 5th amendment on speed but suffice to say I make progress when it is safe to do so. My mileage is spread over city commuting, motorways and longer A road journeys.
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Re: The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 08:26:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by grandad [+]
Don't know exact figures as I use my bike for recreational purposes only and as such if I can have a 3/4000 toy sat in the garage for occasionally use then I'm not going to worry too much about a couple of MPG difference between totally differing bikes. I do reset my trip when I top up and always get between 200/220 miles to each tank full.

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Grandad,

fair comment. My 2013 V Strom 650 was a frugal beast, but your point is well made and the plus points of my Tiger are many not least a superb engine.

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Re: The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 08:27:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by maninthejar [+]
I'm guessing the Tiger is a bit like the Street Triple in that the early twin exhaust bikes are noticably more thirsty than the later 2013+ bikes with the underslung exhaust. A lot of that seems to be down to the ECU. Maybe they applied the lessons learned there when they revised the Tiger in 2015.

In my case I have averaged around 55mpg in my first 750 miles with the XRx (Arrow slip on with modified baffle and Arrow map).

By comparison I average around 45mpg on the Street Triple (Arrow slip on with no baffle + Arrow map) and my CBF1000 returned a similar figure.

I'm pleading the 5th amendment on speed but suffice to say I make progress when it is safe to do so. My mileage is spread over city commuting, motorways and longer A road journeys.

Good points. Yes the 2015 was rejigged and apparently does get some better mpg. I suppose it's like a pretty girl, she may have some defects , but the overall impression is good; if that's not too sexist  :430:

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Re: The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 08:36:10 PM »
My 63 plate XC is regularly returning 49 or 50 mpg. Same 55 mile journey everyday pretty much all fast A road and motorway.

I know that if I stuck to 60 mph all the way I'd get a much better figure.

Interestingly, Tesco fuel always gives me 46 or 47 MPG.

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Re: The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 08:52:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by taff [+]
My 63 plate XC is regularly returning 49 or 50 mpg. Same 55 mile journey everyday pretty much all fast A road and motorway.

I know that if I stuck to 60 mph all the way I'd get a much better figure.

Interestingly, Tesco fuel always gives me 46 or 47 MPG.

Thats good, like I mentioned the old V Strom 650 is a frugal beast. The Tiger is a beautiful machine and different to the 650 V twin.

One day we'll all be on electric bikes anyway  :451:

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Re: The old question of MPG and the Tiger
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2017, 12:41:28 AM »
Traded mi 2011 Tiger 800R in May for a 2017 XRX. The former got 43-45 mpg. the XRX gets 55-59 mpg. Mind you these numbers reflect US gallons. The cost differential is of no consequence for me but getting an extra 40-80 miles before fill-up is a nice bonus.

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