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5 liters per 100 kms.

20 to 21 kms. per liter (speed 120-125 km / hr).
I figured this many times and the result is the same. Normal wind conditions.


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Thanks for the spreadsheet Bert.
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i normally get about 58-64mpg on my 2004 XL1200c but this last weekend i got a solid 48 ridding 2up to reno for street vibes
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I found a guy who makes 5 gallon & up tank conversions for Sportsters. D3 designs, 939-230-3378. http://d3designs9492303378.shutterfly.com/
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well been gathering data for some while and still on.
here's an old data. (will post the new one soon.)

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5 liters per 100 kms.

20 to 21 kms. per liter (speed 120-125 km / hr).
I figured this many times and the result is the same. Normal wind conditions.


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Converted to imperial gallons-100kms = 62.5mph/5 = 12.5mpl x 4.45 = 55.625mpg
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I average 42-44 mpg on my '15 XL1200CP. It's stock with mini-apes and an H-D Convertible windshield.
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MPG per recent Motorcycle Consumer News tests: High/low/Avg
2016 V-Rod mpg in May 2016 issue of MCN 32.7/17.75/26.75
2016 Iron 883 mpg in April 2016 issue of MCN: 57.3/45.25/51.7
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Last summer I calculated I was getting 63mpg on a run on small roads. I would not have been over 60mph on the run but it was not flat. My Sportster is a XL1200S 2003. I also got over 100 miles out of the standard sportster tank that day and possibly more as I had not yet switched to reserve.

Guys I have edited this post as I have used UK gallons, forgot there was a difference between the UK and US. Maybe that makes the MPG not as good.
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