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Old 02-12-2013, 07:57 PM   #332
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Originally Posted by Dranrab Luap View Post
With my riding style I have been able to nurse 50+ MPG out of a Burgman 650, V-Strom 650, DR650 GSX650F and even an FJR1300 on long stretches of slab. Not so with the Versys. The best I have done is 47 and most of the time it's in the 42-45 range. The bike is super comfy with the bar risers and the Seat Concept seat. I added an adjustable MRA screen that takes care of buffeting in most conditions. Overall, I am very happy with the bike.
I had a ninja 650, most times i got between 42 and 44, iirc, maybe a tank or two at 46 in 10k miles. Frankly, I thought the fuel economy sucked!

My current Honda Hawk gt 650 gets 52 mpg, and i am not nursing it it has a 3.2 gallon tank, so theoretically I could go 140 to 150 on a tank, maybe better if i went easier. I have gotten as high as 55.
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