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Old 05-20-2007, 10:27 PM   #59
Klay
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Originally Posted by Birdmove
I'm thinking of getting a DR200.With gas prises at $3.40 + here in the Pacific Northwest, I'd like a smaller bike I could commute with and use for trail riding too. I'm about 5'10" or 11" tall and about 172 pounds-anyone my size riding one of these? I like the simplicity (air cooling,easily adjusted valves with screw type adjusters,large tank for a 200cc,long track record of reliability etc.). Are you owners really getting close to 100mpg?? If you are, I'm going in this weekend....

Jon
I've never gotten close to 100 mpg. But I can see how if I was really careful, I could pull that off. Usually I ride the 200 with abandon around town and on trails and it turns in 70 to 80 miles to the gallon. If I add in highway and freeway speeds for short bursts the mileage can dip to the 60's.

Flogging it down the endless road out west against a head wind can really drive the mileage down. Reminds me of my DR650 in that respect.
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