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Old 10-04-2013, 07:28 AM   #1
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1190 Adventure alternator output and MPG/range

What is the alternator output on this bike? I've been unable to find it anywhere.

Also, does anybody have any reasonable real-world MPG #s (say highway at 65-70 and city)? I've seen numbers in reviews from 28MPG to 50MPG.

Thanks!
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:15 AM   #2
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What is the alternator output on this bike? I've been unable to find it anywhere.

Also, does anybody have any reasonable real-world MPG #s (say highway at 65-70 and city)? I've seen numbers in reviews from 28MPG to 50MPG.

Thanks!
I am going to say that it's quite impossible to get 50 mpg(uk gallons)
In the city I get 37 mpg
Motorway 44mpg max 46mpg (70mph' 119 kph )
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:49 AM   #3
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Yeah done a couple of tanks of Fuel.

I am averaging 5.5litres per 100kms, doing some good 1190 riding 150 -160km/h

Not sure in miles per gallon
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:02 PM   #4
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My average is 38,63 mpg. Best was 47.6 mpg over 323 km and worst 35.7mpg over 306 km. I use the Road Trip app to log my riding. The onboard computer is always reporting mpg a little optimistic, and range goes to zero while there is still about 2 litres left.

For comparison my Tuono V4R averages 29 mpg
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Old 10-04-2013, 02:49 PM   #5
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On the 1190R, cruising down the highway at our 110kph speeds I am getting around 45mpg (US) and 54mpg (UK). About 19km to a litre.

At get your bike impounded and go to gaol speeds, (for any police reading this, I've only ever tried on a closed track as I try to be a law abiding citizen...) it dropped to 28mpg (US) and 33mpg (UK). About 12km to the litre.

Around town I'm getting around 40mpg (US) and 48mpg (UK). About 17km to a litre.

All this is based on the bike's speedo. I haven't gps'd it.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #6
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I have no idea on alt output.

I've kept detailed records on the petrol consumption since new for my R and at the last fill, 5945km it had used 375.7 l of juice.

In uk mpg that is 44.7.

At least half of that is commuting in city traffic, 20km one way.

For tank fills, the best I've had was 52.8 mpg on a trip from Auckland to Taupo and the worst was some commuting where I was in the worst of rush hour every day for a week at 40.9 mpg.

The on board computer is optimistic and always indicated better economy that I actually get. Weirdly it isn't consistent and has varied between 5.8% and 0.6%.
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:02 PM   #7
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Alternator is 12V 450W
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:02 AM   #8
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1190 Adventure alternator output and MPG/range

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Alternator is 12V 450W
Thank you! Where did you find it?

I've been unable to find that information anywhere and now I see why. that's not enough for two up riding with heated gear and keep the bike riding with lights on. I was really getting excited about this bike and thinking to go buy one this week.
Looks like I'm back to the original plans of either buying a used super tenere to save money are going for broke with a new 1200 GSW.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:59 PM   #9
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Add it up for us, why isn't 450 watts/39 AMPS not enough? You going for the heated jump suits?
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:01 AM   #10
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I'm getting around 6.6 liter per 100 km in city (36 mpg US / 43 mpg Imp) and 5.3 liter per 100 km highway (44 mpg US / 53 mpg Imp).
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:46 AM   #11
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Alternator

The figure of 450 watts is from the owners manual.Should be plenty,don't forget there is only a single headlamp and all the other lights are low power LED's.I run heated grips,GPS and a heated vest with no problems.
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