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PostSubject: Gas mileage   Gas mileage I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 06, 2016 8:09 am

What kind of gas mileage can I expect from the 2013 Swing. I plan on test driving one this coming Friday. I hope it's not too much for me to handle. I am so use to driving my Vespa Gts 300.
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PostSubject: Re: Gas mileage   Gas mileage I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 06, 2016 8:35 am

Depends on your driving style and speed, but I'm happy with 45 overall, a bit less if I'm romping the curvies or a lot of city traffic.
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PostSubject: Re: Gas mileage   Gas mileage I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 06, 2016 8:37 am

My '04 averages high 40's (see my sig). Newer models are said to get better MPG.
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PostSubject: Re: Gas mileage   Gas mileage I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 06, 2016 8:44 am

My mpg figures are from litres converted to Imperial not US gallons so it's pretty irrelevant, but you'll notice hauling it on and off the main stand and riding it that the physically larger twin cylinder Silver Wing weighs about 100kg (220lb) more than your Vespa.
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PostSubject: Re: Gas mileage   Gas mileage I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 06, 2016 9:06 am

I'm getting between 51 and 53 mpg here in flat Florida. Depends on how much time I spend on the interstates running with the 80 mph traffic.
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PostSubject: Re: Gas mileage   Gas mileage I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 06, 2016 11:04 am

On Friday, I rode 165 miles on 3 gallons of fuel. 55 mpg. Most of the roads I was on had speed limits of 55 and also had 15 miles of gravel road and rode 20 on it.

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PostSubject: Re: Gas mileage   Gas mileage I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 06, 2016 11:05 am

My 2013 get 55 mpg average trips, once in awhile tanks @ 60, never less than 50mpg in town. Same for my 2009.
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PostSubject: Re: Gas mileage   Gas mileage I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 06, 2016 11:39 am

Just calculated the consumption over the weekend.

I still have about half a tank left from the last fill-up.

It works out at just under 60 miles per gallon for a complete mix of riding.
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PostSubject: Re: Gas mileage   Gas mileage I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 06, 2016 11:55 am

I do a quick calculation at every fill-up. I average about 50 mpg on my 2005. I do some highway but mostly secondary roads. I consider that to be pretty good considering the thirst of the earlier models.
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PostSubject: Re: Gas mileage   Gas mileage I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 06, 2016 2:00 pm

My current average on my 2003 is 48.4mpg. I've been tracking for about 4000 miles. I think you can see my fuel logs by clicking link below.  Daily 12-15 mile commute and longer weekend rides, moderate to slightly aggressive riding to stay away from cars. Seems to be better after Dr. Pulley sliders and air filter/new plugs. The newer model should do better with an O2 sensor to give the PCM additional feedback.
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PostSubject: Re: Gas mileage   Gas mileage I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 06, 2016 4:36 pm

My 2003 has been consistently getting 49-51 MPG, with a best figure of 55 while trying to be gentle and 47 with a full day of full-on aggressive fast and hard riding.

(A couple months ago I switched to 26g sliders, prior to that I was getting 40-45)

Best I can tell is expect around 50,+-5 MPG, for early year and 55,+-5 MPG for late models.
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PostSubject: Re: Gas mileage   Gas mileage I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 12:03 am

I average around 50 mpg with my 08 SWing, give or take an mpg or two. But then I don't baby it much. I don't beat it but I don't baby it either. I average about 200 miles per tank before I get worried.
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PostSubject: Re: Gas mileage   Gas mileage I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 9:23 am

I once did a check. Carrying a 2 litre bottle of fuel I ran till it ran out of fuel from full. I got  223mls. I average 63 m.p.g. I don't do racing starts and travel at speed limits, normally cruising at 50- 60 mph. If warning light starts flashing I recon on  40 mls before I start to worry about running out. Keep in mind a US gallon is less than an imperial gallon. ( I still think in gallons ,not, litres).
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PostSubject: Re: Gas mileage   Gas mileage I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 07, 2016 12:49 pm

Here is a copy of the post I made on the Yahoo Silverwing forum in 2008. MPG Rule of Thumb:

For those who are curious about the MPG they're getting, I've found a
way that will display, per-tank, relative MPG.

Given that the fuel gauge is a non-linear display of the 4.22 gallon
(16 liter) tank capacity; Of the 8 fuel bar segments of the fuel
gauge display, the top bar is equivalent to one gallon (4 liters);
the reserve (flashing) bar is equivalent to another (4 liters) one
gallon; while the middle six bars cover the two remaining gallons (8
liters).

Zero out the trip meter when filling the tank and then pay attention
to the top fuel bar as you ride. Depending on how aggressive you
ride, you should closely monitor the fuel bar starting about 35 miles
on the trip meter. The trip meter miles showing when the top fuel bar
immediately goes out will be the approximate miles per gallon that
you are getting.

The above is true assuming that you are riding consistent for that
whole tank full of fuel and that you fill your tank to the same level
that I do –all the way up into the neck.

While I'm not quite sure how this theory will apply to Imperial
Gallons, those folks of the Metric Persuasion have only to divide the
trip meter by 4 to get the equivalent Kilometers per Liter.

I tested this theory while on a recent 2000 mile trip (mostly on
super slab) to Birmingham, AL, Deals Gap, and the Great Smokey
Mountains and have given it an accuracy rating of: Damnear.

And that other .22 gallon? It's used in the hyperspatial field
generator, and drives the bike the last 100 yards after the engine
has actually run out of fuel. YMMV

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Gas mileage   Gas mileage I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 15, 2018 5:11 pm

Hello there,
I can add info for my SW 2001 type as follows:
The first and the last segment are both good for 3,6 litres, the second until the six segment all are 1,5 litres.
Mind especially the last one (8th segment) which is good for an average of 58 Kilometres. The middle ones circa 24 km.
Sometimes you would think your SW is very thirsty, but then e.g. you are about to enter a next 1,5 segment, drive say around 28 km and notice you dropped two segments downwards.
Although fuel consumption is high it is not as high as the segment drop would suggest. Something to keep in mind with the actual fuel price of $ 1.90 here in Holland.

Best regards André
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PostSubject: Re: Gas mileage   Gas mileage I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 16, 2018 3:51 pm

[quot Something to keep in mind with the actual fuel price of $ 1.90 here in Holland.

Best regards André [/quote]


$1.90 sounds good, until you realize that's per liter. Right?
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PostSubject: Re: Gas mileage   Gas mileage I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 16, 2018 5:54 pm

Yes, thats right, € 1.60 per liter. A liter Heineken costs even more, so that’s life here.
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PostSubject: Re: Gas mileage   Gas mileage I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 16, 2018 6:33 pm

I do not trust fuel gauge-----just zero trip meter at each fill.....and ofcourse know your bike. Rule for me that has worked in Europe/Asia/N America-----strange area tank every 100 miles(160km) known area at least at 150 miles.... I just hate walking/running out of gas.
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PostSubject: Re: Gas mileage   Gas mileage I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 16, 2018 9:02 pm

48 for a low 55 is most common fuel mileage 26g sliders. and ride it above average speed limits.
Went 189 miles last weekend before fuel light started flashing. Today 2 bars filled it 159 3.2 gallons to full about 49 mpg.
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