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Post by Stumpy 32 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:57 am

As I mentioned in another thread on this forum I did this years ACU national rally a couple of weeks ago. It was the first chance I've had to properly check the fuel consumption of my '05 400.

83mpg! I am surprised at that, I was expecting around 60mpg, especially with the relative inefficiency of a CVT. The route I chose for the event consisted of a good cross section of roads, 70mph along the A36, negotiating a busy Westbury town centre and everything in between.

83mpg suggests a range of about 240 miles on a tank full. Do these figures seem right?

The bike performed faultlessly, two things though. Firstly, just before the event I found the trip meters decided to allow me to reset them, couldn't do that when I bought the bike. Secondly, the fuel gauge is as much use as a chocolate teapot! Well in to the red at around 150 miles. The gauge is also very sluggish in operation, takes a couple of minutes to move from the empty position to where it thinks it should be. Is this a thing with Burgmans?

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Re: MPG

Post by mottza » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:19 am

Not bad for a heavy 400

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Post by Ralph » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:11 am

I had a 2000 model one that did some were about the same never missed a beat in 20,000 miles
just got better as the miles rolled on.
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Post by Ralph » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:20 am

Just checked mine averaged 78 mpg over 20,000 miles but it started lower and by the time
it got to 20k it was doing 90 mpg.
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Post by Stibbs » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:58 am

My average is below and yes, the fuel gauge is utterly useless
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Post by rayb » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:13 am

I used to love the A350 between Warminster and Westbury when I was a kid on my James Captain. Some cracking bends.

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Post by mottza » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:35 pm

:o 78mph over 20000 miles. :shock:

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Post by Stibbs » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:17 pm

mottza wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:35 pm
:o 78mph over 20000 miles. :shock:
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Re: MPG

Post by mottza » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:43 pm

Ralph edited his post...

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Re: MPG

Post by Maxsymuppet » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:32 am

Oh yes, you'll get mpg figures like this from a Burgman 400 at steady speeds. I've had two of them.

If you think the fuel gauge isn't much use try the one on the Maxsym. It doesn't move for ages and you think 'I'm doing well.' Then it suddenly drops. And at just after half it reaches what I call 'plunge point' when the needle plunges and it appears to use half a tank in around 40 miles. And it's not just this one. My last one did it as well. I learned not to trust it ages ago.


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