Stock '04 FZ6; 42-44mpg in Winter, 48-51mpg Summer (depending on the punishment it's getting).
One thing I found that helped my Winter mileage more than anything was to block-off half the radiator. If the ambient is below ~60deg F, the coolant won't reach a high-enough temp to come out of cold-start enrichment. Hence, I was getting ~36mpg ('til I figured it out).
Of course, the crappier gas is in all the pumps during Winter, so mileage goes-down no-matter what. But you can do things to help.
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I get 34mpg from my 1980 GL1100 but I keep finding the cap off when I open the faux gas tank to fill up. Riding two-up over Parleys Summit a lot doesn't help much either.
I get 38mpg from the ZRX1100 but there's a weird problem with the throttle opening wide a lot that I can't seem to solve.
The Magna's performance is measured in parts replaced per month rather than mpg. You could say it gets infinite mileage since I haven't burned any gas since last September and the timing chains are hanging out of the engine block.
I work from home now, have no reason to go anywhere since my wife doesn't work so she does all the errands, and rarely go on scheduled rides (a few a year).
That said, I burn about 2-3 tanks per week on my sv650s. I don't bother calculating mileage because it just reminds me of money wasted, although it's cheaper than a psychiatrist, unfortunately it seems to require a lawyer though.
Commuting mileage: 82 XJ650R - 54mpg, 93 GSX1100G 44mpg, 04 VN750 - 56mpg. Older CB750A used to get about 40, 85 VN700 got about 50. Never kept any records on the other bikes. Commute to work is about 90 miles round trip (on lovely NJ roads, Route 9 and Route 18, lots of lights). 6 foot, 220lbs. Juvenile moments tend to lower those numbers dramatically.
Around 41 on the Bandit with a K&N stock replacement filter, and 36 or so on the jetted-pipped and airboxed T 100. Hauling my porky butt around is like riding double all the time and I don't baby either one so I suppose that's why I don't do better.
Beats the hell out of 18 in the Explorer or 12 in the Range Rover, plus the Rover likes 92 octane so it's a pretty spendy ride.
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