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Sooooooooooooooooooo glad I got it anyway. I am averaging 50 MPG! That's with 2-up riding 30% of the time, interstate, everything. Wow, what a very pleasant pleasant surprise. I saw another poster state he got an average of 50 MPG, but seeing is believing!
 

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Fuel economy on my 2009 become better after 10,000 mile riding.
 

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I get about 50MPG overall as well. I used to get 65 to 70 MPG on my 400, but still glad I traded up to a 650. The weather is finally getting better here at the Jersey Shore, so I''ll be glad to take it for a spin tomorrow.
 

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When Suzuki lists the MPG estamate at 38, I'm sure it scares a few away. My 03 650 got about 54 at 70 to 85 MPH. This 08 650 is avaraging about 50 MPG. These are all a US mile and a US gallon.

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I'm getting around 38mpg and at times less, this is to be expected in the city. I still wouldn't trade my 650 for anything else.
 

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I'm getting around 38mpg and at times less, this is to be expected in the city. I still wouldn't trade my 650 for anything else.
Hell.........!!!!!!! My other ride is a Honda Goldwing GL1800 which has 6 cylinders - 128 HP and weighs close to 980 LBS...AND my fuel mileage varies from 38 to 50 MPG - depending on where and how I ride.!!!! Why cant a 2 cylinder Burgman 650 get better mileage.???????? HUH? AND the 650 has a "curb weight" of only 613 LBS................
 

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...and then came the new Federal "Sulpher Tax" or restriction law and gas jumps in price again.
Funny how it slipped through while congress was on spring break and no media coverage of it.
I'll stick with my little economy scooter and the 70mpg it gets.
After all that's what paid for my bike to begin with.
Thank god and my former company for mileage reimbursement! :thumbup:
 

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Chérie said:
Fuel economy on my 2009 become better after 10,000 mile riding.
Me too. My MPG increased from 47 to 52 when I hit about 10,500 miles. My riding style hasn't changed and this is with mixed city and country riding..
 

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With 1700 miles on it, I'm averaging around 42mpg on my 650. On my 400 (16,500miles) I average about 53mpg.

Most of my riding is fairly urban, with a lot of traffic lights, and traffic, with quite a lot of stopping and starting.

These figures go up considerably when on on a longer open road run.
 

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Wow. Those are really encouraging numbers. I indeed answered the poll. Thanks for the link. I live in the country, one light on my way to work which is 9 miles away. I weigh 133, my wife is HUGE at 118. Nothing really in the under seat storage and I ride with the wind shield up high most the time (not sure if this affects things, although I would suppose it does).
 

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Wow. Those are really encouraging numbers. I indeed answered the poll. Thanks for the link. I live in the country, one light on my way to work which is 9 miles away. I weigh 133, my wife is HUGE at 118. Nothing really in the under seat storage and I ride with the wind shield up high most the time (not sure if this affects things, although I would suppose it does).

LOL......thanks for reminding me that my bikes with me are hauling more (just) than you are with you and your wife two-up! :lol:
 

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Only put just over 650 miles on mine in 10 days. Average mpg is 53.9 which is just at 10 mpg less then the 400 I had. I'm :D
 

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I'm sitting right around 42 mpg with nearly 90% of the time riding in town. The mpg has been creeping up though since I bought the bike in September.

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2009, 19,500 miles, averaged 44.4 mpg since new, worst 37.2 mpg, best 59.9 mpg. Partly due to poor gas used in So Cal to reduce emissions but reduces fuel economy too. Still better than twice my 4.0L Jeep Wagoneer XJ or 4.0L Nissan Frontier Nismo.
 

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How do you lot get 50 mpg+ from US gallons? I don't think I get that from imperial ones! You must have a lot of long, straight, level roads over there and a low speed limit!

There ain't too many hills in Florida :lol: :lol:
 

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On my 2009 650 I averaged 52.52 MPG over 25104 miles and on my 2011 650 I have averaged 52.92 MPG over the last 18471 miles.

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Steve D UK said:
How do you lot get 50 mpg+ from US gallons? I don't think I get that from imperial ones! You must have a lot of long, straight, level roads over there and a low speed limit!
I live at 1200' & work at 65' below sea level out here in the desert of So. Ca. 20 miles of my driving to work is on 2 lane road at 65 mph or so. Very little stop & go in town riding. I'm :D with my mileage. :thumbup:
 
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