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    Quote Originally Posted by ultracyclist View Post
    What is your commuter bike?
    2004 R1150RT
    Length of commute-round trip?
    44 miles
    How many MPG do you average?
    40
    How much horsepower?
    98 @ 5000
    How long have you had it?
    since oct 2006
    What kind of riding? (city, country, interstate?)
    city/county roads

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    Registered User REBGEN's Avatar
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    What is your commuter bike? 1998 R1200C

    Length of commute-round trip? 20+ miles

    How many MPG do you average? 40-43mpg

    How much horsepower? It's all about the torque, baby!

    How long have you had it? 4 1/2 yrs.

    What kind of riding? Majority on freeway
    98 R1200C Canyon Red

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    '85 K100
    35 Miles
    40-43 MPG
    AH... 80HP? I forget.
    7 Years
    Rural, 2 Lane highways and county roads.
    Godzilla!
    '85 K100 "ZoomZoomZoom"
    '71 R75/5 "Zippy"

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    04HD FLHRI Roadking

    100 RT

    40mpg commuting

    102HP / 100TQ

    4 Years exactly

    1/2 Superslab, 1/2 2lane Highway

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    Mad Scientist monkeywork's Avatar
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    What is your commuter bike? 1986 K75C

    Length of commute-round trip? 13+ miles

    How many MPG do you average? 40-43mpg

    How much horsepower? enough to get me there with a smile

    How long have you had it? 5 yrs.

    What kind of riding? Back country roads, one traffic light.
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    maggie1
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    F800ST

    52 miles round trip.

    Boring, boring, boring roads, but it beats driving.

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    What is your commuter bike? 2004 R1100S Boxer Cup Replika

    Length of commute-round trip? Tooooo short - 16 miles - must find more twisties...

    How many MPG do you average? 40-ish

    How much horsepower? Lots.

    How long have you had it? 1 year

    What kind of riding? (city, country, interstate?) suburban city

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    What is your commuter bike? 2004 R1150R

    Length of commute-round trip? 35 miles

    How many MPG do you average? 40 mpg

    How much horsepower? 85

    How long have you had it? 1 year

    What kind of riding? (city, country, interstate?) city--crazy Miami traffic.
    2009 R1200R (Commuting)
    2008 R1200GSA (Touring)
    2009 R1200GS (Mountains)

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    RIDEOREGON
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultracyclist View Post
    What is your commuter bike?

    Length of commute-round trip?

    How many MPG do you average?

    How much horsepower?

    How long have you had it?

    What kind of riding? (city, country, interstate?)
    1. 97 R1100R / 95 K75 (depending on mood and weather)
    2. 70 miles more or less
    3. 43 mpg / 48 mpg (I like to make the commute a "spirited" ride
    4. 80 bhp / 75 bhp
    5. 1 year / 3 years
    6. Nearly all country backroads.

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    What is your commuter bike?

    '77 R100RS


    Length of commute-round trip?

    30 miles round trip.

    How many MPG do you average?

    35-40 MPG

    How much horsepower?

    65-70ish

    How long have you had it?

    7 years

    What kind of riding? (city, country, interstate?)

    Divided highway, in the burbs, about 6 miles, then about 25 miles on the full blown freewhizzle.
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    Brad D. - Member #105766
    '77 R100RS - Black Beauty (big pipe, baby!)
    '94 R1100RS - Sylvia

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    The Commute

    What is your commuter bike? 2007 R1200GS

    Length of commute-round trip? 44.6 Miles door to door

    How many MPG do you average? 42-45

    How much horsepower? not sure, but is more than enough

    How long have you had it? <1year on the GS, 3 years on RS, 3 years on F650GS, 7 years in cars....

    What kind of riding? boring freeway - straight....
    Swleejr

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    2002 R1150RT
    40 or so
    31 mpg
    whatever stock is...85?
    2.5 months
    Mostly "city" - 35-45 mph roads but do alot of crawling in 1st and 2nd gear
    _-_-_-_-_-_-
    Ciscoe

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    What is your commuter bike? '01 R1150GS

    Length of commute-round trip? 340 miles (1 trip/week)

    How many MPG do you average? 46

    How much horsepower? 85

    How long have you had it? 1.5yrs

    What kind of riding? (city, country, interstate?) State Hwy/Interstate

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    What is your commuter bike? '04 R1150 Rockster

    Length of commute-round trip? 34 miles

    How many MPG do you average? 45

    How much horsepower? 85?

    How long have you had it? <1 year

    What kind of riding? (city, country, interstate?) country

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    What is your commuter bike? '07 Ducati Sport Classic
    Length of commute-round trip? 10 miles in; 9 out. Different routes.
    How many MPG do you average? Never checked
    How much horsepower? Meaningless
    How long have you had it? Since new, in '07.
    What kind of riding? Local roads in; highway out.


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