Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3
Results 31 to 34 of 34

Thread: GAS usage?

  1. #31
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    70
    Quote Originally Posted by B1Pilot View Post
    One day i was flying as 'red air' pretending to be an incoming bomber, and had an F-22 chasing me down low.... my fuel flow was 369,000lbs per hour.... for those of you who want the quick math, JP-8 is about 6.8 lbs per gallon.. this means I was burning about 15 gallons a second. Of course at about 650 knots true airspeed I was going a mile every 7 seconds or so... we dont fly that fast all the time, but when we do its a kick in the pants both literally and figuratively.

    By the way the way, I was outpacing the F-22 but still had more throttle available.. the problem was we werent allowed to go supersonic below 5000ft agl (we were about 300 ft agl at the time), so I pulled it back a little to stay below the mach... the F-22 catches me and calls a kill.... In the debrief it turns out he is a friend of mine I have known for some time... I ask how fast he was going and he say mach 1.4. When the time comes in the debrief to brief his shots against me, they are invalidated because he was violating the airspace rule and I wasnt. Even in the air at near supersonic speeds, there are still speed limits

    Sorry for the thread hijack!
    Please feel free to hijack any thread in order to talk about stuff like this because it is way cool and nearly impossible to get first hand! I really don't expect the K1600 to get MPG near what my '09 RT gets but that is OK. I could easily tolerate anything over a 40mpg average considering what you get in return. I was hoping to hate the new K because I cannot afford it, but the wheels in my little brain are turning now and I am going to ride one at the national and hopefully I hate it! But if the RT and maybe the GL1800(never)have to go in order to do it, so be it.

  2. #32
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    29
    My '01 R1100RT has averaged 40.195 mpg for the 4 weeks and 2100 miles I've ridden it. Looking at my mileage history since I started riding again the first of February I'm on track to ride about 18K miles this year.

    If I could get 45 mpg on the K1600 over an 18K year it would save me about 50 gallons of gas. At the current price of $4.10 for premium unleaded that would be $205 per year.

    Let's see... If I could get a K1600 out the door at $24,000, divide that by 205, it would take me only 117 years for the gas savings to pay for the motorcycle!

    Seriously folks, even a 10 mpg difference in gas mileage wouldn't make enough difference in the cost of operation over the life of the bike to be the determining factor on whether to purchase.

    For most of us, motorcycles are an emotional decision, rather than a purely logical one. If you like the way it rides and can afford it, then buy it. If not, then keep what you are riding now.
    '74 Honda CB360, '77 Yamaha RD400, '83 Yamaha 650 Seca Turbo, '02 BMW K1200RS,
    '01 BMW R1100RT
    IBA #55862

  3. #33
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Lakewood, CO
    Posts
    37
    Quote Originally Posted by Polarbear View Post
    Has any info been heard about this new 1600 mpg's???If BMW has intro'd another gas pig, I'll be way disappointed. My KLT1200 got 45-50mpg's almost always, which was very good for such a monster 800lbs scooter. I hope the new 6 cylinder beast gets 50+, or I have no interest in it. For crying out loud, many cars today are getting over 40, so I expect my beloved beemers to do better too. My current GSA1200 is the pig of pigs(love the bike otherwise), regarding gas so I'm looking to do better. Randy
    Just got back from my first long ride (184) miles after taking delivery of the bike (GTL) yesterday. All I gotta say, Randy, is if you can find a car that gets over 40 mpg AND can deliver the absolute enjoyment that this bike did for me today, let me know what it is. Cause I can guarantee you no econobox can give the thrills per mile that this bike can. Ever been in a Toyota Yaris - bleecchhhh. And, FWIW, the consumption readout displayed 43.8 mpg. Although I wasn't beating on it like a rented mule since it's so new, I wasn't taking it easy, either. Also FWIW, I have never gotten worse than 43 on my 1200GS, and that was on a trip to Alaska fully loaded with traveling gear, usually averaged closer to 48. Better check those valves and throttle sync.

  4. #34
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Lakewood, CO
    Posts
    37

    Don't hate it, get it!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 101516 View Post
    Please feel free to hijack any thread in order to talk about stuff like this because it is way cool and nearly impossible to get first hand! I really don't expect the K1600 to get MPG near what my '09 RT gets but that is OK. I could easily tolerate anything over a 40mpg average considering what you get in return. I was hoping to hate the new K because I cannot afford it, but the wheels in my little brain are turning now and I am going to ride one at the national and hopefully I hate it! But if the RT and maybe the GL1800(never)have to go in order to do it, so be it.
    Don't even think of hating it, and trust me, you won't miss either the RT or the GL1800. It's better than either. And I'm saying that after having only ridden 184 miles with a 43.8 mpg average. Traded an RT for it, and have ridden brother-in-law's GL several times.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •