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Offline Kavruk

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Speed ranges
on: May 02, 2019, 08:42:16 PM
Hi everybody, I will upgrade my transalp to a new vfr800x this week. But fuel economy bothers me much. So here is the question. Can anyone tell me the top speed at 6th gear without vtec activation? Thank you very much.

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Re: Speed ranges
Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 05:40:02 AM
*Originally Posted by Kavruk [+]
Hi everybody, I will upgrade my transalp to a new vfr800x this week. But fuel economy bothers me much. So here is the question. Can anyone tell me the top speed at 6th gear without vtec activation? Thank you very much.

Around 95-98mph.

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Offline Kavruk

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Re: Speed ranges
Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 06:27:44 AM
Good morning, I haven't got the bike yet, I am waiting for the delivery. So the photos will be available next week, I hope.

Offline Si Click

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Re: Speed ranges
Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 07:31:05 AM
Economy is certainly not the CRs strongest point and it will remain a weakness until Honda finally retire the current V4.  A look at the competition such as the Triumph Tiger 800 shows that significantly better economy is possible.  I would love to think that Honda will be able to replace it with another V4, but I am not hopeful.  In-line engines are cheaper to design and build and can be scaled up or down in capacity to make a range of bikes.
Enjoy your V4 while you can, it has a unique character that IMHO more than compensates for its thirst; but market pressures may require Honda to replace it with a more frugal and economic unit whose blandness will kill the VFR soul.
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Re: Speed ranges
Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 09:08:28 AM
I regularly see 55 mpg when riding normally, ie how I would ride any bike. Cant see that as a problem, and I dont hang about either  :016:

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Re: Speed ranges
Reply #5 on: May 03, 2019, 10:16:02 AM
*Originally Posted by stubax [+]
I regularly see 55 mpg when riding normally, ie how I would ride any bike. Cant see that as a problem, and I dont hang about either  :016:

Really? I'm lucky to see 46-47mpg on my A1 commute.

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Re: Speed ranges
Reply #6 on: May 03, 2019, 10:49:18 AM
I get 340kms out of a tank sitting on 120kph highways. Thats one of the main points why I bought it.  :027:
Vtec cuts in about 5500rpm which is about 130kph 6th giving you plenty on tap to round up traffic solo. Sitting on 130-140kph and giving good bursts to round up road trains in the NT cuts my range to about 290kms.
Last Edit: May 03, 2019, 11:18:30 AM by Haddo

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Re: Speed ranges
Reply #7 on: May 03, 2019, 11:54:02 AM
My post relates to 6th gear no downshifting. Stock gearing. Hope this helps. :031:

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Re: Speed ranges
Reply #8 on: May 03, 2019, 06:30:01 PM
Normally average 50 to 55 mpg
Did 208 miles with full tank and there was 3 litres left in the tank !

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Re: Speed ranges
Reply #9 on: May 04, 2019, 03:14:22 PM
I have not reset the B Trip counter since new, and Im getting 21.9 km/liter (51.5 mpg) on averige over 'the first 18000 km (11200 miles). Very happy with the mileage, especially compared to the 2014 VFR800F.

 



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