im averagin' 35-37 mpg...i use it to commute and tend to stay in lower gears while lane splitting, might explain that...otherwise just night ridin
I get about 1000 smiles per gallon.
Seriously though, if you calculate the tire cost, its almost as much as the fuel cost so you aren't saving anything by taking a bike vs. a cage
This would be true if your running sport touring tires on your RR. If you are running the stock tires, or other common hypersport tires, there is no way your going to get 7000 miles out of them. I'm lucky to get 3000 miles out of a set. Pilot Powers seem to last longer than Qualifiers or Diablo's. The front should last longer than the rear, and my front just started showing cords this weekend at 3200 miles. Some people only get 2500 miles out of a set of tires, so 3000 is doing good. I'm sure a lot of it is how you ride too, but if you don't spend any time on this bike leaned over or on the throttle, whats the point?Bluedev,
Needs new tires (this is hard to tell as I keep getting flats but my front is still pretty good after 8400miles) every, we'll say 7k for rear, 10k for front, @$260.00 at CycleGear. total cost for tires every 17.5K = $560.00
For truely economical bikes, get a Ninja 250R, super cheap way to commute via freeway.
Actually, I am running the oem front (only reason I am not running oem rears is they are $300.00+, so I got the "regular" $140.00 Qualifier for the rear). The oem Qualifier had 3500 miles on it when the first flat occured. It had plenty of tread left, so yes, how you ride is important. My front is full oem and still has at least 2K more miles left in it and as it stands, there is 8400 miles on that said oem front Qualifier. No, I do not pop wheelies doing 100mph+, no, I do not do smokey burn outs, no, when I canyon ride, I am not balls out, knee sliding, that would be for my track day coming up in October. I would never bash anyone for wanting to go balls out on public roads, but that just isn't me, too many variables.This would be true if your running sport touring tires on your RR. If you are running the stock tires, or other common hypersport tires, there is no way your going to get 7000 miles out of them. I'm lucky to get 3000 miles out of a set...