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    Better mileage on 2018 C650GT

    Having been riding C650GTs for about 4 years now, starting withe a 2013 model and having gone through two other units, I replaced my 2016 (itself purchased on trade-in of the 2014 that I put 55K miles on) that was totaled in a crash (nobody hurt) with a 2018 model (apparently BMW never imported the 2017 year to the states).

    Anyway, I've always kept meticulous records of gas mileage, and I have found that this 2018 model is consistently getting 10% or more better mileage than the earlier models did. Same driving habits, and no change in my location for the past couple of years - it seems BMW changed something but I'm not sure what.

    My guess is they altered the power curve of the motor to improve fuel consumption, as I do sense that the acceleration is not quite as snapy and for the life of me I can't get it over 102MPH (I used to hit 110MPH on the earlier models). Not that those features mean much - I like this setup better...if I keep it to 65MPH or lower I'm getting 59-60MPG.

    Just wondering if anyone else is seeing this? Or for that matter if anyone else is on the forum...

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    On my 2013 I have about 35000 miles and I have been getting consistently 22-25 km per liter which I believe is 60-65 miles a gallon
    Quote Originally Posted by bobfately View Post
    .if I keep it to 65MPH or lower I'm getting 59-60MPG.

    Just wondering if anyone else is seeing this? Or for that matter if anyone else is on the forum...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobfately View Post
    Just wondering if anyone else is seeing this? Or for that matter if anyone else is on the forum...
    There aren't many of us on this sub-section of the forum, it would seem. But I guess that is understandable since BMW must have less than 1% or the scooter market.

    I pick up my used 2018 C650GT tomorrow morning from the local dealership. It has 4K miles. I'm getting excited now . . .
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    New to you C650GT

    Quote Originally Posted by 75450 View Post
    There aren't many of us on this sub-section of the forum, it would seem. But I guess that is understandable since BMW must have less than 1% or the scooter market.

    I pick up my used 2018 C650GT tomorrow morning from the local dealership. It has 4K miles. I'm getting excited now . . .
    We'll need to see pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpallenjr View Post
    We'll need to see pictures!
    Here's a picture of it sitting outside the BMW dealership:
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