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    Average MPG on your RS?

    I bought the 2016 RS a month ago. I've logged 47-50mpg on each tank. That includes some around town, twisties, and highways in various combinations.

    My dealer/mechanic thought I'd get high 30's per gallon. I've quite a bit over that guess. I haven't taken the bike over 5Krpm's and usually shift at 38-4100 rpm's so I'm not one to be revving the motor much [ IOW, I don't horse the bike up through the gears ]. I carry 20#'s of kit total between panniers and another 7# in the soft top case.

    What are others getting for mpg on their RS?

    Just curious if it's the way I ride my motors or is this close to normal on these bikes
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    Debbie's Servant Lee's Avatar
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    On two trips to Colorado this year my trip average was over 50mpg.
    A trip to Arkansas was 49 or 50 mpg.
    On my wife's RS she got the same trip avg on the Arkansas trip and I think she got one to two mpg less than me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    On two trips to Colorado this year my trip average was over 50mpg.
    A trip to Arkansas was 49 or 50 mpg.
    On my wife's RS she got the same trip avg on the Arkansas trip and I think she got one to two mpg less than me.
    I know you two do a lot of miles, so your results on the same bike, that mirror my own so far, is encouraging.
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    I also own a 2016 RS and average 49.5mpg.

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    Have a look at the Fuelly website. I track my lupin blue 2017. 49.8 mpg.


    https://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/bmw/r1200rs

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    I average between 50-52mpg on my 2016 RS.
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    If I stay on the secondary roads, with out bags or top box, crusing 50-60 I get upwards of 55mpg.

    If I go on the interstate with bags and top box (about a 5mpg hit) cruse 70-80 I get about 45

    Aggressive mountain twisties 40 to 100, avg RPM 6000.... a lot less but what fun!

    ps well broken in 40k miles

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    46-47

    I average 46-47; 70-75 mph on the slab, spirited on the 2 lanes. Buddy with XR is 10-12 mph less.
    Last edited by rhodetrip; 11-29-2020 at 09:50 PM.

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