Fuel consumption

 

During the first 1000 km of the break-in phase I didnít really record the fuell consumption because one travels at an unrealistic low speed (4000 revolutions/min = 90 km/h).

During this phase the motorcycle did about 22 km per liter.  Below is a more realistic indication of the consumption of the motorcycle at normal speed and/or loaded with touring equipment:

(I have to apologize for the Afrikaans, the translation will follow soon)

Ode reading Distance Liters Km/liter Conditions Filling station
1348.60 374.60 19.33 19.38 Snelweg, fiets gelaai met sytasse, tent, slaapsak, matras
1545.20 196.60 11.10 17.71 Soos bo met baie sterk kopwind
1859.10 313.90 18.38 17.08 Soos bo, baie sterk kopwind
2121.70 262.60 14.95 17.57 Snelweg, fiets gelaai met sytasse, tent, slaapsak, matras
2459.00 337.30 17.94 18.80 Snelweg, fiets gelaai met sytasse, tent, slaapsak, matras
2648.10 189.10 7.07 26.75 Grondpad gery. Baie 3e en 4e rat, anders rustige spoed
2918.10 270.00 13.32 20.27 Teerpad, gemiddeld so 100km/h. Geen gejaag.
3124.70 206.60 9.75 21.19 Teerpad, gemiddeld so 100km/h. Geen gejaag.
3514.20 389.50 16.17 24.09 Zimbabwe: Op teer 80km/h, grondpad tussen 30 en 60km/h
3816.60 302.40 15.11 20.01 Teerpad, gemiddeld so 100km/h. Geen gejaag.
4142.80 336.20 14.40 23.35 Rustige grondpad en teer ry in die Waterberg
4583.70 440.90 20.76 21.24 Lughawe toe en terug, soontoe sterk kopwind, terug stertwind.
4938.00 354.30 18.97 18.68 Snelweg, Pretoria toe en terug
5084.40 146.40 8.52 17.18 Snelweg, 110km/h
5462.10 377.70 19.16 19.71 Bagasie op, 100km/h
5814.00 351.90 17.89 19.67 Bagasie op, 100km/h
6187.50 373.50 17.23 21.68 Dik sand, twee dae meestal 1e en 2e rat, bagasie op.
6496.40 308.90 15.22 20.30 Teerpad, 100km/h, bagasie op
6781.20 284.80 14.13 20.16 Teerpad, 100km/h, bagasie op
6957.70 176.50 9.14 19.31 Teerpad, 100km/h, bagasie op
7291.50 333.80 19.07 17.50 Botswana, Teerpad, 120km/h, bagasie op
7556.40 264.90 12.06 21.97 Day rides near Naboomspruit
7861.10 304.70 18.09 16.84 Highway, strong wind
8181.10 320.00 20.20 15.84 Luggage, highway, strong wind, rain, 110 km/h
8556.60 375.50 18.86 19.91 Luggage, tar and dirt
8930.90 374.30 19.18 19.52 Highway, luggage, 110 km/h
9284.10 353.20 17.81 19.83 Highway, luggage, 110 km/h
9703.50 419.40 19.75 21.24 Highway, 100km/h
1006.70 303.10 13.90 21.81 Heavy load, 110 km/h
10254.70 248.00 14.59 16.99 Heavy load, city traffic Cape Town
10582.70 328.00 15.25 21.51 Heavy load, 100 km/h Vanrhynsdorp
10890.80 308.10 15.26 20.19 Heavy load, 100 km/h Steinkopf
11102.70 211.90 12.09 17.53 Heavy load, 100 km/h Grunau
11263.20 160.50 10.10 15.89 Heavy load, 100 km/h Keetmanshoop
11488.90 225.70 12.52 18.03 Heavy load, 100 km/h Mariental
11760.30 271.30 16.24 16.71 Heavy load, 100 km/h Windhoek
11949.30 189.00 8.93 21.16 Heavy load, 100 km/h Okahandja
12242.80 293.50 15.82 18.55 Heavy load, 100 km/h Otavi
12332.60 89.80 5.12 17.54 Heavy load, 100 km/h Grootfontein
12592.50 259.90 14.96 17.32 Heavy load, 100 km/h Rundu
12795.60 203.10 12.27 16.55 Heavy load, 100 km/h Divundu
13110.90 315.30 18.50 17.04 Heavy load, 100 km/h Katima Mulilo
13240.80 129.90 5.73 22.67 Heavy load, 100 km/h Kasane
13546.30 305.50 15.90 19.21 Heavy load, 100 km/h Nata
13824.00 277.70 14.39 19.30 Heavy load, 100 km/h Serule
14008.40 184.40 9.78 18.84 Heavy load, 100 km/h Groblersbrug
14374.10 365.70 19.32 18.93 Heavy load, 100 km/h Naboomspruit
14734.10 360 18.55 19.41 High way and sandy tracks Johannesburg
14949.50 215.40 10.30 20.91 Highway, headwind, alu panniers Naboomspruit

And then I left on my trip across Africa ...

Have a look at my 2009 preparations. I am going to start the fuel log again.


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