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Das sind die Top 20 der Motorräder mit der größten Reichweite, die zwischen 2019 und 2022 von MOTORRAD getestet wurden. Von riesigen Tanks bis Miniverbrauch – eine bunte Mischung.
I'm not talking smack against smaller cc bikes because if they're light that is a big advantage. But my XR400, XL500S both got 65ish mpg is dual sport/zipping down the highway mode. Giving up big bore power to go 125 is a hard sell on fuel mileage.Not sure why our 125 market is so limited. My gen3 can get 62 mpg and has 6 gallons. Probably the longest range bike I have owned.
My vino, some scooters and stock clone would get 130mpg without stop signs. My xt225 ridden light, my modded clone 90mpg plus. My vino in traffic could drop to 60. But my efi klr on backroads with 2up and gear is a touch over 60mpg. While replicating a gravelwing tourbike. My 2 stroke 50s were 60 to 80mpg. A cm200 was 60 but it sounded great wringing it. The clone ct70 was 125mpg till slight mods..then 100mpg but cruise was an easy 45 plus. My current stock tw200 seems to be over 70 but gearing and jetting could boost either way. My fz6r was kinda stable around 50mpg even at 75mph but gearing would help. When I got a 2017 hyundai elantra 6 speed manual knocking back 50mpg at 80 mph...it obsoleted half my bikes! The worst was my rxv550 around 35mpg but well worth it! My 883 sporty romping..35mpg but could almost get 55mpg plus riding normal. Vstar1300...same bit!I'm not talking smack against smaller cc bikes because if they're light that is a big advantage. But my XR400, XL500S both got 65ish mpg is dual sport/zipping down the highway mode. Giving up big bore power to go 125 is a hard sell on fuel mileage.
The gen3 klr is a pig. The only way to decrease weight easily is ride below half a tank. It matters most juat pushing the bike aound. I think the s model might be impressive. I am only 5'9" on a 2022. There was some rake trail with wheelbase changes...kawi was kinda swift in adressing this. I haven't ridden an s model..but the specs do seem to address some issues while the ergos might even be more ideal. The bars stayed the same but pegs and seat dropped. So xt225 seat height and 6 gallon tank! I think tank size led to fuel pump failures. And I use twc3 because of refresh! Half a tank is three 2up 50 mile rides. And that is the purpose of the bike. Ha..it worked. She loves the klr. But we never ride over 150 miles in a day.This seems to be forgotten during discussions about oversized tanks. I don't fill the 5 gallon tank unless I think having that much fuel on board makes sense at the time. Otherwise, the extra weight of the tank isn't very significant, and I don't have to bother with fuel bottles & bags when I want more range.
Seen some euro diesels VW19 TDI and XUD 19 citroen fours, Good engines but heavy.6 gallons is alot of fuel. But I can keep the tank half full and still ride 180 miles. I thought most diesel builds were in Europe. I have messed with the idea. We can get cheap industrial diesels. And backyard builders use diesel for offroad projects. My atv tire bikes really sip fuel per hour vs mileage. Also horizontals are the best in the states. Honda or clone for street use.
Cool! I.have a 6 speed gearbox and softail chassis but our diesel selection is limited. It makes more sense for atv tire bike for offroad. Either jackshaft or cvt would work. The enfield and bsa parts bikes always looked nice. There are a few full size bikes in the US but it has been years since I have seen a pic. I think Kubota and the John Deer twin were used. But gokarts and minibike builders use the small engines.Seen some euro diesels VW19 TDI and XUD 19 citroen fours, Good engines but heavy.
The 3 cylinder PD 1422 TDI is a bit lighter its like a 19 four with a pot sawn off weight wise but its still heavy enough in a bike.
Enfield made a few diesels had a HATZ engine in them, was ok but possibly a bit underpowered for two up.
I very nearly got a diesel bike built in the mid 90s it was a 30s/40s girder forked rigid rear 125/150/ 200( Villiers type motors) exselsior frame wheelsc and tank with a farryman single cylinder diesel running through a pre unit bsa box , i acctualy had it built running in the frame had a seat rear brake and only needed exhaust some air filteration making and detail stuff which needed more time than i wanted to spend on it, i bunged it in an auction at a local fam i often regret not finishing it it rode quite well up the lane. .
You get the same fuel just the shit loads of ethinol is there to pad out to the gallon in volume in the lame excuse as an octaine boostering elimentaly. in reallity your finds tell the real story you get less because they simply gave you less, only bit you did get was the volume nothing else worthwhile. I dethanolise pump fuel for trials two strokes and it works out expensive for a real gallon of proper fuel. so annoying.Mileage also depends on fuel quality. If I run non-ethanol in my GSA I get 50+ mpg's whereas if I put corn on the cob in the tank, I get 42-44 mpg's. In Europe there is less ethanol, if any, in the gas although it is rearing it ugly head there too...
I personally do ride 250-300 miles at a clip or else I am perpetually stuck in Florida.. So for me having an 8 gallon tank is bliss as I have a choice wether to fill it up all the way or not depending on where I ride..