What gas mileage do you get on your Gold Wing and Suzuki Savage?

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by C. J. Clegg, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. C. J. Clegg

    C. J. Clegg Guest

    I have a 1989 Gold Wing GL-1500 with 82,000 miles on it, and a 1995 Suzuki
    Savage 650 with around 7500 miles.

    I get around 37 MPG with the Wing and 43 MPG with the Savage. The Wing is
    mostly highway miles, often two-up, with regular gas, and the Savage is
    mostly city / suburban miles, usually by myself, usually with mid-grade or
    premium gas (it runs noticeably less smoothly on regular even though it's
    approved for 87 octane).

    Seems a little low, especially the Savage... I would have thought mid 50's
    wouldn't be unreasonable.

    Those of you who have Wings or Savages, what do you get for mileage?
    C. J. Clegg, Jul 6, 2007
    1. Advertisements

  2. C. J. Clegg

    Savage Guest


    I have a 2000 with a MAC exhaust, the PO may have adjusted the carb. I use
    regular gas only, even Arco regular. City riding I get about 45 mpg, but I
    am rather agressive on acceleration/braking.

    On a recent ride thru the desert I did the 115 freeway miles from Gardena
    to Palm Springs on less than 1.9 gallons -- 60+ MPG at mostly 70-75 mph.
    The next leg was 140 miles, 48 miles on I-10 at 75 mph, 58 miles through
    Johsua Tree N.P. at 30-40 mph, 34 miles looping back to Palm Springs on the
    29palms hwy at 40-55 mph -- went on reserve just before Desert Hot Springs,
    63+ mpg. The 115 mile run back home was mostly 75mph against heavy
    headwinds which knocked me down to a lousy 52.5 mpg.
    Savage, Jul 7, 2007
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.