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Old 06-05-2008, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,
Can any one give me an idea of the gas mileage I can expect with a 2005 SV1000? I plan on commuting 4 days a week at 80 miles and since I owned a TL1000R a few years ago which seldom saw 40 mpg; I'm curious. Also, does the SV require premium gas? The TL did. Thanks and stay safe, STN
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'll answer again and add some details. Out having fun, I get about 36-38 mpg on 87 Octane which is what Suzuki recommends for the sv1k. You might get a little better commuting at reasonable speeds. I love the bike BTW.
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When mine was geared stock, I frequently saw 44 - 45 mpg.

Geared -1 in the front, and I never saw better than 38.

Stock front sprocket, and +2 in the rear, I get around 37 commuting to and from work. 41 on the highway.

Having fun in the twisties, I've gotten as little as 30mpg.

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I usually get about 49 what am I doing diffrent?
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I usually get about 49 what am I doing diffrent?
Riding less aggresively than me.
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riding like a puss lol
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I regularly get 52 mpg on the interstate at a constant 80 mph on my '03 sv1k. It's essentially stock except for the free mods.

I do commute on it a lot, if it's not raining I'm riding. I regularly get 40-45 mpg enjoying myself. The worst I've seen is 36, and I was riding the snot out of it.
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wow, never thought I'd hear about litre twins getting over 45 mpg haha. My old Aprilia and current RC51 get ~35ish on a good day (ie, not too much throttle twisting), and have been known to dip down into the 25-28 range when doing aggressive street riding.
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All,
Sad, sad news...I was going to pick up my SV1000s this past Sat. morning and I emailed the dude that had it Friday night to make sure we were still on track. SOLD!!! This guy and I had agreed on the price, set the date for pickup and had spoke on the phone mutiple times yet he sold it right out from under me. I guess he was really hurting for money and if that is the case, I can deal with it.
Now the good news...I bought a 2003 Honda 919. Low miles, one owner that looks new plus new tires. Price? Can you dig 4,500.00? Not as cool as a SV or TL twin but the flat black paint looks so bitchn'. More updates and photos to come. Thanks, STN
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Might have to change your screen name now.

Good score on the bike and good job gettin' a Honda! hehe
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