Fuel consumption

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  1. Scout

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    Assuming you're travelling the same kms at the same speed with the same riding style.
    Would a 600 or a 1000 sportbike be better on fuel :dunno:
    This is highway riding, where most speeds are 100kms + (60mph +)
     
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    This is not a perfect test but I ride frequently with a buddy that has a ZX10R and I ride a ZX6R (636) and I get better mileage then he does. I frequently get about 3-6 miles to the gallon better.
     
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    what's your bike weigh compared to his?

    I don't know, but I'm guessing that's going to be the big factor (all other things like being equal).
     
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    Off the top of my head, I think the ZX6R weights about 190kgs and the ZX10R around 210kgs when wet.
     
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    So how much a gallon :hsugh: :o
     
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    depends on the rpm of each bike.

    the higher the displacement, the larger the volumes of air and fuel consumed for combustion at any rpm compared to a smaller motor.

    let's say you have a 998cc bike and a 599cc bike and they're both geared to do 5000rpm at 60mph, the 998cc bike will consume more fuel if all other factors like drag is the same. it just requires more fuel per combustion stroke.
     
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    Yeah I know this, but generally smaller displacement bikes have a bore/stroke that has them revving higher than a larger displacement bike.
    So for example, say a 600 will do 5000RPM in 6th, and a 1000 will do 3000RPM, both travelling 60mphs. So a 600 is revving higher using more fuel, but then you take into consideration that although the 1000 is revving less, it's using more fuel as it's a bigger cc.

    But putting that aside, I just want to know from people first hand if they get better fuel economy with a 600 or a 1000 :o
     
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    But is that true, or is it more like the 600 will do 5000 rpm and the 1000 will do 4500 rpm? (same speed, same gear, etc)

    accurate first hand anecdotal information is going to be hard to come by :o
     
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    Take an educated guess :o
     
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    Maybe I should just get a 250, change the sprockets and do 100kms at 1500RPM :bowdown:
     
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    If there both stock the 600 will probably get a bit better milage. Unless the 1000 is a vtwin in which case the 600 will get alot better milage.
     
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    600 weighs less.....will get better mileage.
     
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    :rofl:
    the ex250 tops out at about 105mph, at 12 or 13k.
     
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    It was only a joke :o

    The 'sport' 250's here do around 7-8k RPM at 100kms :dunno:
     
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    BTW, thanks for the replies.

    I have a 98 ZX6R I'm about to sell, and just trying to decide which size bike generally has better fuel consumption as I'm looking for a new bike :o
     
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    sorry for the delayed response but i just looked it up since I did not know off the top of my head.

    ZX6R - 362lb (Dry)
    ZX10R - 382lb (Dry)

    Though I ride the 636 I do weigh also about 20lbs more then him. So maybe if I wasn't such a fat ass I may get even better mileage.

    Well I get about 38-44mpg
     
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    Ah alright, so I think my guesses were fairly correct :run:

    I still can't make my mind up about which 600 I want though :hsugh:
    The dealers here don't let you test ride them, and the Kawasaki dealer doesn't even keep anyZX636R's in stock :greddy:
     
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