Fuel wise

Published: 11:40AM Jun 15th, 2012

Dear MCM... First of all, let me say what a good read your publication is, there really isn’t any need to shell out for the numerous glossy monthlies.

Having just read your recent report on the Honda NC700X, I am fascinated by the mpg claims. I don’t dispute them but would point out that there are other bikes out there that can get close like my DL650 Suzuki V-Strom K5 (the old shape model). I have owned it from new and calculate the mpg on every refuel. I regularly get 60-65mpg even when used spiritedly. I don’t regularly break speed limits but do use its urge to get to them as quickly as possible. I once got 66mpg with my wife as pillion and luggage. The bike has a 22 litre tank so a range of over 250 miles is easily attainable and 300 would be possible with a little care. I keep promising myself that I will take it easy on a whole tank to see what it really is capable of, but always end up having a blast at some stage and ruining its max mpg potential.

Colin Campbell,
via email


Responses to “Fuel wise”

Current Issue: Oct 2015

Issue Oct 2015

Harley’s new Street 750: under £6k and targeting the youths

Guy Martin on: the crash. The damage. His future

Suzuki’s SECRET plans to bring back the TL1000

Improve your riding: How to get motorways right


Buy this issue now

• Next issue on sale: October 16, 2015

Issue 112

Issue 112
Oct 2015

The UK”s biggest bike monthly

Subscribe and get this issue

Buy it now facebook Read on-line Service Guide

Other Letters

Star Letter: Memories of my speedway passion

Star Letter: Memories of my speedway passion

Reading the excellent, descriptive and exciting report by Carli Ann Smith I was transported back 66 years to when, ...

Read More »

Star Letter: Goldilocks and the three bikes

Star Letter: Goldilocks and the three bikes

Having ridden motorcycles in my teenage years, I had a short spell of 45 years on four wheels instead of ...

Read More »

View all...


Related magazines:

Scootering magazine MSL Magazine Twist & Go magazine

Advertising Deadline:

Trade advertising deadlines:
November issue: Oct 2, 2015
December issue: Nov 6, 2015
For more information contact our Advertising representative

Book advertising here

Next Issue Out:

October 16, 2015