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Fuel MPG for California 1400
« on: May 13, 2013, 09:23:13 PM »
For anyone here that has some real world fuel mileage figures for the California 1400 Touring, I'd sure like to hear some response. I'm about to pull the trigger on a White Eldorado, and was wondering what people are getting.  ;-T ;-T ;-T ;D ;D ;D ;-T ;-T ;-T

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Re: Fuel MPG for California 1400
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 10:04:13 PM »
On the dealer launch ride day it worked out to Bout 35 mpg. We were doing lots of twisty roads and some of the blokes weren't hanging about. On cruise on the highway it would probably be better.

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Re: Fuel MPG for California 1400
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 10:26:37 AM »
On the dealer launch ride day it worked out to Bout 35 mpg. We were doing lots of twisty roads and some of the blokes weren't hanging about. On cruise on the highway it would probably be better.

Pete

Stupid question - do you measure gas in US gallons or Imperial gallons?  IIRC, Imperials are about 20% more.

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Re: Fuel MPG for California 1400
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 01:07:14 PM »
We use the civilised metric system and measure in Km and litres but somebody on another board did the conversion to your antediluvian system and I think he was an American so I'd guess he used US gallons.

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Re: Fuel MPG for California 1400
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 01:58:06 PM »
Pete's number is about what the shops Demo is getting also.
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Re: Fuel MPG for California 1400
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2013, 06:30:26 PM »
I am getting 32mpg, reserve light comes on around 96 odo miles and is roughly 2gal from empty. CONSISTENTLY.
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Re: Fuel MPG for California 1400
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2013, 04:19:56 PM »
I did a 60 mile run the other day which included intercity roads and some city streets and got 34 MPG
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Re: Fuel MPG for California 1400
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2013, 05:32:31 PM »
The best I've seen so far is a little over 37MPG. I have close to 1500 miles on the clock. ;-T ;-T ;-T

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Re: Fuel MPG for California 1400
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2013, 10:32:44 AM »
Gotta say I'm a bit surprised by the mileage on the Californian. I've seen it written in the high 20s to mid 30s. I'm new to the Guzzi world with my Norge and I'm getting mid 40s on most tanks. I have one of the other Vtwins in the garage at 88 cubic inches and it gets a consistent 49-51 on evry tanks. No EFI on it. I really like the looks of the new Guzzi but sure wish for a bit more range on the bag of gas.
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Re: Fuel MPG for California 1400
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2013, 10:39:52 AM »
I have been betting 42-46.  Lowest has been 23 when I first got it.  It's getting better.
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Re: Fuel MPG for California 1400
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2013, 12:07:40 PM »
I saw 29 average for the first tankful, mostly on city streets with no more than 4-5 miles at a time  on the highway.  Just before the first service last weekend at 980 miles it was averaging 33 with a good bit of riding in Veloce (hooligan) mode and the instant display showed 44 at 75 on flat ground with the cruise control on.  Going to try to put a few tankfuls through it at highway speed this weekend  and see what develops.
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Re: Fuel MPG for California 1400
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2013, 12:41:59 PM »
2600 miles, and out on the highway, I have gotten as high as 45 mpg (cruise control set to 70 mph). Do not go by the onboard computer. It is very pessimistic. Use the tried and true method of filling your tank to exactly the same spot on the filler next and dividing your miles traveled by the gallons pumped... The computer has to guess how much gas you have used based on something like knowing how many mill-seconds the injector is open how often per second (these things it knows well), and then assuming how much gas it is injecting during that period based on the fuel pump/regulator pressure. I'd guess this is where the errors creep in...

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Re: Fuel MPG for California 1400
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2013, 06:07:50 PM »
2600 miles, and out on the highway, I have gotten as high as 45 mpg (cruise control set to 70 mph). Do not go by the onboard computer. It is very pessimistic. Use the tried and true method of filling your tank to exactly the same spot on the filler next and dividing your miles traveled by the gallons pumped... The computer has to guess how much gas you have used based on something like knowing how many mill-seconds the injector is open how often per second (these things it knows well), and then assuming how much gas it is injecting during that period based on the fuel pump/regulator pressure. I'd guess this is where the errors creep in...

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Re: Fuel MPG for California 1400
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2013, 09:29:19 PM »
well there is that mpg window which I haven't figured out either. But the trip meters also provide both an average and instantaneous mpg readout. If you reset the meter when you fill up, it will give you an average (and pessimistic) reading since last fill up...


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