miles per gallon

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  1. hale

    hale Rookie DRN Member

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    How many miles do you get per gallon of a TT-R250? I just got my bike last week and I'm not sure when I'm running low on gas, I'm just curious.


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    cujet Rookie DRN Member

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    Wow, that is a loaded question. I know that riding style, terrain, location, altitude, weight, mechanical condition and state of tune all play a role.

    I can go 100 miles on my 2 stroke if I keep the revs low and milk it along. I used to be able to go 80 miles on my XR250 if I rode normal. Track days result in about 15MPG on a 250 4 stroke with me as the pilot.

    My best guess would be about 60 miles before reserve.

    Chris
  3. hale

    hale Rookie DRN Member

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    Let's see, all I do is ride on trails in the desert. I don't do any jumps or anything and I don't race. I just ride for fun. The altitude I live in is about 3,000 ft above sea level. I weight 180 lbs and I'm athletic. Ya that's all I know for now cuz I just started to ride last week. Oh ya and my bike is brand new :)
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    kx125412 Rookie DRN Member

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    Just take a peek inside the tank and you can get an idea of how much gas you have.
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    hale Rookie DRN Member

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    I did that, but the tank design is weird...I shook the tank bike a little and heard the gas splash around. It seems like there is still plenty of gas in there. I've only ridden the bike 16 miles so...ya I think I have plenty. I just wanted to know when I should go on reserve.
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    kx125412 Rookie DRN Member

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    Well you should be able to see a bit, bue as long as you hear the gas sloshing around dont worry about. Or just top up the tank alot, but 4t tend to be pretty good on gas.
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    jabbott233686 Rookie DRN Member

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    i'd say around 30 per gallon thats what my xr250r supposed to get and i weigh 150 so thats the best guess i've got
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    iamdawalru5 Rookie DRN Member

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    ive got to agree that you should find you get 60 miles before reserve. that is if you have a 3.5 gallon tank. go bikez.com, look up the specs if they are present and ride with a kid that has a trip on his motorcycle.
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    Sorry to piggyback on your post. I was just curious if anyone knew if a 450 would have significantly worse gas mileage than a 250.
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    "I did that, but the tank design is weird..." If the tt-r 250's tank is anything like the 230's, i know exactly what you mean. The tank is vertually impossible to see into, you can only see when you're full! :bang: So what we do is when you hit reserve, you turn around or get to a gas station, the reserve is still plenty enough to get you where you need to go, for the most part. :cool:
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    FWIW, under bright light (the sun) I can see fuel level through my tank. Then again, my fuel is purple and my tank is orange...



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