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I have 250mi on my Spyder. Thought I would check gas mileage and am getting around 25mpg, ouch! I did not buy this for great mileage but come on now, this is a little ridiculous when compared to my other vehicles. I hope it improves over time.

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It gets better with time. I typically get about 35mpg (still not great but that is the price of entertainment).
I'm not sure if you are running the Spyder like the Sportster? I usually run in a gear that will range between 4000 & 6000 rpm cruising. always shigting around 6 - 7000 rpm (higher if I am on the on ramps). When i had her sounding like a Cruiser - I was under 30mpg.
 

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I am over 3000+ miles now and it is barely over 30 mpg generally. Very disappointed to say the least! Straight highway cruising I see around 33 at 70 mph which is the speed limit around here. If I push much over that I see closer to the 30 even figure which means the low fuel light is on around 150 miles or so. This same engine in an 1100 pound car at race speeds on a sports car track did better than that! They need to work on the mapping or something because that is shameful given the gas prices today! Bill
 

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I didn't buy this for the mileage. I get about 35 mpg though I never measured it. I'm happy.
You never measured it but you get 35? Yesterday's tank was 30.7 mpg. It was in mixed city and highway driving. Measure it with some thought and care and maybe your 35 will shrink a bit. My buddies juiced up Harley gets better mileage (about 40.6 last tank) than my SE-5 and will stay right with me and pull away eventually. It cost him $17,000 complete from the dealer and guess what so far no problems in 5,000 miles plus. They need to address some of the problems with this bike and be more reactive to solve them and sticking our heads in the sand and not admitting they exist isn't helping a thing. Gas is going up around here again $2.75 yesterday and this problem isn't going to go away only get worse from the look of things. Bill
 

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I have about 5K miles and get between 35 and 40 depending on how I ride. It does get better after your first "check up" at the dealer.
 

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I have about 3500 on my bike and it has been back for it's first $150+ check up and the mileage hasn't changed in the least bit. Our speed limit is 70 around here and that is usually what I hit most of the time. I did an all highway run of 160.5 miles on 5.03 gallons and that figures around 30.0 something. I don't ride downhill all the time in WV so I guess I am missing something? Bill
 

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2333 dosen't get great milage either. I have been riding for 35 years, and after a time you get a feel for what kind of mileage you can expect out of a bike. After over a year the Spyder continues to surprise me with how fast it goes through a tank of gas. I believe the fact that sixth gear was given up for a powered reverse has a lot to do with it. I am turning 4500 rpm at moderate highway speeds, and that is way too high.
 

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I guess because I drive like a grandma I am getting comparatively good mileage. My last topoff was 1.75 gallons for a 78 mile trip. That equates to over 40 mpg.
Nowthen, I cruise at 65 mph and shift around 5K rpms and don't ride it like a crotch rocket and accelerate at a leisurely pace.
It ain't Harley mileage (I could push 50 on my 95 Dyna) but I knew the mileage issues prior to purchase so the higher than average I am getting is a pleasant surprise.

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Gas milage on RS-S

I just picked up my Spyder roadster RS-S. I've put around 160 miles on it & had to fill it up twice. I haven't done the math yet but I think I'm getting under 25 miles per gallon. I didn't buy it to save on gas, I'm just a little disappointed that the dealer would tell me 35mpg when it's clearly not. Anyone have any input?
 

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I just picked up my Spyder roadster RS-S. I've put around 160 miles on it & had to fill it up twice. I haven't done the math yet but I think I'm getting under 25 miles per gallon. I didn't buy it to save on gas, I'm just a little disappointed that the dealer would tell me 35mpg when it's clearly not. Anyone have any input?
As you say you didn't buy it for the gas mileage - none of us did. If you want great mileage get a scooter. I have a 2009 RS w/6500 miles on it and I get about 25 mpg city/highway combined. I am kinda heavy with the right wrist but even if I took it easy I don't think I would get much over 30. The wife has a Yamaha T-Max (500cc) which I ride probably more than she does (it's a hoot) and it only gets a little over 40 mpg. David
 

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Thanks for the reply. I was just curious. I bought one for my wife as well. I'm just glad that the both fit in my single car garage.:D
 

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One thing the Spyder has to its advantage is its size, unfortunately that means more weight, and even worse, a larger frontal area. The resistance of moving an object through the air increase with the square of its velocity... so the faster you go on the Spyder, the bigger the impact of its frontal area. But I'd rather be seen on the Spyder, than not seen on a motor cycle!
 

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I have 700 miles on BR1 and I got 28.3 on my first full fill...and 30.1 on my last tank @ 60-70 mph in 25 mph wind blowing different directions. I was pleased it did not go down as I do hear of 24-25 mpg...so not bad...not real good either.
 
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