On a 2015 model, would I expect better fuel consumption at Low power setting compared to Full power?
Yup. I got it brand new, Broken in on the dyno, it now has 4.5k miles. It has an akrapovic slip-on but no tune yet. Nels Byersdorf is gonna be tuning it in March, so hopefully I get better fuel mileage after that.Angelo...
Did you get your bike new? My mileage improved by several mpg after the first 1500 to 2000 miles. 36 mpg does not sound strange to me. I'm old and have been off a bike for about 8 years so its gingerly I go as I get my bike legs back under me. Plus my back road adventures are very tight and twisty, with tons of blind corners and rises. Depending on the roads (lots of fast, pour it on sweepers) that sounds pretty normal. I've heard of low to mid 20's on trackdays.
Your 43 on low power mode sound about right, and is exactly my average. Sounds like you are using it right and having a good time.
Keep it up and be safe!
In the early spring I ran at L power and level 3 traction control for awhile due to dust and pea gravel at intersections. The fuel economy was in the 46 to 48 mpg Imp. The gas would still be coming off winter formulation so economy is down. In the fall on full power ran similar numbers. Trips were shorter in the 100 to 175 mile range. Ran full power once all the gravel in the spring disappeared and mileage improved. The fuel economy is more a function of how hard you accelerate from a stop and how often you push the bike above 130 kph. Steady running in the 110 to 125 range (68 to 78 mph) with the odd burst to mubbledy mumbledy for passing will result in fuel economy in the low 50's mpg Imp (45+ US).Thanks for all the responses. My interest in starting the thread is to know whether there is a significant difference in fuel consumption between the "L" and "F" settings.
If "L" gives only 75% power of "F", isn't it logical to expect better fuel mileage over "F" too? HoloQuest has found no significant difference.
I'm not sure whether anyone else has anyone done extensive runs on both "L" and "F." It is reasonable to assume that when a rider chooses a setting, he will continue to use that setting unless the road conditions change significantly over the course of a ride (e.g. sudden thunderstorm, bad road) after which he returns back to his chosen setting. This makes a direct comparison between the two settings difficult.