Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX fuel economy – Part 3

Moto Guzzi 1200 NTX averaged

Moto Guzzi 1200 NTX averaged 6.0 L/100 km over 2,981 kilometres on our Victoria Day long weekend tour

For fuel economy nerds (and I count myself among your ranks) here is the final installment of our 3-part post on fuel usage the 2012 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 8V NTX ridden on Canada’s Victoria Day long weekend.

Fuel mileage for segment from Cranbrook, B.C. to Orofino. ID:

  • Cranbrook, BC to Walla Walla, WA, 353 km – 4.1 U.S. gallons/17.0 L premium unleaded @ $4.10 USD/gal. = 4.7 L/100 km, 60.2 miles per Imperial gal., 50.0 miles per U.S. gal.
  • Walla Walla, WA to Orofino, ID, 365 km – 6.2 U.S. gallons/23.4 L premium unleaded @ $4.26 USD/gal. = 6.4 L/100 km, 44.1 miles per Imperial gal., 36.7 miles per U.S. gal.

Overall fuel summary:

  • Best fuel economy (Cranbrook, BC  to Walla Walla, WA):  4.7 L/100 km (60.2 miles per Imperial gal., 50.0 miles per U.S. gal.)
  • Worst fuel economy (Edmonton, AB to Cochrane, AB):  6.6 L/100 km (42.8 miles per Imperial gal., 35.6 miles per U.S. gal.)
  • Average fuel economy:  6.0 L/100 km (47.0 miles per Imperial gal., 39.2 miles per U.S. gal.)
  • Total distance over which fuel economy calculated:  2,981 km (1,852 miles)
  • Total fuel used (premium unleaded): 179.37 L (39.4 Imperial gal., 47.3 U.S. gal.)
  • Total fuel cost:  $C230.30




  1. Niel Williams says:

    Just discovered your post on Stelvio fuel economy. On the leg in which you recorded 50mpg what was the terrain like? Flat or mostly downhill? Its hard to find accurate information about mileage. I appreciate your posting this. Thanks.

    • Neil:

      Thanks for your query and visiting this site. The section of my tour from Cranbrook, B.C. to Walla Walla, WA was a mix of terrain, but all on 2-lane secondary highways. From Cranbrook south to Sandpoint, ID is mostly open, rolling terrain with some major, mountainous elevation changes. The next part of the tour took me to St. Maries, ID which is very tight and twisting motorcycle roads. Then the last segment to Walla Walla in Eastern WA is mostly flat.

      I can’t really make one broad generalization to describe the topography, because that particular tank of fuel including a mix of terrains. Another comment that may help your analysis is that I tend to ride at least 10 kph (6 mph) over the posted speed limit, so I don’t dawdle.

      Hope this helps.


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