BMW R1200RTW – 4.3 l/100 km. Victoria Day weekend ride fuel economy!

Our 2014 BMW R1200RTW averaged 4.7 L/100 km (58.9 imp. mpg/49.1 US mpg) during a 4-day, 2522 km tour through Alberta, British Columbia and Idaho during Canada's Victoria Day long weekend

Our 2014 BMW R1200RTW averaged 4.7 L/100 km (58.9 imp. mpg/49.1 US mpg) during a 4-day, 2522 km tour through Alberta, British Columbia and Idaho during Canada’s Victoria Day long weekend.  Photo shows the Garmin (BMW Navigator V) GPS readout at journey’s end

On our first big motorcycle tour of the season, Canada’s Victoria Day holiday weekend, our 2014 BMW R1200RTW delivered some very good fuel consumption numbers indeed.

Not once, but twice, the big RT returned an impressive 4.3 l/100 km ‘highway’ fuel consumption (first from Lolo to Eureka, Montana, then a second time from Cochrane to home in Edmonton.)

Total distance ridden:  2523 km (according to BMW Navigator V GPS)

Total fuel consumed (premium unleaded):  120.991 litres

Average fuel consumption:  4.7 L/100 km (58.9 imp. mpg/49.1 US mpg)

Best fuel consumption:  4.3 L/100 km (64.8 imp. mpg/56.9 US mpg), Eureka to Lolo, Montana and Cochrane, AB to Cranbrook, BC (mainly 2-lane secondary highways)

Worst fuel consumption:  5.3 L/100 km (53.2 imp. mpg/44.3 US mpg), Cochrane, AB to Edmonton, AB (combination of 2-lane secondary and 4-lane divided highway)

Onboard Trip Meter vs GPS discrepancy

For the statistical perfectionists, some interesting observations:

  • The RT’s onboard Trip Meters A and B don’t match (Trip B recorded 2498 km; Trip A recorded 2578 km based on distance traveled since last refueling and resetting to ‘zero’ at each fuel stop)
  • The Garmin (BMW Navigator V) GPS recorded a distance of 2522.9 km
  • The RT’s onboard Trip B reads ‘low’ by 0.0098, or less than 1-percent, compared to the GPS

 

 

 

 

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