BMW R1200RTW – fuel economy analysis, Edmonton, AB to Seattle, WA (return)

Fuel economy for the latest generation of liquid-cooled BMW R1200RTs is superlative

Fuel economy for the latest generation of liquid-cooled BMW R1200RTs is superlative

Here’s a detailed analysis of the fuel consumption for the latest iteration of BMW’s iconic sport-tourer R1200RT,

Our fuel consumption analysis was done after returning from our annual 2016 Schnitzel Tour departing from Edmonton, AB with overnight stops in Cranbrook, BC, Orofino, ID, Yakima, WA, Kingston (Seattle area), WA, Burlington, WA, Salmon Arm, BC and returning to Edmonton.

Total kilometres:  3,494 km (as measured on RT’s onboard tripmeter)

Total litres of fuel consumed (premium unleaded):  172.931 l

Average fuel consumption:  4.9 l/100 km (57.5 Imp mpg; 48.0 US mpg)

Best fuel economy:  4.4 l/100 km (64.2 Imp mpg; 53.5 US mpg) refueling at Bonner’s Ferry, ID

Worst fuel economy:  5.6 l/100 km (50.4 Imp mgp; 42.0 US mpg) refueling at Morton, WA

Number of tanks of fuel:  10

Longest distance on one tank of fuel:  492 km (Salmon Arm, BC to Calgary, AB); 23.390 l used; 1.61 l remaining in 25-litre fuel tank

 

 

 

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