R1200RTW fuel economy – observed on recent MRT Rally trip

Ferry crossing from Balfour to Crawford Bay, BC. The 35 minute crossing is notable as the longest free ferry in North America

Ferry crossing from Balfour to Crawford Bay, BC. The 35 minute crossing is notable as the longest free ferry in North America

The analyst in my head compels me to conduct a post tour ‘audit’ of my BMW R1200RT’s fuel consumption.  I know, it’s a sickness.  (The root word of analyst is ‘anal’, isn’t it??)

So I’ve just crunched the numbers.

My recent ride took place from July 28th – 31st.

Distance:  2,304 km

Litres consumed (unleaded premium):  106.506

Total fuel cost:  $126.49

Average cost/litre:  $1.18

Average fuel consumption:  4.6 l/100 km (61.4 Imp MPG)

Best fuel economy:  4.2 l/100 km (67.2 Imp MPG), Revelstoke, BC to Kaslo, BC and Kaslo, BC to Blairmore, AB

Worst fuel economy:  5.7 l/100 km (49.5 Imp MPG, Red Deer, AB to Edmonton, AB)

Miscellaneous notes

The observed fuel consumption of 4.2 l/100 km is the best fuel economy of any bike I’ve ever owned, and a ‘personal best.’  The only other bike I’ve owned that’s even come close to this was my 2004 BMW R1150RT which, if I recall correctly, managed a very good ‘best’ of about 64 Imp MPG.

The two tanks of fuel on which the ‘Best’ fuel economy was observed included the Calgary to Revelstoke segment which runs through Banff National Park where the posted speed limit is 90 kph, and the next part of the tour, Revelstoke to Kaslo is also slow.

In the Revelstoke to Kaslo section, we got stacked up behind slow RVs, many of which were travelling at 20-30 kph under the posted speed limit.

The worst fuel economy was on the QEII highway, where travel speeds of 130 plus kph was not uncommon.

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