2007 Breva with 10100 miles on odometer worst is 14.0 miles per litre (63 mpg) and best is 16.5 miles per litre (72 mpg) based on difference in odometer readings between fill-ups and brimming tank on centre stand. Ridden by 70kg. plodding pensioner in his seventies.dazz2013-11-23 23:10:32
I bought my 2008 750 Breva at the end of may with just under 8000 miles on the clock and have done 3200 miles at an average of 58mpg. I am a bit of a fat git though so somebody less bulky could well achieve more.
Not broke in to the 70 mpg’s my self on my 56 Breva, but getting up that way on a run back from the Mosel valley in Germany to Manchester via the Chunnel.
Drops a bit when playing hard round the twisties, but at worst high fifties.
As Brian says, they take a while to loose up and bed in.
You have to learn hour to ride them too.
Get on Bridestone BT45 as soon as you can too.
Thanks everyone, interesting replies. The bike has done 1000 miles, so I guess it will loosen up more over time.The very latest upgrade to the V7 engine is seen in the new Stone & Special models from late 2012 onwards, & that is claimed to increase fuel consumption over mine, the Classic.Also I think my riding style is adapting as I get used to the engine characteristics, I’m still not sure if I’m changing up too soon, which makes the engine labour. But if I change up later, it’s revving harder so using more fuel?!
I traded in my thirsty expensive Rocket earlier in the year for a more economical V7 Special. I was amazed to find on a tour of Scotland in June that it returned (on one occasion) 68 mpg!
I have to admit that my companion , on his BMW 800 something or other , and I had missed fuelling in Glasgow and I was running at low revs in a high gear slowly to preserve fuel along Loch Lomandside and beyond and some miles of this was in a traffic queue going slowly. (boy there really should be comma’s in there somewhere!)
Nevertheless I am very pleased with its fuel consumption which is marginally better than my everday all year round workhorse Jawa 350 Classic!
Obviously the mpg varies depending on how one is driving but I have never had less than 50+ from it , thats including 70-80mph on the same tour coming home on the A1 , a lot of it in absolutely pissing rain I might add.
it certainly improves once run in, thats around the 8k mark
also using decent quality fuel
I only use shell now
avoid cheap supermarket stuff
in cold weather it will take longer to warm up so economy will suffer a little
I have seen 70mpg when used carefully touring in europe
Late to the party, I’m a bit nonplussed by the figures.
Y’see, when I do the numbers in my head I imagine I’m getting 60-66 mpg,
But since I signed up to fuelly (see Sig) the figure is 57 mpg.
This revision coincides with refitting the MG screen for winter comfort, but I never noticed a difference when first I unmounted it.
Can’t have been paying attention at the time, I suppose.
The screen costs about 10% in fuel economy, if I can believe my own evidence.
What is fuely.To do the sums divide mile done by litres used then multiply by 4.54.Accurate enough.With Brian on fuel, I use cheap and cheerfull and it runs better.In 1981 a mate borrowed ny 250N superdream to take his test and afterward filled it up with 4 star. It ran like a pig untill I could dilute it down with borrowed army no star benzine.
3.5k miles now on clock of the 2013 Stone Nero with no encumbrances apart from me at 100 kgs and saddle bags.
Initially 55 - 57 mpg. Of late 63 - 65 mpg. Mix of supermarket and major brand fuels used - no preferences apart from rich stuff “seems” to bog it down. No objective data on this just a ‘dyno-bum’ feeling.