Do they call it kilomerage in the rest of the world?? Asking for a friend
The rest of the world focuses on the fuel economy rather than mileage.Do they call it kilomerage in the rest of the world?? Asking for a friend
Actually NASA did use the metric system for the calculations in the Apollo Guidance Computer used in the moon landings. Though they did convert to imperial units for display to the pilots.There are two kinds of countries in this world. Those that are metric, and those that put a man on the moon.
It’s MPG here in the UK too but our measure of a gallon is different to the US. Approx 4.5 litres for a UK gallon and approx 3.8 for a US gallon. I haven’t reset mine since I’ve had the bike but averaging 51/52mpg with mixed riding.The rest of the world focuses on the fuel economy rather than mileage.
It's an inversion of approach. Here we ask how much distance can I cover for a given volume of fuel. The rest of the world asks how much fuel will I use to cover a given distance. In the US, we use Miles per gallon (MPG), while the rest of the world uses Liters per 100km.
Although I grew up in the US, I think the rest of the world's approach makes more sense. Especially if you consider normal highway speeds are about 100KPH, it essentially tells you how many liters you use per hour. So if my economy is 5.3liters per 100km and I have a 16 liter tank (cruiser R18 models). I know I'm empty after 3 hours (~300km) at highway speeds. So I might plan to stop every 2.5 hours to have some buffer.
Due to the Speedo being off significantly as per all BMW’s (runs fast, whole other thread) the odometer is also not accurate. I expect the computer uses the same data.My last fill netted me 53 MPG, US gallons that is ! ! !
That's more in line with what I've been gettin'.I ride with the flow of the traffic on my FE. No cruise control and I probably wouldn't use it if I had it.
I'm mostly concerned with tank range with that small tank and have had a range of 112-132 miles before the reserve indicator came on.
Tank is rated for 4.2 gallons and reserve comes on with 1 gallon remaining which is 3.2 gallons
I hope you're wrong because no manufacturer can afford to pull a prank like that, willingly or not. The speedometer can be off and that's true for most of the motorcycles I've owned through the years. But not the odometer, whether the recorded traveled miles are more or less than the actual miles. If BMW does that to its motorcycles and get away with it, than what would stop them to do the same thing with their cars?Due to the Speedo being off significantly as per all BMW’s (runs fast, whole other thread) the odometer is also not accurate. I expect the computer uses the same data.
If you want to know what MPG you are getting, slap on a gps for a couple tanks and get true mileage with your purchased gallons.
It is roughly 1 US gallon remaining at reserve or about 4 liters. So, depending on your average fuel economy you can calculate your expected reserve range. On my bike, I assume 40 miles per gallon, so I aim to refill after about 20-25 miles after reserve turns on. The tank I used the most of was early in my history with the bike. I completed 157 miles and filled 3.743 gallons into the 4.2 gallon tank, so I had just under 1/2 gallon remaining and achieved 42MPG. A more recent tank with many highway miles was 166 miles and I put in 3.445 gallons achieving 48MPG.We all know that the odometer indications of our motorcycles indicate a slightly higher distance than that actually traveled on the road.
I believe that this difference is around 1.16%.
Ok, that's one thing....that doesn't really matter.
What is important in my opinion is knowing how to interpret the indications so as to have a more precise idea of the number of kilometers that can be traveled after the reserve warning light has come on, driving the same way of course.