Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Another Fill-Up For The NC700X

Nyx watching the sunset over the Village at Lyons

Okay, I know it is early days but I am still in the honeymoon period with the bikes MPG. Being beyond the manuals recommended 500km of conservative riding I have been trying to get into a more natural sync with the NC700X (Nyx). I had been keeping the gear shifts below 3,000rpm and had been finding the feeling from that less than ideal, but I have found that shifting in the 3,500-4,000rpm range is much better. The power delivery feels smoother and the overall riding experience has evolved from quick glances down to the rev counter to just concentrating on the the ride.

With my riding not being as conservative since the first fuel-up I knew that my next average MPG would not be as good as the last, and I was right. We dropped from 84.1 MPG the first time to 81.7 MPG this last fill-up. Not too shabby if I do say so myself. If you want to keep track of mileage keep an eye on my Fuelly page.

Essentially I am getting over twice the mileage out of my 14ltr tank then I was with my previous 15ltr tank. Am I riding her as hard as I could be? No, of course not, but I never rode the Buell particularly hard either and most of that was commuting.

I am waiting to take her in for the 1st service, then after that I am going to do some light touring with her, maybe a couple 100 km's of camping for a few nights. The MPG and how we get on in general over that time will be a good acid test for any bigger trips, though they would not be happening to next year at the earliest anyway.

So yes, I am over the moon still with how economical the NC700X is proving to be and I have yet to find myself missing the power I once had. After that planned short trip also expect some reviews of the accessories I have fitted so far, but needless to say its all been going superb thus far.

Peace and keep the rubber side down.