2012 WR here and mine is not much better. Most all desert riding and it does not seem to matter that much what map I run. Stock tank usually gets me about 31-35 miles before the low fuel light comes on. I seem to have about another half gallon after that. So yes, it's pretty crappy mileage and that's just goofing around with my 14 year old son, although we do get into some soft washes at times, although most of the riding is on harder pack. The power is crazy fun, but there is a price to pay.
On/off on/off power at low speed is almost as bad as wide open throttle, when it comes to mileage, especially if you are in a low gear.
20mpg min to 30mpg will be your typical mileage experience..........unless you concentrate on mileage alone, when riding..............which could get you upt to 35 mpg.....but no fun riding that way.
Your 'low fuel light' is not a gauge. It lights up when your fuel sloshes over the sensor and senses air, a couple of times.
It could mean 1 gal, it could mean .2 gal remaining.
Use your ODOMETER to measure remaining fuel in MILES not gallons.
Run the bike empty, with some spare gas on board, if you really want to know your range.
No other way to know.
You cannot know how much fuel you have left without measuring it.
Industry wide, the average off road fuel mileage is considered 30-35 mpg. That includes mostly 250cc TTR type motorcycles.
Take that same bike on the street, and the mpg will nearly double.
An AMA pro 450cc rider will get about 11mpg
A stock Honda XR650L will get 75mpg on the street.
Edited by KRANNIE, September 01, 2015 - 05:48 AM.