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post #1761 of 1783 (permalink) Old 07-02-2016, 02:33 AM
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Had they made them available with the engine/tranny from the NT700, I would have given one of those strong consideration.
The $15K MSRP killed it more than anything, for that kind of coin you had your choice of numerous other new bikes with twice the motor.

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O a new bike at less than half the price that is lighter and has at least as much power lol

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The DN-01 was powered by a second generation NT650 Hawk motor/third generation TransAlp/Shadow 600 mill. Displacement was bumped up to 700cc for the second gen DeauVille and then it was utilized for the automatic DN platform.

So for $5K less you could get the same engine (with slightly better performance via the manual tranny) and some OEM luggage on a model from the same manufacturer that sat right next to it in the same showroom.

There may have been other factors contributing to its stagnant sales figures, but I can't think of one that could possibly top its incredibly high asking price.

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Around 50mpg for a Yamaha XJ6-N 2009
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I ride an XL 1200R and get a solid 49 MPG on my daily commute, mostly interstate highway.
I haven't gauged it yet, (having only owned this particular bike for about a week now) but........with a six gallon tank, I'll be happy if I can get 45 mph, and they tell me that that is quite reasonable to anticipate.

When I take. My first "long" trip on it, I'll report back.

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I managed to squeeze this out of my 1700cc Nomad the other day


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The DN-01 was powered by a second generation NT650 Hawk motor/third generation TransAlp/Shadow 600 mill. Displacement was bumped up to 700cc for the second gen DeauVille and then it was utilized for the automatic DN platform.

So for $5K less you could get the same engine (with slightly better performance via the manual tranny) and some OEM luggage on a model from the same manufacturer that sat right next to it in the same showroom.

There may have been other factors contributing to its stagnant sales figures, but I can't think of one that could possibly top its incredibly high asking price.
Put that engine (the manual shift version) in a 600VLX or Shadow 750RS, and you would have one really nice bike

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Put that engine (the manual shift version) in a 600VLX or Shadow 750RS, and you would have one really nice bike
Technically they did, the 600/650 Trans Alp and 650/700 NT/DeauVille engine was the 600 Shadow engine with a dual pin crank and slightly larger jugs. You could literally swap the older ones (650) directly into the 600 Shadow frame with very minimal frame modifications, the bottom ends bolted right up the issue was the height of the jugs in relation to the backbones of the Shadow frame. From what I've read the 700 merely added even larger jugs to the 650 design.

Some folks have even gone so far as to simply swap the 650 jugs & pistons/con rods onto their 600 motors to retain the single pin cadence.

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I had a bad run on the Rebel with this most recent tank at 68mpg. Mostly due to the fact that it (along with the rest of the fleet) sat for 9 months while I endured an Achilles tendon injury/surgery/recovery...I just got back in the saddle a couple weeks ago. I'm pretty sure the next tank of fresh fuel will net the 70+ figures I am accustomed to with this bike.

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My last bike averaged 57 MPG, on a good day
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Thats when I wasnt getting on it
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I had a bad run on the Rebel with this most recent tank at 68mpg. Mostly due to the fact that it (along with the rest of the fleet) sat for 9 months while I endured an Achilles tendon injury/surgery/recovery...I just got back in the saddle a couple weeks ago. I'm pretty sure the next tank of fresh fuel will net the 70+ figures I am accustomed to with this bike.
With that 9 month old ethanol purged out of the system, I netted a more familiar 74mpg on this last tank.

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post #1773 of 1783 (permalink) Old 07-27-2016, 08:40 AM
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I don't think I ever reported on the Vision, it gets 42-45 mpg according to the dash computer the way I ride it.

My wife's Chieftain gets a slightly disappointing 40-42 according to the computer. It seems to be getting better as it continues to loosen up, she has close to 5000 miles after 6 weeks so it's getting to the point that it's well broken in.

When we ride together and fill up the tanks together she has ALWAYS taken about 1/4 to 1/2 gallon more fuel than me, so the ratio at least seems accurate. I have a bigger tank too so on trips I ignore my gas gauge and tell her to watch hers, as long as she is still running I have plenty.

I know I should really try tracking the mileage the old fashioned way and see if it's accurate on the dash but I'm lazy :-)
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post #1774 of 1783 (permalink) Old 08-06-2016, 01:54 AM
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Only 523 miles on the odometer, but I'm getting a little over 48 mpg on my FJR. My commute is very hilly so not much flat riding.
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All the 250 bikes I had got around 65-70 mpg. My regular size bikes, (500-900cc), all pretty much stayed around 45-50 mpg.
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Mine is HARLEY-DAVIDSON Street Glide getting around 38-42 . Happy so far.
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My KTM 390 Duke gets 60 mpg. I usually have to fill up every 100-120 miles.
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V Star 1300 gets 47-50 depending on highway vs city


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06 GL 1800. depends on how I am riding. Usually 45 to 48 mpg. Heavy interstate riding, down to the low 40's. The 900 Vulcan almost always just a little under the wing.
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On my ride today, on the back roads through the country, my instant read-out showed 60+ mpg. The last 45 miles of the 125, were on the Turnpike doing an 85 mph cruise and it was 50+ on the trip computer.

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90 mpg for Bajaj pulsar. Its great economy
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