Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I was my first chance to take the VN for a bit of a run after getting her running well. Filled up in Kuala Lumpur and then headed to the Sepang F1 circuit to meet up with some friends who are in a Classic Car racing club and were racing there today.
So it was about 50 miles out to the Sepang circuit all on highway roads, not too much traffic about for 8:30am on a sunday. She was running quite nicely purring along at 60mph, decided to see what she would do. Got up to 70, then 80, then 90 and reach the 100, 100mph at 7000rpm. Most of the way I was between 70 to 90, same coming back. So it quite a spirited ride for the girl, performed well. Definately struggles at the higher speeds whereas my VFR750 is ready for more, but she is a V4 sports/tourer and built for the speed.
During the higher speed :-
5200rpm = 80mph
6000rpm = 90mph
7000rpm = 100mph
Very happy that she went so well, obviously very much happier cruising between 60 - 70 mph. The fuel guage was showing zero but still ruinning on the main tank so went to fill up.
10.5 litres (2.77 US gallons) for 108 miles = 39 miles per US gallon. I was well pleased with that result, given the sustained high speed I was travelling at. A more sedate pace should see 50mpg on a run.
Around KL in the rush hour traffic, using the low down pull of the motor, enjoying the get up and go to much has resulted in a usual mpg (US gallon) of 35mpg.
One question, the Kawasaki manual states the tank holds 13.5 litres, is that the total tank capacity (main and reserve) or only the main tank, anybody confirm the main and reserve tank capacities for me.
Last edited by davet; 07-13-2008 at 11:08 AM.