Suzuki SV650 Gas Mileage
This page will contain a record of the gas mileage I’ve gotten from both my SV650 motorcycles. Your mileage may vary. See the Discussion for some caveats and other nitpicky details.
2007 SV650 #2 (aka Second Chance)
All-Time Best: 59.3 MPG (on 7/9/2010)
2007 SV650 #1
All-Time Best: 68.5 MPG (on 8/23/2009)
Looking for information on what grade of gas to use in your SV? Look no further: The Right Grade of Gas For Your SV650
February 20, 2010: I now have a new SV650 to replace the one I wrecked. The new bike is almost identical to the old one: same model, same year, but with fewer miles. It’ll be interesting to see if the MPG values match up!
August 26, 2009: New best tank! The new high mark of 68.5 mpg was achieved by riding at a steady 70 mph. (We were intentionally trying to stretch our mileage as we rode through a very remote part of Oregon.)
June 15, 2009: Added note for “best tank.” I hit 65.4 mpg during my slab from Corvallis to Ashland via I5, 80 mph the entire way.
May 18, 2009: I’ve had the SV for over a year now and a clear pattern in mileage has emerged. In 100% city riding, the SV gets around 36 mpg. In 100% highway riding, it will get around 55 mpg. My riding is a mix of both, and thus my overall average is 43 mpg.
August 30, 2008: I adjusted the throttle position sensor (TPS) this past weekend. In addition to smoothing out the initial throttle response, this adjustment supposedly results in increased fuel economy. We’ll see.
May 22, 2008: My SV650 is currently within its initial break-in period. I’m expecting so-so gas mileage until the bike has a few thousand miles on it. It will be interesting to see how the gas mileage turns out over time!