69MPG - Really? - BMW Luxury Touring Community
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old May 2nd, 2012, 9:27 am Thread Starter
Senior Member
copperstatetour's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Cave Creek, AZ, USA
Posts: 795
Question 69MPG - Really?

I was at the BMW dealer a couple weeks ago picking up a part for my K1200LT and drooling over the new bikes on the floor. I ran across the F800ST which normally would not have held any real interest for me except for 2 things:

1. It's relatively cheap
2. they claim 69MPG!!!

That #2 thing has commanded some attention from me. I currently ride my R1200c as my daily commuter vehicle and enjoy it, but if I could squeak out an additional 50% MPG that might make me consider it.

The question is does anyone have any experience that can validate BMW's claim? I normally believe their MPG estimates because the BMWs I have owned have validated them, however this is better than most scooters out there and just seems too good to be true, plus it has more hp than my C.

Edit: The thread spell check suggests "Bums" for "BMWs"
copperstatetour is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old May 2nd, 2012, 10:31 am
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: , ,
Posts: 21
Re: 69MPG - Really?

I now have an 08 800ST but prior to last July I had an 07 800S and put 93,000 miles on it before I did 3200 dollars worth of damage to it and had to trade it. Anyway, I kept track of the mileage of the 800S and through over 92,000 miles it averaged a hair over 59 mpg. Obviously, it got in the 50s at Interstate speed and in the 60s on local 2 lane roads. You would have to be going pretty slow to average 69 mpg. Maybe the new ones are tuned for more fuel mileage; I don't know.
Daveyy is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old May 2nd, 2012, 5:04 pm
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: , ,
Posts: 558
Re: 69MPG - Really?

I would think they could do that. I have not ridden one but my 99LT averaged 56.7 for 77,000 miles with twice beating 70 and several tanks over 60 mpg. My 76 R90 did almost the same. Hopefully new bikes will get better mileage.
ATFLT is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome