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post #1 of 10 Old Sep 20th, 2019, 10:17 pm Thread Starter
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MPG displayed US or Imperial?

Title kinda says it all.... So, I know what logic would say if we live on this side of the Atlantic.. BUT, we all know logic most definitely does NOT always apply with our mothership. Does anybody know, FOR SURE, what our bikes here in North America display? Imperial or US gallons? My dealer doesn't know.. Neither do I..
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post #2 of 10 Old Sep 20th, 2019, 10:20 pm
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US gallon, the Euro spec bikes are entirely metric. No reason to build the bikes using imperial units when the largest non metric market is USA.

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Thanks... reason I questioned it was I'm in Canada, our bikes come in metric.. BUT, we can switch to "MPG and Fahrenheit " (depending on bike) with the on dash menu or at dealer via download... Before Canada switched to Metric in 1977-1978 we used Imperial gallons...
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[quote=Farkle1;1924865]Thanks... reason I questioned it was I'm in Canada, our bikes come in metric.. BUT, we can switch to "MPG and Fahrenheit " (depending on bike) with the on dash menu or at dealer via download... Before Canada switched to Metric in 1977-1978 we used Imperial gallons...[/quote @Farkle1 I too am from Canada as well. Moved to Texas in 2001. So I also went through the transition from from imperial to metric. But Canada motorcycle market is sooooo small relative to the US.

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Canada gets the European models

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Took a while to figure it out, maybe it's the scotch, Just used my Nav 6 to show me the ltr per 100k and then switched to MPG. Did the math. Can confidently report it reads in US gallons.... Did I mention I hate litres per 100k and kilo pascals and and...

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Re: MPG displayed US or Imperial?

Go over to the UK and you would go bonker!!! You buy fuel in liters, but the distance is in miles, and speed is mph! If I recalled correctly, their bikes, in particular the RT, shows the mpg using imperial gallon, and so you will always see a higher mpg on the RTs over there than what you would see on your own bike.
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Took a while to figure it out, maybe it's the scotch, Just used my Nav 6 to show me the ltr per 100k and then switched to MPG. Did the math. Can confidently report it reads in US gallons.... Did I mention I hate litres per 100k and kilo pascals and and...
I rented a GS LC in Europe, it had km per liters on the tft display. Go figure

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Took a while to figure it out, maybe it's the scotch, Just used my Nav 6 to show me the ltr per 100k and then switched to MPG. Did the math. Can confidently report it reads in US gallons.... Did I mention I hate litres per 100k and kilo pascals and and...
Get your dealer or workshop to change it then. Mine came with L/100km and Kpa. Got them to change the TPMS to psi before I road it away. I also got the timing set for the indicator automatic shutoff as well. The supervisor in the workshop showed me all the things that could be changed one by one and set them to what I wanted. Can't remember them all now.


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What, you don't measure distance in hours per 100 KM?

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