CBR650R MPG am I missing something?

JRinKtown

2018
CB650F
Jun 30, 2019
Mystery solved.
All the reviews I read weren’t quoting the official MPG figures and the 48MPG I had been seeing was obviously journos ragging it pretty hard.

Official Honda MPG of the 2022 CBR650R is shown below in km/l as 20.4
Converting to MPG gives 57.2 MPG.
So the 58 ish read measured figure is about right though perhaps closer to the official figure than I would expect as I haven’t been cruising it most of the time. The dash 62 MPG figure is clearly a bit on the hopeful side however!
I assume you are using imperial measures when you say gallon. Lots of folks here are using US gallon measure which of course is quite different, and that may be what the reviews were quoting. If that 48 mpg you refer to was US gallon size, then that equates to 57.6 mpg Imperial, making it identical with the official Honda figure of 20.4 km/l. It really helps to state the size of gallon used when discussing mpg.

That aside, I have gotten up to 68 MPG Imperial measure on my 2018 650F. That would be easy riding in warm temps. Average consumption is less of course; more like 55 to 60 mpg
 

Ian Warren

2021
CBR650R ABS
Mar 12, 2022
United Kingdom
Riding Since
2019
No the reviews I’ve been looking at are Uk reviews like MotorcycleNews MCN quoting 47 and most of the rest all saying 48 MPG and test imperial not US gallons which are smaller.
So all the reviews I’ve seen at UK and should be imperial gallons!

The Honda figure I finally tracked down in the UK website was in km/l and have converted that to imperial MPG.
 

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Atucker

2019
CBR650R
Aug 18, 2020
Riding Since
2001
I've found that most of the time the specs posted are just regurgitated from a different source. In their test they note much higher, but then don't even bother to update the posted specs which likely came from Honda or an entirely different source.
 

Ian Warren

2021
CBR650R ABS
Mar 12, 2022
United Kingdom
Riding Since
2019
Probably right but at least I’ve worked it out now!
Went for a ride with my son today and on the way back indicated 61 again so I guess 57 mpg will be the right number.
 
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