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#1 snotaz

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 05:43 PM

So I was wondering if anybody is looking at this to see just how far they get out of a tank. Bike mag did a thing and they said that the 1098 with half a gallon they got 30 some miles but that was drafting heavy behind suv and trucks. So I am curious.

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#2 851Tricolour

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 05:59 PM

IMO, drafting heavy behind suv and trucks doesn't sound much like riding a Ducati 1098?
I fill my tank up before a ride and try not to let it run dry.
I didn't buy my 1098 to enter it in the 'most MPG' contest.:laugh
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#3 qqqqqqqman

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 06:41 PM

I only really checked one time. Rode to an event about 60 miles away on the freeway, at between 60-90mph, and when I reached my destination for gas, I had averaged 43 mpg :cool


After that, I don't check anymore...sure, canyons will be less but I just didn't want to see a number like 30mpg on the freeway.


Now I could care less. I just ride it til the light comes on....SoCal has plenty of gas stations inside of the yellow light.


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Posted 16 February 2008 - 09:23 PM

same same. i dont care about the mileage except as it relates to the health of my Italian baby. 80 miles around town and the light comes on.

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 10:53 PM

:notworthy

Thank you all just some of the roads up here in oregon you can get away and loose track in the corners.

plus i drive a1985 4x4 chevy and want a sportbike that does at least 30.

thank you,
Snotaz

ps truck does 6mpg

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 10:54 PM

I generally get about 100 miles of "normal" riding before the light comes on. Normal for me is usually a mix of freeway and "spirited" riding on what passes for the twisties around here. I've calculated mileage a couple of times and it generally seems to work out to between 35 and 45 depending on how hard I've ridden.

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 08:21 AM

I get 40 mpg out of every tank full with maybe +/- 2mpg variance. Can just about predict have much gas it will take to fill it based on the miles I've driven.

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 08:26 AM

My light usually comes on at around 80-85 miles. I've been getting about 32mpg, but who cares?:) BTW, I have a full Termi system installed with the CO set at about 4%.
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 09:01 AM

You guys getting more than 40mpg, how do you do it? My avg is 33mpg. I get a little over 35 on a good day. I've never seen 40mpg on my bike. I have a Termi full system btw. Oh, the light comes on at around 90 miles.

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 09:08 AM

My fuel light comes on after about 85 miles on a full tank. After that I've ridden about 25 miles until I stopped for gas. That's probably cutting it very close. I don't know how many gallons the tank holds, but if it's 4 gallons - it equates to about 28 MPG. My bike is all stock right off the show room floor.

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 09:25 AM

Mine always gets in the 40+ mpg, but I don't really care. It's got the Termignoni slip-ons with ECU. I usually see 110 miles before low fuel light and have gone as far as 140 total before fuel. Oh yeah, I also use fifth and sixth gear since you don't need to spin a twin like a four cylinder.
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 10:20 AM

Being an engineer I track everything:

Base w/Termi & ECU
6,100 miles
Average mpg: 38
Best mpg: 46 (3/4 day of rain riding)
Worst mpg: 29 (back roads north of Asheville, NC)
Biggest fillup: 3.49 gallons
Highest speed: 163mph (chasing a 999s on south side flats of Richard Russell in GA)
Biggest "Oh s*#t moment": Downhill, right-hand, blind, decreasing radius on NC-180. Several Ferraris appeared mid-corner going the other way. A buddy behind didn't hold his line, crossed the double-yellows and pinged off the RIGHT FRONT corner of a 355 Berlinetta (got pictures too). Broke his foot.
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 10:31 AM

WOW thank you all great info this rocks hope to get a 08 1098s.


Thank you ,

Snotaz

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 06:28 PM

I have a bone stock 08 1098 - light comes on at 80-85 miles and I usually put gas in it at around 100 miles. I usually fit about 2.9 gallons so that leaves me with about 34 mpg... I think it's running a bit rich though since I live at 5300 feet.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 02:56 PM

I just checked the mileage on mine('08 1098S) bone stock....45mpg..traveling at 75-80mph..filled up at 90miles with 2 gallons. Don't see the light until above 100+ miles.





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