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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-01-2018, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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Tank Range

Sorry if this has been done to death but what sort of tank range am I looking at on a 2018 AT manual at normal road use.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-01-2018, 03:21 PM
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Everyone has their own idea of normal use. You should expect around 200 miles, give or take.
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Around 380 kilometres depending on riding conditions.

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467kms/290 miles is my best yet but that was stretching the friendship for sure. I generally top up once the trip hits 420 - 430 kms. My bike is a 2016 DCT. Over my 12 months of ownership the average consumption (and I anally check it each fill) has been a bees dick under 4.2L/100kms).
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Maybe I’m going too fast....
@42000 miles. I’ve only averaged 160-180 miles per tank til warning light or about 40mpg
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2018 manual so far I've got roughly 300km (186miles) before the light. I'm still in the honeymoon period so there's plenty of wide open throttle going on, the AT asks for more! But I expect I'd get around 380km like Superfunkomatic says, less on dirt.

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I have a recent meassurment:

two up, 3 cases (sides and top). Speeds 160-170km/h steady (highway), plus some 50km solo, top case only, avg speed 150km/h with two bursts at >200Km/h for a couple of km.

Range 316km with 20.9 liters fuel.

In normal riding (solo, only top case, speeds 120-140 my ATAS do 400 +/- 5 kms until the light comes on.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-09-2018, 03:27 AM
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It also depends how much you fill the tank. I'll top it up when I need the range (and I'll ride off the excess, or maybe park it on the centerstand, rather than park it on the sidestand in the hot sun). Though for the Africa Twin there's less difference between when the pump automatically shuts off and topped up than there is on some bikes.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-09-2018, 08:34 AM
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My AT range estimates 260 miles on a full tank - I'm getting to expect around the 200 miles.

Mine shows one bar left on the fuel gauge with 101 miles still to go - then the light comes on and the bar flashes with an estimated 40 miles left.

Haven't gone any lower than that to find out what the actual limit is - but I've heard rumour that for stop/start urban runs it's just wild conjecture/guesswork at that level.
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