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Looking at one to commute to work

approx 20 miles from Essex into London, few questions for anyone

what tank range are people getting

What average MPG on a commute

Have you chosen the manual or DCT
 

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I have a manual tricolour AT. I'm getting 48 mpg on mine used so far mainly for a 15 mile commute and occasionally a 150 mile round trip to visit a relative, half motorway, half country roads. I try to have fun not save fuel.
 

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I love mine, and live near Chelmsford I reckon I get about 240 miles per tank at the moment and its showing avg mpg at 60! first service is booked in for next week, so will have full power available from then but to be honest running in speeds are fine for me 70-80 mph, but I will see what its got to give once or twice on the open road hehehe!
 

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I love mine, and live near Chelmsford I reckon I get about 240 miles per tank at the moment and its showing avg mpg at 60! first service is booked in for next week, so will have full power available from then but to be honest running in speeds are fine for me 70-80 mph, but I will see what its got to give once or twice on the open road hehehe!
Thanks Dibbs, I live in Romford and work in Chelmsford and London, so may see you on the road.

240 to a tank is great, works for me, although hooning around the Essex lanes I have no doubt it will drop
 

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240miles a tank! That's pretty impressive, considering that's 386km.
I'm in a DCT, before the first service, I reckon I was close to 330km during the break in period.
But since then, on S1 or S2, I have had to fuel close to 250/260km when the fuel warning starts going. Which means I'll only get 300/310km maximum per tank, and I'm being good on the bike. I've had times when I'm really giving it the beans and I've had fuel warning at 210km...
 

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Unless you ride like a complete demon you should easily see 50 mpg, thats what I'm getting in my DCT. The AT is a good commuter, nice bit of height to see over London's traffic, I used my XRV 750 thus for years.

BUT - whilst I no longer commute I'm glad as I have the DCT and I find it's slow control (really slow, 1-5 mph) hard to manage, I wouldn't want to be squeezing through traffic down the A13 like I used to on my manual XRV.

I love my DCT, but having ridden it for a while now (1,000 miles) I would have gone manual if still messing with heavy traffic daily.

Take a very decent test ride is my advise and make sure you replicate the conditions you will encounter when you do.
 

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Unless you ride like a complete demon you should easily see 50 mpg, thats what I'm getting in my DCT. The AT is a good commuter, nice bit of height to see over London's traffic, I used my XRV 750 thus for years.

BUT - whilst I no longer commute I'm glad as I have the DCT and I find it's slow control (really slow, 1-5 mph) hard to manage, I wouldn't want to be squeezing through traffic down the A13 like I used to on my manual XRV.

I love my DCT, but having ridden it for a while now (1,000 miles) I would have gone manual if still messing with heavy traffic daily.

Take a very decent test ride is my advise and make sure you replicate the conditions you will encounter when you do.
A13, that will be the way I go in, the only place I think will be a little awkward is leading up to the Rothehrithe tunnel, did that journey a few years back on various bikes
Fazer 1000 excellent, great all round bike
Blackbird to heavy and wristy
VFR800 nice but juicy
 

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I had 10 years of Beckton to Sydenham on my trusty old AT and loved the fact that my high handle bars could sail over the top of most car wing mirrors. I even perfected a nice high speed front brake snatch to make the forks submarine when I came across two vans and their high wing mirrors. I would bob right under them :)

I think you will love the height, you can see some ped walking between stationary cars whilst you are filtering nice and easily for example. But as I say I do have doubts about the DCT for mainly city riding.

These days I flash about in Oxfordshire - far calmer.
 

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I ride with through heavy Tokyo traffic every day on my dct, zero issues. When the autobox feels too busy I simply use manual mode.
Yeah, I'm quite happy to accept that the issue rests with my getting used to not being able to slip a clutch in the way I was so used to doing when creeping around a car in thick traffic. If I were still commuting in that way I guess I would have got used to it by now also. I'm not though, I'm flying about in empty and twisty country roads - which is nice.

I could sum up my advise to the OP by saying, it's different, test it fully to ensure that you will like or adapt to the difference.
 
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