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Old October 24th, 2017, 09:23 PM   #21
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Well, that will certainly do it.

Where [...] can you ride that fast?
Anywhere you don't get caught
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Old October 24th, 2017, 09:32 PM   #22
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Thinking that the tank is going to last up to 200 miles I was overconfidente .. Ran out of gas at 243 Kms or 151 miles. The problem: going way fast 100 to 120 miles per hour.
Now I know; the reserve last aprox 40 miles .
!Exacto! Riding style is everything!

Just completed 1400 mile, 4 day ride throughout Sierra and Deserts. Running fast on highway our group averaged 90 mph to 100 mph. I hit 128 mph indicated on the Strada ... too afraid to go any faster but it had more left!

In the twisties we used LOTS of wide open throttle to keep up with the big GS's, KTM 1190's, 1290's. Most all riders faster than I. Reserve light came on around 90 miles riding in those conditions.

I learned a lot about my Strada on this ride. One run down highway 395 at elevation 3K to 6K ft., (1K to 2K meters) we average speed only
65 to 75 mph.

Amazingly ... on this run the reserve light finally came on at 151 miles! WOW!!

Regards range on reserve ... I've not had time to do my usual range test (carry 1 gal. jug on back and note odo numbers when you run dry) ... so have yet to run reserve dry ... but got 40 mi. once and 45 mi. on another ride ... so I know I can go at least that far and this riding "normal" which is pretty aggressive.

So I knew I had at least 40 mile reserve range ... but then I realized that it's ALL ABOUT how HARD or how SOFT you ride on this bike! Riding around my local back roads, my reserve light comes on around 95 to 110 miles. But if you just cruise softly on highway you can go MUCH further.

I'm guessing if your light comes on at the typical time ... 100 miles ... if you go very easy from there on ... I'm guessing you could do 70 to 80 miles on reserve. Heavy throttle DRINKS Gas ... light throttle sips it! Obvious no?

My DR650 seems to get between 45 to 50 MPG no matter how I ride.

Last point: HyperStrada Speedo is WAY WAY optimistic. Most Japanese bikes are roughly 5% to 7% optimistic. I think the Ducati is about 9% to 10% optimistic. I did not have time to do definitive testing but did compare to buddies GPS readings when riding together.

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Old October 25th, 2017, 07:33 AM   #23
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I often ride from my house to a town in the mountains. Distance round trip 165 miles. The first rides I put some gas but the last three times I made the whole trip with one tank. I live in Mexico then we calculate in kms and liters. When I filled up after the ride I put 13 liters . The capacity is 16.1 liters, making a calculation I should be ok to go as far as 300 kms or 187 miles.

By the way , the gas warning comes on at 200kms or 125 miles

What,s your experience ?

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Well, that will certainly do it.

Where in Mexico can you ride that fast?
Not legal, but many highways have very little trafic and we can basically open the gas all the way. Vary few cops, but if you get caught you,ll get a ticket.
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Old October 25th, 2017, 10:00 AM   #24
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Not legal, but many highways have very little trafic and we can basically open the gas all the way. Vary few cops, but if you get caught you,ll get a ticket.
I was wondering more along the lines of, which parts of Mexico have pavement good enough to go that fast.

I've taken the Hyperstrada to the blessing of the helmets in Parras de la Fuente this past January. Crossed through Juarez, down to Chihuahua, Jimenez, Durango/Torreon, then Parras. We tried to avoid toll highways but we took some anyway and there were spots where the pavement seemed good enough but I wasn't sure about pushing it that fast.
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Old October 25th, 2017, 10:39 AM   #25
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Last point: HyperStrada Speedo is WAY WAY optimistic. Most Japanese bikes are roughly 5% to 7% optimistic. I think the Ducati is about 9% to 10% optimistic. I did not have time to do definitive testing but did compare to buddies GPS readings when riding together.
According to my gps the faster you go on the strada the farther off the speedo gets. At an indicated 50 it's accurate. At 65 my gps says 61, at 70 gps says 65 at 80 gps says 72, at 90 gps says 80.

I've found you can also increase your mpg by a good 10-15% by not using sport mode. Of course it's all mostly dependant on how ham fisted you are with the throttle and if you keep the engine up near the limiter all the time. I've found my gas light comes on around 110 with normal spirited riding in sport mode. Still haven't tested how far I'll get on reserve though, farthest I've gone is about 15-20 miles.
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Old October 25th, 2017, 12:25 PM   #26
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I was wondering more along the lines of, which parts of Mexico have pavement good enough to go that fast.

I've taken the Hyperstrada to the blessing of the helmets in Parras de la Fuente this past January. Crossed through Juarez, down to Chihuahua, Jimenez, Durango/Torreon, then Parras. We tried to avoid toll highways but we took some anyway and there were spots where the pavement seemed good enough but I wasn't sure about pushing it that fast.

You can easily go 150 or top speed in many mexican toll roads. Monterrey to Saltillo when there are few cars you can reach top speed, there is great pavement. I have a couple Friends with sport bikes hiting 160 miles per hour or more in those roads, of course, just for couple minutes.
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Speed/ throttle certainly affects MPG. I average 40 MPG around town; usually fuel at 130 miles. All highway (65-75 MPH constant), the MPG calculator stays in the mid- 50's for MPG and I don't even sweat fuel until 150 miles on the trip meter.

Something else about sustained high speed on this bike is drag. Not sure if you had your panniers on, but those really suck above 85 MPH. Bags or no bags, this bike is scary above 100. Have you felt how light the bars get? If I breathe on mine above that speed they move half an inch. Couple that with not really being able to tuck under the screen keeps me out of triple digit speeds. The wind blast really fatigues me above 80 over longer trips, too.
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Old October 25th, 2017, 01:30 PM   #28
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Speed/ throttle certainly affects MPG. I average 40 MPG around town; usually fuel at 130 miles. All highway (65-75 MPH constant), the MPG calculator stays in the mid- 50's for MPG and I don't even sweat fuel until 150 miles on the trip meter.

Something else about sustained high speed on this bike is drag. Not sure if you had your panniers on, but those really suck above 85 MPH. Bags or no bags, this bike is scary above 100. Have you felt how light the bars get? If I breathe on mine above that speed they move half an inch. Couple that with not really being able to tuck under the screen keeps me out of triple digit speeds. The wind blast really fatigues me above 80 over longer trips, too.
I took the stock windscreen off and am running the small carbon headlight fairing. Good grief at 60mph I have a turbine blowing in my chest.
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Old October 25th, 2017, 02:15 PM   #29
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Unless there is a headwind the drag has never really bothered me, but it does a number on fuel economy. At 6'3" I have a lot of surface area. If I'm on the highway I enjoy cruising at 80 - 90mph as long as the wind is calm, all I'm doing is eating up miles on the way to something fun anyway. Depending on how liberal I am with the throttle I'll have the fuel light come on anywhere from 90 - 130 or so.

While I haven't modified the suspension, I did have it setup and that made a huge difference. I've had the bike WOT with the speedo showing 130 (seems that is about as fast as it can haul my ass around) and the bike was perfectly stable.
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Old October 26th, 2017, 01:47 PM   #30
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Speed/ throttle certainly affects MPG. I average 40 MPG around town; usually fuel at 130 miles. All highway (65-75 MPH constant), the MPG calculator stays in the mid- 50's for MPG and I don't even sweat fuel until 150 miles on the trip meter.

Something else about sustained high speed on this bike is drag. Not sure if you had your panniers on, but those really suck above 85 MPH. Bags or no bags, this bike is scary above 100. Have you felt how light the bars get? If I breathe on mine above that speed they move half an inch. Couple that with not really being able to tuck under the screen keeps me out of triple digit speeds. The wind blast really fatigues me above 80 over longer trips, too.
Yes - with full baggage (cases and a rear duffle) I'm not going over 80mph. Wish it wasn't so.
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