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Old February 27th, 2018, 06:54 AM   #11
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BTW . .. What windscreen do you have there? I have a Puig however yours looks like what I would've wanted...
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Old February 27th, 2018, 07:55 AM   #12
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Looks like the MRA if I'm not mistaken.
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Old February 27th, 2018, 10:39 AM   #13
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Looks like the MRA if I'm not mistaken.
I see thank you !!!..
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Old February 27th, 2018, 01:10 PM   #14
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I've avoided sport mode as I'm still not THAT skilled of a rider and from what I've read the throttle response is twitchy. I suppose now that I've put 10k on the bike I ought to give it a shot sometime. That said, this sounds like my experience. In touring mode I'll get the fuel light sometime between 120 and 160 (that was me riding really smooth on new tires) on average but high speeds headwinds and aggressive throttle can bring that down. I'm basically a big sail so any sort of headwind and speeds above 80 lower the fuel economy of course, I generally only sustain high speeds like that trying to make time on the highway where I'm not concerned about finding fuel when needed.

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When I first started riding my HyperStrada I also worried about fuel when riding in remote area away from fuel. My fuel light would normally appear between 90 and 110 miles, depending on how I was riding.

On a recent 4 day ride in and around our California Sierra, I discovered a shocking reality! The Hyperstrada (probably Hypermotard as well?) can get MUCH better fuel economy if:
1. You slow down and do not constantly go wide open throttle for passing.
2. Go into Touring mode.

To my delight, I found that my fuel economy went from a low of 38 to 40 MPG up to 50 to 55 MPG just by backing off a bit. We were still cruising on highway at 75 mph and I still got this fantastic mileage. Note the altitude helps fuel economy!

But when passing a line of trucks I did not twist to wide open throttle to pass and I short shifted a bit, but still rode at fun pace through twisty roads.

I was able to ride until 150 miles until the fuel light finally came on. SHOCK!

At that point you still have 75 to 100 miles range left in the tank if you take it slow in touring mode. So perhaps 250 mile range? Not bad! Won't cross Australia but for most of USA, Canada and EU, should be adequate.

When I met Engineer Andrea Forni years ago at the first Multistrada intro, he was very keen to stress how economical modern Ducati's were becoming.
He was right ... and this little Testastretta ll is a GREAT example.
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Old February 28th, 2018, 08:02 PM   #15
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Staying out of the throttle on this bike is a great theory for me...I think I'm keeping my tank...
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