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Old August 19th, 2018, 06:34 PM   #31
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I never take my bike out of sport mode. City, hiway or rain - sport mode.

I've gotten better than 50 and as low as 35mpg.
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Old August 19th, 2018, 07:47 PM   #32
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I myself have never took it easy apart from 1st 600 miles, I ride hard and I think most do, and average 50+mpg it may be a problem on your bike. Here's an extract from BIKE magazine on their long term test hyperstrada.

"it's efficient, readily giving 50 mpg in normal riding and can be pushed to 60mpg without much thought"

I'm not saying there is a problem, just might be worth getting it checked out when next in the dealer?? Just seems strange you can't get nearer the higher mpg range.
American gallons - or whatever they're called, are smaller than imperial gallons by about 20%. So for the US, that 50 is 40, and 60 is 48.
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Old January 21st, 2019, 06:05 PM   #33
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Computer Avg MPG vs. Real

I have only this week started a spreadsheet to keep track of things, but I am already seeing the ECU computer "Average Consumption" is optimistic to the manually calculated odometer and volume of fuel pumped method. My trip today was a highway journey (very little city/congestion) of 154 miles and I pumped in 3.39 gals of fuel. The real mpg (154/3.39=45.4 mpg) vs. the computer showing an average of 51.9 mpg. The owners manual states the 2016 Ducati Hypermotard to have a 4.2gal fuel tank (not sure if that is US gallons or UK gallons), but that would mean the motorcycle should have "legs" for a total trip of about (4gal x 45 mpg) = 180miles ish. I am not brave enough to run mine to vapor as I worry about getting the bike started again, but I am trying to figurre out what my total range. I was hoping for 200 miles driven sensibly....not sure it will make that.
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Old January 21st, 2019, 06:20 PM   #34
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Updated Calculations

Just Googled and found out UK (Imperial) Gal = 4.546 Liters. US Gal = 3.785 Liters. So the ratio of US/UK = 0.83267. The computer fuel efficiency of 51.9 mpg x 0.83267 = 43.2 mpg. Much closer to my calculated 45.4 mpg. The volumetric method relies on me filling the tank to exactly the same level each time at fill-up, so I anticipated the computer efficiency is correct.

Now the headscratcher is how to get the ECU corrected for US gallons for those of us riding these bikes in the USA!
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Old January 22nd, 2019, 12:18 AM   #35
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Oh, you will develop a feel for the range under the different riding conditions. Warp speed will lower my refill range to 120 miles in the low Texas altitudes with crap ethanol contaminated gas. In the Sierras I find that my range increases to over 180 miles. In fact, every motorcycle I ride in the Sierras gets better gas mileage.

200 miles? Nope

The hardest part is remembering to reset the trip odometer with each refill.
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Old January 22nd, 2019, 12:18 AM   #36
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Biggest crime of 821: no gear indicator and no fuel gauge. However, even on older bikes with a fuel gauge, it was still much safer to track range.

You'll read one or two posters that achieved 200 miles. I can't imagine how boring that would be. I rode as conservatively as I could for a range test and tapped out at 172. Engine didn't stutter or gag before stopping at the pump. I think I had a computer estimated average of 58, maybe even low 60's. I have a couple thresholds based on the type of driving I'm doing, and can use computer average to back that up. It's off, but lets me know how much twist I've been giving it.

Haven't seen any data showing improved efficiency with intake/ ecm/ exhaust mods.
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Old January 22nd, 2019, 01:12 AM   #37
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You'll read one or two posters that achieved 200 miles. I can't imagine how boring that would be.
So true.

I can't ride, or drive an auto, that way. Speed is my friend.

Thinking more about the matter: It reminds me of people who get double or triple the mileage out of the same tire as I do. My 1st thought is how dull do they ride?

But then, we all ride for a variety of reasons. Harley people like to ride slow in parade formation.

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