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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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OK, so after riding pretty much anything on 2 wheels for about 35 years, I have recently become the overly excited owner of a 2007 F4 the my wife got me for my birthday. (yes, she is AWSOME!!!). However, after putting about 600 miles on it in the last 2 weeks, I have noticed that compared to pretty much every bike I have ever owned, the fuel milage is horrible, right at 25 MPG, no matter how hard or asy I am riding.
Is this normal for the model or am I not riding in a style that it was designed to be ridden. Either way it doesnt really matter because the bike is incredible, just wondering.

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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-21-2011, 10:31 AM
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how many litres is the tank? if i take it easy on a commute my reserve light comes on at about 135-140. I can get 150 out of a tank. just. but if i go out and give it the beans, i get about 20% less.
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Mine in city gets like 10L for 100km....

Last saturday i went for a ride with friends like 100km going from 50km/h to 90km/h and the rest 80km about 200km/h . It was my best fuel comsumption 8,9 liters for 100km . My bike is all stock. I think removing the CAT and putting a Microtec helps alot!
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I think it's an Italian thing. I have never gotten good mileage out of any Euro bike. I used to get 35mpg or better out of my R1, but haven't gotten over 30mpg in any italian bike. I always just figured I'd get a GSXR600 if i wanted a comuter with good mpg
If i make 100 miles on a tank, then i'm doing good
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If i make 100 miles on a tank, then i'm doing good
same here

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I can get 120 - 130 miles per tank, but that's not what the F4 is about really. Just as an aside the worst bike I rode for fuel consumption was a Honda Firestorm V twin. It was abysmal on fuel, much worse than the F4.


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. Come to think of it I don't have a garage since the old one burnt down!
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thanks for the replies guys. Figured it was more af a design thing but wanted to check anyway. The fuel light comes on right at 100 miles and 4 gal. consistantly. Either way, still gonna ride the snot out of it and not worry about the fuel bit. thanks again

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I have a 2005 F4 and get 30-35 mpg commuting to work and 40-45 mpg on rides in the mountains.
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My 2000 F4S goes on reserve around 160 miles so I get around 40 mpg when I am not really using all the rpm. With more spirit in the wrist it drops to about 38 mpg and those are those skinny little US gallons not that great big Imperial ones.

Again as others have said not what you buy it for. Someone said it is an Italian thing but my Ducati S2R 1000 gets around 55 mpg and my ST2 got almost 60 mpg so it can be done. More common for me with Ducati is 40 mpg or something close to that.

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I get 10Litres per 100kms also,I have full Bodis system and Arrow race ECU.I know they are thirsty and I just live with it,Mitch.
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