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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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fuel consumption on brutale 989r

hi - bought a brutale 989r a couple of months ago and adore it, but have just been on tour with a load of friends so can compare fuel consumption for the first time - touring with friends on gsxr1000's harley 1200's etc etc, at one fill up, having done exactly the same miles and same riding, my friend put in 12 of fuel into his gsxr, i put in 21 into my brutale !! can anyone tell me if this is normal and something i have to get used to, or might i need a visit to the mv dealers? !!

p.s. have just reached 2000 miles in total if that helps....

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fuel consumption expect 20-30 miles per gallon depending on how you ride. not up to par with other makes, but it's also a whole lot cooler than other bikes.

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hi - thanks for your response - that's what i think i am getting from good, hard but not stupid riding....

have always wanted one of these so looks like i will have to put up with it!!


does anyone know if a power commander would help ?

thanks amanda
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Hey Amanda, yep....they love the gas and I've tried various fueling options but they drink the gas harder than all of the other bikes I've owned. It doesn't bother most of us as we didn't buy them as economical bikes ...but as Shoe says....way cooler !!

I run mine on regular 91 here in NZ - I only run the H-D on higher octane 95-98.

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THANKS ALL -

JUST WANTED TO CHECK THERE WAS NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINAIRY - I'LL SHUT UP AND PUT UP BECAUSE I
LOVE THE BIKE!! JUST BEEN FOR A TOUR OF SCOTLAND AND WE HAD MAINLY SUN, SO SMILING ALL THE WAY............
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I just got my Brute 1078RR for a couple days now since Thursday. Still running in. But I get about 12.5-13km/l, urban riding.

I'm using 98 octane which costs a bomb. I used to just fill up my Ducati M900 with 92 Octane, the cheapest in Singapore and it gets better mileage than 95 or 98, no significant other differences too.

Anyone using lower grade octane fuel for their 989 or 1078? Do you get better mileage than higher rated ones?
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MV's love fuel! A Power Commander + Race ecu + dyno tunning might help, but not worth it if fuel consumtion is the only reason you want to do it.

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THANKS ALL -

JUST WANTED TO CHECK THERE WAS NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINAIRY - I'LL SHUT UP AND PUT UP BECAUSE I
LOVE THE BIKE!! JUST BEEN FOR A TOUR OF SCOTLAND AND WE HAD MAINLY SUN, SO SMILING ALL THE WAY............

They say the sunshine always shines on Scotland hope you enjoyed the tour

shame to here about the fueling, perhaps MV will have to have a re-think about the Brutale as well as the F4

time is rolling by and other manufacturers are leaving MV behind, come on MV catch up!
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yeah - i was subject to much banter and mickey taking every fuel station - especially when some 1000cc bikes were putting £10 in and i was putting in over double that for 100 miles !!

however - for those who are in the know

roads over - Shap, Glencoe, Alston, all were more than worth the petrol............
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My wife and i covered 400km this weekend, a mix of 80km/h - 100km/h stuff no real traffic.

My S4R managed 6.5L/100km which is a good effort.

The wife's Brute 750 managed 8L/100km.

The S4R has a 14L tank. The Brute has a 21L tank.

For me, distance is more important than economy. I worry about fuel everytime we go away from main roads and some stints on country roads i cannot do because i don't know if there is fuel within 150km.
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