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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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I closed the trade this morning and rode my new 2018 Dragster Brutale RR home this morning. Italian Superbikes performed brilliantly on the Triumph trade. I got a thorough run through on the bike. Rode it about 50 miles in Houston heat, but low humidity.

She has been named Bettina. Stable mate is my blue Moto Guzzi V7 III Special named Sophia.

Main reaction: just wow. Bike just impresses me: love the auto shift up and down...smooth and nice. Great fit bike for me, no wind blast for a naked. Light and swift and flickable.

Dealer said engine requires minimal run-in. But, I will take it easy with new tires/brake pads as usual. It won't take me long to get them scrubbed.

Looks like a nice owners manual by MV, and USB stick with digital manual too. Nice touch, overall upscale customer package.

Success on transferring my SW Motech tank ring tank bag from the Triumph to MV. It is a great bag, and perfect for carrying water and a few things. That is a win. See pix.

Dealer adjusted clutch just a bit, and now it snicks into N easy. Another win.

Ordered some S100 fuel treatment per dealer recommendation to avoid plastic tank swelling from E10 gasoline.

I will be up early Friday morning for a longer ride out NW to Brenham, TX area and some hills and twists. Can't wait to ride her on a decent road, and not Houston freeway.

Question please: what is approximate range of bike with full tank gas? I know it depends on throttle and RPM, but please give me an idea.

I need to look up how to reset trip odometer after fueling, and figure out the range.

Thanks to all on this forum for patiently answering my questions about this bike. I think it is a gem.
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Nice bike..... no idea on your fuel range. Stop at 100 miles and see how much it takes to refill.

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It's better than my previous bike F3800RC, the Dragster is a Euro4 version and the mileage before the light comes on has increased from the RC at 95/100 to 110 plus.

Resetting the speedo is quite simple, just hold the rubber button down on the left-hand switch until the zero appears. Did the dealer not explain?
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My light come on between 110 and 120 miles. Still have a gallon left. Time to look for a station when light comes on. I’m averaging 35 mpg over 2,000 miles.


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Yes dealer explained....and I also read the MV manual, and took notes: looks easy to reset ODO 1.

100 miles it is, thanks for sharing approximate range. The triples are thirsty, and I know riding style makes a huge difference.
By comparison, my Guzzi gets 65 miles/gallon and has a larger tank...makes for a lot of range.

Wow, I am looking forward to tomorrow's ride.

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Surprising increase in fuel range between sport and normal - if you think you’re getting low switch modes !

Also 5 Italian seconds are about 10 Uk ones

Changing stuff with the buttons can be challenging - feel for buttons under rubber covers with ungloved hands they are not quite in same place as markers !!!



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Just a headsup, and this might only just happened to me.

But when I bought the F3 brand new my fueltank was empty at 160km's(100 miles). yes that's 1 liter for 10km's (0.25 gallons per roughly 6-7 miles)
After first service (1000km/600 miles) It recieved a software update and it could ride on for 240km's (150 miles) on a single tank.

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Just a heads up, and this might only just happened to me.

But when I bought the F3 brand new my fuel tank was empty at 160km's(100 miles). yes that's 1 liter for 10km's (0.25 gallons per roughly 6-7 miles)
After first service (1000km/600 miles) It received a software update and it could ride on for 240km's (150 miles) on a single tank.
Now that is pretty steady riding to achieve that
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Also 5 Italian seconds are about 10 Uk ones

Changing stuff with the buttons can be challenging - feel for buttons under rubber covers with ungloved hands they are not quite in same place as markers !!!

CharLy, good tip, grazie! Took her out this morning and yep fuel light on around 100 miles. Glad to know light works. Filled up and used bare finger, no glove to reset ODO 1. The buttons are a bit elusive. Riding on Normal mode for break in and getting used to bike.

Incredible machine indeed. I am extremely pleased with the low speed handling in city traffic: predictable and easy.
But, when she winds up above 8000 RPM...the engine is: Sei il massimo!

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Congrats!!

There is just something about those Dragster RR's, at some point down the road I will have one.
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