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Hey all, I've been a little concerned about how much fuel my bike is going through recently so I've tried to track the usage and something isn't right.

Last fill (almost to the brim) got me 68 miles before the fuel light came on (all city riding). Now, when I went to fill up I could only get just under 11-litres into the tank. WTF?

The manual states 16-litres with a 4-litre reserve does it not?

Ignoring that for a minute, that equates to about 28mpg for city riding, which seems a bit poor?

Is the fuel light coming on too early? Or is something amiss??

Hoping to go touring on the bike next year, but not at this rate!

Cheers.
 

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16 liters total. While 4 liters are "reserve"
Your fuellight comes on when 12 liters of fuel are used. So then you have 4 liters left in your tank.

As for poor milage there is a possible software solution to that.
If your last software update happened 2 years ago (I see you have a 2015 model), give your dealer a call and ask if they want to update your software to latest mapping (this should be free)

*When I bought my F3(brand new) my fuel light came on after 120km. so 1 liter of fuel for 10km.
I went to 1000km service and also a software update, after that 1 liter for 14km.

So call your dealer and give that a try, and if it didnt work. Well your throttle response and feeling would probably improve on latest software :)
 

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Ok, I don;t have a Rivale or a Stradale, nor do I have the manuals for those bikes....

But, it is possible, even probable, that the calibration of the fuel idiot light is wrong.

Can you post a picture of the fuel sensor, or a link to the parts manual?
 

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16 liters total. While 4 liters are "reserve"
Your fuellight comes on when 12 liters of fuel are used. So then you have 4 liters left in your tank.

As for poor milage there is a possible software solution to that.
If your last software update happened 2 years ago (I see you have a 2015 model), give your dealer a call and ask if they want to update your software to latest mapping (this should be free)

*When I bought my F3(brand new) my fuel light came on after 120km. so 1 liter of fuel for 10km.
I went to 1000km service and also a software update, after that 1 liter for 14km.

So call your dealer and give that a try, and if it didnt work. Well your throttle response and feeling would probably improve on latest software <img src="http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
Silly me, I was reading it as 16 litres until fuel light and then 4 litres reserve 😂 OK so that sounds about right then.

It's got the latest software so all good there.

I wonder if I need to just use normal mode then, perhaps that will help with fuel economy...
 

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My Rivale has the smaller 13 litre tank and is probably slightly thirstier than a Stradale due to the higher state of tune. The best I have managed before the fuel light comes on is 85 miles , the worst 50 miles. Depends how you ride it and how much much stopping and starting involved. City riding riding certainly isn't going to do you any favours.
 

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Been getting 14 kms to the litre on my Stradale or slightly better and have found that normal and sport give the same range.
 

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The best I have managed before the fuel light comes on is 85 miles , the worst 50 miles. Depends how you ride it and how much much stopping and starting involved. . .
Bleedin' heck, Colin. That is surprising and unacceptable (to me). I would be so frustrated - despite enjoying every moment on the bike. Even with 'spirited' riding I'll get to 120 miles on the F4 before fuel light, while the Hondas will go 150. I sympathise with you and 'Truffle' but I guess that is the price we pay for performance and all the emissions gadgetry.
 

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Hoping to go touring on the bike next year, but not at this rate!

Cheers.


Hahahahahahaha

Sorry, that fuel range is pretty normal, on mine I used to get 70 miles before the fuel light came on doing “spirited” riding in sport mode.

Just cruising in Normal would get me around 95 miles and in Rain mode I’d get around 110.

On the flip side though it was some of the most enjoyable 70 miles id had on a bike ;)
 

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Hahahahahahaha

Sorry, that fuel range is pretty normal, on mine I used to get 70 miles before the fuel light came on doing “spirited” riding in sport mode.

Just cruising in Normal would get me around 95 miles and in Rain mode I’d get around 110.

On the flip side though it was some of the most enjoyable 70 miles id had on a bike ;)
I’m not actually worried about getting where I want to go as there are always fuel stops en route, it’s just the days when you’re going for a ride into the mountains and they are less consistent is what makes me nervous. I will no doubt look into the possibility of taking a couple of 1.5-litre fuel bottles with me, though I’m not sure exactly where to strap them to. Maybe somewhere on the trellis.
 

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TruffleShuffle, just to let you know. I just did 185km before the fuel light, so its about 115miles. I'm riding 50/50 city and highway to and back from work in normal mode with spirited accelaration(love the quick shifter):grin2:.


I have to say thou, that before the first 1000km I was not impressed by the gas mileage. Thank god its gotten beter.


Ride safe...
 

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Ride out today on the Euro4 Dragster RR, so far covered 110 miles, no sign yet of the fuel light.

60% country roads 40% main roads all covered at reasonably fast speed.

Certainly an improvement in fuel consumption in comparison with that of my previous MV, a 2016 F3 800RC, when the fuel light would be on after 95/100
 

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Did a bike back road ride today and took extra gas, and ran the Rivale dry, its now got the wheels off ready for a new set of rubber, but got 190 kms doing mainly 3-4-5th gear, so maybe on the open road 220kms is possible, i shall fill the bike up with gas tomorrow and see how many litres it takes.
 

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My bike is still tight (1500 kms) and I just worked out the fuel 7.26 litres per 100 km (39 MPG almost) if that help you. It was a big mix of roads and speeds although most with no care about fuel all in Sport mode. It'll get better and my new rubber on Tuesday too DaveNZ.
 

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You are riding the Lamborghini of Motorcycles I hope you have the money for gas to use it lol. Just remember it would be unwise to try to tune your engine lean in an attempt to attain 1 or 2 miles per gallon . What most do not know is gasoline is not only for combustion but is a lubricant and a coolant. If the price of gas is your biggest worry life must be going well. Ride the bike and have some fun. Again , your riding the Lamborghini of Motorcycles.
 

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Well I've just filled my tank from basically empty, and it only took 11.5 litres, so its not a 16ltr tank as advertised, its a fuking 12 litre tank. I worked out the K's per litre and its around 16 KPL, and thats mainly back country windie roads (forgotten highway etc) in normal mode. Fukit, I'm meant to be taking my son (flying over from Melbourne) for a 5 day North Island tour, he's taking the MV, but only bloody 12 litres, bugger.
 

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Maybe it wasn't really "near" empty???? My Brutale has a 4 L reserve....
 
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