Fuel Economy

Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by Ga2wheel, May 14, 2019.

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  1. Ga2wheel

    Ga2wheel New Member

    Sep 17, 2018
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    Duluth GA
    Have a 06 speed triple and my fuel light does not work. And today was the second time I ran out of fuel. Thought I have the trip meter set and figured with a 45 mpg average I was good for another 50 miles.
    Will fix the tank/fuel light this winter.

    How many miles or kilometers are you all getting on a tank before your fuel light cuts on?
     
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  2. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member

    Mar 14, 2018
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    #2 Vulpes, May 14, 2019
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
    I've got a 2005 Speed triple, and get anywhere from 180 to 210 kilometres before the light comes on. It very much depends on my mood. 1 litre in 13 kilometres when spirited, 1 in 16 when docile. The light comes on after 13 litres have disappeared.

    I have found that the average fuel consumption indicator is extremely optimistic. I just checked, and it says it did 1 in 16,3 on average. While I know for a fact the average is 1 in 14,6.
     
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  3. chuk

    chuk Senior Member
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    Jan 10, 2017
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    Around140 ish miles till light comes on my 2011 reads a tad low on gauge,if I run another 20/30 miles after light comes on can get about £16/£18 in fuel in till it’s full tank,have seen about 180 miles on full tank several times.
     
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  4. Ga2wheel

    Ga2wheel New Member

    Sep 17, 2018
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    Duluth GA
    Thanks for the responses will keep and eye on it and figure out my average
     
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  5. DanielB

    DanielB Noble Member

    Jan 13, 2019
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    Abingdon, Oxfordshire
    I agree with this for my 2002 955i, almost to the mile and £!
     
  6. Tony Rokins

    Tony Rokins Active Member

    Jun 26, 2017
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    Reading, U.K.
    My 2011 also goes 14- to 145 miles before the fuel light comes on. The most I ever got out of a tank is a spincer twitching 173 miles...I re-filled with 16.5 litres
    Despite the new Speed RS being about 2 l smaller, the fuel light comes on about about 140 miles too.....
    My wife is now riding the 2011 model and we're off to France in a couple of weeks, so will be able to compare them directly.....
     
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  7. Moe

    Moe Senior Member

    Jun 10, 2015
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    Colchester
    Everyones getting better than mine..16 speed s, light comes on at 100 miles and finish by 140
     
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  8. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Crème de la Crème

    Dec 2, 2014
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    When I did my commute into London each day on my 2010 Speed Triple on motorway and A roads I would get 120/130 miles before the fuel light comes on.
    This is with fairly spirited riding and lower geared sprockets
     
  9. jonnib71

    jonnib71 New Member

    May 9, 2019
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    east sussex
    Christ, must be doing something wrong, first fill up got 96 miles to light! Perhaps those blue flashy lights on the dash shouldn't be lighting up all the time!o_O
     
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  10. chuk

    chuk Senior Member
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    Jan 10, 2017
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    Aha but you can have the blue dash lights on at different rpm,as long as it’s not blue lights chasing you l.o.l.
     
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  11. Chewie

    Chewie Member

    Dec 16, 2016
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    later models get better mileage than the 2006, (my 2010 gets around 230-250km before the light comes on) but the 2005 and 2006 models I owned got 185-200km and the light came on after using 13 litres. I do know some owners who got less and others who got more but 185-200 seems about average for those models.
     
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  12. Shellmanstu

    Shellmanstu New Member

    Sep 14, 2018
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    Chelmsford Essex
    I’ve got a 16 plate R, and I’m getting about 170 miles to a tank.
     
  13. jonnib71

    jonnib71 New Member

    May 9, 2019
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    east sussex
    Can't get anywhere near 170 to a tank! Perhaps it's living in the upper rev ranges too much!! Lol
     
  14. Shellmanstu

    Shellmanstu New Member

    Sep 14, 2018
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    Chelmsford Essex
    Tbh that mileage is mainly commuting along dual carriageway, and not “blue lighting “ it too much. I’m sure I could get it down on a track day!!
     
  15. Shellmanstu

    Shellmanstu New Member

    Sep 14, 2018
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    Chelmsford Essex
    Filled up last night, this was the mileage, and still had 11 miles left according to the dash.
     
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  16. Tony Rokins

    Tony Rokins Active Member

    Jun 26, 2017
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    Got back from a trip to France last Sunday. Completed 1407 miles over 2 weeks. According to the fuel gauge, was getting an average 58 mpg and 175 miles to empty
    Not bad, me thinks.....
     
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  17. SteveRS

    SteveRS First Class Member

    Jan 12, 2019
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    My last ride, which wasn’t too aggressive, the light came on at 205 km’s and said 70ish remaining. There’s no way I would get 70 more kilometres though. I’m finding the Speed RS is burning only slightly more fuel than my street triple 675 did. That’s impressive.
     
  18. orangejohn

    orangejohn New Member

    May 15, 2019
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    Dover, Kent
    I’m getting about 160 miles before the light. On a run up to Mallory Park last week the dash was saying I was getting 71mpg, that was sticking at an indicated 80ish. The actual economy is about 10mpg less than that though, does anyone else have that? Actual being about 10mpg lower than indicated. Mines a 2008 BTW.
     
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