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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-03-2018, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel Capacity

The spec sheet claims 5.3 gallons (US), 20L. I've been filling up soon after the fuel light comes on and it has been taking 3.6 gals +- a few points. Today the range was at 53 miles when the light came on. I rode for another 27 miles and the range showed 33 miles (!?), and it still only took 4.1 gals. with two bars showing totaling 175 miles. I was hoping to reliably get 180 miles per tank full.

What has been everyone else experience with the fuel light, number of bars showing and typical tank range?

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My meter says 320 kilometres on full tank, but the range quickly adapts (drops) if you drive like 120-130kmh. Consumption per litre also goes from the typical ~4 to 6+.

So, if you drive at 80-100kmh you probably get the 180 miles per tank. If you drive faster, then you dont.

That said I have never filled more than 15 litres, and that was with the fuel light on and 25km left on the range. I dunno how anyone could fit in 20L there.
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I too find the low fuel light comes on a bit early, with fillups soon after light using only 14-15 litres.
It does seem to go on and on after warning light... so probably not a bad thing.
Is it me, or do others find this bike a bit revvy on the highway ?
500 or 600 less rpm would be nice. May check if one more tooth will fit up front.

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I too find the low fuel light comes on a bit early, with fillups soon after light using only 14-15 litres.
It does seem to go on and on after warning light... so probably not a bad thing.
Is it me, or do others find this bike a bit revvy on the highway ?
500 or 600 less rpm would be nice. May check if one more tooth will fit up front.
Interestingly with the older 1200's (2010-2014) the recommendation was to go up 2 teeth on the back to speed up acceleration and bring the cruising speed revs up a bit to get it out of the boggy spot in the range.
I find the 950 gearing to be about right for hammering along at 80-90mph.

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I've had a 2013 MTS 1200, a 2015 (I think) MTS 1200 Enduro, and now a 2017 MTS 950. Put lots of kilometres on each. I loved them all, but I love the 950 the best.
Yup, it likes to rev more than the 1200's. It needs to as well, since it has 250cc less to work with. But I find that it is in its happy place when the motor spins up. Where I could loaf along all day at 4,000 rpm in upper gears on the 1200's, the 950 prefers closer to 5,000. But the motor is perfectly happy doing that. And it is so rewarding when you work it hard through corners!
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