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Old 04-22-2011, 08:15 PM   #31
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Worried about fuel economy? Really?

Then you probably bought the wrong bike. The big KTM will give you 30 to 50 mpg depending upon how hard you twist the thottle. My personal worst (or best) is about 25 mpg with huge smile factor.

Face it......you do not ride a motorcycle to save any $$$$$$. Rear tire last only 4 or 5,000 miles, fequent oil changes, brake pads, etc.....

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Old 04-22-2011, 10:03 PM   #32
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Std 2010 990, near new. 95 octane fuel. The fuel light came on at 299kms. I refuelled at 357 kms. I put in 18.4 litres. The riding was highway cruising plus about 40% crazy overtaking & high (140+) speeds.

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5.15 litres/100kms.
19.4 kms/litre.
Estimated total range of 388kms.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:43 AM   #33
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Well that's a world record!

Of course there could be the fuel being super effective or smthng but still super economical engine. Welldone.
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:07 AM   #34
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I'm getting 39.7 mpg in mostly rural pavement riding so far and 900 miles on my 11 990.
Bike is comepletely stock.

Fuel light comes on almost religiously in the 160 mile range.

This bike seems to be everything my 05 was and then some.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:41 AM   #35
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I'm getting 39.7 mpg in mostly rural pavement riding so far and 900 miles on my 11 990.
Bike is comepletely stock.

Fuel light comes on almost religiously in the 160 mile range.

This bike seems to be everything my 05 was and then some.
Sounds just like mine when brand new and slowly crept upward as miles increased, and leveled out around 5k miles
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:44 AM   #36
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Gas Mileage vs altitude

Interestingly I get WORSE mileage at low elevations (Texas, Florida) than I do in the Rockies, I thought it would be the other way around...

I moved from sea level (Oregon) to Colorado 4 years ago. All of my cars' fuel mileage jumped about 15% for the better. Even my 4x4 pick up. I believe the physics of less air pressure and oxygen the higher you go up, makes the fuel injection run leaner to compensate. That makes your engine technically smaller and more effcient, so mileage goes up but power goes down.

My 3.0 L Honda Accord coupe got 23-32 mpg in Oregon. In Colorado at 5,500 ft it now gets 28-36 with no other changes. My Chevy truck was at best 17 mpg and now 20 mpg. Less power is the price paid.

Special Note: I eagerly await my 2011 Adventure R. It's due into Denver in early May. I'm tall and have spent most of my life on a big bore 2 stroke on technical trails in the Northwest. Washington State being my favorite and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest the best riding on the planet. I plan on 50/50 pavement to dirt. The Rockies have an unreal number of dirt mining roads and trails to 13,000 feet. I have a lot of exploring to do.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:38 PM   #37
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:53 PM   #38
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Last week LA to Vancouver. 2 -up, Jesse bags and soft pack 100% interstate

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In California running at 78-82 mph (GPS) low fuel light at 157, 165 and 170

In Oregon much cooler temps but headwinds, avg speed 70- 72

low fuel light on at 170- 180 miles

I run the bike 12- 25 miles on the E light usually put in 4.9 gallons on side stand.

I had the big tanks which I just sold, they were superb for riding north but not needed down south
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:48 AM   #39
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I'm getting 39.7 mpg in mostly rural pavement riding so far and 900 miles on my 11 990.
Bike is comepletely stock.

Fuel light comes on almost religiously in the 160 mile range.

This bike seems to be everything my 05 was and then some.
Anyone else with a '11 model that can report on MPG? Especially an R??
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:56 AM   #40
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I get a pretty solid 35 with akros, akro map, and prefilter.

I get about 40 with the same setup with stock map. I plan on making a hybred this summer when I get a dual wideband datalogger. (o ya you know gas milage doesn't matter after you buy that)

My argument isn't gas milage but range. They don't have a blue s safari tank :)
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:16 PM   #41
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Hey everyone,
I'm the new proud owner of the 2011 KTM Adventure R. I traded in my Super Duke for this bike, and let tell you, It's absolutely the best bike i have ever riden. I added the Evolution Akrapovic carbon fiber pipes with the Euro mapping on it, and I am curious as to how many miles i can go on the reserve. I get about 130-140 miles on a full tank but dont know how many miles i can go on the reserve. On my Super Duke I was able to get 20 miles on the reserve.
Does anyone know and can help??????
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:23 PM   #42
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I average 38 in mixed driving on my 950. A little less in the city, 34/35 ish. Lower in agressive off-roading (~30), and the best I got was on a flat stretch of tarmac that I did a constant 63 MPH actual, 70mph indicated for a couple hundred miles which gave me 42mpg.

If you want an efficient bike, don't buy an LC8

The most I've ever put in the bike on the centerstand was 5.7 gallons. I believe the capacity is 5.8 or somewhere around there. I can usually get 200 miles before running out of gas unless I'm bombing down the interstate at 75-80mph for the whole tank which shortens that up. The most I've put on the reserve was 58 miles when I was going through a couple hundred miles of 55mph canyons/mountain driving (marked at 35 mph speed limit ), but I get nervous after about 35 miles. The reserve is approximately 1.2 gallons or so I figure.

Oh and for what it's worth I carry 4 liters of extra fuel in bottles on my soft bags but I've never needed them when I pushed the stock tank range over the last 15,000 miles and many trips out west where there's not many fuel stations in some areas. They gave me the confidence to do so however, as I wouldn't want to push it and get stranded without the extra fuel.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:33 PM   #43
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I have a `10 KTM A990, I have about 6K on the clock, commute about 40 miles per day in mixed traffic, heavy on the city side due to stop and go traffic, I average about 35 mpg on the KTM, considering my ecoboosted F150 averages about 18 in the same conditions, I am pretty happy with 35.

Interestingly enough my 09 Victory Vision, weighs nearly twice and much and makes nearly twice and much torque, and has an engine nearly twice the displacement, gets about 45 - 50 mpg in the same conditions.

And I ride it like I stole it. I am easy on the accelerator in the truck. But the KTM and the Vision are rode like they did something wrong.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:26 AM   #44
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I just purchased a 2010 990R and the fuel light comes on at 225kms. The bike came with Akra's, but how would I know if it has the right mapping?
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:52 AM   #45
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2012 990 R here, average 38mpg (US Gallon).
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