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As I'd been riding around the tiny lanes here for most of the last tankful I thought I'd see how many miles I could get out of a fill up.

For the first 100 miles I was not really thinking about this but then started riding less enthusiastically. Still doing 50 - 60 mph on the lanes but no grin inducing acceleration, small throttle inputs, early upshifts and generally just trying to keep momentum. I also switched to rain mode as I figured that might use less fuel too. It turns out the 790 Duke engine can be quite frugal.

The range on the dash seemed to stay at 30 miles for ages, then went to 20 and then 10 then 0 very quickly. The 10 -> 0 drop happened in about 3 miles for me.

When it hit zero I headed to the nearest place to get fuel which was about 6 miles. I filled it to the normal level at the bottom of the neck where the little plate is and that was 12.6L according to the pump. If it really is a ~14L tank then there was a good litre and a bit left which should be good for another 15 miles - so 20 miles after the display range shows zero.

My total range on 12.6L was 207 miles (330 Km) which is 74.69 miles per Imperial gallon (59.75 miles per US gallon).

That's 16.43 miles per litre (3.78 L / 100 Km)

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I'm glad your sender works! I'll get the 50km warning at about 9L down (200km twisties plus a short ride to the dealer to bring my wife a coffee). It ran dry when it read 40km remaining a couple months ago, glad I was only a block from my shop.
 

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Rain mode? Cheater!!!!! LOL...

I've averaged on both my 790 and now 890:

4.1-4.2L/100km normal riding
4.7-4.8L/100km for spirited riding.

Any tank/bike that has me getting easily 250kms+ I'm happy with.
 

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Rain mode? Cheater!!!!! LOL...

I've averaged on both my 790 and now 890:

4.1-4.2L/100km normal riding
4.7-4.8L/100km for spirited riding.

Any tank/bike that has me getting easily 250kms+ I'm happy with.
Lol - was only in rain mode for the last 100 or so miles once I decided to try emptying the tank ;-)

Yea, the range is great in street / sport too - it more dependent on how much throttle you give it!
 

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Crazy.. I ran my 890 to 120 miles once and I was literally on fumes.. I have to get gas every 100 miles.
I never keep the bike consistently above 8000rpm, even when hustling along I keep it bouncing around from 6000-7500 usually and rarely see the north side of 9000rpm - there's simply no need on the street other than, well, WHEELIES!

I filled up at my lowest point ever last week and it took 12.4L to fill and the tripmeter said 258kms (160 miles) and I'd say 1/2 of that was commuting to get to the fun parts and half of that mileage was riding it like I stole it.
 

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I never keep the bike consistently above 8000rpm, even when hustling along I keep it bouncing around from 6000-7500 usually and rarely see the north side of 9000rpm - there's simply no need on the street other than, well, WHEELIES!

I filled up at my lowest point ever last week and it took 12.4L to fill and the tripmeter said 258kms (160 miles) and I'd say 1/2 of that was commuting to get to the fun parts and half of that mileage was riding it like I stole it.
I'd say most of my riding is done between 5-8k rpm, but pretty much wide open the whole time lol.
 

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Rain mode? Cheater!!!!! LOL...

I've averaged on both my 790 and now 890:

4.1-4.2L/100km normal riding
4.7-4.8L/100km for spirited riding.

Any tank/bike that has me getting easily 250kms+ I'm happy with.
Agreed - am very happy with the consumption of the 790.

These are my averages over 2340 miles (3765 Km)

LitresMiles
158.072340
14.80miles / L
0.042L / Km
4.20L / 100 Km
67.30mpg (Imperial)
53.84mpg (US)
 

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With 2000 miles so far on my ‘20 790D I always allow 150 miles to a tank, and generally have a couple of litres left when I fill up, so 160 miles is realistically achievable. I’m happy with that, my Superduke GT is for distance work and that does 220 miles to a tank.
 
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