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From what i have been told, mileage is always bad during the break-in, once the engine is broken in, it should improve somewhat, but not drastically. Don't count on what i said as i am no technician ahaha.
 

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340 miles on the clock and starting to open up now, its almost teasing me to take her over 5500 revs but alas I'm a good boy and stand firm.

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The Quick Shifter I'm still trying to learn the sweet spot to get a smooth shift, had some shockers and also some mis clicks as I wasn't firm enough and it kicked me back to neutral.

I've got a tail tidy, replacement to the rear seat, H11 Diamond lights coming in the next week or two to clean her up nice.
 

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Is the rear seat replacement the seat cowl like the1299 has? If so, you'll love it
 

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To all you lucky riders who can presently ride because you're not stuck waiting for the snow to melt:

Does the instrument display a fuel gauge somewhere in the menu settings? I downloaded the PDF version of an owner's manual but can't seem to find it.
 

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To all you lucky riders who can presently ride because you're not stuck waiting for the snow to melt:

Does the instrument display a fuel gauge somewhere in the menu settings? I downloaded the PDF version of an owner's manual but can't seem to find it.
No! No fuel gauge. It's one of my gripes with sport bikes. I think they all should just have fuel gauges.

It will tell you the average fuel consumption. And the fuel light will come on when it gets low (1 gallon I think). After that comes on it will show you how many miles you've ridden since the fuel warning light came on.
 

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No! No fuel gauge. It's one of my gripes with sport bikes. I think they all should just have fuel gauges.

It will tell you the average fuel consumption. And the fuel light will come on when it gets low (1 gallon I think). After that comes on it will show you how many miles you've ridden since the fuel warning light came on.
Thanks for the info. No fuel gauge is a drag. What's even silly'er is having a computer which can tell you your average consumption but can't compute your distance to empty.
 
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Moreover, knowing how many miles you've ridden since the fuel warning light came on is redundant as you can always press the trip reset button for that info. Maybe Ducati can upgrade the firmware.
If I had a choice between choosing a fuel gauge and "distance to empty" I'd choose the later as it's more useful.
 
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Anybody know how many Kms you can get once the reserve light stays on? I need to know if i should go straight home and then the gas station after work, so i need gas right now LOLL. I have about 20km on reserve so far.
 

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Moreover, knowing how many miles you've ridden since the fuel warning light came on is redundant as you can always press the trip reset button for that info. Maybe Ducati can upgrade the firmware.
If I had a choice between choosing a fuel gauge and "distance to empty" I'd choose the later as it's more useful.


The idiot light low fuel warning on my 959 is interesting, it comes on and goes off several times before staying on.... so you get sort of an advance warning that the warning is going to come on.... if that makes any sense.:|
 

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The idiot light low fuel warning on my 959 is interesting, it comes on and goes off several times before staying on.... so you get sort of an advance warning that the warning is going to come on.... if that makes any sense.:|

@Kruz, how many km do you get once the fuel light stays on?
 

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It seems to vary, maybe 10 Km. I don't trust it, I start looking for a gas station as soon as it comes on the first time.
 
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Misunderstood your question, my apologies. I don't know, when it comes on I refuel immediately, I'm guessing maybe 30 miles before it's completely out of gas.
 

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1600 miles in 3 months to the day I think.

Out of the break-in period. I'm going down a tooth up front to give her a bump.

Still in love with the Panigale style and still wishing it had an SSSA.

Rearsets will go at some point and the levers have gotta go soon. No suspension tuning yet, I'm still searching for a reputable shop.

Rosso Corsas are fucking sticky for a stock tire and they heat quick! Love them! That said, I commute 40 miles daily with various intertwined twistys and I acknowledge the cost of said grip. I'm going to get a new set soon and save this set for the track.

No real complaints about anything serious. I acknowledge that I'll never have a superbike with a fuel gauge...

After putting some real time in with the throttle spacers, I'll never go without them again. Exponentially smoother...
 
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@Kruz, how many km do you get once the fuel light stays on?
You have approx 4L once the light goes on, so around 1/3 of the tank. That's a lot when you think about it. I'm getting 200km now that I'm over 1000km before the light comes on. I would stop at your first station once the light goes on, but that goes without saying. But you really should have around 30-40km before you run dry.
 

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You have approx 4L once the light goes on, so around 1/3 of the tank. That's a lot when you think about it. I'm getting 200km now that I'm over 1000km before the light comes on. I would stop at your first station once the light goes on, but that goes without saying. But you really should have around 30-40km before you run dry.
How are you doing that? My light comes on at 130 to 150km ahaha. Are you driving only on the highway?

Also, i got about 50.1km before the bike actually turned off on me during reserve ahaha. Hope that helps people, but then again, it all depends on how you ride. I think at that time i was averaging 7.2 litres per 100km.
 

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First 30 miles since riding from the dealership, the MPG shows 32.7 mpg. Does it get better?
My friend claims his Aprilia got better fuel consumption after the break in.
I don't see how this is possible. I'm about where you are at, 30-35mpg.
My 600mile break in service is next week, so we'll see where it goes from there.

I didn't buy the bike for gas mileage though, so either way, I'm OK with what I have.
 

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How are you doing that? My light comes on at 130 to 150km ahaha. Are you driving only on the highway?

Also, i got about 50.1km before the bike actually turned off on me during reserve ahaha. Hope that helps people, but then again, it all depends on how you ride. I think at that time i was averaging 7.2 litres per 100km.
My avg is 6l/10

I ride everywhere... but avoid traffic.
 
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