what naked or roadster bikes (retro or hyper or modern) have 200 mile ranges?

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  1. Timmy Tucker

    Timmy Tucker So Fresh. Too Def.

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    Ha! They’re not exactly known for great gas mileage. A couple other guys on the Ducati forum have mentioned getting about the same mileage with theirs.

    Mine’s got a set of Termi’s, an udder delete, and an airbox chop. I haven’t checked to see if it has the DP ECU upgrade. If it doesn’t, I’ll snag a PCIII and get it dyno’ed. Hopefully that will help a bit with the mileage. If not, :dunno
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  2. PDarnall

    PDarnall Been here awhile

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    KTM 1290 SDGT 32 to 47MPG with a full 6.0 gallon tank.
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  3. cookiemech

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    Naked or roadster bike? Hmmm . . . You decide if mine qualify. '82 R100T (no fairing): 45 mpg, 6.3 gallon tank, usually goes on reserve right at 200 miles. '95 K75 (naked), 47 mpg, allegedly 5.3 gallon but in reality more like 4.7 gallon tank, light comes on at 185 miles, but will easily go 200. 2017 CB1100 EX, 55 mpg, 4.4 gallon tank, starts flashing at 177 miles, but obviously will go 200 miles. 2017 Road King (I guess you call that "touring", not naked, but I don't use the windshield, ever), 43 mpg, 6 gallon tank, always run 220 or more miles before filling it.
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  4. rider33

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    there are a number of large touring oriented bikes that can easily do 200+ miles on a tank, some considerably more (GSA, ST1300, etc). Slip down to the mid ranges and naked/retro tho, talks size starts to drop and even with efficiency gains, it's a bit more challenging to hit 200+. Except for the V7. It carries 5.5 gallons and you would really have to TRY to get less than 40MPG, typically more like 45+. It's also shaft driven (pretty rare for what passes as a mid-sized bike these days) so if you really are going to travel, you won't have a chain to deal with either.
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  5. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades... Super Supporter

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    The one thing about the Guzzi... see all that space between those two heads? Gas capacity. My old 850-T had around 6 gallon capacity.

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    Tank doesn't look that big now does it.
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  6. Garry

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    My KTM Super Duke GT has a 6.1 gallon tank that is good for ~250 miles to empty. I typically get about 42-ish MPG. Fuel light comes on at about 190 - 200 and there is more than a gallon left. I haven't taken it past 210 miles or so but in theory I have/had another 20 or 30 miles in the tank.
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  7. anotherguy

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    My Road King will come close to 300 miles without any special effort other than adhering to the posted. I'd say it's a roadster.........with a big ass gas tank.
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  8. Milosh

    Milosh Been here awhile

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    I'm lucky if I get 150 miles out of my V9 Bobber.
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  9. JETalmage

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    Kawasaki W800 tank capacity is supposed to be 4 gallons. Fuel warning comes on around 165, at which point it typically takes 3.1~3.2 gallons to top off. So it seems to reliably get about 55-ish MPG, and should have enough 'reserve' to hit 200 if really pushing it, but I haven't actually tried running it dry, and don't know if that 4-gallon spec excludes or includes the volume of the pump.

    I'm going to be dinking around with mounting a 1.6 gallon auxiliary tank, which I've used on three other bikes: On both the 990 SMT and 690 Enduro, they reliably yielded over 240 miles before low fuel warning. On the 790 Adventure, 300 miles before alert.

    I despise the low fuel range of most bikes. 250 miles should be a practical minimum for any street bike. That's the specific deal breaker that prevented my buying an Indian FTR; ~130 miles--including reserve--on a 1200? And that in an under-seat tank? Ridiculous.

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  10. Oilhed

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    I am still very jealous
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  12. Oilhed

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    If it's anything like my early oilheads the capacity of the tank is not just for gas but also everything installed in it, fuel gauge sensor, fuel pump, etc.
    My advertised 5 gal. tank couldn't hold 4.75 gal.
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  13. greer

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    150 miles and the bike starts to sputter? Something's up, that'd be less than 40 mpg. 150 to the reserve light sounds about right.

    Sarah
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  14. Oilhed

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    That's the tank that should be on the Roamer/Bobber. Same style but fatter!
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  15. Milosh

    Milosh Been here awhile

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    Yep. 150 miles until the light to refill goes off; that's three gallons (50 mpg, which is about average for me). I don't believe that there's a gallon leftover in my tank like Moto Guzzi says. It's more like a half a gallon.

    As a side note, it's one of my pet peeves on the Bobber, filling the tank. It's awkward, and it spits back up onto the tank if you're not careful.
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  16. Rob Dirt

    Rob Dirt Stuck in Divorce Purgatory

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    A 2020 CB650R can get 200 miles with one tank of gas if you keep the revs down.
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    Except they are nearly impossible to find. I tried for 2 years. Dealers didn't have them and had no desire to sell me one.
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  18. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades... Super Supporter

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    Where's the fun in that? :lol3

    Blame the new model coming out at the start of Covid 19. Lots of bikes out of stock and everyone kind of bummed out. :(

    Apparently @Rob Dirt scored big... he got one!
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