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Hey guys, really stupid question. This is my first Ducati and I just picked her up today. I'm coming off a bike with a fuel gauge so I looked all over the 899 but could not find the fuel gauge and there was no mention in the manual. Does the 899 even have one, or do you guys rely on the trip odometer and low fuel light??
 

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Hey guys, really stupid question. This is my first Ducati and I just picked her up today. I'm coming off a bike with a fuel gauge so I looked all over the 899 but could not find the fuel gauge and there was no mention in the manual. Does the 899 even have one, or do you guys rely on the trip odometer and low fuel light??
Yeah, there's no gauge, just trip distance and the light. The 1198/848 didn't have one either. I notice when the light comes on you still have quite a bit if fuel too, because it will only take 3 gallons.
 

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It would be nice to get an average right now but majority of poeple will not be riding as much as they would in the summer.
 

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I'll expect to hear more people chime in once it's warm for most of the U.S.
Too bad winter is here for all the notherners.
 

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I got over 110 miles and then filled up just as light came one…
I was heading back out to play so I needed to put it in.
Think the second fill i was more 115 and light came on…
But I am sure when the better weather comes along and the roads are drier I will be riding it a lot different, plus once it is run in I may just get more or less the same…
The 848evo gave us around 130 miles to a tank.. give or take - although at the isle of man TT I was lucky to get 100 miles out of a Tank!

You will get used to the it .. and be able to judge places you can ride to and fuel stops on the route.
 

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I've heard from the dealer that if you keep it in wet mode for a long journey you could get up to 160-170 miles to a tank of fuel. I'm gonna try it out while I'm breaking mine in from Tuesday onwards can't wait. No doubt it will get better the more miles I do bedding it in.
 

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I just took my bike on a ~1200 mile round trip and from my experience I got about 100 miles before the gas light came on. I noticed that close to 100 miles the light would flash on then sometimes go away if there are turns or hills.

I never rode more than 15 miles with the gas light on and I filled 2.0-2.5 gallons (never more than 2.5). I thought this was odd because according to the tech specs the tank capacity is 4.5 gallons. My onboard computer is telling me the bike is getting 42mpg so in theory you could probably go 150-190 miles.

Also I did not notice any difference in MPG between the wet and sport mode. I am confident that if there is a difference its less than 5 mpg.
 

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How may gallons do we have left when the light comes on? 1 gallon? .5 gallon?

When the fuel light activated the counter, i was able to refill after 12 miles, paranoid the whole time. I was on my way back from the twisties and there was no gas station close by. Not a good feeling at all! I was thinking about changing the mode but i might be incline to whack it harder to get to speed on wet.
 

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How may gallons do we have left when the light comes on? 1 gallon? .5 gallon?

When the fuel light activated the counter, i was able to refill after 12 miles, paranoid the whole time. I was on my way back from the twisties and there was no gas station close by. Not a good feeling at all! I was thinking about changing the mode but i might be incline to whack it harder to get to speed on wet.
On my bike I got 230 kilometers on a full tank which is about 143 miles. This was during break in tho so I'd say that's about as far as you'll get.

When the fuel light comes on you have 5 liters left in your tank which is 1.32 gallons, according to the manual page 23 which you can download here http://www.ducati.com/services/maintenance/index.do
 
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