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1290 Fuel Consumption

Postby 2014_SDR » Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:34 pm

Way back when KTM launched the 1290superduker website I remember them stating the 1290 had good fuel consumption figures, so I’ve just gone back to make sure I didn’t make that up and sure enough in the Discover The Beast – Encore! Section it states “Surprises are best when nobody expects them. For example, the 1290 Super Duke R is highly economical with fuel”.

Well I suppose these things are subjective but I’m getting 36.9mpg (UK Gallon = 4.5 Litres) over the last 2100 miles (see pic.) not what I would call economical but what are other 1290 owners getting from their bikes?

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Re: 1290 Fuel Consumption

Postby ktm08 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:16 pm

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Re: 1290 Fuel Consumption

Postby Olden » Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:26 pm

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Re: 1290 Fuel Consumption

Postby 2014_SDR » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:20 pm

Ktm08 & Olden I assume you have your display set at Litres/100km?

If so you guys are doing slightly better than me (ktm08 39.7mpg & Olden 42.1mpg (UK Gal.)) I'd use 7.56 l/100km

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Re: 1290 Fuel Consumption

Postby 1290Nerd » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:34 pm

I think the fuel consumption is very good....but then again anything is better than the Aprilia Tuono V4R. I was always looking for fuel after 150km on that one !!
On the 1290 the trip computer thinks I can squeeze 300 km from one tank!

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Re: 1290 Fuel Consumption

Postby OZsuperduker » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:49 pm

I managed 4.8L/100kms when I tried to measure for good range in 6th @ 110km/hr. This was on fairly level surface over a 10km stretch.

I can easily and consistently get 5.2l/100kms and a range of 350km per tank

This was in no way fun, but freeway cruising on a touring trip very possible

When doing spirited riding my bike gets me about 6.2l to 6.8l

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Re: 1290 Fuel Consumption

Postby 2014_SDR » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:03 am

OZsuperduker wrote:I managed 4.8L/100kms when I tried to measure for good range in 6th @ 110km/hr. This was on fairly level surface over a 10km stretch.

I can easily and consistently get 5.2l/100kms and a range of 350km per tank



OZ, not sure I would have the self control to last even 10km, so 58mpg not a long term average but to "consistently" get 53.5mpg (5.2l/100km) is a massive improvement over me.

Nerd, 48mpg! That’s still way better than what I’m getting.

Fuel range is hugely optimistic (read as pointless) I’d need to still have 26 litres in the tank to get another 210 miles out of mine, how do I do that with a 18 litre tank?

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Re: 1290 Fuel Consumption

Postby dukepaul » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:24 am

would fuel type, quality and location (Altitude, temp and air) have a influence (minus the right hand)
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Re: 1290 Fuel Consumption

Postby Leeroybrown01 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:44 am

These consumption figures are great...

I wouldn't be complaining about mid 30's mpg with such a highly tuned engine.

I know it's practically incomparable, but my M3 averages 17mpg, and at best I'll get 27mpg cruising at 80mph on a flat motorway.

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Re: 1290 Fuel Consumption

Postby sexparty » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:48 am

I was getting 220km a tank when I first got the bike and now it's running in I'm getting 260km. Long as I get 250km+ a tank with the way I ride, then I'm happy.

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Re: 1290 Fuel Consumption

Postby Kravitz » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:15 pm

With the 1290 let loose on twisty road and not too much straight stuff I was getting about 260 to 270klm for a tank of fuel.
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