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In getting ready for the Ducati East Coast meet in Fontana NC next month, and figured it might be a good idea to find out how accurate the 2015 MTS fuel gauge actually is before venturing out on the extended trip.

FYI - I'm running the ECU software released in Nov 2015 that fixed the low fuel level indication/warning, second gear issue, etc...

So with 1/4 tank showing orange on the TFT display, I loaded a 1.25 gallon gas can in my pannier. The display turned red at 1/8 of a tank, and when the range went to zero, I reset the trip odometer and rode until the engine shut down (no sputtering it just quit). The odometer was reading 17 miles. By the way I was running 55 mph in 5th gear for most of those 17 miles.

I pulled in the clutch and rolled to the side of the road and dumped the 1.25 gallons in, she started right up, and I was back on my way (showing 1/8 tank and a range of 24 miles).

There will be minor variances from bike to bike, but hopefully this will provide DVT owners an idea of what you can expect.

Cheers !!!
 

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The last half gallon to gallon after the digital gage hits (zero miles) is also used for fuel pump cooling... I'd suggest not getting in the habit of using it. :)
 

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That's consistent with my experience as well. I didn't ride till it quit but was nursing it to the next town north of the Oregon/Washington border with 10 miles past remaining miles = 0. I was very pleased the gauge worked so well. And before I was forced to nurse it, I was having an absolute BLAST on smooth, 120mph sweepers!
 

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The most I've ever added was slightly under 4 gallons and the furthest I've ridden between fillups is about 150 miles.
 

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My results were 10 miles left on range and just under a gallon left as I filled with 3.1+ gals at 200 miles exactly. Looking at avg and current mpg I was at 60-65 mpg a lot the last 60 miles, on cruise at 55, since I missed my midway gas stop and was 10 miles shy of my range where I could gas up. Was a test to see how little I could use. Amazed at the range. I am used to 110 or so on all of my older bikes.
 

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Best I've ever gotten was about 52mpg... worst was somewhere in the mid-30's. I typically refill between 170 and 200miles with range reading somewhere between 10 and 50 miles... but I've had to refill in the low 100 mile range before too.
 

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I had a very bad experience once running my ST4s very low on fuel. I didn't know that the tank vent hose was crimped between the tank and the frame (by a certified mechanic) who had serviced my valves. The heat from the engine caused the fuel to boil. When I got to a station and opened the fuel filler, fuel went all over me and the bike. It could have been a disaster. Lesson #1, if you hear a wooshing sound when you open your fuel filler look for a blocked vent and fix it. It is not just your fuel pump that is at risk from running on very low fuel. Don't do it.
 

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I usually get about 250 kilometers before the orange light comes on. I think that is right in about 150 miles so pretty much mirrors what others have said.
 

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In getting ready for the Ducati East Coast meet in Fontana NC next month, and figured it might be a good idea to find out how accurate the 2015 MTS fuel gauge actually is before venturing out on the extended trip.

FYI - I'm running the ECU software released in Nov 2015 that fixed the low fuel level indication/warning, second gear issue, etc...

So with 1/4 tank showing orange on the TFT display, I loaded a 1.25 gallon gas can in my pannier. The display turned red at 1/8 of a tank, and when the range went to zero, I reset the trip odometer and rode until the engine shut down (no sputtering it just quit). The odometer was reading 17 miles. By the way I was running 55 mph in 5th gear for most of those 17 miles.

I pulled in the clutch and rolled to the side of the road and dumped the 1.25 gallons in, she started right up, and I was back on my way (showing 1/8 tank and a range of 24 miles).

There will be minor variances from bike to bike, but hopefully this will provide DVT owners an idea of what you can expect.

Cheers !!!
Question: Are you saying an ECU Software update will fix my Low Fuel Level Warning on my 2014 Multistrada S Pike Peak? I've had the warning since pulling her out of 2 month winter storage with an empty tank. I was going to call the dealer today to schedule maintenance.
 

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The ECU software update I mentioned was specifically for the 2015+ DVT.
 
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