Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Best advice on this thread...
Know how far your bike will travel on a full tank under varying conditions.
Then find out how far to the next fuel. Can't beat this.
I know I can get at least 450km from a tank on a V '15. I'm also pretty sure that if I really had to, I could get close to 600km out of the tank. But it would be a pretty boring ride!
On my bike, when the fuel gauge starts blinking (last bar) I still have best part of 100km left in the tank.
My riding style is most likely different to yours (we are all different). So, work out what you can do on your bike.
FWIW, many long distance riders tend to travel quite slowly - abt 90kph (45mph) for a couple of reasons. Firstly, its more economical. Secondly, you can relax and enjoy the scenery. Obviously if you have time pressures this is different. Fortunately, I don't have those any more. I can highly recommend retirement.