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Is there upon request, the option for a larger Fuel tank?

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Offline ETV1000RIDER

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Fuel tank capacity
« on: November 24, 2011, 12:39:54 PM »
High all... I'm very enthousiastic abt the new crosstourer. I'm not a beemer biker and i'f i ever became one it would be clearly for the fuel tank capacity. I have to admit that the 21.5 ltrs Fuel tank of the Cross tourer, has put me off abit.... with 1200 cc you wont be going very far, and it would be embarasing a 650 cc bike to have a longer range capacity.  Did any one go to the latest EICMA show and get any feedback for a larger tank option, even if its upon request?

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Re: Fuel tank capacity
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011, 12:59:33 PM »
Hi ETV1000RIDER
I agree the fuel capacity is a bit "ridiculous" for a "Tourer" 21.5 liter will bring it no further then some max 300km.. If there would be an option I might be for it. Especially for the long touring it would come in handy.
On the other hand - I take the baby as it is. Smaller tank has it's pro side too: less weight, design, and 300km is not that bad either, it's a compromise I think.
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Re: Fuel tank capacity
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2011, 02:14:55 AM »
This is definately what im eager to know. So far, specs dosent say what is the estimated consumption. It is kind of a let down. But im sure Honda got something up their sleeves.... Just 3 more months to go..... hehehe

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Re: Fuel tank capacity
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2011, 09:45:05 AM »
Specs says:


manual gear = 16,1 km/lt
DCT in D mode = 16,7 km/lt


So, 16km/lt x 17 lt = 272 reserve
16 km/lt x 21,5 = 344 km total autonomy



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Re: Fuel tank capacity
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2011, 10:12:32 AM »
*Originally Posted by Giovannino [+]
Specs says:
.........

So, 16km/lt x 17 lt = 272 reserve
16 km/lt x 21,5 = 344 km total autonomy
very accurate ...  but that's yet theoretical  :155: ..depending on individual setup, drive mod and road conditions. 6L/100k is not too bad a   :029:
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Re: Fuel tank capacity
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2011, 10:17:49 AM »
Personally I thought, around a 400 km range would just be "perfect" for a bike like the Crosstourer :062:
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Re: Fuel tank capacity
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2011, 10:52:11 AM »
I am agree with you Ojo, but consider that in my Varadero (carburetors), fuel lamp turns on around 270-280 km too...


Anyway, the fuel consumption declared by Honda is calculated by the WMCT - World Motorcycle Test Cycle - and results of this tests should be sufficiently accourate, but, of course, in standard version, without luggage, bags and passenger.


Here some interesting link:


http://www.puntofocal.gov.ar/notific_otros_miembros/jpn340_t.pdf


http://www.epa.gov/oms/regs/roadbike/1-hmc-regs-pres.pdf


http://www.unece.org/trans/main/welcwp29.html



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Re: Fuel tank capacity
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2011, 02:32:56 PM »
Hey to all,

I have to say that this bike is already a heavy beast... a larger tank would make it worse. However, honestly... my 2006 Capo does easily 320 kms in town and still has another 2 ltrs when refueling.... its only when out of town, when the speed average is abt 140 kms, that the clear running distance is abt 280 kms... I believe that a 25 ltrs Fuel capacity for the Crosstourer must be Hondas Goal.  They will then have achieved a PERFECT machine.... much higher standards than BMW....  (other than the 33lts in the GSA i see no other particularity to make her attractive ).....
When touring weight is not so much of a problem. Its only in town when you have to thing abt shifting.... well then just don't top her up... that's my reply to Honda if their scratching their head abt weights+shifting.....

This is a tourer bike ! I tour to relax and enjoy myself.. not to make me anxious and monitor closely my ODO and fuel gauge....

Will Honda offer a larger Fuel tank as an option? When will she do so.. after the first production years? 

 


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