Some questions


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    Daniel
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    Hi all,
    I have been reading you for a long time but I have not decided to participate until now. I’ve been spinning for a while now to change my bike and style for something much lighter and sporty with medium-low cylinder capacity. After more than 25 years with large displacement custom bikes, I feel like returning to my beginnings with some coffee racer style. I have tried almost all the market options and the one that has stuck in my head is the vitpilen, just the least practical of all. I think that within this sector is the one that has the highest quality of components and careful assembly and that is important for me. I read in this forum that there are hardly any mechanical incidents, even taking into account that it is not a spectacular sales motorcycle and that is also important. so not to bore you, I summarize, I have put to sell my current bike to buy a 401 vitpilen, I hope to return soon and be able to contribute my experiences to the community.

    I have small questions to ask.

    What is the actual consumption that you have noticed?

    some oil consumption?

    some remarkable incidence?

    I have read the maintenance manuals, both the vitpilen and the duke 390 and as I imagined they are practically the same.
    Fortunately, both the Husqvarna and the KTM councilors are less than 20 km from my house.

     

    Thanks in advance

    #2854
    djul
    djul
    Participant

    It will depends on your riding style and environment I guess, for myself I ride exclusively in the city (15-20km daily) and the consumption is around 4,5L/100km but I’m only at 2000 km for now …

    I took it once on highway for a 35km ride and the estimation was around 400km with full tank (±9L) but I guess the fuel quality is important (?)

    #2860

    kungfupoulet
    Participant

    My commuting consists of city riding essentially (I live in Paris). 13 kms back and forth. 5 days/week with some occasional errands here and there during the week-end. At the end of the week I’m at 2 bars of fuel left of the dashboard. That’s where I usually top up with approx. 1,5 liter left. I let you do the math.

    Other than that, no major issue with the bike. But I wish the tank was a liter or two bigger.

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