Multistrada tank range

Ducati claim a 200 mile tank range for the Multistrada but I get a bit anxious at about 165 miles but I am a bit throttle happy.

I rode the Mutley in rush hour traffic today, riding from Aylesbury to Bristol and back, first leg in the wet. So apart from overtakes it was a pretty steady ride. I got 40.3 miles to the gallon giving 177 mile tank range, one up, with boxes, ridden in a pretty ordinary fashion.

This is pretty well the same range as I get when I thrash the Mutley. I reckon I’d do better if I constantly rode one cog up but the bike really rides much less smoothly. I’d like to do a steady ride with no overtakes to see what genuine tank range. Hang on, I didn’t buy a 1200 Biposto engined Ducati for practical reasons, so that’s the tank range for me. If I wanted practicality and tank range I’d have bought a diesel Toyota Yaris. But I didn’t.

Posted by Andrew Prendergast. Posted on: July 29, 2011 at 12:00 am

Andrew has been riding motorcycles since he was 10 years old and currently rides a GSX1400 as his daily commuter whether it is sunny or snowing. In addition, he is currently restoring an old Honda CB750 K1. Andrew practices across all areas of motorcycle law, with his practice involving both civil claims and motoring defence work.