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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old Mar 1st, 2010, 5:16 pm Thread Starter
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New 2010 GT Owner!

Signed the paperwork last weekend on my new GT and since there is still snow on the ground I asked the dealer to hold the bike until it clears up a little. I am really glad that I ended up with the faster BLUE bike as I have already heard the complaints about how slow the red ones are and we won't even talk about the other color

I do have the owners manual and the rest of the paperwork, but these German translations might as well be Greek to me. I'm pretty sure that the bike carries about 6.3 US Gallons of fuel, this would be including the roughly 1.1 US Gallons of reserve. So, after going through 5.2 US Gallons I should see an idiot light come on telling me to get fuel. At that time I have 1 gallon or so to get to a station. Is this interpretation correct?

The other interesting thing I see is that the manual suggest 98 RON fuel for optimum performance or you can use 95 RON fuel for reduced performance. Looks like that roughly equates to 93-94 octane fuel here in the US or 91 octane for reduced performance. I think that's right. My math is a little rusty and there seems to be some discussion on how exactly this gets calculated.

Service intervals seem to be similar to my '03 GT, every 6k miles for a basic and on the multiples of 12k you get a more involved service.

Most of the options on the new bike I had on the old with the exception of the ASC/BC/ESA.
The ASC seems to be to reduce tire spin primarily and has only two settings.
The ESA has three settings for 'weight', and then three setting for riding conditions such as comfort, sport and normal. You can only change the 'weight' setting when the bike is stopped and in NEUTRAL?
The BC (on-board computer), seems to cycle mainly through mileage, range types of information of which I think RANGE to empty is the best of the bunch. I think you get temperature as well.

Please let me know if any of my assumptions are wrong... Thanks!

.....Mike
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post #2 of 52 (permalink) Old Mar 1st, 2010, 6:01 pm
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Congrats on your new bike. I have a 06 blue GT and blue is the fastest color.

Thing is I think the blue 06 is the fastest.

Enjoy your new ride.

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I'm sure they are all very fast, but I'm also sure that I'm not going to test my luck.... Be safe!

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post #4 of 52 (permalink) Old Mar 1st, 2010, 6:43 pm
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The fastest color is not blue. Or red.

The bike will show the low fuel indicator seemingly at will. Best to keep tabs on the mileage on the trip meter and make sure you don't push too far past 200 miles until you are used to it. Of course on the next tank it might come on at a different mileage anyways. It's one of those character flaws the Germans find endearing.

I'll simplify the fuel octane for you: USE PREMIUM. Without the alcohol in it if at all possible.

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Congrats on your new bike, but if you want it to be the fastest, you will have to paint it black!!

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Signed the paperwork last weekend on my new GT and since there is still snow on the ground I asked the dealer to hold the bike until it clears up a little. I am really glad that I ended up with the faster BLUE bike as I have already heard the complaints about how slow the red ones are and we won't even talk about the other color

I do have the owners manual and the rest of the paperwork, but these German translations might as well be Greek to me. I'm pretty sure that the bike carries about 6.3 US Gallons of fuel, this would be including the roughly 1.1 US Gallons of reserve. So, after going through 5.2 US Gallons I should see an idiot light come on telling me to get fuel. At that time I have 1 gallon or so to get to a station. Is this interpretation correct?

The other interesting thing I see is that the manual suggest 98 RON fuel for optimum performance or you can use 95 RON fuel for reduced performance. Looks like that roughly equates to 93-94 octane fuel here in the US or 91 octane for reduced performance. I think that's right. My math is a little rusty and there seems to be some discussion on how exactly this gets calculated.

Service intervals seem to be similar to my '03 GT, every 6k miles for a basic and on the multiples of 12k you get a more involved service.

Most of the options on the new bike I had on the old with the exception of the ASC/BC/ESA.
The ASC seems to be to reduce tire spin primarily and has only two settings.
The ESA has three settings for 'weight', and then three setting for riding conditions such as comfort, sport and normal. You can only change the 'weight' setting when the bike is stopped and in NEUTRAL?
The BC (on-board computer), seems to cycle mainly through mileage, range types of information of which I think RANGE to empty is the best of the bunch. I think you get temperature as well.

Please let me know if any of my assumptions are wrong... Thanks!

Congrats on the new GT, did you buy it from Max? If you did why not ask them to deliver it, you may not ride it until the snow is gone, but you can begin the farkling, and get familiar with your new steed. By the way your assumptions are pretty close.

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+1 Get Max to deliver it......

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Red is faster. I know so???
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You're a coupla newbies, so I'll fill you in.
There is one color which is a bit faster than the rest............


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post #10 of 52 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2010, 6:45 am
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Congrats on new bike
Now let the farkelizing begin

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