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!