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i am curious to know her real mileage
something like a 48... not acceptable even overhere where between cities there are only few dozens of kms (and where is strictly prohibited to carry bottle of gas aboard motor vehicles)

many other flaws
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- forwards (overhere forwards are not welcome at most)

nonotheless the quality of assembly is the top of the market... and this is something very positive

from bike like these... European guys think that Harley owners are most concerned to be seen from others than to enjoy the roads
but overhere curves are paramount.... and we lack roads that go straight for dozens of kms without even a little bend

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Is your question about TOTAL DISTANCE BEFORE FILL-UP?

That can be somewhat calculated from MilesPerGallon, but even then, how much throttle you've been using is a factor.

Of course, tank size (HD makes 3 sizes & aftermarket are numerous) is a factor, but the rated size is not always correct for usable quantity.

And, if aftermarket petcock, that, too, will affect the usable quantity & the primary to reserve switch point.


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Is your question about TOTAL DISTANCE BEFORE FILL-UP?
yes sir

I thinks Sportster S have only one size of plastic tank... 11.8 liters... 3.12 US Gallons.... and for a such pumped up and muscled modern 1250...
sure mileage will be very short... IMHO similar to a 48... (tank of 9 liters stock I.E. 2.37 US gallons).... if not worse... ergo around 100 - 150 kms (less than 100 miles)
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Way back when (1980s) I figured filling my 1981 Ironhead 2.0 gal tank every 60-70 miles as my mileage was 32mpg on the low end. Now, my '06 4.5 gal tank I get 40mpg on the low end so I fill every 160 miles. Low end mileage is what i get around town, frequent stops, etc. The Sportster S should have an average fuel mileage in their specs, and if you figure that into using 3 gals you should have a rough estimate how far you can go before filling. HD estimates mileage at 49mpg so you should get between 100-150 miles on a tank.
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I think Mo.Co. claims that mpg at constant speed... not in real conditions... twisties, traffic, highways
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I always thought they split the difference between Highway average and city average, like the car companies do. Specs for my '06 were 48mpg and it gets 40-42 city and 54-58 highway so 48 would be the split. You do have to figure lower or higher mileage due to quality of fuel, weather conditions, length of maintained speed, etc. My best mileage was 64mpg with no wind, under 70mph and a tank of 94octane on a un-interrupted 2 lane highway (180miles). Worst mileage was 38mpg, 30mph crosswind, W/S, and 90octane 10%ethanol premium on 70mph 4lane hiway.
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Just top off every 100 miles and you'll be fine.
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The Fuel mileages are from standard procedures mandated by the good old EPA. YMMV due to riding habits, season, variances between individual bikes and other factors. If I do only short hops in the city in winter, my mileage drops into the low 30s. On the highway in summer, I get mileages up to almost 50 MPG.

None of this answers the original question, though. I wonder what the new engine gets for mileage? And what variation is there between the Pan Am, Spurtster S and Nightster?
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Pan Am doesn't have any issues... since her big tank

is the Sportster S and Nighster that have a little tank... sure Nighter is less thirsty than the Sportster S

I don't spend 18k Euros... supposed I would love the other things of the bike... to have a mileage sure less than 100 miles...

Pan Am is an accomplished and mature project
i am not an adventure guy (had enough enduros in the past)... but she is really a great bike...
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