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08-10-2006, 02:54 AM
What size tank did the 550 come with? Were the roumors of the 3.5 gal tank true?
08-10-2006, 03:27 AM
7.8 litres, which is about 2 gallons I think. I get about 65kms out of a tank before the fuel light kicks in.....
08-10-2006, 09:41 AM
I've read to expect 60 miles on a tank.
08-10-2006, 09:46 AM
sounds about right. when the fuel light comes on there's a good litre left in there, according to the petrol pumps. my figs are stop start riding through town, before anyone asks it makes a great town bike, but my commute to work is only 8 miles!
08-10-2006, 11:02 AM
it's 7.8 ( some site say 7.5 litre )
2 litres of reserve
i know the bike can do 11-15 km/l, what about yours?
08-10-2006, 12:08 PM
OK....I read there was to be a 3.2 gallon tank available fro the US market. I wonder if you can get that tank from Aprilia special order?
09-07-2006, 03:17 PM
I hate to bump this.....but just seeing if anyone has heard anything new about a larger tank? I will find the article I read about this and see if I can track the issue down......another gallon at least woudl be nice.:bangwall:
09-13-2006, 01:11 AM
I hope a larger tank comes.
I only get around 50miles to a tank right now. :bangwall:
09-15-2006, 01:20 PM
I wish I knew something about the tank. I called a guy my Aprilia rep said to call on the Motard team way about six months ago. He told me that the 550 came with a 3.5 gal tank and if you wanted to use it on the 450 you had to change shrouds. Sounded like no big deal. He also told me he got 40+ mpg on the 550 SXV. Hey, that sounded great! When I went to the school last month the guys looked at me like i was stupid, they have never heard of a 3.5gal. tank. I've tried my rep again and the instructors at the school and no one seems to know anything about it?????
09-15-2006, 02:41 PM
A 3.5 gal tank is a BIG tank, more like the size of a sportbike tank- it would look huge on a SM (and that's US or Imp gallons).
Yes you can get 40mpg (Imp) if you are keeping it down on the streets. Easily drops to 30mpg if you are moving it along.
09-16-2006, 03:19 AM
Ok...I willhave to back track and see where I saw this......I know I saw a pic of one on a bike ina race...it was aluminum colored.
When I find it I will post the info because if it exsist, I want one.....other wisae I will fabricate one.:cheers:
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