I eat my R6
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Long Beach, CA, USA
Bike: 2008 R6, Cadmium Yellow
Re: How far can you go after the gas light comes on?
This might vary between different bikes. In my case, the light comes on right at 3.475 U.S. gallons used (4.344 Imperial gallons; 13.153 liters). I know for sure because a couple times I filled up at a station only 1/5 +/- mile after the light came on.
Since the tank (on the '07 anyway) holds 4.6 gallons, 4.6 minus 3.475 leaves 1.125 gallons. I average just slightly under 40 mpg, so I could go roughly 45 miles before the tank goes totally dry.
My rule of thumb is to fill up at somewhere between 20 to 25 miles after the low fuel light is on. With that light illuminating with over 1 gallon left, it gives plenty of warning.
My mom and dad told me I get to ride to school on the yellow Short Bus because I'm "special."