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    Red face RXT VS. RXT iS

    Has anybody got the fuel consumption rate for the RXT with and with out the iS system?I noticed the iS models are about 100+ lbs heavier than the non-iS models and the iS models have 2.7 gallons more than the non-iS.

    RXT 260 (yellow)
    845 lbs
    15.9 gals

    RXT 260 (Red&Black)
    855 lbs
    15.9 gal

    RXT-iS (Yellow)
    970 lbs
    18.6 gal

    RXT-iS (Black & Red)
    960 lbs
    18.6 gal

    I want to set a new UIM enduro record in 2011 in Bermud and I want to run a sea-doo. Any info would be appreciated.
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    I rode yesterday in rough conditions. WOT burns 18 gal/hr according to my onboard gauge. In rough water, 2ft close chop, I was burning 14-15 and hour trying to maintain a mid 50's speed. She'll burn about 15 an hour at 60 in smoother water. You're looking at about a 70 mile range. I also really like the suspension as I can more easily maintain those speeds. I have a yellow iS, but I might be trading for the new aS, as it's more suited to offshore riding. I would think that machine would suit your needs.

    Hope this helps.

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    I agree with UNSANE. I really like the bigger fuel tank on the iS + the suspension makes a huge difference in choppy conditions IMO. I think all my skis get about the same MPG.

    Quote Originally Posted by UNSANE View Post
    I rode yesterday in rough conditions. WOT burns 18 gal/hr according to my onboard gauge. In rough water, 2ft close chop, I was burning 14-15 and hour trying to maintain a mid 50's speed. She'll burn about 15 an hour at 60 in smoother water. You're looking at about a 70 mile range. I also really like the suspension as I can more easily maintain those speeds. I have a yellow iS, but I might be trading for the new aS, as it's more suited to offshore riding. I would think that machine would suit your needs.

    Hope this helps.
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    If you're out doing LONG trips on stretches of bays/oceans which can get quite choppy, the suspension is in its element. If you intend to pull kids around on a tube in fresh water all year, and mainly ride in lakes/rivers - I'd probably not get it.

    I've done quite a few BIG runs on the iS and pulled a seriously laden inflatable with 3 x dive gear through chop and its just what I needed. I never got to run it on a 280 km voyage I was planning as the weather has been very MIXED down in the south of AU this year. (Very cold summer too).

    I confirm you will get 70+ miles.... If you really cruise it, I have to use metric here LOL, You will get approx. 2 KM to the liter (70 liters onbaord). So you can, theoretically get 140km out of a tank if you run it dry on about 5500 rpm in relatively flat conditions

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    Hey guys thanks for your feed back it has been very helpful

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