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    215 vs 255 fuel consumption

    Comparring the 215 & 255 motors, anyone has first hand experience on fuel consumption? Is it close or will the 255 horse drink gas like the Ultra 250?


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    I have no experience with ultra 250 but comparing stock 215 to 255 the X will use more gas or atleast that is what i have seen with the 7 hours on the x.

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    I know my RXP-X is sucking the gaas compared to my wife's GTX SC, but then again I am varying the throttle a lot still trying to break it in.

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    I filled up both my 215 and 255 for a ride last weekend. When the 255 hit the low fuel buzzer, the 215 still had 3 bars showing on the gas gauge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franko View Post
    I filled up both my 215 and 255 for a ride last weekend. When the 255 hit the low fuel buzzer, the 215 still had 3 bars showing on the gas gauge.
    This is not great news........I was hoping it would be close to the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by driveumhard View Post
    This is not great news........I was hoping it would be close to the same.
    When you start making more ponys it is going to result in more consumption. Period. If you are concerned about the consumption then go with the 215 and if you mod then run the RRFPR and your consumption will be better at low throtle. At wide open throtle on these 215 and 255 they are going to have a high consumption rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skoepp View Post
    When you start making more ponys it is going to result in more consumption. Period. If you are concerned about the consumption then go with the 215 and if you mod then run the RRFPR and your consumption will be better at low throtle. At wide open throtle on these 215 and 255 they are going to have a high consumption rate.
    We mostly just cruise around 45 mph. Some wfo blasts but not too often. Both skis running at 45 mph the 255 will still use more fuel? I would think the RPM's might be just a tick lower on the 255.......

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    More horsepower always=more fuel.

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    I'm starting to wonder if the X skis will use as much fuel as the Ultra 250 (which is a lot!)

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    It might be more than just the motor difference ... the tunnel is bigger and the grate is far more aggressive, and both increase drag. Part of the difference in gas mileage might be due to that as well ... but if that is part of it, a less aggressive grate (Riva's) might help mileage a bit too ... hopefully.

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