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Old 10-24-2011, 06:32 AM   #1575
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Originally Posted by bobobob View Post
Like that color. What kind of gas mileage do you get?
Gas mileage varies directly with relative speed. Chasing those sport tourers, full throttle trying to pass slow traffic and catch them, with a headwind it can drop as low as 34 mpg. On a trip from central Texas to the Grand Canyon two weeks ago I got over 50 by keeping the speed at 50-55 without any noticeable wind affect. Normally she gets low 40's mpg running around town and easy highway cruising; 65-75 mph. I remember one specific day ride running with a south wind of 20+ I got 54 mpg running at 75 mph. The return leg at the same speeds I got 30 into the wind. So, it varies.

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