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Old 11-18-2012, 08:48 PM   #327
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Originally Posted by Mobiker View Post
40 to 50 mpg sounds a lot more likely than 60 to me. Hope I'm wrong. 50 mpg and 3.9 gallons would work for me. 40 and 3.9 not so much.
My bet is that it will be a lot closer to 40 than 60 mpg in everyday use and touring duty. 1100cc air-cooled, inline-four, unfaired, etc. All the bikes getting 60 these days are generally smaller, water-cooled, twins with some semblance of a fairing (NC700X, Wee, etc.).

45 mpg x 3.9 gal = 176 miles to pushing. Means that when you're touring you'll probably be looking for gas every 100-120 miles to have a safe reserve. Not a deal-breaker, but 4.5-5.0 used to be more/less the standard UJM fuel capacity - wish Honda had managed to stick to at least this.

- Mark
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