Is fuel economy a consideration? It's never been to me personally, since I ride for fun, not economy. But I know that for some people it is important. I have no idea what sort of mileage figures the V-Max delivers, but my Sportster gets about 54 mpg when ridden "normally" on back roads (65 mph average), and around 48 mpg when I wring its neck (hard acceleration and revs in the twisties).
"Life is too short to do anything other than that about which you are absolutely passionate."..........."Adventure is a frame of mind, set upon by action, not defined by equipment."..........."I didn't get a Sportster because I wanted a Harley....I got a Harley because I wanted a Sportster."..............."It all boils down to your ability to say "SCREW IT" and really mean it".....Randy