After spending the last couple of weeks trying to find the log in button, i'm finally getting a chance to throw the cat among the pidgeons so to speak. I currently ride a 2000 VFR800Fi, and i'm very happy with it, but when you take your bike in to a main dealer and they happen to notice during a routine tyre fitment that it needs new headstock bearings....well, you've a few hours to play with. This was how I happened to end up on an NC700C test ride. I covered around 150 miles on the bike, and set the trip meter for 126 of them just to get an idea of how little fuel I was going to use up on my gas sipping mule run. 40mpg was all it managed- i managed to drain the tank in 126 miles which with a cost of 139 pence/litre = 40mpg. Now don't pin me down as one of the haters for this champion of utilitarian motorbike- I enjoyed my time on the bike. It's got a strangely eager engine that revs freely and spins up fast, feeling like it shoul have a redline of around 9k, not the low 6k. Handling was confident and stable, with an ease to tip and flick that brought to mind small japanese 400's like the SuperFour's fom honda. But I think it would be interesting to hear from someone who hasn't experienced the messianic MPG figures being banded around the net. Now I will admit I didn't ride with constraint- my journey contained long stints at 100mph, along with some city work and smooth flowing main roads with speeds ranging from 70-80mph. But I still expected to return 60ish mpg figures. So I'd like to know if anyone else has ridden these bikes and experienced similar poor MPG. For reference I get 42mpg out of my VFR reliably, and that's with similar riding.