I was week, it was alluring and I fell for it. 2012 Nightrod After putting 500 miles on it, ready for the first oil change (by me), I LIKE it. At first I thought the forward controls will be something that I can not live with, but I was wrong. I rode out a full tank without any discomfort or gripes. As to the millage, with a new motor, I got three different milages from full to the brim to fuel light on: 142 miles, 139 miles and 119 miles. Now, I do not have the gallons loaded, so this is not a good indicator of millage but as of now the 'magic' millage from full to idiot light on seems to be 130 miles average. Since my XR's magic number is 140 this is not so bad of a range - with more fuel mind you. Oh well, I did not get the bike because of fuel economy; besides that, until it get's over 2k I will not even think about getting a true average. Right now I will just treat it like a new girlfriend, get the most I can get away with.