I have found that when riding twisty roads of the Appalachians, I average about 45 mph. (that's not snail speed either) I get about 220 miles to the running on fumes point, 200 if I'm really cranking the wick. That works out to be about four plus hours in the saddle. Just between you me and the outhouse, that's too frickin' long without a break, especially when hitting the turns hard. Not everyone is traversing the Gobi, Sahara, Mohave, or Oklahoma. A gas stop every two or three hours ain't all that bad.