Try to take more than one test ride. If possible, do it on a used one, especially if it has the clutch switch mod. If the test bike that I rode 3rd had been the first, I would not be a Tenere owner. They are stiff and sluggish till about 1200-1500 miles. Some need a throttle body sync to get past the EPA settings and it can be a big change. Plus, the way that demo bike was set up was horrible. Windshield replacement is almost normal for any bike, including the two Stroms that we've had. The one needing the throttle body sync had a vibe, mine not so much, and it got better with the sync also. How much crawling and clutch slipping do you do? If you are off road in the rocks that much is one thing. Traffic is not an issue. I refill at 200 miles normally, have stretched it to 240, and others report about the same. Obviously, this is more a function of your right wrist and we have folks who can go thru the tank at 32 mpg. It usre can and be a heck of a lot of fun doing so!