Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Diego, Ca, USA
I use the "miles-to-go" indication as a reference point only. It will vary by road inclination and your use of revs and gears. For my 07 with 23K miles the range is between about 42 (twisties)and 51 (freeway with cruisers) mpg. On a trip of a little less than 10K miles last year I averaged 50.3 mpg (calculated, not per the on-board computer) for the entire trip.
I think it also depends on the rider's road attitude and type of tire used. So far these are my tire stats:
1, 2 OEM (2 sets) Bridgestone 020 = 6,032, 6838
3. Metzler Z6 = 3,616
4. Michelin PR2 = 6,015
I liked the Bridgestones, but prefer Michelin (better in wet). The Z6 seemed to be good at the beginning, but went away quickly and was awful in the wet.
Didn't mean to get off on another tangent, but tires are key to the overall mileage issue.
Ride sage and have a great time doing it.