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My '02, averaged 41mpg, with a high of 44mpg a couple of times during the 17K miles I enjoyed it.

Took a short ride after work yesterday and traveled 290 miles on mainly back roads and some highway.

Started from Pittsfield MA to Albany NY to Queensbury NY to Ticonderoga NY to Lake George NY to Saratoga NY to Pownal VT and back home in MA.

The '18 got it's best mileage yet with 49.26. The MPG counter on the bike for that trip showed up as 49.8.

What a great bike!
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I noticed that also between my 05 and my 2018 Tour DCT. I used to get about 36 on my 05, and my 2018 gets around 48. I think it has to do with the weight savings, and the new engine design. Anyways, I like it.
 

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Yep! It sips the fuel, so you get the same - or more - range with the new bike, even though it has a smaller tank!
 

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I never got 40 mpg on my 2001 or my 2008. It was close but never achieved. Getting 50 mpg on my 2018 at times but have to keep it below 68 mph (state roads). My milage drops substantially when going 75mph and above.
 
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