We did a 1000 mile roundtrip to Reno this past weekend. Gas mileage was 47-50 at 2700-2800 rpms; 43 at 3000 rpms
I did 978 miles from phoenix to denver. Gas mileage varied from 45 to 54 in some spots when I held it to about 2500 rmp. When I toned it down to 65 mph and could keep it between 2600 and 2700 rpm, I could average about 48mpg for over 200 miles. After I fill up the gold wing, it will get better mileage if the weather if between 69 degrees and 75 degrees. If the humidity is over 63%, then my mileage will suffer a little bit. I prefer to ride when the humidity is less than 12% and the temperature is about 65 degrees. Then I can get close to 51 mpg if I keep my rpm below 2500 and the speed at around 68 mph. I think the gold wing is the greatest bike ever... :yes1:uncletheoden said:We did a 1000 mile roundtrip to Reno this past weekend. Gas mileage was 47-50 at 2700-2800 rpms; 43 at 3000 rpms
So your bike runs 65 mph between 2600 and 2700 rpm and around 68 mph below 2500 rpm??? :? :shock:azblackbird said:When I toned it down to 65 mph and could keep it between 2600 and 2700 rpm, ...
Then I can get close to 51 mpg if I keep my rpm below 2500 and the speed at around 68 mph.
Man oh man, I'm a little jealous of those kinda numbers. I thought some of you guys were exaggerating but if so, most everyone is. I have an 06 too but have never gotten more than 38- 39 mpg even with the cruise set on the highway. But I do ride kinda fast. Typically cruise at 80 to 85 mph. My normal everyday average mpg is only around 33- 34. But who cares it's a blast if it got 10 mpg. T.kgilbri said:My 06 does about 35-36 in town and on longer rides (300-400 miles) about 40-43...mostly about 42. I have a Yellow Box and it's right on the money with my portable GPS. I only use the portable to check my Yellow Box periodically to make sure it is right on, and it has stayed that way. I have had a bit better highway mileage with a big tailwind. Maybe a couple of 45's between fills but only a couple times. Much as I'd love to see higher numbers, I can live with that mileage in town and on the highway. It's really very good.