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Hello there folks, im wondering whats the difference between the mileage on this 3 models of the wings..

85\' GL 1200 Interstate - 40 MPG@75mph
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My 1500 gets appx. 42mpg riding two up with full load of gear.
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Never had a 1500 but my 1100 got about 42MPG on average. My 86 Aspy is around 41MPG my 1800 got around 40MPG average. They would all range from 46-47 to 36 under the best and worst conditions.

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Mine is 33.

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The 1000 and 1100 get mid 40mpgs when ridden reasonably, the 1200, 1500 and 1800 all get pretty much the same around the low 40s for the most part. The same as cars, these bikes willvary fuel burn depending on how you ride. The 1200 and 1500 really start to get hungry if you run much above 70-75mph, the drag of pushing that big fairing through the air has a price.

Rudy, either you've got something out of whack on your bike or you run at high speedmost the time.

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About the same as exavid... My 1100 gets 42-45 where for the same driving style and load,my 1500 gets 38-42 ... like has been said, likely due to the 1500 having a bigger hole in the air... SDB/Jim

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My 88 1500 just got 42.5. Two up, both saddles full and the trunk.
Speed was around 65-70 or so with occasional bursts up to 80.
All of it was with the cruise on and interstate travel. Surprising really as
I did a 1k trip back in July with only me on it. That trip the bike was lightly loaded and best was around 36-38mpg but no interstate lots of little towns etc. And know
the speed was no different.
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My 1100 gets around 46, last time I checked, just me on the bike, riding at normal speeds...55 to 65mph.

I can't belive you left the 1100's out:P

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Mine gets 33 unless it is following granny's Sea View motorcoach up near Payson, then it made 36 mpg on that one segment while we crawled along at 46 mph

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Mine gets 33 unless it is following granny's Sea View motorcoach up near Payson, then it made 36 mpg on that one segment while we crawled along at 46 mph
Damn John, My 1200 got an average of 44 for that whole trip. That seems to be standard for it though, regardless of speed, i get mid to low 40's

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