MPG is directly related to:
- Throttle Hand
- Windshield size ( larger is worse )
I owned two 1500s, a 94 and a 98.
Overall, the average for the year was 33 mpg.
I have spreadsheets to document that.
I bought a '98SE in Tampa, FL and rode it home to Mesa, AZ.
a trip that was roughly 3,000 miles by the time I visited all my friends on the way back, side trips, etc.... Speeds of 45 for the day, and 85 for the day.
that one trip, gave me the same: 33 mpg.
both bikes had a Tulsa Tall windshield, I lived in the wide open spaces, and I ran the speed limits +3-5
the '94SE was a daily driver to work and back, a 34 miles/day round trip, on the Loops around Phoenix...
the go to work, go home crowds ran 65-85 mph and I followed them.
still, it was consistent, 33 mpg.