Originally Posted by dmac57
Agreed. I'm chagrin'd to not have any long days to speak of on the '12 12GS, so I don't know how much the range is reduced compared to the eleven-fiddy. But they both suck hind tit compared to the R90, which when in proper tune would be on the high side of 250 miles before the reserve, and 300 on an optimum tank.
I have found that when riding twisty roads of the Appalachians, I average about 45 mph. (that's not snail speed either) I get about 220 miles to the running on fumes point, 200 if I'm really cranking the wick. That works out to be about four plus hours in the saddle. Just between you me and the outhouse, that's too frickin' long without a break, especially when hitting the turns hard. Not everyone is traversing the Gobi, Sahara, Mohave, or Oklahoma.
A gas stop every two or three hours ain't all that bad.