When this bike first came out Yamaha put figures of 34 mpg. This may still be the case, not sure. The one knock of the Valkyrie I owned was poor milage of 35 mpg. However RedVics numbers are pretty awesome for this heavy a bike and his are not alone. I have seen reviews from others with mpg in 45 mpg range. I really like the look and I have sat on a couple and they fit me really well. My biggest knock is the weight and even with the Eluder which would work the best for my purposes comes in at 875 lbs. Perhaps if I can get my lower back stenosis nerve pain resolved this winter I will take one for a ride in the Spring. I really think Yamaha should have continued the V Star 1300 Deluxe with updated info center, cruise control, abs, etc. I was impressed with the V star 1300 Tourer I had for 6 months and sold as soon as I found my CC two summers ago. Very comfortable with stretched out gears. With an Ivan's flash and bigger air kit one could coax another 13 hp out of it, and a couple more with cobra slip ons. And the weight is about 720 lbs. Heck - I wish Indian would make a mid size bagger, cruiser, maybe using some form of that 1200 motor. I am not alone. I have seen others on the Indian Forums make this wish also. Just something lighter for us older folks that still want some bells and whistles.