Lies, lies, and damned lies!
Well, only 2 lies so far. I am about to take my new 2013 Glee in for its 600-mile checkup, and in those 600 miles I've noticed that the speedometer is wildly optimistic. Same situation as on my 2002 Triumph Sprint. Are all bikes that way? Is it some evil collaborative plot to con riders into believing they're not actually going fast?
The second lie is the stated mileage on the display. The bike says I've been getting ~57 mpg, but the gas pump/odometer/calculator say I've been getting closer to 47 mpg. Fairly big difference, it seems to me. Is this also common?
One more question: 47 mpg seems to be a bit low. Of course, this is a brand-new bike, and presumably everything is tight in the motor. Should I expect a mileage increase as it loosens up?