Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern Oregon
Having had several generations of both the 650 and 1000, I can tell you, the 1000 does not lose 30 % fuel efficiency. That would be 15 + mpg, no way. They do label it for premium, not regular gas, I guess some might balk at an extra couple dollars a tankful. My primary motivation for riding is fun. Commuting or getting somewhere is a bonus. An extra couple dollars to go a couple hundred miles is not a factor, but the extra power, better brakes, suspension, and more stable bike at 85 mph sure is.