I get a kick out of the "mileage" concerns. This is one of the largest displacement motorcycle engines you can buy. It's going to burn some fuel.
i was concerned cuz i was misled about the fuel economy when i purchased my 1800 3 years ago, so i was curious on how 2 make it better.
i am almost sickened that all bikes dont get better mpg than cars cuz i feel that was 1 more reason a bike is better than a car or cage pretty much always except snow. i started on a 500 vulcan 12 yrs ago and i wailed on it and got 33 mpg then had a gl1800 that was better (round 40plus mpg) and now the vtx1800 went back lower and i was thinkin the vtx1800 would be the same as gl1800 b4 i was aware of the opposed 6 vs vtwin fuel efficiency . i love my vtx but am concerned for its future. i would drive a electric or hybridor biodiesel motorcycle if i could easily do so. thats why.
i found the vulcan was good and it was a 1995 500cc. i am six' 4" so i want big efficient bikes that can tow and i must have music