Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: West Palm Beach, FLorida
SSC, as you mentioned the RSV is a higher revving bike, it's built that way. Around town with 45 mph limits third gear is fine. 40 mph in fourth is not comfortable and I rarely use 5th under 60 mph. Highway cruising, 5th gear at 85 mph is very comfortable, for both the bike and it's passengers. Hard to hear the radio though, mine has Road King mufflers and barks a bit. Need passing speed, kick it down to 4th, twist your wrist, you're in triple digits.
I average around 35 mpg. On speed managed trips, I've gotten well over 40 mpg. I've got over 8k miles on the Exedra Max rear tire. It's due for replacement soon.
'08 Royal Star Venture
'07 Road Star Silverado
'04 V Star 650 Classic