I average 42mpg+/- out of my 1100. Mostly highway miles. What are you guys getting?
I was doing the same route as you. I currently have a VSTAR 1100 Classic, Looked at the Road King, Roadstar then the Liner's.
So AZ bike week was out here last week and took them all for a test ride.
My conclusions on the RoadStar, I loved the bike. Plenty of Power for what I am going to do and need. Looks like a HD, sounds like an HD and shakes like an HD. As others have said, plenty of after market parts and the vibrations was not even an issue with me.
I then took the Liner out, The power is far, and I mean far greater on the liner. The handling was a lot better on the liner as well. I was able to lean it effortlessly. I personally like the Corbin side cases for this bike. But it was the get up and go that really sold me.
If you wear a Full Face Helmet, The Liner's gas tank mounted speedo was easier to see then the RoadStar's.
Either one I would like to have. But since I can only go with one, It would be the liner. And for the $1000 or so difference in price, the liner still stands out.
There is a forum "roadstarclinic.com". They had mentioned they get about 35-38 MPH for the RoadStar.
Road King I liked too, but at this point I do not want to spend 20K for a bike.