Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Westminster Maryland
New Strat Owner in Maryland
Hey Fellow Strat riders. I just got a (NIB) New in box lol ! 07 Stratoliner for a good price. Full warranty. And all I can say is WOW !.
What a ride.
Now just a few comments and questions.
I rode it hard the first few days, and had the typical fun, of figuring out all the power. Oh and I believe in a hard working breakin, or breakin like you ride it but that's another topic.
I have realized how fast the gas gauge goes towards empty, I had around 32mpg the first weekend with all the power exploration lol.
Now I'm relaxing and the bike is settling down for me, I'm riding it to work, gas for today was at about 39 mpg. Is this the typical mileage I can expect.
I'm hoping for some improvement after the breakin is completed.
And if so, I'm figuring on around 140-160 miles before hitting the lowgas alarm ! Am I in the ballpark with my figures so far. Oh and I'm a big guy
6'6" and 290. Will be solo most of the time, GF is about 110lbs but only a part time passenger.
Anyway, just some basic figures would help me get my brain engaged with this big twins MPG.
Oh and I'm a returning Big Yamaha owner, still have an old 84 XVZ12 Venture. I'm selling it for parts or rebuilding.