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I am a proud owner of a Honda VTX 1800 and just love this bike, but sadly, this is no touring bike....4.8 gallon tank, 155 mile per tank range, unacceptable for touring.... I am seriously considering buying an 08 Goldwing, but can't find the mpg's on any site. How far (highway miles) can you go on a tank of gas? Thanks Goldwingers....can't wait to play with that reverse gear!!!!!!
 

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2 weeks ago I got home from a 4,263mi trip in and around Colorado on my new '08 wing. Averaged 38.5mpg for the trip. Best was 45.6mpg in the mountains putting around looking at the scenery. Worst tank was 34.6 interstate driving, keeping up with traffic, 85-90
If you plan on allot of touring there's not a better bike to have than a Goldwing. I've taken lots of trips on my Guzzi's and was happy about the lack of fatigue at the end of the day. If you make the change I’m sure you will be as happy as I am with a wing.
Miles per tank was about 230
 

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hummm.....6.6 gallon tank, 40 mpg (avg) = 264 miles/tank :)
- better then 18 mpg in the diesel 1 ton van! and tons more fun!
 

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you all get better milage than I do. I have an 88 and I the best I get is around 35mpg :(
get ur foot ( i mean hand ) out of it! ;), tune up maybe? smaller engines work harder (use more fuel) in comperable situations.
 

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Hey guys, thanks for your gas mileage info. Can't wait to be out in the California and Nevada desert, not worried about where the next gas station is. Men...play with that reverse gear for me!!!!
 

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i average 44mpg on my '93 1500se
 

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Hey guys, thanks for your gas mileage info. Can't wait to be out in the California and Nevada desert, not worried about where the next gas station is. Men...play with that reverse gear for me!!!!
I also get about 41 MPG average (6.0 Gal * 41 = 250). I'd be careful about running your fuel injectors empty--requires an expensive trip to the shop. :eek:
 

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1800 and 1500 wings have plenty of low end power try shifting betewwn 1800 and 2200 rpm when you are not in a hurry and stay in 5th gear as much as possable to increase fuel milage. keep those 1200 wings between 2200 and 2500 and in the biggest gear it will handle at those rpm to improve milage
 

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Been getting about 42 (as indicated on stock speedo & tires) on the last 3-4 fillups. Bike has about 2800 miles on it. ('08 GW1800).
 
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