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  • Cruiseman
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    Wing Ding Mileage

    I kept detailed records of my fuel usage on my 2018 Goldwing during my 7 days of riding to/from WingDing in Knoxville. The results were not as impressive as I was hoping for.

    My overall average was just under 42 mpg. Most of that was pulling a modestly loaded Bushtec trailer with NO passenger. I recall very similar trips on my 2012 with a passenger AND fully loaded Bushtec, and I would average 39.5 mpg. So, my mileage numbers are only modestly better with the 2018. I should also mention that I ride VERY conservatively (slow). My highway cruising speeds rarely exceed 65mph.

    The biggest gains I have seen in mileage are in city driving/commuting. I would average 35 on my 2012, and I average about 41 on my 2018 (ECON mode). I am noticing very little different in highway driving.

    Also, my mileage numbers are calculated using an app on my phone, NOT the onboard computer. The Goldwing MPG numbers are usually off by about 4% to 5% (too optimistic). However, there are some times when the computer shows a lower than actual mileage. The 49 mpg on 8/29 was the day I rode the Tail of the Dragon with NO trailer.

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    Last edited by Cruiseman; 09-11-2018, 07:23 AM.

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