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FWIW:
Steady 55mph, with a 10mph tailwind = 70+mpg.
Steady 60mph, same wind = 65+mpg.
Both are indicated mpg, which is relatively accurate over time/distance.
 

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FWIW:
Steady 55mph, with a 10mph tailwind = 70+mpg.
Steady 60mph, same wind = 65+mpg.
Both are indicated mpg, which is relatively accurate over time/distance.
Just because I have the enginerd gene and used to ride long distance a lot I once plotted a curve that showed how mpg decreased with speed. Getting above about 45 mph it showed our bikes have the aerodynamics of a brick which was not much of a surprise.
 

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. . . . Getting above about 45 mph it showed our bikes have the aerodynamics of a brick which was not much of a surprise.
Years ago, I was surprised to learn that in general, motorcycles have poor aerodynamics/cd. Something to do with being too short for the air to wrap around correctly. But, yeah, a Tenere is definitely not aerodynamic; especially with the boxes mounted.

The original Ninja 1000 had the top speed crown at 160mph. With the fairing removed, it was only able to do 135mph. I always loved humiliating the guys on the big Ninja. In the "real world" the FJ dominated it. Didn't matter which gear.
 

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Makes sense. There is a sales guy at my KTM dealership who told me he acquired his Ural by trading ammo for it.
 

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That's not too "high stakes". . . . no .45 or .223. Shotgun shells are still relatively easy to find. At least around here.
 
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