Just got back from a short trip to North Carolina. Hauled the bike in the truck and glad I did. My original plan was to trailer but that would have killed my mileage. Around town a generally get 14mpg, on the trip I averaged 18mpg and was very happy with that. Spent two days on the Blue Ridge pkwy but did not go as far as the gap. Did see some great roads and some waterfalls. heres a couple pics.
about 1 in 20 bikes on the road were sport bikes. I was the only Zuki, 2 BMW k1200's, a 675 from deerfield bch, and a duc from Iowa who had crap bungeed all over his bike (camping gear etc.) on a 7 day round trip ride. very cool.