I agree. I find that milage is heavily dependent upon two things: speed and weather.
Once I can hit and hold 5th gear (about 45 mph) I hit maximum milage - around 32 mpg. The faster I go above this speed, the more milage falls off. Above 70 mph, I don't get much better than 25 mpg in any weather.
Temperature also plays a role. As they decline, so does milage. Below 70F, I am hard pressed to get above 29 mpg, below 45F, I top out at about 26 mpg.
FWIW, All this assumes a constant driving style, of course. Driving conservatively raises milage as much as 5-6 mpg over aggressive driving. On the "mild to wild" scale, I tend to be more on the mild side generally.
Doc&Ruby after reading this I need to check, hell I might be getting 100 mpg as hot as it is here. How bout you edwardaneal or SoCal y’all getting great fuel mileage. We had 105 with 115 index. I know right now my mileage is terrific. I am not riding anywhere.
Y’all have a great day cause I am stuck with cabin fever. Ride safe.