I don't know, my cbr1krr gets about the same mpg as the V when used for commuting and there's simply no comparison power-wise. That said, the V seems to get about the same mileage regardless of how I ride it. I can take the cbr1krr down to 20mpg if I try hard enough.bikes with more power don't get the MPG
+1 :thumb:...a car. The only way I'd replace my V would be if I just couldn't ride anymore. There are no other bikes that have the combination of compromises that fit MY needs like the 650 Versys. Bikes that get better MPG don't have the power, bikes with more power don't get the MPG, bikes with better handling cost more, bikes that are more comfortable aren't as sporty, bikes that are sportier aren't as comfortable, etc.,etc.,etc.. When in the market for my V, the V Strom was on my list but when sitting on it, it just felt to big and ungainly, besides, I really don't need the 5% more "dirt worthiness" the V Strom offers.
I know the V isn't the perfect bike, it's just the perfect bike for what I want it for.