My Harley was six years old and reaching the 20,000 mark. It just wasn't doing what I wanted.. My interests in riding have shifted to longer trips on a more comfortable ride. The Harley was never a problem, but I had new bikeitus.
So, I decided on getting a sport touring machine. I narrowed my choices down to the Yamaha FJR 1300. I was hoping to find a decent used one, and test rode several. While out on a ride I found a new unsold inventory 2009 with the auto clutch. As I had tested two of the auto clutch models I knew it would work out. I was on the fence between that and a 2006 (manual clutch) with 25,000 and many of the common modifications already installed. The 2006 is owned buy an MSF instructor and in excellent shape.
Discussed it with the wife and she said I should go with the new one so I don't have to deal with other peoples problems and get a warranty.
So here it is:
First tank was 44.34 mpg, which is not to bad for break in and not having the ability to pull in the clutch.