I guess the 09s are so so on gas mileage and the small tank doesn't help. Since I've gotten an MT 10, the gas mileage is absolutely horrendous. Last weekend I went for an all day ride with a friend that has a huge Triumph touring bike and rides almost as slow as Harley guys. 3 tanks of gas for me and I got 30+ miles more out of each tank. Never occurred to me that you could increase mileage that much by riding like an old lady and / or Harly rider. Now it all makes sense. Harley guys are really frugal and are trying to help keep from wasting natural resources. Whoda thought.