On a recent ride to Eastern Oregon, I was literally in the middle of nowhere with one bar blinking on the gas gauge. I filled up with one gallon of gas from a sketchy looking 55 gallon drum from a local for $5. This got me thinking, what is the range of the VFR? Here is how I found out. After a recent ride of some mixed highway and twisty mountain roads, I noticed I was at about 180 miles with one bar starting to blink on the gauge. Time to start. I filled a one gallon gas can with premium, put it in my top trunk along with a funnel and rag and took off. I stayed at normal highway speed of 60 mph so as to be safer when the bike gave up the ghost, and stayed close to town so I could make it back on the gallon in my top trunk. I was hoping to make it past 200 miles. I saw the miles tick by 180, 190, then 200 miles. Sweet. Now the fun begins as the miles roll by; 210, 220, 230. At this point I am looking for pullouts as I ride, and now my new thought is maybe I can get over 250. I make it to 240, and when I hit 249.7 miles; hiccup, stutter, pop, silence. Interesting feeling doing 60 mph on a dead bike, like being in a glider but with traffic behind you. I put the bike in neutral and coast on the shoulder, there is a pullout just ahead. I get to 249.9 and still coasting at about 25 mph, when I finally tick over 250. Since my goal was over 250, I let it go to 250.1 before I stop right in the middle of the pullout. Perfect. Open my top trunk, drop in a gallon and head home. Mission accomplished. The VFR has a range of over 250 miles, if you don't mind dead sticking. At 5.5 gallons of gas that comes out to a bit over 45 mpg.