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Old 03-01-2008, 06:05 PM   #1
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Did you know the 1976 XL350 weighed 331 lbs? Oink!

There is so much nonsense thrown around about the weight of dual sport motorcycles that I decided it was time to make a list and get some objective, comparable numbers all in one place.
1) All weights are wet, ready to ride, with a full gas tank
2) All weights are from a national motorcycle magazine road test for which they actually weighed the motorcycle -- no manufactuer's numbers here.

List moved near the end of the thread.

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Old 03-01-2008, 06:09 PM   #2
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My Weestrom is so heavy it broke my scale.
My XT225 is exactly what you have. 268lbs advertised is 238!
1986 XL600R is 318lbs. owners manual says 297lbs.
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Old 03-01-2008, 06:21 PM   #3
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My 06 TE 510 with oversized gas tank , EE barkbuster & moose hand gaurds, uptite skidplate, dual rim locks, & Buell headlight & windscrean came in at 305 lbs, complete ready to ride with a full tank 3.9 gallons
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Old 03-01-2008, 06:41 PM   #4
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:02 PM   #5
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1998 DR650se Weighs in Today at 332 Lbs, Ready to ride with about 3 1/2 gallons of gas. Advertised at 324...
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:11 PM   #6
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Thanks for putting this together. I assume this refers to the KLX650C (e-start), not the KLX650R?

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Old 03-01-2008, 07:24 PM   #7
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Interesting the the KLR650 would be listed at 401 and 442. Mine weighs full of fuel 415 lbs.
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:26 PM   #8
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Interesting the the KLR650 would be listed at 401 and 442. Mine weighs full of fuel 415 lbs.
One is the 2008 model, I assume. What's more odd is the Tengai version at 424lbs. I wouldn't figure a bunch of extra bodywork weighing 20lbs.
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:36 PM   #9
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BMW R1200Gs 581 lbs dry what a pig, its beyond me why they are so popular off road!
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:41 PM   #10
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What would be easier to do, but not as accurate would be to calculate the weight of ~4 gal of gasoline and 3 qt of oil.

Than add that number to the advertised dry weight of any motorcycle.


I wonder what the average wet wieght that you have listed minus the advertised dry wieght would be. I'm figuring that these two methods would produce a similar number.
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:47 PM   #11
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Nope. Maybe if you took out the battery and removed the tires and tubes.
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:14 PM   #12
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In March 2006, Cycle World weighed the KLX250S at 289lbs with no fuel. Gas weighs 6lbs a gallon, times 1.9, added = 300.4lbs.
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:29 PM   #13
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What would be easier to do, but not as accurate would be to calculate the weight of ~4 gal of gasoline and 3 qt of oil.

Than add that number to the advertised dry weight of any motorcycle.
Somebody may want to weigh their own oil, and consider the container it is in, but it seems engine oil weighs 2-4 lbs per quart.

As MotoMind said, gasoline weighs about 6 lbs per gallon.

Weight spec threads are always helpful. Thanks to all contributors, especially montesa_vr.
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:30 PM   #14
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BMW R1200Gs 581 lbs dry what a pig, its beyond me why they are so popular off road!
They're not really popular "off road" bikes. They are extremely popular as a "I can ride this hundreds or thousands of miles on road to get to the short dirt road i want to ride for a few miles" bikes.

OPINION; most GS owners will, if honest, agree that they are great on the highway, and acceptable off road. As most KTM Adventure rides would agree with the opposite!
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Old 03-01-2008, 09:21 PM   #15
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I think more manufacturers are moving away from the "lie weights" and listing actual "dry weights". KTM's dry weights are real weights. Husky's advertised weights are accurate too, aren't they?

Kawasaki said the new KLR650 was 50 lb heavier than the old, but the main difference was a more accurate weight spec for new model. The same goes for the new 250 ninja which is 30 lbs "heavier", but I suspect the main difference will be a more truthful spec for the newer model.

The folks that are weighing their new Yamaha WR250x bikes are finding them close to the 280lb spec.

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