Dry weight is a mysterious number that manufacturers seem to use to hide the actual weight of the bike in a ready to ride state. I've tabulated the wet weights of the different adventure/dual sport from various sources (mostly Motorcycle Consumer News). Wet weight is the actual weight of the bike when you are out riding it (with only a small variance based on the amount of gasoline in your tank). '08 KLR - 428 lbs (about 13 lbs heavier than pre-08 KLRs) F800GS - 462 lbs A real world difference of just 34 lbs. For comparison purposes Wee-Strom - 472 lbs 2000 F650GS - 430 lbs 2008 R1200GS - 536 lbs DR650 - 368 lbs.