Lightest street legal stock dual sport?

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  1. discoganya

    discoganya Been here awhile

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    I'm curious to know: What is the lightest street-legal stock dual sport available in the US? Say model years 2005-2012 to include used ones?

    Thanks to everyone on this thread, here is what I found:

    Yamaha XT225 --> 238 lbs. (dry) Source link
    KTM 350 EXC-F --> 241.4 lbs. (ready to ride, no gas) Source link
    Husqvarna TE250 --> 246 lbs. (dry) Source link
    Husqvarna TE310 --> 247 lbs. (dry) Source link
    Beta 350RS --> 247 lbs. (dry) Source link
    KTM 500 EXC --> 250.2 lbs. (ready to ride, no gas) Source link
    KTM 450 EXC --> 253.1 lbs. (ready to ride, no gas) Source link
    KTM 530 EXC --> 253.1 lbs. (ready to ride, no gas) Source link
    Honda CRF230L --> 267 lbs. (wet) Source link
    Suzuki DR200SE --> 278 lbs. (wet) Source link
    Yamaha TW200 --> 279 lbs. (wet) Source link
    Kawasaki Super Sherpa --> 282.1 lbs. (wet) Source link
    Yamaha XT250 --> 291 lbs. (wet) Source link
    Kawasaki KLR250 --> 293 lbs. (wet) Source link
    Kawasaki KLX250S --> 297.7 lbs. (wet) Source link
    Yamaha WR250R --> 298 lbs. (wet) Source link

    Above numbers are OEM claims. See this thread "What do the really weigh"
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  2. Kirkster

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    At least 200 more cc's
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  3. discoganya

    discoganya Been here awhile

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    I'm sorry, I don't understand ... :confused
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  4. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    I rememebr looking into KTM's a while back. They seem to be the lightweight title winners. IIIRC a 450exc is something like 240lbs.
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  5. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    Yeah, the KTMs give you big power and light weight.
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  6. discoganya

    discoganya Been here awhile

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    Interesting, thanks.

    Looks like the XT225 is still the lightest.
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  7. DirtDad

    DirtDad Green Chile Guru

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    Sorry for responding without looking up the data, but I think the 2012 KTM350EXC, might be one of the lightest
    available street legeal bikes in the US.

    With the 2012 Husky TE310 not too far behind.
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  8. DirtDad

    DirtDad Green Chile Guru

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    Well here are the dry weights of my three favorite street legal D/S bikes, or should I say dirt bikes. :D
    Guess they really would not be in the same catagory as the other Dual Sport Bikes.

    2012 KTM350EXCF 241.1 lbs
    2012 Beta RS350 247 lbs
    2012 Husky TE310 247 lbs
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  10. discoganya

    discoganya Been here awhile

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    Thanks, updated again. The 2012 KTM 350EXC-F does not seem street legal ... ? Not sure ...
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  11. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Are those claimed or owner weighed numbers?

    I think that XT225 is closer to the 250lbs of the DR200. Those bikes are as close as any two others could be. I'd not be surprised if they weighed more than the KTM 450EXC when wet/ready to ride either. :lol3
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  12. discoganya

    discoganya Been here awhile

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    All numbers are OEM claimed, per their own website.
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  13. helotaxi

    helotaxi Been here awhile

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    The KTM 500EXC is about 5lbs (if that) heavier and only about $200 more expensive than the 350. They shaved a lot of weight off the 530 engine (the 500 is still the same 510.9cc as the 530 and older 5xx bikes) for 2012. I think it worked out to 8lbs off the engine.
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  14. Velociraptor

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    I will gladly pay them:D
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  15. discoganya

    discoganya Been here awhile

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    Is the KTM 500EXC street legal?
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    motomark39 I reckon so

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  17. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    This weight isn't really dry, or ready to ride - it is without fuel. So oil and coolant are in, gas isn't. With 2.25 gallons, fueled and ready to ride = approx 255 lbs.

    Pretty darn light.
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  18. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    The EXC-F 350 and 500 KTM's are totally street legal. They meet emission and have all those lights. They even have the big frikken mirrors and horn. Sheesh...

    You should be a little more capable with the web.
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  19. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    unless you compare it to a 150 or 200.:deal

    :D
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  20. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    The XT225 is about 266lbs with some fuel in the tank.
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