Actual Weight Differences We all hear a lot about which bike is heavier than another, and generally wanting to ride a lighter bike for "better/easier" handling. I'm considering selling my 2017 manual AT and buying a 2018 BMW R1200 GS Rallye. I've been wondering if I really wanted to buy another "heavier" bike. Then I did a bit of research. Three bikes I choose to compare were the BMW GS, Honda AT (manual), and the new Kawasaki KLR650. I think we can all guess the order of their wet weights, but I was VERY surprised by how relatively close they actually are to one another: BMW 538 Lbs Honda 502 Lbs Kawasaki 483 Lbs Thats a grand total of "only" 55 pounds that separate the GS from the KLR. That either means the GS is relatively light for a "huge" bike, or the KLR is VERY porky for a single cylinder dual-sport, with the AT straddling the line somewhere in the middle. And for final reference the KTM Adventure 890 comes in at 464 and the Yamaha Tenere 700 at 452. That's still less than 100 lbs from the "fattest" to the "skinniest". I know that riding "off-road" 50lbs of extra weight is very noticeable, but for the paved/gravel roads I ride I don't think it's a deal buster to be on the heavier bike.