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Old 06-07-2009, 06:25 AM   #103
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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.

I realize it is perverse publish weight with a full gas tank, therefore penalizing the manufacturers for providing additional gas capacity to a stock motorcycle. As adventure riders, that's one of the things we are always screaming about. Unfortunately, weight with a full tank is the only number I can find that is comparable. Wet weight with an empty gas tank would be the most fair comparison, but it is hard to find.

Motorcycle Consumer News is a helpful resource to have all those weights listed together, but the MCN numbers are consistently lighter than the weights from other sources, and I suspect they are using the half tank of fuel method for determining wet weight.

One of the frustrating things about this project is the reminder that the magazines don't take dual sports very seriously. For example, the KLX250S is one of the more significant additions to the dual sport world in the last few years, yet Cycle World treated it with a one page glossover and no spec sheet at all. The TE610 has been featured in several articles, including comparisons of sorts (Anywhere, Anytime, May 2006 Cycle World, 310 lbs dry) but never with an all up weight. I'm hoping that will change as the new models hit the floor this spring. But it's not like the good old days when Art Friedman was editor of Motorcyclist and dual sports were part of every third issue.

Since dual sports typically hold between 2 and 2.5 gallons, I'll note those that are carrying 3 gallons or more, and readers can do the math if they want to see where a bike might rank with less gasoline. (6 lbs/gallon)

From heaviest to lightest (street legal dual sports only) here they are:

BMW R1150GS Adventure, 604 lbs, Motorcyclist, Dec. 2002 (8.0 gallons)
BMW R1200GS Adventure, 581 lbs, Motorcyclist, Feb. 2007 (8.7 gallons)
Aprilia Caponord, 575 lbs, Motorcyclist, Dec. 2002 (6.6 gallons)
BMW R1100GS Adventure, 572 lbs, Motorcyclist, Sept. 1994, July 1995 (6.6 gallons)
Triumph Tiger, 566 lbs, Cycle World, Aug. 1995 (6.6 gallons)
Triumph Tiger, 565 lbs, Motorcyclist, July 1995 (6.5 gallons)
Triumph Tiger 955i, 555 lbs, Motorcyclist, Dec. 2002 (6.3 gallons)
BMW 1200GS, 544 lbs, Motorcyclist, Sept. 2004
BMW R100GS Paris-Dakar, 535 lbs, Cycle, Jan. 1990 (9.3 gallons)
Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom, 530 lbs, Motorcyclist, May. 2005
Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom, 524 lbs, Motorcyclist, Dec. 2002 (5.8 gallons)
Triumph Scrambler, 522 lbs, Cycle World, May 2006 (4.4 gallons)
KTM 990 Adventure, 517 lbs, Motorcyclist, Feb. 2007 (5.8 gallons)
Triumph Tiger 2007, 512 lbs, Motorcyclist (online) (5.2 gallons)
Buell XB12X Ulysses, 510 lbs, Motorcyclist, Feb. 2007 (4.4 gallons)
BMW R100GS, 508 lbs, Cycle, July 1991 (5.7 gallons)
Buell XB12X Ulysses, 496 lbs, Cycle World, Sept. 2005 (4.4 gallons)
KTM 950 Adventure, 495 lbs, Motorcyclist, Jan. 2004 (6.6 gallons)
KTM 950 Adventure, 493 lbs, Cycle World, July 2003 (6.6 gallons)
BMW R100GS, 491 lbs, Cycle, June 1988 (5.7 gallons)
BMW R100GS, 485 lbs, Motorcyclist, Sept. 1989
Suzuki DL650 V-Strom, 485 lbs, Sport Rider, May 2008 (5.8 gallons)
Kawasaki Versys, 457 lbs, Motorcyclist, April 2008 (5.0 gallons)
Honda XL600V Transalp, 448 lbs, Motorcyclist, Sept. 1989
BMW G650GS, 451 lbs, Motorcyclist, May 2009 (4.0 gallons)
KTM 950 R Supermoto, 449 lbs, Motorcyclist, (online)
BMW F650ST, 444 lbs, Motorcyclist, March 1997
Kawasaki KLR650, 442 lbs, Cycle World, Nov. 2007 (6.1 gallons)
Honda XL600V Transalp, 442 lbs, Cycle, Jan. 1989, (3.9 gallons)
Kawasaki KLR650, 435 lbs, Motorcyclist, May 2009 (6.1 gallons)
Kawasaki Tengai, 424 lbs, Motorcyclist, Oct. 1990
Kawasaki Tengai, 421 lbs, Cycle, July 1990 (6.1 gallons)
KTM 620 Adventure, 404 lbs, Cycle World, July 1998
Kawasaki KLR650, 401 lbs, Motorcyclist, Sep. 1989, Oct. 1990, Sept. 1992 (6.1 gallons)
Kawasaki KLR650, 399 lbs, Cycle, August 1988 (6.1 gallons)
Kawasaki KLR650, 398 lbs, Cycle, April 1987 (6.1 gallons)
Suzuki DR650S, 388 lbs, Motorcyclist, Sept. 1992
Suzuki DR650S, 387 lbs, Cycle, Dec. 1990 (5.5 gallons)
Suzuki DR650S, 386 lbs, Motorcyclist, Oct. 1990
Honda NX650, 383 lbs, Motorcyclist, Sept. 1989
Yamaha XT600, 383 lbs, (1st yr. electric start) Motorcyclist, Oct. 1990, Sept. 1992
Honda NX650, 378 lbs, Cycle, Aug. 1988
Kawasaki KLX650, 379 lbs, Motorcyclist, Nov. 1993
Suzuki DR650, 367 lbs, Cycle World, Feb. 96
BMW G650XMoto, 363 lbs, Motorcyclist, April 2008
Honda XR650L, 347 lbs, Motorcyclist, Sept. 1992, Nov. 1993
Kawasaki KLR600, 341 lbs, Cycle, Nov. 1984
Yamaha XT600W, 337 lbs, Motorcyclist, Sept. 1989
KTM 690 Enduro R, 336 lbs, Cycle World, June 2009
Honda XL350K2, 331 lbs, Cycle, Feb. 1976
Honda XL600R, 327 lbs, Cycle, Aug. 1983
Yamaha XT500G, 325 lbs, Cycle, April 1980
Honda XL250K3, 323 lbs, Motorcyclist, March 1976
Yamaha XT550J, 322 lbs, Cycle, Sept. 1982
Suzuki DRZ400SM, 322 lbs, Cycle World, June 2005
Honda XL350 Enduro, 319 lbs, Cycle, Oct. 1973
Yamaha XT500C, 319 lbs, Cycle, May 1976
Kawasak KLR250, 314 lbs, Cycle, Nov. 1989
Honda XL500S, 313 lbs, Cycle, May 1980
Suzuki TS400L Apache, 313 lbs, Cycle, Oct. 1974
Kawasaki KLR250, 312 lbs, Motorcyclist, Dec. 1990
Honda XL250K1, 308 lbs, Cycle, July 1974
Suzuki DR350S, 306 lbs, Cycle, Sept. 1990
Can-Am 500 Sabre 305 lbs, Cycle, Jan. 1982
Suzuki DR350S, 304 lbs, Motorcyclist, Oct. 1990
Suzuki TS400J Apache, 302 lbs, Cycle, Oct. 1972
Yamaha WR250R, 301 lbs, Motorcyclist, Oct. 2008
Suzuki SP400T, 298 lbs, Cycle, Oct. 1980
Honda XL350R, 298 lbs, Cycle, May, 1984
Yamaha XT350, 298 lbs, Cycle, Nov. 1985
Honda XL250R, 295 lbs, Cycle, April 1983
Yamaha DT400B, 294 lbs, Cycle, Nov. 1974
Yamaha DT360A, 292 lbs, Cycle, March 1974
Yamaha RT3-360, 290 lbs, Cycle, Feb. 1973
Yamaha DT250F, 290 lbs, Cycle, Oct. 1979
Suzuki SP370, 290 lbs, Cycle, July 1978
Yamaha DT3-250, 289 lbs, Cycle, Jan. 1973
Honda NX250, 289 lbs, Cycle, May 1988
Honda NX250L 289 lbs, Motorcyclist, Dec. 1990
Suzuki TS250C, 288 lbs, Cycle, May 1978
Honda XR250L, 288 lbs, Cycle, Jan. 1991
Honda XR250L, 288 lbs, Motorcyclist, Dec. 1990
Yamaha DT250C, 288 lbs, Motorcyclist, March 1976
Honda MT250K2, 284 lbs, Motorcyclist, March 1976
Yamaha DT250D, 283 lbs, Cycle, May 1977
Husqvarna SMR450, 283 lbs, Cycle World, April 2007
Kawasaki 250 F11A, 282 lbs, Motorcyclist, March 1976
Honda MT250, 281 lbs, Cycle, Sept. 1973
Montesa 250 King Scorpion, 279 lbs, Cycle, Jan. 1974
Honda XL250S, 278 lbs, Cycle, July 1978
Yamaha TW200WC, 278 lbs, Cycle, Sept. 1989
Suzuki TC185 Ranger, 278 lbs, Cycle, Sept. 1974
KTM 450EXC, 276 lbs, Cycle World, June 2007
TM EN450F, 275 lbs, Cycle World, Dec. 2007
Montesa Enduro 360H, 275 lbs, Cycle, Dec. 1978
Harley-Davidson SX250, 275 lbs, Motorcyclist, March 1976
BMW G450x, 274lbs, Dirt Rider, April 2009
Hercules 250 Enduro, 271 lbs, Cycle, Feb. 1977
Honda NX125, 269 lbs, Cycle, October 1988
Hercules 175GS Enduro, 268 lbs, Cycle, Sept. 1976
Yamaha XT225, 268 lbs, Motorcyclist, Nov. 1992, Feb. 1995
Can-Am 250 TNT Enduro, 267 lbs, Cycle, Oct. 1974
Honda CRF230L, 267 lbs, Dirt Bike, May 2008
Penton Mint 400 Enduro, 265 lbs, Cycle, May 1975
Yamaha XT250K, 265 lbs, Cycle, March 1983
Yamaha XT250G, 265 lbs, Cycle, Aug. 1980
Bultaco 370 Frontera, 265 lbs, Cycle, May 1977
Can-Am 250 TNT, 264 lbs, Motorcyclist, March 1976
Honda XL175, 264 lbs, Cycle, September 1978
Kawasaki F-6 175, 263 lbs, Cycle, Aug. 1973
Penton MC6 250 Enduro, 261 lbs, Cycle, June 1977
Husqvarna TE250, 260 lbs, Cycle World, April 2004
Montesa V75 250 Enduro, 259 lbs, Cycle, March 1975
Kawasaki F-6 125, 259 lbs, Cycle, Oct. 1973
Bultaco 250 Frontera, 256 lbs, Cycle, May 1977
Honda XL175, 253 lbs, Cycle, Oct. 1973
Can-Am 175 Enduro, 251 lbs, Cycle, Dec. 1973
Penton 175 Enduro, 251 lbs, Cycle, Jan. 1976
Penton 250 Hare Scrambler, 250 lbs, Cycle, April 1974
Honda XL185S, 250 lbs, Cycle, May 1979
Bultaco 250 Alpina, 242 lbs, Cycle, June 1974
Suzuki TS185 Sierra, 238 lbs, Cycle, Sept. 1974
Kawasaki KS125, 236 lbs, Cycle, Feb. 1975
Honda XL125K1, 235 lbs, Cycle, April 1975
Kawasaki KE125A5, 234 lbs, Cycle, Oct. 1978
Yamaha DT175E, 234 lbs, Cycle, August 1978
Honda TRL200 Reflex, 231 lbs, Cycle, Aug. 1986
Honda SL125K1, 228 lbs, Cycle, Jan. 1973
Suzuki TS125K, 221 lbs, Cycle, July 1973
Honda MT125, 220 lbs, Cycle, Aug. 1973

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