Originally Posted by 30Bones
Fail, you want a lightweight bike, buy a lightweight bike. Any 600cc is not going to be "light". With light comes race specs and race maintenance. You choose. I soooo wanted a plated 450 until I realized the maintenance and the fact that I hate trailering my junk. So a big thumper is what I got.
450's and 510's are more spendy than the 610 IIRC and are more "race type" maintenance
09-10 TE450 MSRP $8299
09-10 TE510 MSRP $8599
09 TE610 MSRP $7999 (2010 630 price no out yet)
How about a 650 at under 300lb with a reliable motor?
Try an XRR. With a lightweight DS kit, and shedding some unnecessary crap, you could probably still squeak in at 300lb dry.