Originally Posted by stainlesscycle
almost all the manufactures are pretty optimistic when it comes to 'spec weight'. it's probably close to 260-270 wet. but since all the manufacturers do it, the lighter bikes all feel light comparatively,
again, this spec is for a brand new bike. it could still be making that (or maybe more depending on what's been done to it). don't let that hp scare ya - it's all how it delivers the power. it's a kdx, not a mx bike, so it's not gonna rip your arms off....
the kdx is a great trail bike, very forgiving. and enough power when you need it.
My friend has done the top end, if the Wiseco Pistons sticker means a thing. He's not a guy to slap stickers on at random. I'm pretty sure it will be near rated power.
At 200 lbs less than my KLR in running trim and probably at least 60 lbs less than the DRZ, it's going to be a significant difference in weight.
Anyone used a "gnarly woods pipe" on one of these? Worth the biscuit?