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Old 10-30-2012, 09:47 PM   #95
cyborg
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Originally Posted by Nowwhat View Post
950SE set up as an "adventure" bike...

Weighs 450 lbs wet....

So all wishing and hoping etc etc aside.....How do you shave 80lbs....and still have an "adventure" bike?

The SE already has the 2-1 with a short Ti pipe..single 320 rotor.....Shorai battery etc...still 450 lbs....

80 lbs....ready set go....
The LC8 engine is about 135lbs, and smaller twin could shave off weight there. I wonder what the weight difference is between the 690 trellis frame and the 990 trellis frame?

I think the main reason I would like a twin over a single, even with the added complexity, is for the SMOOTHness. If you put in serious miles and not just "ride1hr/stop-n-strut for 30min/ride 1hr/repeat" Harley weekend warrior type riding, a smoother engine makes a HUGE difference.
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