Originally Posted by Django Loco
Just a quick update on weights:
1988-2007 KLR Dry Weight: 337 lbs. (153 kgs.)
BMW F800GS Dry Weight: 391 lbs. (178 kgs.)
"ready to ride" weight: 455 lbs. (207 kgs.)
Difference in dry weights? 54 lbs.
54 lbs. off road is a substantial number. You will feel this!
Dry weight is a mysterious number that manufacturers seem to use to hide the actual weight of the bike in a ready to ride state.
I've tabulated the wet weights
of the different adventure/dual sport from various sources (mostly Motorcycle Consumer News). Wet weight is the actual weight of the bike when you are out riding it (with only a small variance based on the amount of gasoline in your tank).
'08 KLR - 428 lbs (about 13 lbs heavier than pre-08 KLRs)
F800GS - 462 lbs
A real world difference of just 34 lbs.
For comparison purposes
Wee-Strom - 472 lbs
2000 F650GS - 430 lbs
2008 R1200GS - 536 lbs
DR650 - 368 lbs.