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Old 04-18-2009, 11:55 AM   #77
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Originally Posted by montesa_vr
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.

That is the only relevant weight by which bikes should be compared IMO. Depending on how much range is needed most people will put an aftermarket tank on their bike anyway.
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