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Old 03-08-2007, 07:29 PM   #1
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I notice they've listed the dry weight as TBD.



I guess they haven't decided how big a lie to tell yet.

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Old 03-08-2007, 07:53 PM   #2
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You know, it's too bad that you're right. I like bikes like the FJR and RT but they just don't want to tell you that they are "652 dry"(example only)



How about 544 wet and leave it at that. And skip the "I know a guy that can wax you on....." I don't want to ride a 700 pound bike every day. I just bought my 4th VFR because these "ST" bikes are either 190 horse or 650 lbs.
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:13 PM   #3
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Well, the claimed dry weight of the zx14 is 474lbs. Which is probable off by about 25 to 30 pounds. So letÂ’s just say 500lbs.



Now, based on that we would have to guess that there is an added 175-275lbs added to the new concours. Which includes hard bags, bigger fairing, larger seating area, larger fuel tank and wind shield, plus an additional 115lbs of lead weight housed in the bottom portion of the frame like all sportstours have.

So total weight should be about 715lbs. dry.



Keep in mind, this number are fresh from my ass. Actual weight may vary.

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Old 03-08-2007, 08:25 PM   #4
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I was thinking of the FJR1300 that Yammerhammer listed as 582 dry but was 660+ as tested by one of the mags with a scale. 80 pounds is a lot of gas and oil!
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:03 PM   #5
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Does this mean that I can't buy a 360 lb literbike with 190 hp? I really NEED one of those.
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You could always turbo and NOS an R6. Should give you 190hp for a few minutes.
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:13 AM   #7
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See, I'm not being sarcastic, but it's for that reason that I'm glad BMW is bringing the F800ST to the U.S.....not too big, not too powerful, just right....Although I finally sat on a VFR last week, the local BMW dealer had a used one for 5200...pretty good price for such a capable bike, felt pretty comfy too....and I do have a weak spot in my heart for red bikes.....oh, I'm rambling, more coffee please



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Old 03-09-2007, 04:06 AM   #8
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Not terribly informative yet, is it? I expected more torque from their ST bike. Surely it was "retuned" from the ZX. Power and weight are the big things for me. And, of course, that it doesn't have some terrible flaw, like the engine heat on my FJR...
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:00 AM   #9
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It's not completely insane though; it has a 6.6 gallon tank? Thats around 40 lbs; gas weighs around 6.6 lbs per gallon, less than water which is ~10 lbs per gallon. Toss in the oil, and you're probably around 50 lbs total.
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:01 AM   #10
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I know it looks like typos but it's true; gas does weigh 6.6 lbs per gallon, and it does have a 6.6 gallon tank.



I didn't do the math before (just in my head) but that's 43.56.



Of course, they probably didn't weigh it with a full tank, who knows.



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