Originally Posted by Chuckracer
571 pounds! My '04 950 Adventure is 120 pounds less than that, and it's a bitch to pick up. I'd need AAA to ride off-road on that!
yeah, that's a bit on the heavy side but a wet GS1200 adventure is close to that. I have a couple friends that have KTM Adventures....I love
how narrow that bike is...but I just can't get past the looks of it.
I wonder how much weight could be shed by losing the stock exhaust...?
It would be interesting to see a weight breakdown/comparison between the brands when it comes to the frame, engine, rims, etc.
Somewhat off topic...
While making a motorcycle 'lighter' can be a great thing for handling purposes, I often wonder if the constant pursuit of lightness is going too far?
What's the point of having a superlight frame on a motorcycle if you have to total the bike for an accidental garage tip over?
I'd be content in having a few extra pounds on a bike if it stays in one piece when you accidentally drop it on that damn gravel patch.