That's quite a weight savings. Makes my bike seem like a total pig. I know my brakes are heavier and suspect the wheels/tires are as well... and stock exhaust doesn't help, that's the easiest place to drop weight.
Your stock wheels are some of the lightest available.
Your brakes (you mean the calipers?) might be heavier than Brembos, but they never overheat or flex.
If you mean the discs, yes, they are Carbon steel, not hi-tensile steel, and thats why the don't overheat or groove.
The majority of the weight of the WR is sestemic to the entire design: robust and long lasting, not light and flexy.
If you could get a few parts made fore the WR to mimic the precision light weight parts on a KTM, you could loose a lot more weight and not 'remove' anything to do so.
....but, then the WR would cost $10,250 OTD like a KTM, not $7,400.00..........
I would love to see aftermarket companies making these parts, but let's face it; there is no market, and it's just not that important:
Alloy kick stand
Alloy fastener kit for all non-structural compents
Smaller fasteners kit (major size fasteners)
Wiring harness made with much smaller wire (like KTM)
Clutch hubs turned and drilled
Shift drum copied out of 7000 series aluminum
...that would take about another 13lbs off, even before going with Ti parts.
Or, you could just not fill up your gas tank all the way when you go on a 50 mile ride, and there you have a free and signifigant weight savings..........
Edited by KRANNIE, July 19, 2015 - 08:31 PM.