'89 XR600 weight

4 replies to this topic
  • ben_suhard

Posted November 10, 2001 - 09:56 PM


Hi everyone,

I'd like to know how much the '89 XR600 weighs, as my friend is using the 'extra weight' as an excuse for him not being as fast as me.



  • RedThunder

Posted November 10, 2001 - 10:34 PM


Probably somewhere around 280lbs, ready to ride minus fuel.

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  • ben_suhard

Posted November 11, 2001 - 06:14 AM


Thanks Kevin,

280lbs, that's about what the 650 weighs and it's got liquid cooling. I thought that the air cooled 600 would be lighter than that, are they really both about the same weight?(old bikes are generally pretty heavy I know)


  • RedThunder

Posted November 11, 2001 - 08:45 AM


Actually, according to Honda's specs, the new 650 is 6lbs heavier than the old 600. Where extra weight came from, I have no idea. I would guess the new bike would be lighter. The motor itself is 10lbs lighter than the old 600, and you'd think the aluminum frame should be good for a couple pounds.

Oh, well......all I know is it handles better than my '99 600 did.

  • ben_suhard

Posted November 12, 2001 - 04:36 AM


Thanks for the info Kevin, I'm glad to hear you're happy with your new bike...I'll get a big bore as soon as I've got some extra cash!

Happy trails,


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