Actual 450 weight?
Posted December 10, 2007 - 03:11 AM
Im looking at getting a new 450 and beleive weight is a big factor in choice.
Or does anyone have a link to some accurate information.
Posted December 10, 2007 - 03:58 AM
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Posted December 10, 2007 - 07:43 AM
"Yamaha went to great pains to shed pounds from its off-road machine; the WR450F weighs in at 266 pounds, wet, while the CRF450X is more portly tipping the scales at a hefty 273 pounds."
"Wet weight" being defined as full of fluids and no fuel.
I have measured my E440 and it's wet weight is 267lbs. And that is with the lights, kickstand, 12oz heavier flywheel, a rad guard, seat strap, exhaust guard, hand guards, the fuel tank mod, stock speedo, heavy duty tubes, Utah Sports skid plate, PMB rear disk guard and stock exhaust.
I hope that helps.
Posted December 10, 2007 - 08:30 AM
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Posted December 11, 2007 - 12:05 AM
Posted December 11, 2007 - 06:39 AM
Posted December 11, 2007 - 07:38 AM
My 2008 KTM 250 SX AFTER I had added my Flex bars but w/ no gas in it weighed an actual 210 # ready to ride.
My 2005 CRF450 (cleaned to like new condition, no dirt at all on it) weighed about 242# w/ a very small amount of fuel in it.
What did I learn? That KTM does not lie about their weigts and all the Japs do.
I also have weighed Jap street bikes and watched them come in 50# heavier than the OEMs claim.
Posted December 11, 2007 - 07:47 AM
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Posted December 13, 2007 - 05:17 AM
I say this because some makes feel much heavier than others.
And I agree with the posts above, they are heavier than the "claimed" of or printed weight.
Posted December 13, 2007 - 06:16 AM
GREAT POINT! VERY TRUE!!!!
The tough part is, how the weight is carried is even more important than just the bike's total weight. My 08 KTM 450XCR-W is heavier on paper than my 04 CRF450R, but it doesn't feel like it on the trail.
Posted December 13, 2007 - 09:49 AM
Curb Weight: 238 lbs (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)
I still just assume leave the final say-so to my own scale though. I DO NOT TRUST manufactures' claimed weights.