cycle news says wr450= 240 dry
Posted December 15, 2002 - 08:06 AM
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Posted December 16, 2002 - 02:16 PM
Truth is the C-dale has got to be lighter then the new Wr.
How do you figure?
We know that the YZ is around 223. We know the WR also has an Al subframe, an Al kickstand, and smaller and lighter fuel tank than prior years. (Hint: Yamaha ain't gonna make two different bikes. As in prior years the WR will be a foofed-up, tuned down YZ).
A KTM EXC is about 15 pounds heavier than an SX (bigger tank, kickstand, lights, stator, battery, two gears and a starter) so it is not unreasonable at all to expect the WR to be w/in 18 lbs. of the YZ.
Lose the light, kickstand, battery, starter (and harness) and stainless exhaust and it theoretically should be within 10 lbs. of the YZ if not less.
Lose the coolant overflow and lights (cam timing? throttle stop? ignition map? jetting?) and you should basically have a YZ w/ a five speed, slightly larger gas tank, a funky KTM-like air box, and a hole where the starter used to be.
Posted December 17, 2002 - 10:57 AM