Yamaha says WR450 is 245 lbs. dry



17 replies to this topic
  • drkarnes

Posted December 18, 2002 - 10:54 AM

#1

Does anyone remember how much they lied, I mean claimed the 426 weighed. I'm wondering how much "error" to factor in. They also list the YZ at 222 while MXA said 232. I wouldn't mind a WR 450 at 255 lbs with fluids sans gas, but if it's 255 bone dry, I'm not very impressed.

  • yamaharichey

Posted December 18, 2002 - 11:33 AM

#2

They were almost dead on with the weight of the YZ450, so hopfully it will be the same with the WR.

  • yamaharichey

Posted December 18, 2002 - 11:36 AM

#3

Oh I forgot to ask you where you saw that Yamaha was claiming 245lbs I've never heard anything official.

  • x2smoker

Posted December 18, 2002 - 12:21 PM

#4

For a brief period of time, Yamaha's web site claimed 7 lbs lighter that the '02. Dissapeared almost overnight. This was back in July, I think.

Since I really don't know what Yamaha claimed the '02 weighed, can't say what ???-7 lbs is. If true, 7 lbs less with e-start would be very attractive. I won't be a believer, however, until someone gets delivery on an '03 :) and puts it on a scale.

  • WR250fla

Posted December 18, 2002 - 01:08 PM

#5

It says 245 dry on the Yamaha web site. can any body post what a 02 wr426 weighed dry? It says 229 for the wr250

  • Math

Posted December 18, 2002 - 05:10 PM

#6

On the Yamaha site, you can compare bike specs and if you do so with the 450 vs the '02 426, you'll see that the '02 426 was claimed to be 240lbs.

Math :)

  • Wrench

Posted December 19, 2002 - 03:23 AM

#7

The lastest issue of Cycle News lists 240lbs dry. Cycle World has a Japan ride impression.

  • Chaindrive

Posted December 19, 2002 - 06:20 AM

#8

If everyone keeps sweating the weight of the '03s, it'll be a mute point by the time they are released. A 7lb lighter rider has got to be about as good as a 7lb lighter bike... :) and way cheaper than titanium!

  • R_Little

Posted December 20, 2002 - 08:38 AM

#9

Why don't we start a pool.
Closest one wins.

I say it will weigh 269 lbs dry on the famously accurate DB scale when they weigh it.

Any one else?

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  • Hick

Posted December 20, 2002 - 01:31 PM

#10

Somewhere else I guessed 265. So I'm stickin' w/ that.

Problem is that a TTalker w/ a scale will likely beat Dirt Bike by a month or two w/ the first "published" weight.

But I like your rule. Whoever is closest to DB wins. No offense, but I hope you lose. :)

  • Rickey

Posted December 20, 2002 - 01:56 PM

#11

I see your 265 lb. and i say 250 lb.

  • Hick

Posted December 20, 2002 - 03:54 PM

#12

Well then I sure hope I don't win. :)

  • dp400

Posted December 20, 2002 - 04:11 PM

#13

I raise you 25 - a nice even 275 lbs :) :D

  • adamwagar

Posted December 20, 2002 - 05:05 PM

#14

I'm in @ 258 lbs.

  • IceBox

Posted December 20, 2002 - 05:14 PM

#15

I can't pass fun like this up. I'm in @ 253.87452 lbs.

  • Bamster

Posted December 21, 2002 - 02:23 AM

#16

I say 257

  • ThumperWR450F

Posted December 21, 2002 - 03:18 AM

#17

I SAY 253 !!

  • Rickey

Posted December 21, 2002 - 03:52 AM

#18

Don't think i will get the chance to weigh mine dry so i will say 262lbs. , wet with no fuel. Can't wait, get the 1st one in. If it is anything like my YZ 450F it is going to be sweet..See you at the race's...




 
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