Actual weight of the XR650R

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  • gumbydave

Posted November 07, 2003 - 06:57 PM


Has anyone actually weighed their XR 650 R ? how much is it really ? not the brochure or claimed weight.

  • stonewall

Posted November 07, 2003 - 07:27 PM


302 lbs full of gas and ready to ride. :)
She's not fat, she's just big boned.

  • qadsan

Posted November 07, 2003 - 07:32 PM


The May 2000 issue of Dirt Rider weighed the following bikes full of fuel, oil and ready to ride. Here's what they printed as honest full wet weights.

Honda XR650R = 302 lbs
Suzuki DRZ400E = 295 lbs
KTM520 E/XC = 272 lbs
Husaberg FE600E = 285 lbs
Honda XR400R = 278 lbs
Yamaha WR400F = 276 lbs
Kawasaki KLX300 = 271 lbs

Here's the ready to ride full wet weights for some more bikes, but I got these figures from owners who posted in the Yamaha & Suzuki TT forums that weighed their bikes filled with oil, gas and ready to ride.

2003 WR250 = 253 lbs
2001 WR426 = 265 lbs
2003 WR450 = 269 lbs
2003 YZ450F = 244 lbs
2003 CRF450 = 246 lbs
2002 Cannondale X440 = 254 lbs
2001 DRZ400S = 321 lbs

  • gumbydave

Posted November 07, 2003 - 09:54 PM


Thaks for the info , I want to weigh my big rig and compare I will pile on when I get it thanks !


Posted November 09, 2003 - 06:23 AM


Wow Im glad I dont have estart on my DRZ. That saves me 15-20 lbs! 302 not bad for a 650! :) Just dont drop it!

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  • BuddyK

Posted November 09, 2003 - 07:33 AM


I almost bought a DRZ400E, when I happened to spot a deal on a licensed 01 XRR. After even more comparison, The weight & size argument againt the 650r compared to the 400's just does not hold water. The first thing I noticed on all 400 boards was the main topics were "how to get more power". BRP's don't have too many serious post about being HP or torque challenged.

  • Shock_Doc

Posted November 09, 2003 - 07:44 AM


Roger that....And with IMS new ELECTRIC START for the BRP.It will make the ultimate wepon :)

  • qadsan

Posted November 09, 2003 - 09:52 AM



Got any more info on this? I heard Baja Designs will soon have a new e-Start kit for the XR650R, but I haven't yet heard about the IMS kit.

  • Shock_Doc

Posted November 09, 2003 - 10:11 AM


Reliable source says it sould be out "soon". Maybe in a month or two.
Trying to get my hands on a prototyoe(fingers crossed).Sources say that stator side of case will be aprox 1.5 in wider.

  • qadsan

Posted November 09, 2003 - 08:39 PM


I sure hope it won't push the cover out 1.5 inches. The Joe Racer e-Start kit I saw a picture of pushed the cover out quite a bit too and that didn't set well with me. The BD kit will only be .600" wider and should be available before years end once the batter issues get resolved.

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