Ciao from Italy

The battle of the weight.......#10

fanale_posteriore_st.jpg Stock 0.455 lbs

fanale_posteriore_sp.jpg Special 0.121 lbs

Rear tail light, vintage.

Weight -0.334 lbs :worthy:

Total dry weight (verified) stock 308.37 lbs

After step #10........................303.642 lbs .............-4.728 lbs

The battle of the weight.......#11

frecce_st.jpg Stock 0.557 lbs

frecce_sp.jpg Special 0.275 lbs

Turn signals, Kellerman.

Weight -0.282 lbs :worthy:

Total dry weight (verified) stock 308.37 lbs

After step #11........................303.36 lbs .............-5.01 lbs

The battle of the weight.......#12

cataddiottro_posteriore_st.jpg Stock 0.052 lbs

Rear reflector, removed.

Weight -0.052 lbs :worthy:

Total dry weight (verified) stock 308.37 lbs

After step #12........................303.308 lbs .............-5.062 lbs

Hey RC, come vai, abitato in Italia 4 anni fa (in Puglia vicino Taranto, erano un scambio fra La Marina Italiano/USMC)..... lo manco tanti, particlaramente la cucina. Your dry weight seems high, 32+ lb more than stock, is that all from the starter and SM wheels?

The battle of the weight.......#13

manubrio_st.jpg Stock 2.063 lbs

manubrio_sp.jpg Special 1.325 lbs

Handlebar double diameter, X-Fun.

Weight -0.738 lbs :worthy:PROVISIONAL

Total dry weight (verified) stock 308.37 lbs

After step #13........................302.57 lbs .............-5.8 lbs

Hey RC, come vai, abitato in Italia 4 anni fa (in Puglia vicino Taranto, erano un scambio fra La Marina Italiano/USMC)..... lo manco tanti, particlaramente la cucina. Your dry weight seems high, 32+ lb more than stock, is that all from the starter and SM wheels?

Ciao Fingers, my compliments for your good italian, you have nostalgia for Italy, isn’t it?

I will tell you that the Honda declare for US offroad version about weight is 277lbs (www.powersports.honda.com), meanwhile for Europe offroad version is 275lbs (www.dallarahonda.com).

The difference of the weight of two models is wrong, because in Europe the XR650R is street legal than there are more parts: a big (and heavy) front lamp, turn signals, rear view mirrors, an additional rear tail light, rear sub fender, rear sub frame and at least for Italy rear passenger pegs.

The weight of all these parts is about 10lbs (I have checked it), so the declared weight should be 287lbs (277+10).

And then what is wrong?

I don’t know how Honda weighs its motorbikes, without lubricant? Without liquid cooling? Without brake fluid? Without air in inner tubes? Or without wheels?.............

And I don’t know what scales they used.

However I can weigh it with two little scales, in stock configuration (like pictures of post #8) without gas only (dry weight) I’ve checked 308.37lbs (147.58 front + 160.79 rear).

By the way, my bike is SM version so about 6.5lbs more heavy to offroad version.

I post some tests makes from reliable italian magazines:

Motociclismo 8/2000 offroad version

tabella02.jpg

137kg (65+72) = 301.76lbs (143.17+158.59)

Motociclismo 5/2004 supermoto version

tabella03.jpg

140kg (67.2+72.8) = 308.37lbs (148.02+160.35)

Motociclismo Fuoristrada 6/2003 supermoto version

tabella_01.jpg

140kg (67+73) = 308.37lbs (147.58+160.79)

Let you see the supermoto weights are seems to mine and the offroad model is 6.6lbs lighter than the SM model, at the end I believe in all this data.

Sorry frankstr if I don’t translate these pages , but I’ve encircle the interesting data..........

P.S. My bike hasn’t the electric starter (useless weight…….)

Ciao Piero

The battle of the weight.......#14

piastra_superiore_forcella_st.jpg Stock 1.79 lbs

piastra_superiore_forcella_sp.jpg Special 1.832 lbs

Fork top bridge, RachTechItaly.

Weight +0.042 lbs PROVISIONAL

Total dry weight (verified) stock 308.37 lbs

After step #14........................302.612 lbs .............-5.758 lbs

Yes, I've noticed that nearly all aftermarket triple clamps are a bit heavier than the stock ones (if they are aluminum). Only justification for new ones are more strength or change in bar location or steering dampener mount. They are more expensive & look nicer though!

.....Only justification for new ones are more strength or change in bar location or steering dampener mount........

......they are more stiff, more wide (about 3/4") for supermotard use, they allow change the offset (0+5mm) and they’re more heavier than stock because there are more ergal material too.

.....They are more expensive.......

:worthy:

The battle of the weight.......#15

attacco_manubrio_sp.jpg Special 0.651 lbs

Risers, ?.

Weight +0.651 lbs PROVISIONAL

Total dry weight (verified) stock 308.37 lbs

After step #15........................303.263 lbs .............-5.107 lbs

Sorry, I have used two times this smilie but............what do it mean (&%$#@!)?.....:worthy:

What The &%$#@!...

:worthy:............................:D

Thank you motomonte..........

The battle of the weight.......#16

piastra_inferiore_forcella_st.jpg Stock 3.436 lbs

piastra_inferiore_forcella_sp.jpg Special 3.127 lbs

Lower triple clamps, RachTechItaly.

Weight -0.309 lbs :thumbsup:PROVISIONAL

Total dry weight (verified) stock 308.37 lbs

After step #16........................302.954 lbs .............-5.416 lbs

The battle of the weight.......#17

perno_cannotto_sp.jpg Special 0.231 lbs

Steering pivot, RachTechItaly.

Weight +0.231 lbs

Total dry weight (verified) stock 308.37 lbs

After step #17........................303.185 lbs .............-5.185 lbs

This is madness,madness i tell you

And You don't know how the story ends.. hehe

This is madness,madness i tell you
And You don't know how the story ends.. hehe

:devil:...................................:thumbsup:

And You don't know how the story ends.. hehe
:devil:...................................:thumbsup:

I too know how the story ends! :smirk:

.......It ends with me eventually knowing how the story ends.....or some crap like that....

The battle of the weight.......#18

stelo_sinistro_st.jpg Stock 11.288 lbs

stelo_sinistro_sp.jpg Special 9.933 lbs

Front fork (left), '03 CRF450, Ohlins supermotard spring, WP oil, 1" shortened.

Weight -1.355 lbs :thumbsup:PROVISIONAL

Total dry weight (verified) stock 308.37 lbs

After step #18........................301.83 lbs .............-6.54 lbs

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