Plane and simple, that is wrong but, I have heard the real dry weight of the XR650R is 284 pound but, I have not weighed a dry bike, I don't think anyone could. It's no fluids of any kind, no fork fluid, shock fluid , radiator fluid, oil, grease, spit, heaters on for 0% humitity, rediculous number. I figure fuel at 8 pounds a gallon. We know you are in love with this "not yet, miracle bike" You have been dearming of this being the ultmate XR650R killer for months now. and push it over and over again on these threads; as found here: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5148634#post5148634 here: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5227588#post5227588 Here: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?p=4861023#post4861023 It's just a dream at this point......... I will be happy to be wrong with the weight, I hope it's a great bike but, this is a HONDA XR650R forum and so far the XR650R has been the best choice for the big bore open desert bike.