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Actual weight of the XR650R

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

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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

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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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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.

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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.

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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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