You know, it's too bad that you're right. I like bikes like the FJR and RT but they just don't want to tell you that they are "652 dry"(example only)
How about 544 wet and leave it at that. And skip the "I know a guy that can wax you on....." I don't want to ride a 700 pound bike every day. I just bought my 4th VFR because these "ST" bikes are either 190 horse or 650 lbs.
Well, the claimed dry weight of the zx14 is 474lbs. Which is probable off by about 25 to 30 pounds. So lets just say 500lbs.
Now, based on that we would have to guess that there is an added 175-275lbs added to the new concours. Which includes hard bags, bigger fairing, larger seating area, larger fuel tank and wind shield, plus an additional 115lbs of lead weight housed in the bottom portion of the frame like all sportstours have.
So total weight should be about 715lbs. dry.
Keep in mind, this number are fresh from my ass. Actual weight may vary.
See, I'm not being sarcastic, but it's for that reason that I'm glad BMW is bringing the F800ST to the U.S.....not too big, not too powerful, just right....Although I finally sat on a VFR last week, the local BMW dealer had a used one for 5200...pretty good price for such a capable bike, felt pretty comfy too....and I do have a weak spot in my heart for red bikes.....oh, I'm rambling, more coffee please
Not terribly informative yet, is it? I expected more torque from their ST bike. Surely it was "retuned" from the ZX. Power and weight are the big things for me. And, of course, that it doesn't have some terrible flaw, like the engine heat on my FJR...
It's not completely insane though; it has a 6.6 gallon tank? Thats around 40 lbs; gas weighs around 6.6 lbs per gallon, less than water which is ~10 lbs per gallon. Toss in the oil, and you're probably around 50 lbs total.
Yep, sounds about right. My VFR holds 5.5, and when the tank is full, you can feel the difference on roads that demand much flickage. Whether the dry weight can be trusted is, of course, a whole other question.