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    Posted: 18 Aug 2018 at 18:42
After following Nitro's lightweight build , its got me thinking about how much the Gen2 actually weighs on the road. At snetterton recently I had some instruction for a session and at the end the instructor and I were discussing bike weight and although he said the ape is a great bike he sdid its VERY heavy compared with modern bikes like his my17 zx10r and you could really feel the difference just moving it about.

Now I done some reading last night and found the claimed wet weight is 214kg for both the RSVR and the factory. How can this be with lighter wheels and carbon parts?

Has anyone ever weighed their bike stock? There is a post on af1 and someone weighed a stock factory with half a tank of fuel at 200lg. Also a track bike stripped at 165kg.

I wonder what could be realistically achieved without spending silly money?
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interested in this I've taken a fair bit off mine think a trip to a weighbridge is in order
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Originally posted by badapple badapple wrote:

After following Nitro's lightweight build , its got me thinking about how much the Gen2 actually weighs on the road. At snetterton recently I had some instruction for a session and at the end the instructor and I were discussing bike weight and although he said the ape is a great bike he sdid its VERY heavy compared with modern bikes like his my17 zx10r and you could really feel the difference just moving it about.

Now I done some reading last night and found the claimed wet weight is 214kg for both the RSVR and the factory. How can this be with lighter wheels and carbon parts?

Has anyone ever weighed their bike stock? There is a post on af1 and someone weighed a stock factory with half a tank of fuel at 200lg. Also a track bike stripped at 165kg.

I wonder what could be realistically achieved without spending silly money?

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That's pretty impressive Ian especially as its a road bike as well as track. I hada look on your website the other day and and saw the new steed i like it. 
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Originally posted by colinmeadows colinmeadows wrote:

interested in this I've taken a fair bit off mine think a trip to a weighbridge is in order

Yeah definitely Colin post up the results if you do. Mines running the stock cans after snetterton for noise regs so i thought now is the perfect time to weigh the tigs and other bits ive added and removed .Just want to know what it is as stock no where to weigh it that i know of.
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We weigh our bikes all the time for controlled class racing, 2 sets of scales is a very accurate way. My gen1 rsvr with race fairings and a twin akra system is 193kg with 1 litre of fuel 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote badapple Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Aug 2018 at 09:56
Nice one that's not bad for an old girl I think the 200kg mark is definitely achievable without doing too much going to get out in the cave this evening with the scales and see how much weight I've removed just need to know what it was to start with although I will be able to get a rough idea buy weighing all the stock parts. Anyone know where I could weigh my bike in the Norfolk area?
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MOT station weighs the axles prior to brake testing to assess brake efficiency. And most local scrapyards will have a weighbridge and will probably let you use it but - knowing scrap men they might want to charge you - as will your local VOSA testing centre

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote wigginsjp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Aug 2018 at 12:18
what's those scales they weigh sharks and Big fish off of? Trip to the harbour anyone? 😆

Lots of Mod places have weigh bridges still but getting access may be an issue unless you know the right people. Where is Rob Ryan when you need him? 
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I weigh mine on the calibrated scales in the stores at work, if anybody is local to Cannock I'll happily weigh your bikes.
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Any beef farm would have a cattle crush with scales, should be able to fit a mille on thatLOL
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