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Offline Doc

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Weighing it all up...
« on: February 25, 2012, 09:23:15 AM »
On the subject of weight...

I weigh 100 kg (It's the bacon rolls)

The Standard GS weighs 229 kg, the Crosstourer 275 kg: + 46kg for the Crosstourer

The Standard GS can take 211 kg of extras, the Crosstourer 194 kg: - 17 kg for the Crosstourer

Total for the Standard GS 440 Kg, total for the Crosstourer 469 kg: + 29 kg for the Crosstourer

So I could carry 111 kg of extras on the GS and 94 kg of extras on the Crosstourer

To my question:

What does a bacon roll weigh?  :745: :745: :745:

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Re: Weighing it all up...
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2012, 01:27:10 PM »
Hehe, how right you are there Doc  :152:

Well, after seen and heard all the goodies of the new Crosstourer ... the weight has become somehow secondary to me  :305:  the only thing i want now is to get and drive the bike  :001:
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Re: Weighing it all up...
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012, 02:34:56 PM »
How the manufacturers claims stack up (with calculated fuel weights, based on specified volumes):

Marque     Machine    Litres       Fuel         Fuelled
KTM          SMT         19           13.51       212
Triumph    Tiger XC   19           13.51       215
Ducati       MTS         20           14.22       220
BMW         GS           20           14.22       234
Kawasaki  Versys      21           14.93       239
Triumph    eXplorer   20           14.22       259
Yamaha    Tenere      23           16.35       261
Honda      X-Tourer    21           14.93       275

Personally I think the 'claimed' weight of the GS is the biggest bare faced lie in the whole of motorcycling, I don't think it's far short of the Tenere!  :008:
« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 02:46:44 PM by Captain Scarlet »

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Re: Weighing it all up...
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012, 02:36:12 PM »
How their PTW stake up based on manufacturer claimed weight and crank power, once you add a tall and heavy (100kg 'Doc'!) rider:

Marque     Machine    Fuelled   Plus Rider  hp      h ptw    lb.ft   t ptw  Combined
Ducati      MTS           220        320          148    0.46     87     0.27    0.73
Triumph   eXplorer     259        359          135    0.38     89     0.25    0.62
BMW          GS           234        334          110     0.33    89     0.27    0.60
KTM          SMT          212        312          114     0.37    73     0.23    0.60
Honda      X-Tourer    275        375          127    0.34     92     0.25    0.58
Kawasaki  Versys       239        339          116    0.34     75     0.22    0.56
Yamaha    Tenere      261        361          108    0.30      84    0.23    0.53
Triumph    Tiger XC   215        315           95     0.30      58     0.18    0.49
« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 02:47:34 PM by Captain Scarlet »

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Re: Weighing it all up...
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 03:02:04 PM »
How their PTW stake up based on manufacturer claimed weight and crank power, once you add a tall and heavy (100kg 'Doc'!) rider:

Recognition at last! Thanks Captain  :745: :745: :745:

When I get my bike I'm going down to the local weigh-bridge to see exactly what she weighs with my few extras onboard (
less the bacon rolls).  :002:

I wonder how many GS riders would like to do the same.  :084:

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Re: Weighing it all up...
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 08:21:09 PM »
Well, I've not had it weighed, but after riding it for a while now, I find it really light - but then I did change from an ST1300.

The 285 kilos hide themselves very well when on the move, and it is also no problem with the weight balance when turning with the really tight turning circle that the bike has - 2.7 metres - which is great after the PAN.

It isn't as easy as I would have liked to get the bike to change direction when at high speed - a little body movement is required when really on the gas; but I am talking about goodbye licence speeds, and we know it's not a sportsbike.

Overall, very pleased with the performance and manoeuvrability so far.  :028:

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Re: Weighing it all up...
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 08:07:37 PM »
Coming off a KTM SuperDuke 990R, the Crosstourer is very heavy. I think I will need 200 - 300km before I get used to the weight of this bike.

I didn't realise it was so big, and wide across the engine until I parked it alongside the Transalp. The Crosstourer is all engine, gearbox and frame - like a V8 engine on wheels.

I tested the Triumph Explorer yesterday, and although the Explorer is 20kg lighter than the Crosstourer, the Explorer felt more "top heavy" to me. 


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Re: Weighing it all up...
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 08:22:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by AIR4CE1 [+]
Coming off a KTM SuperDuke 990R, the Crosstourer is very heavy. I think I will need 200 - 300km before I get used to the weight of this bike.

I didn't realise it was so big, and wide across the engine until I parked it alongside the Transalp. The Crosstourer is all engine, gearbox and frame - like a V8 engine on wheels.

I tested the Triumph Explorer yesterday, and although the Explorer is 20kg lighter than the Crosstourer, the Explorer felt more "top heavy" to me. 


For me it was the other way around, I came from an ST1300 to the very light Crosstourer.

You are right about the engine though - and what a wonderful engine it is. I sat on mine again about an hour ago, and I'd forgotten how big she is! I love the high, wide bars.

After trying the Explorer and the Crosstourer for over an hour each, I found the Crosstourer had much more to offer. It is more comfortable, has much better brakes, a better engine and buckets of quality. The DCT is WOW! But, every man to his own.

We both made a good choice - she's especially nice in silver.  :152: