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Just wondering the weights of several 600cc bikes out there. Im buying a new bike come next spring and researching all the possibilities. Weight is one of my factors. Someone told me Ninjas are the heaviest bikes, just wanting to see comparisons, thanks.

GSXR
ZX6R - 418lbs
CBR
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that 418 is not dry weight
usually when you talk weight about a bike it is in dry weight.
But the zx6r is one of if not THE lightest 600 were talking '03's here
The zx636 is 355Lbs DRY
I think the YZF R6 is around 357Lbs or 358 DRY and its got 37cc's less than the ZX6R
The CBR I beleive is the heviest of the bunch at around 380 something I think 386 but not sure.
But of those bikes the Ninja will be about the lightest, have the best brakes, and best midrange power.
 

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ACCORDING TO MOTOR CYCLIST, JUNE 2003 ISSUE:

wet, full tank wet, empty tank

zx-6r 418lb. 389lb.

yzf-r6 415lb. 388lb.

gsx-r600 423lb. 394lb.

cbr600rr 445lb. 416lb.

so there you have it.
-Sully636[:M96]
 

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well that didn't post quite the way i had everything lined up, but you get the idea....first weight is wet with a full tank of gas, second weight is wet with an empty tank.

-Sully636
 

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Custom,

Usually every year a bike buying guide comes out. I recommend to pick one up if you see any for sale. I did when I was shopping for a 600 and it helped tremendously. Not only did I learn alot about the bikes I was interested in, I also learned alot about all the other bikes as well.

Great reference tool. It will really enable you to compare "apples to apples" and "oranges to oranges" when trying to pick out a new bike.

-Flash
 

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RoadRacing World:
(wet weights)
Kawasaki ZX6RR - 413 lbs.
Kawasaki ZX636R - 414 lbs.
Yamaha YZF-R6 - 415 lbs.
Suzuki GSX-R600 - 429 lbs.
Honda CBR600RR - 442 lbs.

Superbike Magazine:
Kawasaki ZX636R - 354 lbs.
Kawasaki ZX6RR - 354 lbs.
Yamaha YZF-R6 - 357 lbs.
Suzuki GSX-R600 - 359 lbs.
Honda CBR600RR - 372 lbs.
Ducati 749S - 437 lbs.

Cycle Canada:
(wet weights)
Kawasaki ZX6RR - 408 lbs.
Kawasaki ZX636R - 410 lbs.
Yamaha YZF-R6 - 410 lbs.
Suzuki GSX-R600 - 426 lbs.
Honda CBR600RR - 430 lbs.

Performance Bikes:
Kawasaki ZX636R - 354 lbs.
Yamaha YZF-R6 - 357 lbs.
Suzuki GSX-R600 - 359 lbs.
Honda CBR600RR - 372 lbs.

Fast Bikes Magazine:
Kawasaki ZX636R - 354 lbs.
Suzuki GSX-R600 - 359 lbs.
Yamaha YZF-R6 - 372 lbs. *
Honda CBR600RR - 372 lbs.

(* - this one I don't get... I think they weighed the Honda twice...)

Anyway, there's others... but that's a good sample from some of the shootouts...
 

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The low figures that are consistant from magazine to magazine (like the 354 for the ZX-6R) are manufacturers claimed dry weight. Nobody knows how they come up with these figures but it surely doesn't include any fluids (oil, water, fork oil, gas) battery and probably tires. In other words, it is a scam. There is no way you will ever see a ZX-6R that weighs 354 lbs. I trust the figures from Sport Rider somewhat. They actually weigh the bikes with and without gas.
 

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To expand on what swjohnsey said, I read that manufacture claimed dry weight is the bike as it is inserted into the crate. No fluids whatsoever and no battery. I did not hear about it being minus the tires, though I wouldn't doubt it.

I notice most bike magazines seem to be more accurate and give a wet weight.

-Flash
 
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