wet weight

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  1. cbx1260cc

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    Can an experienced owner provide a wet weight (full tank plus all fluids) of the 6th generation model?

    Thank you
     
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    Heavy... lol
     
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    Diving Pete--Good one. :) :).
     
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    I'm guessing you have already discovered that - but 'do not' get caught into the Damm this is a heavy bike syndrome..
    It is - just move on.
    The real beauty of the VFR isn't that its light, very powerful, or has awesome brakes - IT DOESN'T.
    Its that the sum of all the parts works really well together & so you end up with a really balanced bike that will allow you to do whatever you want to do - just better...
    Think of it as a Swiss army knife.
     
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    Want to go touring - tick.
    Want to go 2 up - tick.
    Want to go racing - tick.
    Want to ride in any weather - tick
    Want to commute - tick
    Want to play in the twisties - tick
    Want to fix yourself - tick - nothing really go's wrong ....lol
     
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    Most VFR owners don't really want to know just how hefty their bike's are and they don't really seem to care. 99% of most modifications performed by owners on this site are akin to throwing a dozen donuts at a person already a couple biscuits shy of obese. Just load your bike up with all it's liquids and ride it down to your local freight company and throw it on a freight scale.
     
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    The reason for the question is more about ME than the bike. I'm 60+yrs young and my driveway slopes from the house to the road. This necessitates driving up and stopping as close as possible to the garage door. Getting off the bike and while it is still in gear placing it on the side stand. from there it's open the garage door then get back on a drive her in. There are other times though when I have to push / move bikes around and at 550+ lb (is that about right?) it gets difficult to do that with an older; and not so strong back. I REALLY WANT a nice 750/800 bike as opposed to a liter bike but must find one that is not so heavy and awkward. Maybe I should give more serious thought to a Honda 919 as a friend has suggested. :) :(.
    Thank you for the courtesy of the replies.
     
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    It totally comes down to what you want your bike to do.. Park at the end of the driveway, open garage, drive straight in.
     
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    They are top heavy machines and can be quite awkward at times, I think for what you are after, and your back concerns, it would be wise to seek an alternative. I would also say, when there is a will, there is a way. They are great machines, absolutely bulletproof, and at any speed above walking speed, they are a very well mannered machine.
     
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    I butchered a garage door opener and put a button on the panel just below my butt to help in such matters
     
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