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Just weighed my R1200S

I just put my R1200S on a set of accurate scales. In full riding trim with all fluids, tankbag and maybe a gallon down on a full tank of fuel, it weighed in at 480 pounds.

Has anyone else weighed theirs ?

Mine has the saddlebag mounts installed ( my weight was without the bags) and an Akra muffler with headers.
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I weighed mine a few years ago and that is within a few LBS of what mine weighed.
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Wow! If it gains 20 lbs more it will qualify for "Hog" status instead of "Piggy" status.
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Yeah, it may be 5 or 10 pounds off but 480 is close.

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You mean the 1100 is 560 pounds?
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That's a lot of luggage you have in those bags. (a R11S should come in at about 500lbs with all fluids)
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Bike Weights. (no bags)
F800GS - F223.5/R256.5 480 lbs w/ 2/3 fuel
R1200S – F242/R232 474 lbs w/ 1/4 fuel
900SS/FE - F230/R189 419 lbs w/ full fuel
PS - F210/R222 432 lbs w/ fuel
K1200S F286/R286 572 lbs w/ fuel
R1200R F/R259/253 512 lbs w/full fuel
Multistrada 1200. Weighed on dump scales. 480lbs w/1/2 fuel

I haven't weighed the R12GS yet.
I don't have weight records for either R11S.

2012 MTS1200 F/R255/234 = 489 lbs, full gas (Note that weight bias is much like the R12S)
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Those numbers posted by bob hancock pretty well match my numbers on the 12S.

Ya know, I think posting an accurate weight should be one of the prime specs that any review of any bike should post. Some of the magazines do it but some do not.

Like horsepower, this is something the manufacturers like to fudge on.
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Ford used to call it "road-hugging weight."
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Ford used to call it "road-hugging weight."
And here I've been saying Buick was the progenitor of that. Oh well.
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(a R11S should come in at about 500lbs with all fluids)
According to who?
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According to who?
According to the BMW specifications for a r1100s:

Dry weight 458.56 lbs
Full tank of fuel 4.755 gallons @ 6.073 lbs per gallon = 28.88 lbs

Other fluids est 6 lbs
Oil, transmission, rear end

Total weight 493.44 lbs



R1200S:
According to the brochure I have on the R1200s it just lists weight as:
Unladen weight, fully fueled, road-ready 470 lbs
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And since when manufactuers publish honest weights about their vehicles?
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And since when manufactuers publish honest weights about their vehicles?
That's what this discussion is about, Alice. Have you got more information to impart or just more confrontation?
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According to the BMW specifications for a r1100s:

Dry weight 458.56 lbs
Full tank of fuel 4.755 gallons @ 6.073 lbs per gallon = 28.88 lbs

Other fluids est 6 lbs
Oil, transmission, rear end

Total weight 493.44 lbs



R1200S:
According to the brochure I have on the R1200s it just lists weight as:
Unladen weight, fully fueled, road-ready 470 lbs
With carbon fiber front panel in the fairing, carbon fiber center panel in the tank, carbon fiber seat cover , cat eliminator pipe fitted, lightweight Two Bros exhaust fitted, no bags or mounts fitted, and the low fuel light having just turned on, my R1100S was 525 lbs.
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Why quote me?

Long time users of the board all know that the "Lite" package weighed more...
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