The United States XR650R bikes came from the factory weighing 288 pounds with all fluids but no gas. The Australian XR650R bikes weigh 300 pounds from the factory.

If you’re anal about the weight of your bike there are lots of places to trim a little fat off the BRP.

Here are a few ideas – this list is very incomplete.

  • Remove the coolant overflow bottle
  • Remove thermostat
  • Remove odometer / cable / drive unit
  • Install a CRF USD Front End Swap (discussed elsewhere on this site)
  • Replace the stock exhaust with aftermarket
  • Use lots of Titanium!

The lightest XR650R I’ve heard of is a measured 275 pounds. Pretty freakin’ light!