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Old 09-30-2016, 11:34 PM
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Default real weight of 2017 GG 300

So I'm telling a riding buddy of mine I'm pretty serious about getting a new 2017 GG 300 and he's says "you don't want that pig it weighs 258lbs the new ktm 300 xc is 220lbs."

So does anyone have the real world actual weight of these bikes stock. My old school 2005 gasgas is heavy by current standards but there is no way a 2017 weighs 258 lbs.


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Old 10-01-2016, 01:11 AM
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One half of the equation: There is a current thread on www.ktmtalk.com that has "real weights" of the 2017 KTM series.

There is another thread that has a list of weights from a magazine review.

Here is the link to the former:

http://ktmtalk.com/showthread.php?52...ghlight=weight

This isn't the article I was referencing, but it'll do:

http://www.dirtrider.com/2017-ktm-mx...nounced#page-6
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Old 10-01-2016, 04:32 AM
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I thought the 220 weight of KTM XC and the Husky was very impressive but that is without fuel and less standard equipment. No headlight,no taillight,no wiring for turn signals,no wiring for brake lights,no headlight switches. That is probably 10 to 12 pounds for this equipment. Some people don't like this extra stuff but I do because it gives you options. By the time you get gas fluids in KTM/Husky I guess it will probably be 226 to 230.( I didn't read the whole KTM TALK thread.)

I was reading a thread on some Honda CR builds and some people were trying find old HRC sand cast engine components for their CR rebuilds. I thought to myself, well my GG has sand cast cases from the factory. I know the GG bottom end is heavy but that GG engine is durable and it looks cool, so I will take a little weight penalty.

There is probably a hard 22 to 25 pound weight penalty to riding the GG counting the extra equipment. I read the new issue of Dirt Bike Magazine and they listed the GG at 252 with fluids and fuel and the Husky TX 300 at 220 without fuel.(so 226 with fuel?)
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:48 AM
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10litres is 22lbs so ~15lb is the real difference 'ready to ride'.6.5 to 7kg. (Gg 235dry v 220dry)
Maybe noticeable picking up,
Definitely noticeable when pushing,
Unlikely youll notice it riding,
Are you going to be picking up or pushing a lot....or riding?
Your buddy is quoting dry husky v fueled gg.id take the bike with fuel in it....
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:21 AM
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My 2011 GG EC250 weighed 238 with skid plate and bark busters. The same as my neighbor's race-ready 2013 Kawasaki 250F.

I've never had a DNF.
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I'm going to ask. How are you weighing them? You can not use manufacturers weights. We have a really nice scale we weigh bikes on.
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My last ktm a 12 model, after a few log crossings the lower frame rails were smashed almost completely flat (with skid plate installed).
Weight savings comes at a price. Just something to think about.
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Old 10-01-2016, 06:28 PM
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My last ktm a 12 model, after a few log crossings the lower frame rails were smashed almost completely flat (with skid plate installed).
Weight savings comes at a price. Just something to think about.
That's true. Very common on a lot of off road KTMs. My 13 has been abused in the rocks and woods it only has a few dents in the lower frame rails. And that's with a plastic skid plate.
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Ok so i can answer this question. My buddy has a 2017 Husky TX300 and I have a 2015 EC 300 which happens to be the same bike. We weighed them on the same set of scales at the exact same time. Both of them were ready to ride and full of fuel. Both bikes had skid plates, radiator braces, and mousses front and rear. The only difference is he runs full bark busters and I run flags. My GG weighed 258 and the Husky weighed 251. That's 7 lbs!!! Also keep in mind my bike still has the headlight, taillight, and a 5lb battery in it, while the Husky has no lights and a lithium battery.

The weight issues is such a silly argument anyway! People get so hung up on advertised weights of KTM and then point out all the magazine articles about the GasGas being 258lbs. Let's compare apples to apples here.


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I gladly accepted the weight, as a trade off for durability.
Such as: replaceable foot peg mounts, cast engine cases etc.
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