Dry weight (motorcycle)
Dry weight is an unstandardized technical measurement that refers to the weight of a
motorcyclewithout any consumables, passengers, or cargo. It is one of the two common weight measurements included in motorcycle specifications, the other one being wet weight. The dry weight of a motorcycle can exclude, but is not limited to, gasoline(or any other fuel), engine oil, coolant, brake fluid, or battery.
There is no standardized way to test the dry weight of a motorcycle. Inconsistencies will almost always be found between a motorcycle manufacturer's published dry weight and motorcycle press and media outlet's published dry weight. This is due to different testing techniques, differences in what is being excluded, and a lack of defining how testing was conducted by the organization doing the testing. A battery is typically excluded from dry weight by manufacturers but not always by media outlets. Some press and media outlets just exclude fuel to define their dry weight. For a typical
sport bike, the difference between wet weight and manufacturer claimed dry weight is around convert|70|lb|kg|abbr=on|lk=on. [ [http://www.amadirectlink.com/news/2006/cbr600rr/ Ridden & Reviewed: 2007 Honda CBR600RR ] ] This difference includes around convert|30|lb|kg|abbr=on of gasoline, convert|7|lb|kg|abbr=on of engine oil, convert|7|lb|kg|abbr=on of coolant, and convert|9|lb|kg|abbr=on of battery. These weights are even larger for bigger motorcycles with higher capacities.
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