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Question Dry Weight of GL 1800

Does any one know the Dry weight of the new Goldwings? I have no interest in buying one Honda web site does not list the dry weight. The 2002 LT if I recall correctly is 860. Curious to know.

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Don't remember the exact weight, but it's within a few pounds of the LT. The LT, Goldwing, & Venture are all close enough to call the same.
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'05 Honda GL 1800 = 799 pounds (dry weight)
'05 BMW K1200LT = 761 pounds (dry weight)


* both specs taken from http://motorcycles.about.com
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'05 Honda GL 1800 = 799 pounds (dry weight)
'05 BMW K1200LT = 761 pounds (dry weight)


* both specs taken from http://motorcycles.about.com
Thanks for the source and feedback!!!
I have to say the other thread re. top box removal made me curious about the mass of these 2 bikes.
I removed my top box for a weigh in and I recorded the weight as 32 whopping pounds.

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I removed my top box for a weigh in and I recorded the weight as 32 whopping pounds.
And that's EMPTY!

Then you have the guys that don't like the OEM rack because it doesn't hold enough weight (11lbs.) as well. Unbelievable!!!
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Does any one know the Dry weight of the new Goldwings? I have no interest in buying one Honda web site does not list the dry weight. The 2002 LT if I recall correctly is 860. Curious to know.
'06 Honda (GL18HPNA) AUDIO/COMFORT/NAVI/abs= 838 pounds (dry weight)
'05 BMW K1200LT = 779.5 pounds (dry weight) 853 pounds (wet weight, full fuel)
Similar Wing weighs more.

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And that's EMPTY!

Then you have the guys that don't like the OEM rack because it doesn't hold enough weight (11lbs.) as well. Unbelievable!!!
Guilty as charged. I want to be able to take my anvil collection with me on the LT as I travel on the weekends. The side cases and top case are already full, so I need the top rack.

I'd like a few pounds more than 11 to be allowed on the top rack; I'd also like to know which one holds the most. That's in another thread; I'll check it out.

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And that's EMPTY!

Then you have the guys that don't like the OEM rack because it doesn't hold enough weight (11lbs.) as well. Unbelievable!!!
Yes empty except for the paper funnels. My trunk has the top rack , other trunks may weigh a pound or 3 less.
NASTY!!

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'05 Honda GL 1800 = 799 pounds (dry weight)
'05 BMW K1200LT = 761 pounds (dry weight)


* both specs taken from http://motorcycles.about.com
Hijack time.
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... Maybe the crowd of GT worshipers should be flooded with sunshine as the clouds part, and their leader can be raptured up to BMW headquarters.

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