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If you own an R3, what is your total vehicle weight?

I am looking to buy an R3 in the future, and was just wondering. Being a smaller, lighter bike that has modest power, rider weight likely does have an effect on performance. So what is your total vehicle weight, and what comments do you have concerning performance. Have you ridden with other R3 owners who weigh more or less, and how did that compare?

I'll start the discussion with this format:

bike: 368 lbs
rider: 184 lbs

TVW: 552 lbs

No comment on performance at this weight as I haven't actually ridden the bike yet, and with my level of experience I don't know if I could really tell the difference.

:redface: OK, I'm only 5'7" and 184 is really embarrassing for me. Perhaps I could reduce my TVW by 20-25 lbs by the time I save up enough money to buy an R3 without even doing any mods to the bike.
 

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I ride around mostly with pillion and the bike easily pulls away. Unless you are racing in street I think your 83kg of weight is okay.
 

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I am 110..and my wife's 106...and we have been on the bike a couple of times. Agreed...it not as responsive like when I am alone on the bike...but it pulls along fine...but braking is a pain...it takes forever to stop.

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Jawed

PS: its KGs
 

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For a 184 lb rider, OP should be fine.
Because the bike itself is fairly light and only makes the power it makes, 50 lbs either way in rider weight would be noticeable in head to head 'spirited' riding, but we also have several members well over two ton riding R3's with no complaints.
 

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Im north of 200 lbs and more than pleased with the straight line performance of this bike I feel it has faster acceleration than your regular affordable sports car

after doing track days I quickly realized I am no where near the limit of the performance capabilities of this bike and now the quest begins to build corner speeds!
 

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Looking for some more feed back on this topic please. I'm currently considering a R3 as my next bike and I'm a little worried my weight of 230lbs is pushing it. Once again any feed back is appreciated.
 

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Looking for some more feed back on this topic please. I'm currently considering a R3 as my next bike and I'm a little worried my weight of 230lbs is pushing it. Once again any feed back is appreciated.
You will be fine on the bike. Enough members on this forum at/near/above your weight that will verify that.
 

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FYI, The front weighed in at 180.6 lbs and the rear 185.2 lbs. When on the bike sitting straight up the front comes in at 216 lbs. As dressed at the time I weighed in at 187 lbs. Leaning fwd the front measured in at 236 lbs. Bottom line the large majority of a riders weight is added to the rear. My rider and bike wghts are approximate as I was balancing the bike myself with some weight on my feet.
 

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I am a tall, chunky 240 pounds and have no problem on the R3 once suspension was uprated for my needs.


I race with CMRA and they have very healthy grids for ninja 250/300's, R3's and RC390's. It's still down to rider skill more than anything. There are little kids that weigh under 100 lbs on ninja 300's that I can easily pass. There are also cagey old farts that weigh more than me on ninja 250's that I cant hang with.
 

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I'm around 118 lbs and the bike is fine. I couldn't imagine a 200+ guy on this, it seems too small. People have been doing it though.
 
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