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Lightest MV?

Does anyone know if someone has done a before and after when removing weight from the MV, using an actual scale? And what all was changed?

Would be cool to see what kind of weight could be saved...

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Very interesting as well as expensive. Is the Veltro Pista the lightest MV?

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Very interesting as well as expensive. Is the Veltro Pista the lightest MV?
afaik: Yes, dry weight 159kg

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translated into pounds?? 159kg's
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159 kg = 350.534997 Ibs. (http://www.digitaldutch.com/unitconverter/)

That's pretty light. My CBR400RR was 164 Kg dry..

But the Veltro Pista's missing all the road-going gubbins so is going to be lighter than any of us can get ours. I'd have thought an F4 Oro would probably be as light as they get, with all that magnesium and cf? (And that was still a bit on the porky side.)

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yes... i agree.... i'm lazy.... thanks for the info....it's hard to believe that it is down to 350#'s.....I bet that is a hoot on the track.... I need to wiegh my bike to see what I've dropped to.....hehe...... maybe I have lost 20 pounds or so.... not really sure... the main loss is with the Ti exhaust (arrows),then forged alum. rims, then Ti bolts/nuts, then c/f, then me.....still in the process of loosing a few pounds myself.
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With all the changes i would say that the first thing changed should be the stock exhaust. that thing feels like it weighs 60lbs!!

What is the weight of the road going Veltro? That would give you a good number to shoot for if you are looking to cut some fat, and yes, very expensive to replicate!

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Veltro strada got near 170 kilos=375lbs
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159 kg = 350.534997 Ibs. (http://www.digitaldutch.com/unitconverter/)

That's pretty light. My CBR400RR was 164 Kg dry..

But the Veltro Pista's missing all the road-going gubbins so is going to be lighter than any of us can get ours. I'd have thought an F4 Oro would probably be as light as they get, with all that magnesium and cf? (And that was still a bit on the porky side.)

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Ah no! the ORO had sand cast engine cases that negated most of the weight saving from the carbon and magnesium,

I'll repeat what I have said before, don't get sucked into a weight thing aganist Jap bikes, I read last week on a road test the MV was only about 8-10 kg's heavier than the jap 1000's

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I read last week on a road test the MV was only about 8-10 kg's heavier than the jap 1000's
There must be someone here who can definitively test this? Many of us have more than one bike so surely someone's got a GSX-R1000 or R1 and an F4? Granted I don't suppose your average bathroom scales are going to be accurate to that kind of weight, but someone must have access to a weigh-station?

When I changed my 750's horrid plastic front fender for a carbon one at the weekend I was seriously shocked as to how much that standard bit weighs. The difference between a Japanese 1000 and an F4 is perhaps not as large as we fear, but I'd be shocked if it's only 10 kg.

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