While you're there, could you see how Yamaha has made that bike come under 400 pounds wet? Just curious if there's anything obvious .
That bike seems like a hoot. AFAIK the dealers sell it for MSRP due to they sell every one they get. No leftovers.
Dual disc.... so that would be more weight there, then you need to look around a bit... I think the big weight savings that strike me, would be the aluminum swing arm. The other factor, I would need to learn more about it, the fz-07 using some type of race bike crank technologies. Some weight savings there somehow or other.
The frame may have some weight savings, only that's hard to tell looking without the bikes both side by side.
Scheduled a test drive for 10:30 am tomorrow.
Noticed the seat stance higher, and to me it feels more top heavy, probably because of the higher stance. I don't think the actual weight savings very much at all, could even be accounted for by how companies weight there bikes. Wet/dry, whatever. You really would need to put them both on a scale side by side and see what you come up with. I tend to not believe the advertised weights with any of these bikes. Lot of games going on with mis-information regarding weights.
I think the bore something Honda should go with on this 500. An extra 20 HP would be more like the perfect world to me.