I've been wondering about the size and weight of my 1100GS after I had to move it and the Falco out of the garage while I did some work on my car. The Falco is sooo much lighter than the GS to wheel around.
So I thought I'd have a look and see how the GS compared to more up to date adventure bikes, and I was surprised!
My1100GS: 243kg wet
My Falco: 222kg wet
Latest 1250GS: 249kg wet
KTM 1290 Super Advernture: 240kg wet
KTM 890 Adventure: 210kg wet (quite light, but it's physically a wee bit smaller)
Africa Twin: 242 wet
KTM 990 Adventure 234kg wet
Old R100GS Airhead 210kg wet
Seems to me that OK, you can buy yourselves a bundle more power with a newer bike, but you won't save a massive amount of weight unless you go sub thou on the engine.capacity. And in the quarter century between the first of the Oilhead BMWs and the latest Wetheads no weight has been lost at all.