Engine & Chassis > Aluminum Fueltanks
Well, the most light aluminum Fueltank on a serial-Bike, as far as I remember, was the Fueltank of a Honda RC30. Not sure anymore if maybe the Yamaha OW02 Fueltank was at less weight.
However, close to all Fueltanks of modern Sportsbikes are damn heavy, and sometimes even a bit lttle Capacity for a Roadbike, and way not enough for WSBK or Andurance Racing. The usual fueltank is made from mild steel and weights approx (6.5kg) 14,3 lbs, but even the Plastic-Fueltank of a Ducati 1098 is at the same weight, and still the new 2010 Aluminum Fueltank for the 1098 is at 5.2 kg- so 11.47 lbs. The Desmosedici Aluminum Fueltank is at 14.3 lbs too, and only 15 liters Capacity.
How does a 22 Liter Aluminum Fueltank with only 2.35 kg - or 5.58 lbs sound ?