Enter the gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) and the bike weight (lbs) into the Motorcycle Weight Limit Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Motorcycle Weight Limit.

## Motorcycle Weight Limit Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Motorcycle Weight Limit.

MWL = GVWR – BW

Variables:

• MWL is the Motorcycle Weight Limit (lbs)
• GVWR is the gross vehicle weight rating (lbs)
• BW is the bike weight (lbs)

## How to Calculate Motorcycle Weight Limit?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Motorcycle Weight Limit.

Example Problem #1:

1. First, determine the gross vehicle weight rating (lbs).
• The gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) is given as:: 600.
2. Next, determine the bike weight (lbs).
• The bike weight (lbs) is provided as: 300.
3. Finally, calculate the Motorcycle Weight Limit using the equation above:

MWL = GVWR – BW

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

MWL = 600 – 300 = 300.00 (lbs)

Example Problem #2:

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) = 700

bike weight (lbs) = 250