it's not that heavy. put a new pipe and some other goodies and it could be a great race bike that when dropped would start right up again. i can't count how many races have been tossed when my KTM wouldn't start again.
The X is actually only 15 pounds more than the R version. The X was weighed with all it fluids and the R was not. I learned that from my local dealer who had just gotten back from the Honda Convention.