Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
Originally posted by Dad
Also, there are some who will argue that tall guys fit the physically smaller bikes just fine.
I'm 6'2" w/ a 34" inseam to give you an idea of how comparable we are. The bikes I've been on that fit me the best from a leg standpoint were the R1, R6, RC-51, VFR, and an F4 (2000 model, I am not sure of the current Honda 6-ers).
Dad is correct in that the bigger bikes have a longer wheelbase, however in the case of the XX My knees wouldn't fit well under the tank cutouts. It wasn't uncomfortable by any means, it just proved to me that just because it's a bigger cc bike doesn't mean it is physically much (if any) bigger.
Also, like Dad said, if you're lookin for a beginner bike I'd stick to older 600's at the most. If you're not a beginner, then disregard and have fun!
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