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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-01-2000, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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I would like to know the best all-around sportbike for a 6'2 rider (32-33" inseam)?
I would like to stay in the 600-750cc range.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-02-2000, 09:09 AM
 
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Honda VFR might fit the bill.

Yes, I did in fact just recommend a Honda.

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zx6e, some zx6r's, vfrs, f2/3's katana 600, new gsxr's.

avoid fzr4/6, old gsxr's and zx7's.

or, don't worry about and get used to keeping your legs bent.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-02-2000, 09:41 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Spitfire:
Honda VFR might fit the bill.

Yes, I did in fact just recommend a Honda.

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My faith in Spitfire has been *somewhat* restored.

For all-around capabilities in the 600-750cc range, I think it would be difficult to best the VFR, although the 98+ models are 782cc (or is it 781?).




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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-02-2000, 09:56 AM
 
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I'm 6'1" and the VFR is a great fit for me. Other bikes such as 600 Ninja's aren't too bad, but the smaller displacement (like say an EX-500) are horrible... The VFR is also Honda easy to ride...

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-02-2000, 11:51 AM
 
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I smell newbie... so I say YZF 600, Bandit600, perhaps KLR650?

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-02-2000, 12:19 PM
 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pete:
My faith in Spitfire has been *somewhat* restored. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Like I give a sh*t. Kawi's Rule!!!!

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pete:
although the 98+ models are 782cc (or is it 781?). <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Does it matter though? I mean, everyone knows that Honda's are underpowered.

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