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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-27-2002, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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would a R6 be to small for a 6' 190lbs

A friend of mine has one forsale thats all souped up and its a great deal but I dont want to look like a little kid on it....
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-29-2002, 04:49 AM
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If you've never ridden before, the R-6 may actually be a little much for you. I'm 6'1" and 200lbs. I ride an R-1, but have raced on my buddy's R-6. It gets a little twitchy in the tighter turns, but it's wicked fast. Even with my fat ass on it!
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Have you sat on it? Was it comfortable? If so then its not too small. I'm 6'2" and weigh about 20-fat, and I started on a CBR600F4. I have a CBR1100XX now, and just rode the F4 again the other day to get new tires for it, and forgot how comfortable it is! It actually fits me better than the XX.
Anyway, if the bike is comfortable then you're good to go. As far as it being too much power, that all depends on the rider. Ride within your limits and take it slow and you'll be fine. Do something stupid and you won't be fine. Good luck and ride safe!

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-01-2002, 12:52 PM
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I'm 6'1" and 185, and the F3 was fine for me. The ergos on the R6 aren't significantly different, but you'll need to plant yourself on it to tell. Will he let you put a couple miles on it before you commit?
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-09-2002, 09:31 AM
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Thumbs up Fits just right

I'm 6' 180 lbs. I went to a riding school and spent a full day on a 2001 R6 on the track. I felt it was a very good fit for track duty and just loved that transmission !!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-21-2002, 02:00 PM
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I'm 6`1`` 240lbs and my 02 fits like a glove and I'm all legs.
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