Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
Originally posted by slaintedan
Chris, would you mind posting your height/weight? Why did the R6 fit you better? What was it about the styling that made you like the R6 better?
I've been lusting after the 600RR since its introduction, but having sat on it several times I've found that my knees touch the gas tank at the point where the tank juts out, on top. The tank was designed for the rider's knees to tuck in under these bulges, but my knees hit just above this, right at the point where it's uncomfortable and I'm worried that I won't be able to comfortably squeeze the tank with my legs. Anybody have anything to offer on this subject? BTW, I'm 5'10" 190lbs.
Originally posted by Chris Sedition
i'm 5'10, and about 155. and the gas tank / knee issue is *exactlly* what fit me better on the R6. the CBR had a slight bit more of an upright position than the R6 (hence a bit more comfortable overall), but the R6 aloowed me to tuck a bit better, didn't feel as wide between my knees, and allowed me hug the tank a bit better. i had some issues with the stock placement of the brake peal on the R6 (have limited flexibility in righrt ankle form a skateboard injury), but that is adjustanble and was east to take care of.
as for the styling...i dunno, the solid color CBR's just looked a little to plain. the wing graphics don't appeal to me all that much. meanwhile, the R6 just looks bad-ass all over. the frontend/headlights are IMHO definatlly the best looking of all the 600's. the dashboard / red back-lighting is super cool. the graphics are minimal yet really stylish...i could go on and on. suffice to say, the R6 just 'spoke' to me bit louder over-all than the CBR did.
as for the knee thing you mentioned...my friend was gonna get a GSX. he is like 6'4. his knees were WAAAY over the tank. he got on an R6, and was able to deal with it much better
This is the exact reason I've been looking at the R's instead of the Honda's. I had this issue with my XX, and oddly enough the F4 we had fit my legs better than the XX. The current bikes I've been on that seemed to fit the best were the VFR, RC51, R6, and R1. All the others just don't work very well for longer legs. I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam BTW.
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