Best Starter bike for 6'5" Person? - Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-30-2002, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 1
Best Starter bike for 6'5" Person?

Needless to say i'm a Newbie and i'm looking to get a Sportbike. Now i've looked at a few and most of them i felt retarded sitting on. I don't want speed.. I just want something i feel comfortable on. Any Suggestions?
SpeedKills is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-30-2002, 03:00 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 12
i am 6 ft 5 and 265lb and i found a friends 93 zx6d to be very comfortable to my surprise it seemed to fit me very well.
droff1 is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-30-2002, 07:46 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 142
Re: Best Starter bike for 6'5" Person?

Quote:
Originally posted by SpeedKills
Needless to say i'm a Newbie and i'm looking to get a Sportbike. Now i've looked at a few and most of them i felt retarded sitting on. I don't want speed.. I just want something i feel comfortable on. Any Suggestions?
What have you tried so far?
Jason-No-Bike is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-05-2002, 12:41 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 5
Hey speed...I am 6'3 and I have found that the CBR600F4i is a very comfortable bike for tall people. Aside from reliability, that is one of the main reasons I bought it. I liked a lot of other bikes, but the positions tend to be more aggressive and after a long ride, you will be an unhappy man. My 2 cents.

- Derek
onenamlynn is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-05-2002, 12:54 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 5
Hey speed...I am 6'3 and I have found that the CBR600F4i is a very comfortable bike for tall people. Aside from reliability, that is one of the main reasons I bought it. I liked a lot of other bikes, but the positions tend to be more aggressive and after a long ride, you will be an unhappy man. My 2 cents.

- Derek
onenamlynn is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-11-2002, 11:18 AM
Registered User
 
colema19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Haslett, MI USA 48840
Posts: 23
My buddy is 6'9" and bought a '02 VFR800, partly cause he fit on it better and it was more comfortable for his size.
-J
colema19 is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-11-2002, 11:42 AM
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 12
I am 6'4" 265 lbs and I ride a 02 Gixxer 750 I am verry pleased with it but I have to admit if it wasnt for the seat on the F4i (hard as Heck) I would have bought one of thoughs, and got a deal on the Gixxer.

And no mater what Sport bike other than a Busa Us "not so small guys" are going to look a little weird on. But trust me its worth it any well most any sport bike is
1wheelwunder is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-09-2002, 11:38 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1
Hey guys,

I am 6'3" and about 250.. I have never ridden a streetbike.. I went and sat on some today and like the Ninja 500R over all the other bikes I sat on.. I also liked the Suzuki SV650.. I would like to get a Honda or Suzuki.. I have owned Kawasaki machine (4-wheeler) and promised myself I wouldn't get another one...

So, would a CBR 600 F2/3 be too much for a guy my size? I am 23 and greatly level headed.. I drive a 2K T/A and control it... I know it's a completely different beast but I know I can control my foot/hand...

Anyway.. what does everyone think about a nice used CBR as a first bike?
2K T/A Driver is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Sportbike Forum: Sportbike Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome