Originally posted by kyllc
no offence taken, the thing is i'm so very new to bikes, and i dont know what questions to ask. When i've gone to all the local "cycle shack" type places, they all tell me the same thing, you'll have to get a 1000cc bike to fit. Well, that's a lot of bike to handle am i correct??? I've been reading through the stickies, but i like "live" feedback as well.
The 'live' feedback you will get is from the same people regarding the same topics as the ones in the stickies.
My cousin is 6'7", 230 lbs... and his upper body (waist up) is the same height as me, so its ALL in the legs.
I have two lots of advice for you, and you arent going to like either of them.
1) forget about your 2K cap... It's tough enough to find a bike that fits you without the cap.
2) The two bikes you should be looking at, if you want to stay in the sportbike catagory, are a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R or a Honda Interceptor.
The ZX-9R can be had for around $5,000 used. The interceptor is $10,599 MSRP, but I am not certain about the price of that bike used. In fact, finding one used was top on my priority list today, as I spoke with my cousin just last night, and I believe thats the route he is going.
The interceptor is a nice bike for beginners. Slightly heavy, but has a reasonable amount of HP (107). The ZX-9R is considerably more edgy when in stock form, and outright dangerous when modded. Both (in my opinion) look very nice.