I'm nearly 17 and have wanted a bike for I dont know how long. I raced karts as a kid and have always liked speed and the rush of motor sports. Natually, I've always loved sport bikes. I'm now looking to start riding.
I'm about 6'3 or 6'4, 165lbs, and most of my height is in my legs. I've been reading around here that this could be a problem.
I am in no hurry to jump on an R1 or anything. I want to be sure that if I'm going to learn to ride I'm going to do it correct and safe. I figure bikes are already death on wheels, there's no need to incourage it.
I have read the Kawi 250r are real nice for a new rider, but they do not fit tall people well. I've heard that bigger Kawis are better for bigger people, but I'm not sure a bigger motor is as smart.
My buddy rode, got in an accident and went into a coma, so safety is my main concern. But if I'm going to spend money I want to make sure I'm also having fun.
I realize this is a tired question, but some good clarification is much needed.