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Old 06-09-2004, 08:36 AM   #41
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David Jeffries was 6'3" 190lbs. Definitely the exception.
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Old 06-09-2004, 08:38 PM   #42
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I believe Rossi is about 5'11"
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Old 06-09-2004, 08:51 PM   #43
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I'm 6'3" tall, but only weigh 165lbs. I currently ride an 02 CBR600F4i (my partner has an 00 R6 which is a bit small for me).



I've test ridden the 03 CBR600RR, 04 CBR1000RR, 03 R6 & 04 R1 at the track. The 03 R6 felt very small, but the others all felt great on the track - although that may be a different issue on the road. I suppose it depends upon the type of riding you'll be doing. Of the 4 bikes, the 04 R1 probably felt the roomiest.



On the track, you'll definitely be faster on a 600.



On the road, where you typically won't be revving the tits off the bike, you'll apprepriciate the low and middle range of the litre bikes.



A 750 would be the perfect compromise, but only Suzuki still make one.



Once you start doing track days, you'll become addicted (I do about 1 a month). And you'll really appreciate the handling on a new sportsbike on the track.
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Old 06-10-2004, 09:19 AM   #44
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I'll also add a vote for the Tuono. I just got one a couple of months ago, and it's the best bike I've ever owned...real world ergos, massive fun to ride, and great performance. What's not to like?
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Old 06-11-2004, 01:35 PM   #45
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I kind of doubt it. Dorna says he weighs 60 kg or 130 lb.
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Old 06-14-2004, 10:17 AM   #46
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Default Re: Big Rider, New Bike....

Thanks for all the input. I'm reading what was written. Things are a little messed up in my life right now (wife leaving)..... but I appreciate the support.



Thanks again..........



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Old 06-14-2004, 11:43 AM   #47
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Default Aha! New Criterion.

I guess two-up ability is less of an issue, then.







SOOO...maybe the Tuono is the best call after all, as long as you don't go out during the day because then you'd have to look at the thing. The Tuono looks the result of dragging a big magnet through the parts bin. Supposed to go some, though.
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Old 06-14-2004, 11:46 AM   #48
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Default But seriously...

Sorry to hear about the domestic unrest. My previous post was strictly a (weak) attempt at humor.



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Old 06-18-2004, 07:55 PM   #49
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i'm 6'8" tall. I have never actually RIDDEN a V-Strom, but i have sat on them at my dealer and at the motorcycle shows. The bike is the right size for me. I have a 34" inseam.

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Old 01-28-2005, 09:53 PM   #50
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Actually, you're both right...I was shocked, but our dear Vale is 182 cm tall (or about 5'11") and is 59 kg (or 130 lbs)...this is according to Yamaha's official MotoGP website (http://www.yamaha-motor.com/raceresu...pe_racing.html)



He's one wirey dude, but man can he ride...

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