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Old 01-23-2007, 08:08 AM   #31
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I am 6'4" myself and after 30 years of distant love with Moto Guzzi - based on a MO review by Yossef and a try - I now ride a Breva 1100. It is somwhere between a real naked and a tour bike, with all necessary lagguage boxes, horse power, speed and torque. A very comfortable (!!) bike in the long run. Check it out here:

http://www.motoguzzi-us.com/Nuovi_mo...pagina=gallery

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Old 01-23-2007, 08:09 AM   #32
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Yes- he'd be tier 1 w/ option of testing for higher tiers based on his manditory training class results.
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:21 AM   #33
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But there is no mandatory training class right now. The current safety course does not prepare you for the above listed bikes.



Yet, we are recommending these as a first bike from a 15 year layoff from a rider that has an undefined skill level?! And that level is pointing more to quite low than high.

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Old 01-23-2007, 08:27 AM   #34
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i see your point, BAR; and i am for tiered licensing. but i suppose we are all assuming his current skill level to fit our opinions. me included.





this guy might have had 15 years riding experience before he took his 15 year break. he has a license. if the OP has minimal riding experience, then i would definitely recommend something more like a gs500f or yamaha virago 250.





can the original poster give us a little more info about his riding history and skill level?





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Old 01-23-2007, 08:36 AM   #35
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Just for the record, I was one of the ones that was saying that tiered licensing is idiotic for precisely this reason. If this guy's been out of the game for 15 years, he's at least 30 years old and also has enough sense to take the MSF course before buying a bike. Obviously, he can't be trusted with anything bigger than a Rebel 125.
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Old 01-23-2007, 08:56 AM   #36
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That's a good list.
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:19 AM   #37
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You are correct. Re-education orders are being issued for those who have failed to follow proper orthodoxy.
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:34 AM   #38
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Excellent use of a Zappa reference.
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:37 AM   #39
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Sean, good to meet you in person at the IMS.



(And I like the XB-9sx too.)
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:40 AM   #40
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BMW. I'm 5-6 and hate most of them, but you may love them. Many BMW models are tailor made for tall guys. Plus, you can test ride a wide variety of BMW models; BMW dealers are good about that. If you like the Monster, you might one day want to look into a used motoguzzi centauro;



see http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mcguzzi/centauro.html



That's a -big- oss naked italian bike. They look killer in metallic roulette green with red accents, and sound amazing.
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