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Old 05-26-2009, 08:20 PM   #1
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Hey guys, well I'm looking at the kawasaki ninja 250-500 as a starting bike. I'm a little worried about siZing... I stand at 6' 7" and I'm a little skeptical about if my size is a problem. I'm slender and tall basically... Have experience. Any recommendations or comments will be appreciated. Thank you
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:55 PM   #2
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Hey guys, well I'm looking at the kawasaki ninja 250-500 as a starting bike. I'm a little worried about siZing... I stand at 6' 7" and I'm a little skeptical about if my size is a problem. I'm slender and tall basically... Have experience. Any recommendations or comments will be appreciated. Thank you
I'm close to your size. For me, the Ninja 250 would be too tight for any decent length ride. I'd recommend the Ninja 500 or something like the KLR 650.
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:24 PM   #3
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I'm close to your size. For me, the Ninja 250 would be too tight for any decent length ride. I'd recommend the Ninja 500 or something like the KLR 650.
Though it's a bit closer to the ground, IIRC the lil' Ninja that could has more leg-space than it's double-displacement sibling. But, if you've really long arms, the 500 has the advantage, as there's more of a "reach" to the bars due to a funky long-ish tank.
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:27 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot, I will look into the bike. Very much appreciated!
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:12 AM   #5
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I'm 6'6 and the KLR was the best bet to start on. Less power than the ninja 500, if it falls over you do very little damage and its got leg room. Just resist the urge to terrorize golf courses.
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:06 PM   #6
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Yeah I'm looking for a sport or supersport. I just need something that can fit me. The ninja is nice but I am just wondering if any of them can fit me. 250 500 or 650.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:42 PM   #7
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Ok. well. The sports and SS bikes are NOT Good to start on and NOT good for tall guys...Dual sports are you're best bet, like the KLR or the Suzuki 400.

Try looking at the KTM Duke series.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:16 PM   #8
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Ok will check em out
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:42 PM   #9
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The Suzuki DR400SM might be a good choice too. It's a supermotard rather than a supersport, but it's a very good fit for a tall rider.

It's a rare supersport to have tall rider friendly ergonomics. They have a high seat height, true, but it's often paired with a riding position more suited for a jockey.
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:36 PM   #10
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Thanks will look
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