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Old 11-02-2009, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default Good bike for a tall rider?

A recommendation for a bike that can comfortably sit a 6'5 rider would be appreciated. Sports and street bikes are preferred.
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:32 PM   #2
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Sport bikes and comfortable seating for someone 6' 5" is kind of an oxymoron. Maybe a Hayabusa or a ZX-14.

More likely you should look into a Sport Touring. There's a recent review of the top 3 or 4 here on MO.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:34 PM   #3
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:39 PM   #4
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Suz Bandit 1250.
Suz V-Strom 650 or 1000
Duck Multistrada
BMW R1200R or GS
Yam FZ1
Trumpet Tiger (The true choice of Discerning Motorcyclists(tm))
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:33 AM   #5
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+1 on the Tiger

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Old 11-03-2009, 04:13 PM   #6
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Buell Ulysses - I have it on the best of authority that they can be had for real cheap right now.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 - the "big boyz" sport bike
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:23 PM   #7
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:23 AM   #8
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+2 Tiger (6'6" here)
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:23 PM   #9
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Guys I am 6 3 and looking to upgrade my VStar. I am looking at the Victory Vegas, or the Honda VTX. Aside from moving the controls forward are there any other adjustments that can be made for a more comfortable ride?
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Guys I am 6 3 and looking to upgrade my VStar. I am looking at the Victory Vegas, or the Honda VTX. Aside from moving the controls forward are there any other adjustments that can be made for a more comfortable ride?
For a more comfortable ride, move the pegs back under you where they belong. Sitting with your feet out in front of you is fine for a lounge chair, but it sucks on motorcycles. It isn't comfortable after a few hours, and you do not have the same level of control. You can't weight a peg in that orientation, you can't take pressure off your butt and thighs...feet forward is good for looks, not for riding.
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