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Old 04-26-2011, 07:27 AM   #11
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Well where are my manners. I am 6'2" and 175lbs. I have been told that I might be a little tall for the Monster and alike bikes. Thank you all for your advice even though it is still a tough decision. It's not like I get to test-drive all the bikes I want.
Yeah, ain't it a b*tch!

6'2", depending on your inseam, might make some sportbikes a tight fit.

Might I suggest (don't look at my avatar!) a Daytona 675? Find one a couple years old, and it should be (relatively) inexpensive.

It's a heck of a bike! And the sound that triple makes at full honk! Hoo!
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:51 PM   #12
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As mentioned before the SV650 is an awesome bike. If you like the look of the big ninjas check out the 650r. Its a 650 parallel twin that is around the same power
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:11 AM   #13
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Hey, NATT!

Where you been, young man?
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:43 PM   #14
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Chewing glass Its been a busy couple months man.
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:05 PM   #15
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What ER2 said...
All those sort of dictate a size, style and even make of bike. You don't give your height, which can make a decision tough because you may like that crotch-rocket or Dual Purpose, but you don't fit it.

So, pack a lunch, and read the New Rider? "sticky". Loads of good info.

And the SV-650 is a great motorcycle...
Currently searching for one myself. Just a matter of finding a decent one at a fair price.

Not to jack the op's thread but when it comes to buying used, can the same basic principles used to buy a car be applied to a motorcycle as well?

Since test rides aren't always guaranteed and the bikes condition being even more important for a new rider, I guess just going with if it sounds right, looks right and feels right should be good enough.
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