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Old 10-18-2008, 02:36 AM   #1
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Default a bike for a tall guy

hey... I am 6'5" and a beginner rider and I was wondering if anyone knows of any bikes that suit those who are taller. The preferred style would be sport or standard.


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Old 10-18-2008, 11:49 AM   #2
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There are a good half dozen threads on the same subject, give them a read. Take a look at some of the Supermoto or Dual sport bikes like the Suzuki DRZ400SM ect.
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Old 10-18-2008, 12:42 PM   #3
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V Stroms are pretty tall, they would probably work for you.
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Old 10-19-2008, 11:45 AM   #4
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Take a look at these bikes (in no particular order):

Kawasaki KLR650
Suzuki V-Strom 650
Kawasaki Versys
Yamaha FZ-6
Suzuki DR650SE

Some people would try to steer you toward a bike between 250-500cc for your first ride. I think that if you have a healthy respect for the bike, the road and your riding skills (or lack thereof), you will do fine with any of the bikes listed above.
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:40 AM   #5
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Ahem.

Triumph Tiger.

After you gain some experience on an older, used 600cc-ish DP.

Okay, I'll add a vote for a V-Strom, too.
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:05 PM   #6
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Buy a used KLR 650 and ride the wheels off it, then once your skillz are up to date buy the bike that fits in your "Desired" catagory. Keep or sell KLR.
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