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Old 03-27-2009, 08:18 AM   #1
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Default New here, Hello from Ohio, have a question

OK, I'm looking for a new bike this year, but I need help making my mind up. I currently ride a 05 Kat. I want the same comfortable ride, but some more power. I was thinking about the GSX650F, Gladius, FZ1, and FZ6. I am 6'5" weighting in at 225, so I need some room. I also would like to be able to keep up with the wife. She has a 08R6. I would also like to keep the price below $11,000.

What do you all think?
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:03 AM   #2
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The 1st gen FZ1 will have more leg room than the current. The Bandit 1250 should be on that list. The FZ6 will feel cramped if you do long days. The Two Zooks you picked are fine rides- tough choice, but in the end the Bandit 1250 or a left over SV1000 might be a better pick depending on your riding style and commute. Also, check out the Triumph Speed III if you want to shake things up.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:03 AM   #3
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Triumph tiger, go get it now and schedule your break in maintenance on Monday as you'll be ready by then.

I'm 6'6 and the Tiger looks to be the way to go. Ive tried on every sporty thing out there and its top of the heap for the vertically enhanced.

The first Gen FZ1 had the knee notches on the tank about 3 inches to low hitting me mid thigh and splaying my legs out further while burring that tank crease into my leg. Same with the first gen tuono.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:29 AM   #4
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I'm 6'5" 190lbs, 36" inseam. Here are the bikes I preferred in order of comfort:

Buell Ulysses
Triumph Speed Triple
Buell 1125R
BMW GS1200
Triumph Tiger 1050
Buell Lightning Long (XB12Ss)
Yamaha FZ-1

For big, lanky dudes it's hard to beat the Triumph or Buell line-up. (FWIW, I bought a Uly - way comfortable and sporty.)
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:02 PM   #5
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Of course... The 1050i Tiger!
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:29 PM   #6
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I'm 6'5" 190lbs, 36" inseam. Here are the bikes I preferred in order of comfort:

Buell Ulysses
Triumph Speed Triple
Buell 1125R
BMW GS1200
Triumph Tiger 1050
Buell Lightning Long (XB12Ss)
Yamaha FZ-1

For big, lanky dudes it's hard to beat the Triumph or Buell line-up. (FWIW, I bought a Uly - way comfortable and sporty.)
The tall seat on the uly is very nice. I'd take the 800GS over the 1200GS, but the KTM Adv is may fave adventure ride. Light for what it is and runs like a Watercooled Duc. Sounds fabulous with the ti pipes too. Then the superduke, 950sm, 690sm, ah he11 just send over the entire KTM line and I'll be a happy man.

Dr. Pulley no more, Dr. Stretch! I got ya by an inch vertical but 130lbs horizontal...

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