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Old 03-17-2008, 05:51 AM   #11
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You have "no streetbike experience"? What, your VTX is for off-road use only? Must be one of them gringo things. Like the handball game you guys call football.

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Old 03-17-2008, 06:40 AM   #12
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Don't know what your price point is, but a bike like the Ducati Multistrada or Triumph Tiger (current iteration) has plenty of performance and plenty of room. The Suzuki SV1000 is a little more roomy than a full-on sport bike, and if you can find a naked version with real handlebars/lower controls, it's even better.

Then again, if you liked the CBR, why not just get one of those?
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:33 AM   #13
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You have "no streetbike experience"? What, your VTX is for off-road use only? Must be one of them gringo things. Like the handball game you guys call football.

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Old 03-17-2008, 08:03 AM   #14
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There's plenty of choices.. Bandit, FZ1, 919, ZRX, Speedy Triple.. all will work just fine. The ergo's on the ZRX and Bandito will be the most comfy, the FZ1 and S3 a little more extreme with the Honda about in the middle.

Ditto what Longride said, the a/o cooled Bandit is cheap and effective, as buildable as a small block Chevy and reliable as a brick, my '02 1200 S hauls my ass around pretty quick and I'm 6 ft. waay more than 200 lbs.....everytime I think of selling it I just hit my thumb with a hammer, cures that bit a' stupidity pretty quick... You shouldn't have any trouble on one.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:20 AM   #15
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There's plenty of choices.. Bandit, FZ1, 919, ZRX, Speedy Triple.. all will work just fine. The ergo's on the ZRX and Bandito will be the most comfy, the FZ1 and S3 a little more extreme with the Honda about in the middle.

Ditto what Longride said, the a/o cooled Bandit is cheap and effective, as buildable as a small block Chevy and reliable as a brick, my '02 1200 S hauls my ass around pretty quick and I'm 6 ft. waay more than 200 lbs.....everytime I think of selling it I just hit my thumb with a hammer, cures that bit a' stupidity pretty quick... You shouldn't have any trouble on one.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:25 AM   #16
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LongRide,

No plug for the Hayabusa?

I'd have jumped in on the Triumph Tiger recommendation, but I was beaten to it.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:55 AM   #17
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Another possibility - sportbikes have become more "focused" over the years. If you look at a late 90's early 00's liter or 3/4 litre bike, the ergos will be much more relaxed than the current iteration. Take look at a CBR929/954 or a ZX9R.

There's also the VFR - I don't know how I forgot that one before. It's highly capable with a much more relaxed riding position than any dedicated sportbike. In the same vein, Triumph has the Sprint.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:14 AM   #18
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Yeah, get a guy with no street experience to speak of a Busa. Nice guy you are Pushrod!
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:38 PM   #19
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I think the very knowledgable motorcycle.com moderators have covered the bases here (as usual). For taller guys the old ZX-9R was a good choice cause it was big boned. Having sit on one once I would definitely agree. The SV1000 is good choice if you like V-Twins. Everything else (sporbikes that is) past 2003 or so have pretty track/sport focused ergos. Even a average guy like me (5'11") has trouble getting a good fit. The old Ninjas (pre 2002) were pretty comfy. A VFR is a good choice but many call it a sports tourer. Although I have seen many VFR riders kick ass on them including mine. The problem with VFRs is that folks hold on to them a long long time (i.e. older riders using them as tour bikes). So if you see one it will probably be a few years older than the used full-on sportbikes. I know cause I have been looking for a 2-3 year old one and can't find one. I can easily find high mileage 4-5 year old VFRs. It could be just the Seattle area though you might have better luck where you are.
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:07 PM   #20
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LongRide,

I'm the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet!

The guy was asking for recommendations for a liter-bike, fer cryin' out loud!

A land spear is a land spear! The 'Busa seems to have decent ergoes for a bigger guy. Especially if he has long arms. What do you think, having been there?

And the windscreen seems to work well with ballcaps worn backwards, judging from the ones I see toodling around here.

Like I said, I'd put him on a 1050 Tiger. A white one. Ohhhh yessss!

Zachery - Heck with the VFR! Get a Sprint ST! It's the same bike, only a LOT better!
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