Good bike for a tall guy?

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  1. Khlav Kalash

    Khlav Kalash RIP JMJ

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    I'm looking for a sport bike that I don't feel HUGE on.

    I'm 6'8"... I heard the new Aprilia's have a pretty far reach, but I haven't actually sat on one yet.

    Any suggestions as where to start?
     
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    The reach on Aprilias is pretty long however the pegs are pretty high. I'm 6'1" and I'm happy my legs aren't any longer when I ride one. The Tuono would be your best bet if you went with Aprilia since it allows for a larger rider with it's handle bars, though the pegs are in the same position as the RSVR. Personally I find the RSVR very uncomfortable despite its long reach. It puts a lot of pressure on your wrists.

    Have you thought about KTM's 950SM? There is a lot of space on that bike and it's a blast to ride. Honestly other than that I can only think of a Busa, the Kawi 1400 or a Concourse.

    Even at my height I feel big on sport bikes so you're in an even tougher spot. Good luck man.
     
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    I would check out some of the older sport bikes made in the 90's. They were more tailored towards comfort and are generally much bigger / roomier than the new models out today.

    I am 6'4" and my cbr600f2 seems to fit me well.

    I think I heard that Kawasaki bikes are generally more suitable for the taller crowd (compared to other Japanese makes).

    If all else fails, you might be best on a dual-purpose bike. Bikes like the KLR650 and F650GS offer lots of reach.
     

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