Whats sports bike for a 6'7 tall NOOB?

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  1. HalfPastGone

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    i'm taking the MSF course in a couple of weeks and I have about 4,000 dollars saved up

    any suggestions would be great :wavey:
     
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    no idea, but you're gonna have a blast doing MSF on a 125 or 250 :rofl:

    I'm only 6'3" and looked like a fuggin idiot riding those toys. I was also exempted from the "start, shift 1-2-1, stop" part because my foot didn't fit under the shifter without taking it off the peg and he didn't want me to take it off.

    6'7" ?? :rofl:
     
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    Maybe an older 600 or 750?
     
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    I'm in the opposite situation, 5'4" :eek4: At least you can flat foot the bike :o
     
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    I'm fairly tall too, I have a Katana, it's really comfortable to ride and still quick enough that it's not too boring.
     
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    A riding buddy that was six and a half feet tall rode a Laverda 750S with no problems. The Laverdas are tiny little things, like a Bimota. I suppose it has a lot to do with how good of shape your joints are in...if you're OK with folding yourself up to get on the bike, you would be fine...with a 500 since you're a n00b (self proclaimed).
     
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    im 6'6". started on a ninja 250 last year. was just a little small for me, not bad really.

    now im on a cbr f3. fits me perfect.

    my dad is 6'8" he just got a superhawk and it fits me and him a whole lot better than my bike. wouldnt be a good starter bike but definitely is great for tall riders
     
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    6'7"

    jesus...good luck finding a suit
     
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    Ducati 749-999 You can adjust everything on the bike to fit you. Rear set and seat
     
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    I am 6'4" and the CBR 600 F2 seems to fit me very well.

    I would say go for an older 600cc bike.
     
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    Paintballer Choo Choooo....

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    The Triumph 675 was re-designed for this year and sits a whole inch taller than most 600's and the ergo's are alot more forgiving than most 600's. Check it out........

    I'm 6'4'', thats the sport bike i'm looking into if/when I get a sport bike.
     
  12. HalfPastGone

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    6'6 and have a cbr f4. i loved it as a first bike and still do, but after 2 years and tons of seat time its def a little small for me (don't get me wrong its still quick!)
     
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    :werd: the triumph is a damned tall bike. you should see if you can find one to sit on. not really a beginner bike though
     
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    It's not that tall just seems like it is because it's norrow.
     
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    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    i couldnt get more than one foot down at a time when i tried one :dunno:
     
  18. HalfPastGone

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    6 prospects

    Yamaha YZF-R6
    Ducati 749
    Triumph 675
    Honda CBR600RR
    Ninja ZX-6R
    Suzuki GSX-R750

    It seems that the Ducati and the Triumph won't be easy to find, used, at a good price... my budget is 3,500 :(
     
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    Paintballer Choo Choooo....

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    Yeah you wont find either of those for that price, unless there wrecked, but you dont want that.

    I'd say a GSXR will have the best ergo's for a tall person out of the big 4 (Yamaha,Kawasaki,Honda,Suzuki)

    Kawi's and Honda's are pretty small and tight, Suzuki and Yamaha seem to be a lil more forgiving for tall riders.
     

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