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Old 06-14-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
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New rider - tall, could use advice

Hey guys gonna go ahead and introduce myself right now. My names Michael, I've been riding bikes/dirtbikes/motorcycles my whole life and finally decided to take the MSF course to get my license. My familys had a Ninja 250 that I've ridden for a while, but the bikes too small for me (I'm 6'5" with a 38" inseam) and we've been working on it for a while so I've decided to move on and buy my own bike to grow with.

Not really in a rush, but I'm looking along the lines of a Suzuki SV650 or a Yamaha FZ6. They seem to be similiar styles to my friends Triumph Triple Sport which I feel really comfortable on. I love the streetfighter styles so if anyone has any advice on a bike like these that might be a good fit for me PLEASE let me know. I'm trying to spend around $3000 on a bike and have found a few SV's and FZ's in this price range so I know it's possible.

Thanks guys, looking forward to sticking around this site.

Also just noticed my name is missing a T in ... if a mod could please...add a t...to my ... that'd be great

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Old 06-14-2012, 03:11 PM   #2
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Hey guys gonna go ahead and introduce myself right now. My names Michael, I've been riding bikes/dirtbikes/motorcycles my whole life and finally decided to take the MSF course to get my license. My familys had a Ninja 250 that I've ridden for a while, but the bikes too small for me (I'm 6'5" with a 38" inseam) and we've been working on it for a while so I've decided to move on and buy my own bike to grow with.

Not really in a rush, but I'm looking along the lines of a Suzuki SV650 or a Yamaha FZ6. They seem to be similiar styles to my friends Triumph Triple Sport which I feel really comfortable on. I love the streetfighter styles so if anyone has any advice on a bike like these that might be a good fit for me PLEASE let me know. I'm trying to spend around $3000 on a bike and have found a few SV's and FZ's in this price range so I know it's possible.

Thanks guys, looking forward to sticking around this site.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:11 PM   #3
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Well... not that I am biased but... you should get the SV. The FZ6 is a sport touring bike... and sport touring in japanese means detuned ....
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I beg to differ. I have an FZ1 (I will sell) that will run circles around many sportbikes. I did a few trackdays to make sure that was true.
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Well... not that I am biased but... you should get the SV. The FZ6 is a sport touring bike... and sport touring in japanese means detuned ....
The busa and zx14 are sport touring japanese bikes.
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The busa and zx14 are sport touring japanese bikes.
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Sounds like a chose a right bike to pursue. Already quite a bit of support from you guys. Thanks for the input!
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:03 PM   #10
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Sounds like a chose a right bike to pursue. Already quite a bit of support from you guys. Thanks for the input!
I am 6ft6 with a 36inch inseam. I have an FZ6 with a raised and stretched Corbin seat on it and it's just fine.
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Scroll to 6:50, guy in red jacket os on a FZ6 and rippin it up at the track!!
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Well... not that I am biased but... you should get the SV. The FZ6 is a sport touring bike... and sport touring in japanese means detuned ....
Keep you're cool Thayleal - oh wait, you have an SV and can't help but overheat.

But seriously, BuffaloBut, maybe consider an older bike. I'm 6'0", and my '94 ZX6 sits a little more upright than the newer model sport bikes. But the trade off is older technology. My rear suspension has only preload and rebound damping adjustment and the front suspension none. It is also carbureted, but I think I prefer that.
Another consideration is the class of bikes known as motards. They are basically dual purpose bikes with street tires - sorry if I've offended all you motard riders with that description. These are better fitted for a long inseam and are still fun to ride, so I've heard.
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I'm 3 inches shorter. I'd echo the V-Strom, or the Triumph Adventure or Kawi Versys, but doesn't sound like it's exactly what you're looking for.
I like the Kawi zx6r platform (though haven't ridden a new model) because it doesn't feel as confining as some of the other similar bikes. Mostly I like that the seat is nice and flat and I can move around on it periodically.

Anybody have any thoughts on the KTM Superduke?

I can tell you that you make big differences with changes to the bars and pegs.
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