View Full Version : too tall/inexperienced for 600cc supersports?
09-13-2006, 09:27 PM
I am 6'3" ... would this height factor stop me from being able to fully function with 600cc sports like the GSXR,zx6R,CBR600RR,R6 ?? Btw this would also be my first street bike with experience with a 50cc street legal dirtbike since i am only 16 and will be taking the motorcycle course before riding it. Ive heard that these bikes are not meant for beginners and i understand how dangerously fast they can be. However i am not left with much choice other than a 500cc ninja instead because in my town it would be very hard to obtain a nice little 250cbrRR or a 250 ninja.
Will be greatful for any replies :)
09-17-2006, 10:43 AM
If you don't wring on the throttle too hard for awhile you should be ok I would say. You'll be a little cramped on it at 6'3" but no worse on say a 750 sport bike.
09-24-2006, 05:39 PM
Yeah i just grew about an inch to 6'4" ... hopefully i dont get any taller since my dads 6'6" ... is there any other cool sports bikes that would be better? or can i still manage with the sweet supersports of the gsxr's? Probably eh ... i sat on some of them but i was still 6 3 then but it seemed alright..
09-26-2006, 10:15 AM
I've been hearing good things about the new 650 Ninja two cylinder. Comfortable, more suitable to beginning or casual riders, and probably better ergos for a taller rider.
09-28-2006, 06:57 PM
Looks Sweet! ... thx for the help guys ill be getting a bike next year when the course starts... cant wait
09-29-2006, 08:01 AM
You're going about it the right way, doing your research and taking the class. Keep that attitude about riding, and you'll ride safe and long.
10-08-2006, 03:24 AM
Nothing wrong with a Ninja 500R!! I'm 6.1", 180lbs and really like the riding position. Not so KNEE'd up like on a ZX-*R.
Also, I sat on a 650R and it seems even more comfy..! And it looks really nice too, especially the 07's since they got rid of the red frame.
Regardless of your height, what you really need to figure out is how long/much you plan on riding. If you plan on using this as your primary commuter, make sure you can sit on the bike in riding position for at least 30 minutes. Go to the dealer and ask them if you can sit on the bike (center stand up if you can) and just kill 30 minutes on the bike. Occasionally put your feet down and then put them back on the pegs.
If you can deal with it there, most likely you can deal with it in actuality.
Rubber side down..
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