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Old 05-30-2013, 07:38 AM   #227
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Originally Posted by hyena View Post
Same here. I test rode an ST 3 times. I love that bike. But at 6'2" it just doesn't fit me very well.
I did an hour-and-change test ride the other day on one. I'm 5'9" and found it cramped. But I also have an F800GS and an R1150RT (and a 250 dual-sport), which have tons more legroom, and that probably added to the cramped feeling on the GT. The engine feels 'familiar', yet a bit different than the F800GS. Different gearing, a touch more power. I could not for the life of me get the mirrors adjusted so that I could see directly behind me (as in maybe 25-50 meters back). The bikes behind me were essentially invisible, and I'm definitely not a large person. I'd been considering trading the RT on one, won't be doing that.

The R1200R I also test-rode, on the other hand ...
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