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Old 03-29-2010, 08:17 AM   #1
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Sport Bikes/Racing Bikes for tall people?

I know that Sport Bikes and tall people don't go together, but I had to ask. I'm 6'7" and the only Sport bike I KNOW can fit on is the K1200S. Does anyone know of any others that work for tall people?

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Old 03-29-2010, 09:46 AM   #2
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6'6", 35" inseam here. I've sat on just about all the newer sportbikes and ridden a few of them. The only one I've found that was less than offensive for my lanky frame was the KTM RC8. Like BMW, KTM I think tend to build bikes for taller folk.

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I know that Sport Bikes and tall people don't go together, but I had to ask. I'm 6'7" and the only Sport bike I can fit on is a K1200S. Does anyone know of any others that work for tall people?

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Old 03-29-2010, 09:56 AM   #3
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I am also 6'7" and currently riding a Buell Ulysses because it is the only bike that has ever felt somewhat normal sized to me. As far as sport bikes are concerned I look like I am humping a football when I ride one.
Question for you taller fellows out there. Do you find that your legs are too long, torso or both? What about feet? Typically my legs are ok but my feet are too big to be able to shift easily and torso too long.
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:41 PM   #4
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Sportbikes only start to justify themselves above 100mph anyways. Unless your spending most of your time on the track or at the coffee shop, seems like a waste, especially for us tall folk. Get yourself a supermoto or upright naked and spank those sportbikes sissies where it counts, in the twisties! Lol, just my 2cents. No offense intended.
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:54 PM   #5
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6'7, 210lbs. I can fold up onto my Sprint ST, but the KTM 950 SM is pretty sweet...
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:57 PM   #6
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Of all the ones I have ridden, 04-06 R1's are the most comfy (read leg room)
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:41 PM   #7
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The Buell Ulysses isn't technically a sport bike, but it handles like it and it will fit you.
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:06 PM   #8
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I'm only 6'4" tall with a 36" inseam and I love the latest Honda CBR1000RR. That is one sportbike which fits me perfectly. I also tried out the CBR600RR and it feels almost identical, just a bit lighter.
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:40 PM   #9
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Hey Joe,

How tall are you? I've sat on almost a lot of Jap Sport Bikes and on about 95% of them I could barely even get my feet onto the pegs...
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:56 PM   #10
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Buell 1125r will take drop pegs.

Likely a bike you can fit on ok as they have very decent ergos for a sport bike and the 1 inch from drop pegs is nice.

6'2" but i have short legs and long torso and well into the igor body type.

Look like a gorilla riding a mini bike.... but i cant flat foot it.
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Hey Joe,

How tall are you? I've sat on almost a lot of Jap Sport Bikes and on about 95% of them I could barely even get my feet onto the pegs...

I'm 6'1" with 35" inseam, the 04-06 R1's were fairly narrow which allowed them to run the pegs pretty low.
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:45 AM   #12
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I'm 6'1" with 35" inseam, the 04-06 R1's were fairly narrow which allowed them to run the pegs pretty low.
Yeah, I was thinking that most people 6'4" and above are not made for Jap Bikes....
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:54 AM   #13
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:26 AM   #14
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KTM Sumoto with a "tall" Renazco ralley seat.
Dayuumm! That's what I'm talkin' about! Like This:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM0Wf...=youtube_gdata
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:50 PM   #15
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K1200s

Even with the K1200s, I found that some minor changes can make it better. Only 6'2", but the long rides get the knees a bit cramped.

Twisted Throttle sells some peg adjustments for the K1200S that allow you to rotate the peg to 8 positions around the clock. That combined with different links from the mount to the peg give you some adjustment, that can be changed in about a minute. On long trips, this is very handy. Using the stock seat from Boston to San Francisco, it made the ride much more enjoyable. (moved back as far as possible, but still no dragging issues on the highway).

Also, for long trips, I found that moving the feet to the passenger pegs lets you stretch for a bit.

Around town, I actually move the pegs to a 3 o'clock position, being a bit higher and further back that stock.

At 6'2", I have a few more options in bikes. You might try some of the Ducati/KTM/Husky Supermoto's.
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