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Old 11-26-2012, 05:10 PM   #21
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I Ride: '14 DRZ400SM , '08 ZX-6R
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I rode R1 2001, ZX10 2006, Zx14 2008, Harley Road-king 2007. Mainly street riding with some long distance riding once a year. I prefer those bikes for styling and I like to drag some knees from time to time One more reason I'd like something that I could lean if needed...this one time I was surprised by this sharp turn and if I wasn't riding a sportbike (good lean angle) I wouldn't be writing this today !
by the way, I like the R1 but i can't bear the heat. The FZ1 and the Z1000 are good, but I think I like the GSXR and CBR better.
recently purchased an FZ1 i did, and im 6' and 210 lbs and its got plenty of comfort and still kicks ass. if you bought one you might want a slightly bigger windshield to accomodate for your 6'3''....ive had a buddy of mine whos 6'1'' ride it in pure comfort.

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Old 11-26-2012, 05:15 PM   #22
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I Ride: Ducati 999
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The k5 K6 1000 also had problems with the frames breaking in half :( Get the cbr1000rr in repsol trim baby!
open recall with suzuki for this.

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:35 PM   #23
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I Ride: Katana 750
It seems like I can't go wrong with any of my choices; people my size or bigger seems to be happy with either of the bikes (Gixer & CBR). I think what it comes down to is that which one would give me a better deal $$$. I think Suzuki might win in this category, but we'll see. I will still go and sit on both of them, just to get rid of any doubt

Thanks a lot guys, very much appreciated

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Old 11-26-2012, 06:40 PM   #24
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recently purchased an FZ1 i did, and im 6' and 210 lbs and its got plenty of comfort and still kicks ass. if you bought one you might want a slightly bigger windshield to accomodate for your 6'3''....ive had a buddy of mine whos 6'1'' ride it in pure comfort.
For long rides the FZ1 it might be a bit difficult for me though.

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Old 11-26-2012, 07:24 PM   #25
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I Ride: like an asian. You scurred yet?
6' 270lbs

I'm on a gsxr600. it works.

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Old 11-26-2012, 07:46 PM   #26
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I couldn't tell you offhand which is better, but I'll go to the IMS in 2 weeks and test sit all of them for you

Which is what you should do, all of the models ready to be sat upon

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:22 PM   #27
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I Ride: a cruzzer
Enjoy what ya get!
Honestly, I think you are nuts not to just go get the new ZX14R and blow all those lesser bikes in the weeds......,
<<<<<<I should know. Been stomping gixxers and Honduhs for 6 yrs now

But you get what will make you happy, thats all that counts.

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:58 AM   #28
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:13 AM   #29
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6'4", 280lb

I couldn't tell you offhand which is better, but I'll go to the IMS in 2 weeks and test sit all of them for you

Which is what you should do, all of the models ready to be sat upon
Oh thanks dude, that'll be great if could try it out for me since you are my size.
@ Lone Rider: The ZX14 makes my legs shake so that's a no no
Actually this site ended up to be alright http://cycle-ergo.com/

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:17 AM   #30
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I Ride: 07 YZ450F, 74 XL350
that cycle ergo is a good place to start, but I've found that my legs fit differently than the web site's.

no replacement for sitting on the bikes. go in, sit down, put your feet up, and see how you feel.

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:31 AM   #31
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sounds like a busa would be a perfect fit.......lol

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Old 11-27-2012, 09:29 AM   #32
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@ Lone Rider: The ZX14 makes my legs shake so that's a no no
I sooo understand.
First time I hit the throttle hard with my then 18 yr old son on back, we had to pull over and let the shakes pass....,30 mph to 120 ina blink of the eye, without a gear change.

Probably a funny sight; Father & Son on the side of a back country road looking at a big red bike with wide eyes going,
"DAM! shiiiiiiiit"
" Oh my god! what did you do Dad?"
" I dunno..,think I can bring it back....,"
"Forget that, Lets do it again!!"
"Oh HELL YEA!!!"
I was taking a advanced street skills class the following week...,then track days...,then trying for 200....,sigh

Every time I go to ride I have to get my mind right.
First thought is...,this bike really wants to kill Me!!!!!
Then thoughts of available traction, traffic etc.

As awesome as liter bikes are now when they get in the upper RPMs.
It might not be a bad idea to remember the bad intent 1000's have once wound up!

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:57 AM   #33
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I Ride: a Yamaha slayer real slow.
6' 4" 235lbs male Spokane WA ISO. .. .

Oh wait wrong site.


Had an 04 and 05 ZX10r and it felt like it was built for my ass. Sat on the 06 and hated it. Fell in love with the pictures of the blue and yellow 06 CBR and thought I was going to buy that. Right up until I sat on it. I love how Honda can make a brilliant bike but can't figure out how to make a fucking padded seat. I know the kind of riding I do and it didn't feel right. I didn't really want a GSXr because all the squids ride them. That is until I sat on the damn thing. It cradled my butt like no other. Thats the one I bought. Soooo if you haven't pulled any info from this thread until now I'd suggest planting your ass on the bike before you make up your mind.

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Old 11-27-2012, 12:53 PM   #34
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I Ride: A badelynge of Duc's
6'2" 220.

Along the same lines as Evander I really like the feel of the older R1 and GSXR 1000. Never rode a ZX-10 though. Didn't like the ergos new CBR1000 and new Aprillia (though I like the older one and the Tuono).

Go to the IMS and sit on some bikes.

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:04 PM   #35
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I Ride: 2011 Aprilia RSV4R APRC, 2009 KLR650
http://cycle-ergo.com/

If you have the dough, definitely also throw a leg over the Tuono V4. 150 Rw/hp, best electronics package on a consumer bike, fantastic sound, good brakes and suspension, and arguably the best sportbike chassis available. Honestly, if I could trade my RSV4 in for one without taking a bath I would do it in a heartbeat.


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Old 11-28-2012, 02:14 PM   #36
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I sooo understand.
First time I hit the throttle hard with my then 18 yr old son on back, we had to pull over and let the shakes pass....,30 mph to 120 ina blink of the eye, without a gear change.

Probably a funny sight; Father & Son on the side of a back country road looking at a big red bike with wide eyes going,
"DAM! shiiiiiiiit"
" Oh my god! what did you do Dad?"
" I dunno..,think I can bring it back....,"
"Forget that, Lets do it again!!"
"Oh HELL YEA!!!"
I was taking a advanced street skills class the following week...,then track days...,then trying for 200....,sigh

Every time I go to ride I have to get my mind right.
First thought is...,this bike really wants to kill Me!!!!!
Then thoughts of available traction, traffic etc.

As awesome as liter bikes are now when they get in the upper RPMs.
It might not be a bad idea to remember the bad intent 1000's have once wound up!
I feel ya man...good times ! This other time I rode it with a passenger on the back and his legs were shaking so bad, had to pull over because it started to affect the stability of the bike.

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Old 11-29-2012, 02:11 AM   #37
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I Ride: 2001 Cbr F4i
the cbr ergos are better and is a better street bike. Known for its ergos and great midrange. not to mention the added bonus of honda build quality. Buy the honda, you wont regret it.

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Old 12-02-2012, 09:02 AM   #38
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I Ride: GSXR1000
6'4" X 200 lbs.

I dearly love my GSXR1K/2007. It feels like an old coat every time I throw a leg over. The comfy fit makes me feel right at home with the feeling of joining hands with an old friend.

However, if I were buying a new bike today I would seriously consider the ZX10 which could be argued best bang for the buck in all areas.

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Old 12-02-2012, 11:28 AM   #39
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I Ride: 2000 BRP (XR650R)
6'7" 300.

I love my 6th gen vfr800. Very comfortable yet sporty. Easily keeps up with liter bikes on the twistys.

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Old 12-02-2012, 11:34 AM   #40
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I Ride: RD400F Daytonut
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i Know of 3 big guys. Two of them ride a V-strom.

FJ1100 & the V-strom.

Don't knock the V-strom. If I'm correct, i think mountaintime? rocks that bike. Sumobear told me so.

The other guy riding the V-strom in Portland is a tall skinny guy, must be over 6'6". Like Jstilt.

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