I run into that a lot being 6’6″ and trying to find things that are a comfortable size for me. They are not in your price range, but these are maybe something to look at in a year or 2 when you have more experience under your belt, and more cash in your pocket.
Yamaha FZ6R – I have this bike, and everyone one here has heard me rave about it. It’s my first bike, and it was great to learn on. Power was very linear, not to heavy, very ajustable for us big types, nice and sporty looking, and comfortable on longer rides thanks to the more upright riding posure (although a gel seat and double bubble windscreen go a long way). It was fairly inexpensive at 7k brand spanking new. It was my daily ride into work the whole summer when it wasn’t raining and I’m missing it immensely now that snow is on the ground in the north east.
BMW G 650 GS – This bike is a tall guys dream. And I know you look and say BMW, no way I can afford it. MSRP is only 7900, which really suprised me when a sales guy told me to kick a leg over it and i saw the price tag. It’s one of their adventure bikes, so it’s semi off road, but it’s really a blast on road. It looks better in my opinion with givi hard cases than anything else I have seen.
Ducati Hyper-motard – Kinda like the suzuki dr-z on steroids. Better have long legs cuz the seat is high. The bar end mirrors are useless. But the thing will just make you giggle like a kid while you ride it around town or back road twisties.
Suzuki V-Stroms – Ton of people on here have em. Great tall guy bike.