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Best beginning bike for tall riders
August 17, 2008 at 5:18 pm #1918COBALTParticipant
I’m 6’3″ / 180 lbs & haven’t been on a bike in 30 years.
Any thoughts on the best beginning bike for a tall person.
MichaelAugust 17, 2008 at 8:58 pm #10692ShannonGParticipant
Looks as though the general consensus is a standard/cruiser style bike, as opposed to a sport bike is best for someone taller. Maybe a Honda Rebel or something like that?August 18, 2008 at 12:21 am #10696MattParticipant
Don’t outright discount a Ninja 250 before you sit on one, they are surprisingly roomy (says someone 6′ even). Buell Blast with full height seat as well (if you want the sport-standard type bike as opposed to cruiser).
Any 250cc Dual-sport will fit you.
Height is your only issue; I’m heavier than you (not by much) and even a :lowly” Rebel 250 will get me up to speed faster than traffic.
“The two seconds between ‘Oh S**!’ and the crash isn’t a lot of practice time.”August 18, 2008 at 4:04 pm #10716MichaelGuest
Thanks for the suggestions.
All assistance is appreciated.
MichaelAugust 18, 2008 at 4:13 pm #10717MichaelGuest
Thanks for the suggestions Matt.
Yeah, I was thinking strong on the 2008 Ninja (250).
Great price, probably all the power I need at my present level of skill & pretty cool looking as well.
Only concerned that I would look like a stork on a mini bike since I haven’t seen one up close.
I will be taking the riding course on a Beull Blast.
Thinking in terms of a strickly road bike vs a dual sport.
Thanks again for the input!
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