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View Poll Results: *****FZ6 Riders: How Tall Are You?*****

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  • 5'4" and below...

    31 2.50%
  • 5'5"

    28 2.26%
  • 5'6"

    56 4.52%
  • 5'7"

    91 7.34%
  • 5'8"

    98 7.91%
  • 5'9"

    114 9.20%
  • 5'10"

    148 11.95%
  • 5'11"

    110 8.88%
  • 6'0"

    144 11.62%
  • 6'1"

    120 9.69%
  • 6'2"

    114 9.20%
  • 6'3"

    82 6.62%
  • 6'4"

    57 4.60%
  • 6'5"

    26 2.10%
  • 6'6"

    9 0.73%
  • 6'7" and taller...

    11 0.89%
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    Re: *****FZ6 Riders: How Tall Are You?*****

    6'5" (198cms for the mainland euro crowd) and 238lbs (17st) and 35" inside leg.

    Having ridden an sv650, daytona etc the fazer was the only sub 700cc bike i felt right on, ie not crippled after an hour and had the sporty styling i was after plus the touring ability for cheeky weekends away.

    Everything else looked like a monkey bike when i was sat on it!

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    Re: *****FZ6 Riders: How Tall Are You?*****

    Quote Originally Posted by wildfire213 View Post
    6'5" (198cms for the mainland euro crowd) and 238lbs (17st) and 35" inside leg.

    Having ridden an sv650, daytona etc the fazer was the only sub 700cc bike i felt right on, ie not crippled after an hour and had the sporty styling i was after plus the touring ability for cheeky weekends away.

    Everything else looked like a monkey bike when i was sat on it!

    The versys 650 is great for tall riders, but not do sporty.

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    Re: *****FZ6 Riders: How Tall Are You?*****

    Quote Originally Posted by wildfire213 View Post
    6'5" (198cms for the mainland euro crowd) and 238lbs (17st) and 35" inside leg.

    Having ridden an sv650, daytona etc the fazer was the only sub 700cc bike i felt right on, ie not crippled after an hour and had the sporty styling i was after plus the touring ability for cheeky weekends away.

    Everything else looked like a monkey bike when i was sat on it!
    I can agree with this to the end of time. I sat on and rode around quite a few bikes in this range before I pulled the trigger. Most comfy ride for a 6'4" guy I could find.

    Sat on my bud's R1 a few weeks ago. I don't think I could even make it around the corner on a SS. My knees are where the handlebars wanna ram the tank...

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    Re: *****FZ6 Riders: How Tall Are You?*****

    Th FZ6 is the absolute best bike for tall riders. I talk to a lot of riders who think a liter sportbike is bigger just because the engine is bigger. They are not.

    The actual frame height and bar reach length is far better for tall riders than any sportbike you'll find. I've yet to find as good a fit in something that still maintains sportbike proportions. Dual sports, large standards and nakeds like the Aprilia Shiver 750, sure, those "fit" tall riders better. But to me, nothing beats an FZ6 when combining sporty feel and riding comfort.

    Also, a bike that fits right will always ride better than a bike that doesn't. I'll take the 600cc in the FZ6 any day over the 1K in a ZX10R any day simply for the riding comfort.

    This is coming from someone that looked like he stole his little brother's bike when he road his first bike... a Ninja 500. =)

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    Re: *****FZ6 Riders: How Tall Are You?*****

    In the same-ish category, the one bike that I found more comfortable for tall riders is the BMW F800GT

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    Re: *****FZ6 Riders: How Tall Are You?*****

    I should never have sat on an FJR. Sooooo much more comfortable for me.

    Different class of bike, however, and wouldn't work nearly as well for most of my riding.

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    Re: *****FZ6 Riders: How Tall Are You?*****

    Quote Originally Posted by zixaq View Post
    I should never have sat on an FJR. Sooooo much more comfortable for me.

    Different class of bike, however, and wouldn't work nearly as well for most of my riding.
    They're so heavy. On the fz6 I can turn the front wheel while sitting on the bike, side- and center-stand up. The fjr is so heavy I had problems just turning the front wheel.

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    Re: *****FZ6 Riders: How Tall Are You?*****

    5'11'' with a 31 inch seam here. I think the bike fits me perfect.

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    Re: *****FZ6 Riders: How Tall Are You?*****

    I am still fiddling with the bars, but at 6' 1" I have the feeling the FZ6 is just a bit small for me. Mainly the seat seems a bit too forward and low (like an inch). But I still love the bike. I rode an enduro and dirt bikes for years so obviously a road bike is set up different. Best thing to do is get out there and ride the bike at speed and in town with all the stop and go and see how it feels. As far as how I look on it? Probably the last thing on my mind. Just as long as I am seen and not hit by grandma going on her weekly shopping excursion.

 

 
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