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Did your body weight make you want a larger bike?

  • I am over 200 lbs and chose a liter bike

    Votes: 9 15.0%
  • I am over 200 lbs and a 600 fits me fine

    Votes: 17 28.3%
  • I am under 200 lbs and it had no affect on my decision

    Votes: 34 56.7%

Did your body weight have any impact on your bike decision?

1179 Views 21 Replies 17 Participants Last post by  RedStal95
I was wondering if any of you feel that your body weight had any impact on your decision to choose the bike you did. I guess this question is geared more towards the experienced rider who has gone through a couple, three bikes already. Do you think weighing over 200lbs has a significant affect on the bikes handling, torque, hp.. etc.. especially on a 600cc bike vs. a liter bike?

I'm about 6'1 and pushing 235...
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not really. i'm 6'2"@225. i was about 15lbs light when i bought the bike but i was more interested in the power and lange range ridability than my size and it effect on the bike.

as far as a track/race bike goes i've seen some pretty big guys go pretty damn fast on 600's. i don't think wiehgt/size plays as big a factor as people would like to think. ability again plays the biggest role.

for some reason new riders think that because they aren't small they need a big bike. i call bs. i don't think an extra 50 or even 100lbs is going to have such a drastic effect on the delivery of power. a liter bike is going to be a handful in the lower gears regardless of how big you are.
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