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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?

1167 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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I average around 170 which I think is a good weight for any size bike. Even a 500 is enough to push me around pretty quickly. My old EX500 didn't seem like it was underpowered due to my weight. It was just underpowered for my taste.

If you're like 250 and up I'd say a 600 will be quick, but I could understand if someone wanted something b*****. 600s are kind of small for a big framed and heavy guy. Not that the 1000s these days are any b***** frame wise though.
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