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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?

1173 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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zx11_12 said:
. Now I weight 235 and I got a CBR1KRR. I know I'm still heavier than the average sportbike rider, but I felt I could take advantage of a lighter, more nimble bike. Between the bike being 100lbs lighter than the Ninja, and me being 130 lbs lighter, it feels just as fast if not faster then the ZX-12R.
arent Ninjas known for being lighter then other bikes?
ok i looked it up if you had an '04 zx12r and went to a '051krr, you dropped 200cc and 75 pounds.
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