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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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No, i've been riding for a couple, three years now.. i've had an r6, went to a 954, now i'm back on another 600.. I agree with you kevinwilly about the weight not being an issue unless 300+ lbs.. I just had a friend of mine today whose 6'5 around 240 get a brand new R1 as a second bike because the 06 R6 wasn't "big" enough for him... He had a vf500 for about 6 months.. I'm not completely worried about him, he seemed ok riding it home (about 60) miles.. But I am gona be worried about him when we're in the canyons and he has that thing around 10k rpms coming up on a corner..
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