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Cypher

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Cypher says:

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Just about to do my direct access course and I need some info on a decent first-time bike for a long inside leg [33in]. a few of my friends thougt an SV would be suitable for me. Just need a little extra help on deciding. please can you help? Edited by: DavidCushman on March 10 2006, 12:04

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rashton

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rashton says:

long leg

I have a 33 inside leg and found the SV really too small. Felt like I was going to fall over the front of it all the time :( Nifty engine and a fun ride just too uncomfortable. I currently have a bandit for the daily slog to work which for me is very comfy, got a zx6r for fun which is comfy but may be a bit much as a first bike. Lots of good bikes out there just need to get on em and see which you like :)

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daijiro forever

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pegs

i have a 35" inside leg and ride a gsxr 600 k4. all i did to get the bike to fit was stick on a pair of gilles fully adjustable rear pegs and put them as far back as they will go so as to drop my kness and it's very comfortable. just depends on if you want to spend about £300 on some pegs.

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TimmyMagic

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TimmyMagic says:

The best thing you can do

is go out and sit on as many as you can. And I think whoever said the traillies would be too tall must've mis-read your post :-/ Where abouts are you? I'm looking to sell my Bandit soon :)

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coliwobble

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coliwobble says:

Now for something completely different!

How about a TDM 900. Not as top heavy as you might think. Reasonable build quality, taller than a traditional 600, more comfortable than a sports 600. Cheap to run and insure. Quick enough for weekend blasts and everyday practical. BMW R1150GS is better, but more expensive. It feels more top heavy to me as well.

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KWAK6ftRider

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KWAK6ftRider says:

TDM 900

That is the bike I currently ride, as with my length I found it to be extremely comfortable, but there was no way I could have afforded it as a first bike. It is group 13 and for a newbie rider that would carry a premium of more than a grand fully comp for a new one, and at least £700 for one a few years old, so I wouldn't call it cheap to insure.

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furyian

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furyian says:

new rider

why noy try a z750s, i passed my direct acc last year and bought the Z as a first bike, believe me you wont be disapointed, ins not bad, cross between sport and tourer, best of the class.

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sgt61

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sgt61 says:

first time sv

recently purchased sv1000sz i'm 6'1 and find it very comfortable

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Revlimiter1

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Revlimiter1 says:

i went for a

5 year old CBR6, what a top all-rounder, handles well twist the grip back and your in danger of losing your license, and you can do distance on it, what more can u ask of a bike oh yeah and they dont cost an arm and a leg to insure!!

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Revlimiter1

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Revlimiter1 says:

Fit bird!!

Timmymagic, thats a fit bird, is that your misses?

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TimmyMagic

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TimmyMagic says:

Yeah right...

I wish!!!!

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