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My first bike was an 04 Kawi 636 that i rode for 6 months or so and put on 3500 miles in 2007. Admittedly i ride like a whore, no stunting, speeding, canyon carving, none of that. I may have hit 100 mph once just to see what it felt like. I sold the bike the following spring and did not ride at all in 2008. Since then I've gotten fatter. My weight has ballooned from 250 to my current 285. Im six feet tall BTW. I am ready to buy a new bike and i was looking at a 600cc sportbike but all I have spoken to have advised that I am too damn big and I should move on to a liter bike. Tons of deals on 07 and 08 1000rr's out there. So my question is, Are there any big boys like me on a 1000 that may have purchased a 600 had there size not been a factor? Hell I would like to save on insurance also as the 600 is $340 a year vs $540 a year for the 1000. I've also been told that if i buy a 600 I'll have trouble ridin chicks cuz the max a 600 can hold is about 370 which means i'd have to ride wafer thin chicks!! Thanks.
 

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you're about to get roasted........but seriously. the new 600s are plenty of bike. just get the suspension set correctly. then use it as a reason to lose weight.
 

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i'm around 235 and 6' and my size did play a part in my liter decision. then i saw at the track that there were bigger guy's on the 600's passing me. so that threw my theory out the window. i was a commuter when i first got the bike and didn't want to deal w/ all the gear changing. but i really like the sound of 15K+ RPM's.

flip a quarter and get the prettiest. (for me the liter in black 07 won) (I'm just glad the 07 gsxr's had the orange when i got my HONDA, otherwise i'd be on the gsxr now)
 

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A modern 600 has 120+ HP, and can handle your weight no problem. Quit listening to people telling you NOT to get a 600, and go out and get one if you want one. They're plenty fast and plenty fun.
 

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all I have spoken to have advised that I am too damn big and I should move on to a liter bike.
I would agree. At your size, you will appreciate the mid range grunt of a liter bike on the street. Buy the '08 1000RR and have the best of both worlds. 600cc handling with a 1000cc mill.

Hell I would like to save on insurance also as the 600 is $340 a year vs $540 a year for the 1000.
If $200 per year on insurance is a tipping point, skip the bike purchase all together.

save ur money and sign up for a gym.
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Sorry but there are better choices in bikes to be had for the type of riding your doing that have more comfort and just as much fun...sport bike does not sound like the right bike and a waste.
 

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Sorry but there are better choices in bikes to be had for the type of riding your doing that have more comfort and just as much fun...sport bike does not sound like the right bike and a waste.
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Get yourself a nice (anything over 1000cc) cruiser, it will have no problem holding your weight and a passenger, not only that insurance would only be around $150/year.
 

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Get yourself a nice (anything over 1000cc) cruiser, it will have no problem holding your weight and a passenger, not only that insurance would only be around $150/year.
++10000. I think with your weight, on any sportbike its gonna cause problems with your wrists and lower back as well trying to hold yourself up. A buddy of mine i used to ride with was about 6foot and weighed like 270. He had an 06 gixxer 1000 and anytime we would ride long trips he would have to stop and rest like every 40 miles or so cuz his wrists were bothering him. heli bars might help with that though if you really do want a sportbike. But like some have already mentioned here, a 600 will get you around with plenty of power, but a 1000 will get you there much quicker!
 

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hey man dont let anyone tell you what to or what not to get.. get what you want.. there are some valid points made though..
 

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get what you want and hit the damn gym. if anything else for your life man. being that damn big is not healthy at all. i'm sure you know this but it's time to do something about it.
 

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+1 on the VFR, or better yet think about a Bicycle.
 

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here you go man.

 

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If you dont ride so fast and want to take chicks on the back maybe a sports 600 or 1000is not the best option. The cruisers don't really do it for me, but what about something aling the lines of a sports tourer or a CB1300.

I am a fat ass like your self, very similar numbers, and I have just bought a CBR1000RR after selling my Aprilia RSV. I spent a few weeks first riding friends R6's and GSXR 600's and I did not have any problems fitting on. I did not need to stop frequently, and the belly can actually be used to prop yourself up on the tank from time to time to take the weight off your wrists.........if you need to of course. I didn't take any passengers though so can't comment. But the 600's are pretty much the same sizewise as a liter bike. And still plenty of power. Just go sit on one and if it fits you and you like it - buy it.

Plus, I only have my cbr 2 weeks and I have already lost 2 kilos - so it has been a good incentive to resculpt my speed bubble.
 

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Getting into shape will help.As far as bikes, get what fits you..

Im 6'2" 258 (but im a regular at the gym ,rather have muscle than fat-muscle has more weight though).. I rode a f4i for years and fit good on it.. But i did setup the suspension for my weight and it handled and rode great.

The rr does seem to fit me better than my old f4i did.But i didnt get the rr BECAUSE of my weight..I got it because its what i wanted.

Been riding sportbikes since 84(first bike was a 84 interceptor).Go for what you like,and what fits you the best..
 

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Just a suggestion, try sitting or rest riding a Busa or a ZX-14. You might like those a bit better. But your weight should not be a problem when choosing a motorcycle. So just like these other guys have said, get what fits you the best.
 

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jesus lord dont buy a sportbike

unless you're going to use the bike as motivation for a major lifestyle change, i wouldnt do it

you would have to redo the entire suspension
 
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