User Tag List

Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: First bike for larger guy

  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Location
    Perth
    Motorbike
    StillLooking
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    First bike for larger guy

    Hi

    Sorry if this is the wrong forum, feel free to re-direct me.

    I'm looking at buying my first bike and I'm aware of the LAMS restrictions etc.

    I'm 6'3 and 115kg and am wondering what larger riders have found to be good to ride.

    Thanks for any advice.

  2. #2
    Member ScoobyNoob's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Motorbike
    '13 CBR 500, '10 Ninja two fiddy
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    19
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    First bike for larger guy

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackJacket View Post
    Hi

    Sorry if this is the wrong forum, feel free to re-direct me.

    I'm looking at buying my first bike and I'm aware of the LAMS restrictions etc.

    I'm 6'3 and 115kg and am wondering what larger riders have found to be good to ride.

    Thanks for any advice.
    Whatís your budget? What sort of motorcycle interests you? What kind of riding are you looking to do?

    These days thereís plenty of larger LAMS approved bikes. Thereís a lot of larger 650cc bikes that could accomodate a larger rider. Itís not like the days when 250s were all you could ride on a RE licence

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Stoneville of course
    Motorbike
    2 Gixxers, and a Honda and no bloody Yammie!!
    Liked
    1579 times
    Posts
    26,640
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    129 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)

    You could also save yourself a packet on your first bike and get a Hyo 250, they are pretty cheap around $1k-1.5k, they have a 650 frame, so you'll spend less money and not be cramped, more money for your upgrade

    Or something like this little beauty

    https://www.perthstreetbikes.com/for...d.php?t=187388

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Pert
    Motorbike
    push scooter
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I am 6'3 but topped out around 95kgs when I had LAMS bike. I had a cbr250r, the new 300s look good though and are cheap these days. Would have a look at those.

  5. #5
    Member filbert's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Bunbury
    Motorbike
    Harley Davidson FXSB, Ducati 916S, Piaggio MP3 250
    Liked
    5055 times
    Posts
    16,013
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    55 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneville View Post
    You could also save yourself a packet on your first bike and get a Hyo 250, they are pretty cheap around $1k-1.5k, they have a 650 frame, so you'll spend less money and not be cramped, more money for your upgrade

    Or something like this little beauty

    https://www.perthstreetbikes.com/for...d.php?t=187388
    I was going to link the same ad

    I've actually nearly worn out a couple of the unfaired version in the days before LAMS when they were a good cheap full size bike. Over 130,000kms on one and 90,000kms on the other, both bought low kms used and nothing but regular oil and filter changes and tyres and chain as required.

    I'm a similar size and while they won't set your world on fire they're a good bike for clocking up kms on a budget with a reasonable level of comfort and handling, which is pretty much what a learner should be looking for.
    Do you remember the good old days before the internet?

    when arguments were only entered into by the physically or intellectually able.

  6. #6
    Member Commander Keen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Perth
    Motorbike
    Gen 2 SV650
    Liked
    2501 times
    Posts
    10,092
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    17 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm your height. I started on a CBR125.

    Any bike will "fit". Focus on one that is comfortable and confidence inspiring to ride.
    Quote Originally Posted by Desmo View Post
    Why be a cunt about it?

  7. #7
    Member Morgs's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Karrinyup
    Motorbike
    Triumph Sprint ST
    Liked
    368 times
    Posts
    3,085
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    At your size I would probably go and have a look at a 500 or a 650 LAMS machine from any of the big manufacturers. (Possibly not the Triumph Street Triple as they are quite a small bike). It will really be a question of what you find comfortable to sit on.

    If you are going to buy second hand, please be careful if the one you are looking at has been modified, because it may make it non-LAMS compliant (especially exhaust systems!).
    Adventure before Dementia

  8. #8
    Member NAK3D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Perth
    Motorbike
    The same one everyday
    Liked
    149 times
    Posts
    625
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneville View Post
    You could also save yourself a packet on your first bike and get a Hyo 250, they are pretty cheap around $1k-1.5k, they have a 650 frame, so you'll spend less money and not be cramped, more money for your upgrade
    Pretty much this, but I would go the 650, and only if you are starting out and plan to upgrade once you have your Rís.

    I match your height/weight and started on the 250. They are plenty roomy, but the rear swing arm would actually flex a little when cornering. It didnít affect my riding while I was learning. In fact I didnít even realise until a friend following me pointed it out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Abraham Lincoln
    "The problem with internet quotes, is that you can never be sure they are real".

  9. #9
    Member Gim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Norther Suberbs
    Motorbike
    Kawasaki Ninja
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    483
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a brother in law thatís on the large size. He rides a Kawasaki KLR 650. Plenty big enough for him and good enough poke to let him keep up. Heís got another 40 kg on you.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

  10. #10
    Member BillyBoof's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Harrisdale
    Liked
    5 times
    Posts
    516
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    I top a tonne and got around fine on a Suzuki SFV650, great Lam's bike. Forgiving and dead easy to ride.

  11. #11
    Member TurboR1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Just a speck in the distance
    Motorbike
    2007 RSV1000R Factory. 2012 ZX10RR Endurance Special.
    Liked
    3663 times
    Posts
    15,414
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    38 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Before even opening the thread I thought Hyo250, due to it being the 650 with a smaller engine and prior to LAMs being the go-to bike for the taller rider.

    Now with LAMs the options are far greater, comes down to budget, style and whether you want it just to start off with before getting something decent.
    Trying to think of a wise and sincere signature quote, but the only words that leap to mind are, "TITTY SPRINKLES"

  12. #12
    Member igor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Liked
    90 times
    Posts
    757
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Xvs650..

  13. #13
    Member Kael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    The Burbs
    Motorbike
    Kawasaki ZZR250
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    198
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    +1 for KLR650 very easy riding position. Plus road and trail bike if that's what you like.

    Sent from my SM-A720F using Tapatalk

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •