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Best learner bike for tall rider

Post by superfish » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:29 pm

Hi guys

Im just wondering what the best 125 options for a guy like myself would be im 6foot2 and 17st, any bike suggestions other than the honda varadero would be much appreciated the inseam of my leg is 33inch for reference, im considering a yamaha mt 125 as i really like the look of naked bikes and prefer the upright riding position, i was also considering the lexmoto viper but any help would be much appreciated

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Re: Best learner bike for tall rider

Post by dynax » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:46 pm

Don't know if there is a dealer near you but have a look at the UM range http://www.ummotorcycles.co.uk/range.php

They are supported by the Lexmoto brand :thumb:

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Re: Best learner bike for tall rider

Post by bonio » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:59 pm

Honda Varadero is the right answer to your question. Any particular reason you're ruling it out?
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Re: Best learner bike for tall rider

Post by Bungleaio » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:05 pm

If you're old enough then just go straight through to DAS and get an mt07.
You can't beat a nice bit of faff

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Re: Best learner bike for tall rider

Post by Mr Fro » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:16 pm

Well I'd tower over you being 6'2 1/2" tall and I get along just fine on a CG125. :-)

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Re: Best learner bike for tall rider

Post by fastbob » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:25 pm

Yeah , just get a Grom . 😁

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Re: Best learner bike for tall rider

Post by superfish » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:17 pm

Thanks guys, and bonio the reason im ruling out the varadero is its just not my cuppa tea i think its quite boring looking and they seem overpriced just because they suit a niche market that being taller learners

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Post by superfish » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:27 pm

By the way dynax lovely looking bike you have there, im gonna look into this um range now ive never heard of them until you mentioned it so nice to have more options thanks

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Re: Best learner bike for tall rider

Post by dynax » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:05 am

Thanks @superfish when i first joined i was cautioned quite heavily against buying her ( read here viewtopic.php?f=3&t=69638 ), but i still went ahead with the purchase and i have not regretted that decision, yes she is big and heavy but rides as well if not better than any other japanese or chinese made machine :thumb:

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Re: Best learner bike for tall rider

Post by Bender » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:50 am

superfish wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:17 pm
Thanks guys, and bonio the reason im ruling out the varadero is its just not my cuppa tea i think its quite boring looking and they seem overpriced just because they suit a niche market that being taller learners
They are a small v twin cylinder and we'll built with a big frame, that's the main reason they are more expensive.
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Re: Best learner bike for tall rider

Post by superfish » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:40 pm

well after much research I have decided on a yamaha wr125x with a seat height of 36.2inch I think that should be more than enough for me being 6 foot 2 plus its a really nice looking bike imo of course.

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Re: Best learner bike for tall rider

Post by Bender » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:21 pm

Main thing is you like it
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Re: Best learner bike for tall rider

Post by RantMachine » Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:06 am

+1 size doesn't matter all that much, I'm 6'4 and had the CG before Fro, and it worked out just fine! Loved that little thing :D

But, failing that, maybe go for a 125 supermoto or dualsport? WR125 or XR125, depending on budget?
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Re: Best learner bike for tall rider

Post by fastbob » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:21 pm

RantMachine wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:06 am
+1 size doesn't matter all that much, I'm 6'4 and had the CG before Fro, and it worked out just fine! Loved that little thing :D

But, failing that, maybe go for a 125 supermoto or dualsport? WR125 or XR125, depending on budget?
This video of yours , whenever I see it I can't help thinking that it's Hunter S Thompson and David Hockney but I suspect that it isn't .

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Re: Best learner bike for tall rider

Post by RantMachine » Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:36 am

fastbob wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:21 pm
RantMachine wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:06 am
+1 size doesn't matter all that much, I'm 6'4 and had the CG before Fro, and it worked out just fine! Loved that little thing :D

But, failing that, maybe go for a 125 supermoto or dualsport? WR125 or XR125, depending on budget?
This video of yours , whenever I see it I can't help thinking that it's Hunter S Thompson and David Hockney but I suspect that it isn't .
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