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Grisaille's avatar

Yo, bikers! Can you suggest a good starting motocycle for a smaller gentleman like myself?

Asked by Grisaille (12048points) June 27th, 2009

I’m into cruisers, first and foremost. I was looking at Yamaha, and they have a few nice, lower bikes that seem to suit what I need/want. For the record, I’m about 5’6”-5’7”.

As an aside, what are you currently riding?


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loser's avatar

Harley Sportster!

Grisaille's avatar

Wow, that IS nice. Holy hell, man!

Grisaille's avatar

Seriously, thank you. This lineup is incredible!

I wish I could double-lurve you.

btko's avatar

It’s not a cruiser – but I’m the same height as you and I like the BMW 650 GS

Grisaille's avatar

BMW does make some great looking bikes. They’re just a tad too expensive ;_;

Grisaille's avatar

…though, this Harley VRSC line might make me change my budget. It’s a fantastic mixture of classic and modern. Hell, any one of these Sportsters would be awesome.

though I don’t know how I feel about the peanut tank on the classics just yet. Easy fix, dunno.

row4food's avatar

My boyfriend got one of these last year as his first bike. Honda Shadow 750

He says he is comfortable on it and that they’re pretty low to the ground. (he’s about 5’8”- 5’9”)

Grisaille's avatar

Classy AND inexpensive. Thanks, @row4food!

Great suggestions, guys. All extremely helpful.

sakura's avatar

@Bobbydavid he asked for motorbikes not hairdryers!

sakura's avatar

;) hehe My hubby rides a er6n sporty rather than cruisy but he is only 5ft 4 and finds it more than comfortable! I have a BMW 650 and its fund to ride too

person12346's avatar

defenatly a sportster

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