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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-20-2007, 06:05 AM Thread Starter
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F4 any good for a big guy

Hello Agusti,

I'm considering buying an F4. But being 1.91m and weighing about 90kg Iím a big chap. Not an old bloke but pushing 40. Riding the bike for a small test-drive I got the impression I could live with this. But beauty makes blind, right? The vendor told me that the Brutale was of limits, being even more cramped than the F4. Any of you big guys have ridden for longer than an hour and been able to step down without injuries?
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Are you thinking of buying a Senna or do you just like the picture?

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hopefully somebody taller than me gives some positive news....


Good luck with fitting it! I'm sure you can....


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Are you thinking of buying a Senna or do you just like the picture?

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Like the Senna but consider the F312RR...
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you'll be fine. it'll take some getting used to (the riding position) but you'll be fine. i'm about 1.93m and about 99.7kg. i fit pretty well.

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Like the Senna but consider the F312RR...
I can only recommend the Senna. But at only 1.8m / 80kgs I'm not such a big chap!

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you'll be fine. it'll take some getting used to (the riding position) but you'll be fine. i'm about 1.93m and about 99.7kg. i fit pretty well.


nick, i'm impressed you know metric....or did you find a conversion calculator?


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Hello Agusti,

Not an old bloke but pushing 40.
You're not an old bloke until you are pushing 50.

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Hello Bart and welcome to the forum. Your question is strikingly similar to someone I know (here in Aus)

There are a number of guys here that seem to pop up that are quite tall 6'3+ and seem not to have any problems with the F4 (do some searches)...it is a bit taller and has a longer reach than most so that is more favourable for someone your size.

I'm sure you know you are going to get biased advice here so that said the 312R is definately the best bike for the money which is a level above the Duc in build quality and IMBO with the exception of low speed running temps it is quite simply a superior bike in every way offering greater ownership rewards from everything from rider satisfaction to pride of ownership.

One exception...some parts of the world you can be left waiting for parts but here in Aus it does'nt seem to be an issue...we have a distributor that does thier job exceptionally well.
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Bart,

As long as you feel right on the bike, you should be fine. These bikes are a little higher then average. I'm 5'-11" and wiegh around 190 lbs. I feel very good on it.

Welcome tto the forum and good luck choosing.

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