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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question asian bikes versus italian

I was told by a unamed person with one of the bike factories,that asian bikes are built for average Americans in (height),and italian bikes are built for Euros who are shorter. I wonder the truth in this but if you read different motoycle mags.taller testers usually find fault in comfort.Maybe there not adjusting the pegs ect... I am not saying this is true,i dont even know if americans are taller I know i am not. tom
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What euro's are shorter? Imo they are taller than Americans. At least... the Dutch are...
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I am not sure about the Euros but the US ergonomics are setup for a typical American male of 5'9". (Thanks God for aftermarket rearsets )
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Ah, Im American and 6' tall and they dont fit me, so I dont know where that comes from
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Ah, Im American and 6' tall and they dont fit me, so I dont know where that comes from
What bikes do fit for you. Had any probs w/MVs?
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What bikes do fit for you. Had any probs w/MVs?
Alvin, he's from Florida, so he's a lot different from you, being from Cali
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What bikes do fit for you. Had any probs w/MVs?
Its no lazy boy, but I love my Brutale! I did ride my buddys Buell XB12R the other day, I felt like a monkey f***king a football or a bear riding a tri-cycle I feel more comfortable on f4's than that buell. I have had several monsters, M750, M900, M900S, BMW Dakar and they all fit just fine. Next on the list is an F4 1000, hopefully.
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I have found that both my Gixxers and my R1 were lower than my MV... I've never fiddled with the stock settings on any bike.
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Alvin, he's from Florida, so he's a lot different from you, being from Cali
Yea, its pretty flat here! You know its bad when you ride an hour to a look for a road that your heard had some curves in it!
Ah yes, CA, Spent some time at Camp Pendleton!
And remember, I may live in Florida, but Im from Chicago!
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