I tried the Japanese bikes and man, are they tall. There was no way I was going to buy one of them just for safety's sake. Trying to balance a 400lb motorcycle on tip toe is scary for me. If the wind blows wrong or you slip on some oil, BAM.grendels_arm said:My friend is going to do this to his CBR600RR. He's around 5'5" or so. The 600RR is real tall. Taller than even my Superbikes, which although not flatfooted I don't feel uncomfortable on even though I'm a veritically challenged 5'7".
When my friend asked his friends at the local Honda dealership about what's called I think a "T-bone" the only effects they mentioned were ground clearance if you were taking it to the track. But since he's gonna use it for street riding it won't be an issue.
When I was looking to get a new bike to upgrade from my CBR600F2 back in late 2003 I was looking real hard at a 600RR. I could get one at the time from a local dealer for like $7200 plus taxes,etc. The main reason I didn't get it is because it was too tall for me. The other reason was that I realized for a bit more I could get a freakin Ducati. Woohoo!!
When I sat on a Ducati, I was happy that at least the height was acceptable to me. I knew then that the Ducati was going to be my bike. I'm 5-6"