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I have read quite a bit about the size of burgman, and the opinions are closely related to the size of the riders, of course. 8)
So, how tall are you? :wink:
 

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6'7'' (2 m)

I'll be very interested to read the final statistics.

Given that I was comfortable on my Piaggio X9, which seems to have been designed for riders in the 5'8''-5'10'' group, I feel certain that the much larger Burger will be even more comfortable, especially over long distances.

Please tell me I'm right! :?
 

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Pete - great name! :wink:
And a WRX ta boot!
You da man - I'm jealous!
Great poll - I'd modify the poll a bit though...It seems as though "problems" crop up at the 5 foot 10/11 mark and above. Above that - like 6 foot 3, well - maybe riding a scooter or piloting anything may be sort of a pain! My uncle was a 6 foot 10 inch state trooper who had to have his cruiser's seat re-positioned so that he could fold into it. Even only at 6 foot, I feel his pain. For example, I have a full size old school Crown Victoria and it is just barely tolerable (leg room wise). - Justa thought.

Darn! a WRX! Now I bet THAT's a kick in the butt! :!:

Pedz. (ps - looking at replacing my 89 Ford... maybe a WRX wagon? :twisted:
 

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Pete said:
Great poll - I'd modify the poll a bit though...It seems as though "problems" crop up at the 5 foot 10/11 mark and above.
Hi, Pete, you are right. Perhaps I should have had one for 5'8" to 6' and 6' up. But it seems most of 6'1"-6'2" people don't have much problem except the height of the windscreen, so I set it up this way. Perhaps next year when people forget about this poll. :)
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Pete - great name! :wink:
And a WRX ta boot!
Darn! a WRX! Now I bet THAT's a kick in the butt! :!:
Pedz. (ps - looking at replacing my 89 Ford... maybe a WRX wagon? :twisted:
For Pete's sake, don't get a wagon!
I wanted to buy a WRX wagon (being more practical), but I am glad now that I went for crazy. This WRX has saved me lots of money in boosting my self-esteeem without having to go to a shrink. :wink:
 

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Ahh - wagons. I've always liked "brakes"...an english term for the wagon? But then again I usually like what others don't. Like you wouldn't find me caught dead behind the wheel of a minivan or SUV. Go figure. I love 5 door hatchbacks too! Again - why!? Who knows! Though I do have to say that the little Subie WRX wagon borders on homely.
 

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I'm 5ft8ins - there is absolutely no doubt that scooter ergonomics are designed with 5ft8ins-5ft10ins riders are in mind - and I think that extends to motorcycles, too.

Pete,
I think the English term for a wagon is in fact an "Estate". :)

Pete,
The WRX is good, but the STI is better. 8) Have you had it on the dyno yet? If you are not using 100RON fuel, simply finding a premium pump will fill out the stable and increase the width of the grin on your face. Japanese 280bhp machines are designed with 100RON in mind, so never go as well once the are on more pedestrian fluids.

Have you tried the Boxer 6 that they are putting in the Legacy now? 260bhp, almost as much torque as the 2 litre turbo twin scroll, with a Porsche 911 growl to replace the Rally car's rasp. I let my GTR go last year and will be replacing it this year with G35 Coupe (V12 sound, coupe looks and performance & 4 seater sedan space), or Legacy GT spec B/ GT 3.0 Wagon (260-280bhp model, with room to carry camping/paragliding/kayaking stuff).

Take it easy.
 

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My wife, Angel is 5'4" and does okay. She can almost flat-foot but has to be very careful on banked streets and make sure she is not stepping in a hole. Her Burgy has a few scars from her learning curve but she hasn't dropped the bike in several months.
 

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I don't think height has as much to do with it as inseam length, I am 5'10 1/2 but only have a 30" inseam , my wife is 5'4 and has a 31" inseam none the less I don't have a problem with the Burgman, I do however have a problem with my Guzzi Quota particulary with the panniers mounted.
Just my opinion.
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Height

I am 5' 9" but have a 34" inseam so the 650 is no problem for me. Hubby is 6' 2" with a 36" inseam but I think he will be fine with the bum rest in the back position.

This is a great thread. For awhile there I thought I was the shortest person on the board!
 

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Re: Height

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I am 5' 9" but have a 34" inseam so the 650 is no problem for me. Hubby is 6' 2" with a 36" inseam but I think he will be fine with the bum rest in the back position.

This is a great thread. For awhile there I thought I was the shortest person on the board!
Maybe short but nice long legs! Mmmmm :D
 

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Who's?

I believe Norm is referring to mine. :oops:
 

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Of course. I couldn't resist being obtuse with this particular verbal ambiguity. :roll:
 

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I'm beginning to see why there are so many Givi windshield converts on here.
Most of you guys are too big :lol:

I'm about 5'7, 29 " inseam, and except for stretching a bit to reach the ground the Burg fits me perfectly.

Wingshield just below my line of sight, seat, handlebars just right.
(I spend a lot of time sitting on them at the local dealers, getting mine this spring) :D :D :D

I guess I'm closer to the size of the average Japanese rider, than you tall guys are.

You 6 footers and above, have my sympathy :wink:

Maybe you could talk Suzuki into offering a "STRETCH" version :lol:

I guess the ideal shape for the Burg is a long legged short person. :wink:
Like some of you girls :wink: :wink: :)
 

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Chief Kief,

You are absolutely humongous at 6'7"! I cannot imagine you riding a 400 and even a 600. Are you comfortable? I can commiserate with you because I am at the opposite end of the spectrum. What is your inseam and back height? Do you like your 650? What are you missing?

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Evelyn said:
...You are absolutely humongous at 6'7"! ...Are you comfortable? ...Do you like your 650? What are you missing?...
Hello Evelyn.

I've never been described as 'humongous' before. :)

First of all, let me admit that I don't take delivery of my 650 until tomorrow (4th), but I have ridden one.

I've owned and ridden dozens of bikes over the years, including a couple of (quite a bit smaller) Piaggio X9 500s and a Honda Silverwing. I was enormously comfortable on them all, I'm pleased to say, and never had a problem because of my height. I originally decided to get an AN650 simply because of its superior load-lugging ability, but I've since been impressed by its extra 'room and zoom'.

Come to think of it, it's beautiful too... and the colour .....aaaahhhhhhhhhhh .... (becoming aroused now ....Gasp)... :shock:

Sheesh ... tomorrow seems such a long way away ..... :cry:
 
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