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Offline bigleb

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2020 ninja 1000sx for tall rider
on: 01 Aug 20, 05:16:19
 Hi guys,it's been a while now I'm looking at this as my next bike,joined here as there's lot of knowledge around,will start with a simple question.
 I'm around 6'.2',quite thin (82kgs)  with long legs  :001:,do you think this bike is ok my height? Is there anyone with similar dimensions to give his feedback?
 Unfortunately no test ride available around here (Athens-Greece) ,I've been on it static,found it ok altough i look a bit huge on it in a foto,but riding it is always an other story.I plan to do almost everything with it,fast riding in twisty roads but also some big km travelling in Europe except of commuting as a I have a scooter for that.
 My background is from street bikes mainly,many superbikes over the years but as getting older (49) i look for something more relaxed and allround.My current bike is a CB1300 which I love for it's smooth motor and quality ride but I want something lighter and sportier .I wonder though if ninja's motor is as smooth and torqey as CB's,if someone has ridden both please report.
 I know that at my height I would be better on an adventure style bike,I test rode many of them but as much I hate their looks ,I also have a lower back problem and the riding stance of these bikes give me some pain after a while.The only one I liked of them was the BMW S1000XR but then it's very expensive and don't really want to be a BMW owner  :023:
 Any help is much appreciated as I can;t afford a wrong purchase at all!
 Thank's everybody  :028:
 
Last Edit: 01 Aug 20, 05:21:39 by bigleb

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Offline gavuk

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Re: 2020 ninja 1000sx for tall rider
Reply #1 on: 01 Aug 20, 05:37:01
https://cycle-ergo.com/

Try this link for size.

I tend to put in my current bike/bikes to get a baseline of what I find works for me then look at the comparison to the new bike.

Happy testing :028:

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Offline whyhaveone

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Re: 2020 ninja 1000sx for tall rider
Reply #2 on: 01 Aug 20, 11:50:12
There is another very recent post re this, do a forum search in the last month.
Kawasaki: 1975 250-S1C; 1977 Z650-B1; 1980 Z1000 MKII A3; 2011 ER6n; 2013 Z1000SX ABS; 2016 Z1000SX ABS Tourer, 2020 Ninja 1000SX Performance Tourer.

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Offline Scotty001

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Re: 2020 ninja 1000sx for tall rider
Reply #3 on: 02 Aug 20, 05:54:59
Bigleb, I don't think there is much if any difference between the 2020 and 2017-2019 bike, I'm 6'6, weigh a tad more and fit on my 2017 very comfortably

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Offline Essex Blue

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Re: 2020 ninja 1000sx for tall rider
Reply #4 on: 02 Aug 20, 01:54:50
I’m 6’3” and weight just over 17stone and the 2020 ninja is perfect for me.

My mate is who is 6ft and rides a vfr800 has to stop after around 50 miles with a numb ass

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Re: 2020 ninja 1000sx for tall rider
Reply #5 on: 02 Aug 20, 10:12:22
Hi there I have a 2018 model which came with the upgraded comfort seat and I’m 6’ 4” 18st and can ride for long periods easily very comfy

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Offline Westy23

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Re: 2020 ninja 1000sx for tall rider
Reply #6 on: 03 Aug 20, 07:50:52
6ft tall, 75kilos and 65 yrs old and
2020 ninja fine for me.
Did 250 miles  yesterday to wells next the sea  with just minor knee discomfort.
But that’s expected at my age.
Go for it it’s a brilliant machine and obviously needs to be a green un.

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Offline tissei

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Re: 2020 ninja 1000sx for tall rider
Reply #7 on: 03 Aug 20, 04:38:23
*Originally Posted by bigleb [+]
.My current bike is a CB1300 which I love for it's smooth motor and quality ride but I want something lighter and sportier .I wonder though if ninja's motor is as smooth and torqey as CB's,if someone has ridden both please report.

The SX, especially the 2020, is supersmooth, fuelling e throttle response is just perfect and this add to comfort and precision.
It can't be as torquey as the CB or as a bike with 250cc or more, like a zzr1400, "no replacement for displacement" as it is said, but it is lighter and I can assure that is torquey enough, not tractor-style :) but just a classy power delivery :)

Ergonomics: it depends, I'm 6 1 and I'm fine.... but it is better if you can find a demo model to try somewhere, also the previous one my2017 can do... the ergos are "almost" the same.