Okay, I don't know where else to put this so I'll put the thread in here. I would like this to be the thread that helps people decide if a certain bike is worth seeking out at a dealership. I'm sure that he won't mind so here's where the inspiration for this thread came from...
...fretbuzz wanted to know how the '08 Z1000 would fit him. There's no dealership that has one that's near him and he said that he didn't want the local shop to find one for him and pick it up only to be disappointed if it's not a good fit for him. So I told him that I'd take pics showing my riding position. For this thread, I figure stats on the rider and then 4 pics: 1) Standing next to the bike, 2) Foot position on the ground when stopped 3) Close up of arm position and 4) Over all sitting position when riding.
So here goes...
Bike: '07 Z1000
Standing next to the bike (holding the bike straight up--not on the kickstand):
Flat-footing the bike with my inseam (30"):
Arm position (no weight on my wrists):
Riding position (knees bent 90*, sitting upright, arms out with no bend in the wrist):