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6 foot 4 to big for a Nomad?

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I’ve been looking to come back to bike for a while and was considering a Harley, when I came across the Vulcan 1600 Normad at a bike show and thought what a cool bike. My problem is that I’m 6ft 4in and need to try the bike out to see if it’s OK, but the small numbers imported into the UK means that its not possible to test ride a Vulcan. I’m concerned that the pulled back bars may make the bike too uncomfortable for me – ie make me lean back too far. The only bikes that I tried out are Harley’s – Road King (OK), Fat Boy (Great) and V-Rod (pain in the ****). So any 6 footers out there who can help out with advise would be great!
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Giant said:
I went through your pains recently. I rode a Harley superglide for years and quit when kids and family came along. Kids are gone and I am back. I am 6 foot five inches and weigh in at 270 pounds. I tried everything, all the Harleys, Victory's, Goldwings/VTX, Yamaha's ... and found the Kawasaki Vulcan Classic 1600 to be the most comfortable. I have not tried the Vulcan 2000 yet, but may upgrade at the next opportunity. Good Luck!

Just so you know, if there is one consistent complaint about the V2K, it's the uncomfortable seat. It was one of the first things I modified. They got a little carried away lowering the seat height. And it's thirstier so even with the bigger tank you won't get the same range.
Ok guys I’ve done the deal, $15,950 including 2 years warranty, 1st service and delivery to my home – I live 140 miles away. Bike is due into the UK towards the end of the week and will be delivered to my home on the 3rd March.
Thanks for all the information; it was the key factor in deciding to buy a Kawasaki over a Harley.

PS Sorry I couldn't look at the Yamaha Gold Star as it's not imported into the UK.
that's awesome Wyre, i know you will not be disappointed. make sure you get some pics on here when it arrives !

Hopefully the weather there will be agreeable for you to be able to ride. If not....sitting on it and making engine sounds will no doubt entertain you until the newness wears off. :)
a new baby kawasaki has found its new home..brings tears to a guys eyes....

Congrats on that ride Wyre...you won't be dissapointed
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