first off I'm 6'1'' 200 lbs...i've never owned a bike, but i really want to change that. I found a GREAT deal on a 500 vulcan, but i was wondering if thats too small of a bike for me.
thanks for any replies
All bikes are basically made for M.Joe Average, At your size you may find it a little on the small size but then so are most of the bikes on the road. Not a big difference in rider "space" between the 500 and 1500, biggest difference would be the "thickness of the bike" rather than the distance from seat to pedals and bars.
I started out with a GZ 250 after the motorcycle training. Have just moved up to a Vulcan 500. It's great! But with my lack of experience, and being considerably shorter, the 250 was a great starter for me. But I soon outgrew it.
I love the pep in the 500. You may outgrow it too. But it's easier when you're new to ridiing to pass the test on a smaller bike.
Got mine off ebay.
Keep the rubber down. : )
I guess that makes me odd man out. I'm 6'2"/220 and my first bike was the road star warrior. I guess I didn't want to find myself in a position where I had outgrown the bike so I just went with one of the biggest I could find. I'll admit my rationale was probably flawed, but I definately don't regret my decision. I ride it everyday and don't feel like it's too much bike at all.
Even though I didn't do it, I do agree with the other responses. Upgrading if you need to isn't a bad thing.
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