what exactly is the purpose here of this thread....men comparing sizes. I thought that went out in the 90's
The purpose of this thread is so prospective bike owners can get an idea of how they would fit and look on a motorcycle given a picture of the bike and its owner with his/her measurements. It is stated in the first post I believe.
Wow! I haven't looked at this thread for ages!...
: Yeah, my first bike was an '03 500R which I could not only flat foot but, my knees actually had a little bend
in them while I was waiting at stop lights. So when it was time to upgrade, I really
wanted the Z1000 but didn't know if I could keep the bike upright because I thought that I really needed to have my feet flat on the ground. I was almost depressed to see that my heels were just off of the ground on the Z1000 when I sat on it for the first time. I actually decided to go with the 650R as a second/final bike because both of the power and the seat height issue
I was convinced by some fellow members here to get the Z1000 and I went for it (they said that I should be able to handle the power just fine and to not worry about my heels being slightly lifted). They were right, I would've been very disappointed if I would've gone with the 650R strictly from a power perspective--it's not a knock on the 650R. Turned out that with the extra height from the heel of the A-star boots that I later bought, I'm able to "flat foot" the Z1000.
And that's how I got the idea for this thread. I found out that not only is seat height a factor but bike width also. The ZX-14 is so wide on me that my heels are lifted even more than on the Z1000 even though they have comparable seat heights and I had to write-off the C-14 altogether. I've read theads where people have asked about fit so I thought that this would be a good start for people to look at how inseams/height fit with different bikes.
Care to post pics of you and your bike for us?