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Just found this site while searching for info on what bike to buy next. Been riding off and on for 15 years, mostly sportbikes (learned on a Gixxer 750) but have ridden dirt more than a few times too. Still trying to decide what I want but the ZX10R is currently leading the pack by a huge margin, just not sure what the long term riding comfort is like for someone bigger, i.e. 6'3" 235lbs, and I can't justify spending 10K on something that kills my wrists/back/knees after 20miles. Any of you 10R owners in my size range who have feedback would go along way twards making me ante up with the cash.
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first of all welcome the folks here are superb...second I am 6'2' 225 and the fit is fine w/ me...just remember it's a race rep. not a cruiser...if you want comfort buy a honda 1000rr, I had an 04 it was a slug though, of the three competitors(zuk,yam,kaw) i like the 10R comfy(4 a spt bike)w/ plenty out the box and great w/ a few mods
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Welcome Iridium.
As you are aware, any sportbike gives up some comfort features. The 10r will give you some bar buzz which can be mostly worked out. Otherwise, it is a pretty comfy ride.

Sounds like you may be using it for street use. I too am of a different ht/wt # than you listed. Have fun in your decision.

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