Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN, USA
DL650 VStrom. Great 1st bike, and it's got more than enough power to pull your body weight (I'm not that much smaller than you!).
Just be respectful of the potential in the throttle. Fool with the throttle and it will get you to 100 very quickly. Learn safely and wisely. No matter the motorcycle, it is more bike than anything you've done before.
A 600cc sport bike is too much engine for many first timers. A 650cc VStrom is much tamer, kinder, and gentler. And will serve you well for years to come. And is much more practical and versatile, both fun and utilitarian. Also very economical, comfortable for your 6'1" body, and dead-on reliable.
Twin Cities, MN, USA
'18 DL650XT, previously '07 DL650 and others
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