Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: South Wales, NY
I Ride: 97 YZF1000R street, 05ZX-6R racebike
I've never had any aspirations because of my weight. With my height and build there's no way to get under 200 without looking sickly. I always figured I would have a big disadvantage vs people weighing 50-75lbs less. Does that pretty much ring true?
I'm 6'3" 225 lbs. For the most part I don't consider it a huge disadvantage. The little bit of acceleration I loose I just have to make up with better drive out of the corner and little later braking. You could laughably argue that because I'm so tall and weigh more I can shift a bigger percentage of weight off the side of the bike and require slightly less lean angle than a smaller dude LOL!
It would be a much bigger disadvantage if you were running a 250 ninja or 125 GP bikes. But not as much on SV650's and bigger bikes. It's just part of the game...no different than other sports like a short guy who wants to play basketball or skinny guy that plays football LOL!. Like was already said though at club level it's more about skill than the bike or weight of the rider.
2005 ZX6-R stock motor, Leo Vince full system, Power Commander, GP tech fork internals, stock brakes, Elka shock, CFM rearsets, Motion Pro Quick throttle, Pit bull steering stabilizer, XT Racing GPX laptimer and DAQ.
Last edited by Todd; 03-03-2015 at 07:08 AM.