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R1150R : Any women riders on this bike?

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  • #63596

    beemrebutt
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    I rode a 1150R for a while and loved it. I’m 5,3 and we lowered it for me. A bit heavy but a wonderful bike. We just traded it in for a F700gs for hubby and I am riding my SV650 all the time now.

    #63597

    beemrebutt
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    I am an MSF instructor and don’t think I would put a new rider on that bike. I just sold mine so know how it feels to ride. That’s a big bike to start on

    #63658

    Lisa_ST
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    Have her contact me if she hasn’t decided yet. I’ve been riding for 30 years and worked at a BMW shop and got many women into different bikes. So this is best explained in discussion how to respond. The R1150R may be a good bike for her…but it may not.

    #59074

    UFObuster
    Participant

    My GF wants to get a bike. She has ridden small bikes (250ish) but it was
    12-15 years ago. Recently did the MSF and passed first try. She rides
    often with me two-up on a GS Adventure.

    Have looked a lot at BMW ‘F’ and ‘G’ bikes and like the size and weight.
    Recently found a great deal on a 2003 R1150R in great condition well equipped with seat at about 30.3″.

    She is 5’6″ and weighs around 130#. Is it unreasonable to skip over the smaller bikes? Any women’s opinion on this. :rolleyes

    It may be too much about how much I like it. :biggrin It’s a classic…and I want her to easily cruise with me on the 1200GSA….but too big for limited experience?

    Comments very much appreciated in advance

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