XR650R good for trails?

MATE AT 6'5 AND 270 THE ANSWER IS AN EASY ONE.I'M ONLY SMALL AT 5'9 AND 235,EX POWERLIFTER THOUGH AND I HAVE NO WORRIES WITH IT.

AT YOUR HEIGHT YOU MAY NEED BAR RISERS AND HIGHER BARS MAYBE RENTHAL jIMMY BUTTON'S BEND SO YOU CAN KEEP THE 7/8 BARS.THE SEAT/BAR/PEGS RELATIONSHIP WILL BE MUCH BETTER FOR A BIG BLOKE LIKE THIS.

YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT.

People claim the DRZ400 series with comparable weight and less power are good trailbikes...so me thinks she does fine :ride: I am 5'10 and 155ish and I have no problems muscling it around on trails.

6'2 & 260 here, all I ride is michigan single track tight stuff. I installed the Rekluse clutch last year & I'm in love all over again.

Thanks again! I knew for my weight, I would have to do some suspension work on any bike I got. And the handlebar risers are a good idea I didnt think of. But I will have to see how the stock setup fits me too. Im mostly a "sit-down" rider....Im not as agressive as most of ya'll are :banana:

On related news...I got to ride a DRZ 200 for my Motorcycle Safety Class :ride: Talk about a lack of power...but I'd take it over the Honda Rebel's any day!

Hey ATCcrazy: When I recently bought my BRP I got the dealer to throw in Race Tech progressive fork springs at his cost ($100 Cdn). They called Race Tech and gave my weight and riding style and got the right weight springs for me. I'm 210 lbs w/o riding gear so I'm hoping the stock shock and spring in the rear will suffice. My PIG arrives this week :ride:

you know im 6' 0" 180 lbs and i dont have a problem muscling that pig around either it does not feel like it looks when your on it.

Don't skimp on the suspension. With your size, you'll want to re-valve and spring for your weight & riding style. It's spendy but well worth it.

I'm 6'2"-3", about 255 lbs, and 10% body fat. I can pick the bike above my head...

I have NO trouble manhandling that bike. A lot of guys say "How can you ride a bike that big?" I just say "look at me", and outride them all.

Last thurs I went riding w/ a couple buddies in the woods here in central wash. Both of them have 2-stroke 250's. My BRP walked all over them in the woods. Weather it was tight trails, hopping over logs, or fast g-outs, I was able to fly.

The weekend before that we went out to the dunes. Not only would I dust them doing cross country, but would also fly further off dunes (having suspension REALLY helps).

Wouldn't have any other bike.

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