I never wanted to be one to post in here asking people to help find a bike, but here I am. Asking people to help me find a good bike. I'll try to be as unobtrusive as possible. I'm trying to expand my short-list of bikes to consider for a tall rider. Looking for: * A sports-tourer or 'adventure tourer' with a bias toward road use. * Legroooooom. I'm 6'4 with a 34" inseam. * Semi-faired, preferably. But fully-faired and naked are both okay. * Slightly-sporty riding position. Don't want bolt-upright, touring-bike style. Definitely don't want a racing-crouch. * Pillion comfort not really a concern, but would still be nice to have something that can theoretically be sat upon * Must have aftermarket or factory luggage options for solo touring * Must be more fuel efficient than my supercharged sportscar when at freeway speeds (VTR1000F, I'm looking at you. Seriously, wtf?!) * Not a V-strom. :grin: (No offense to Strom owners) I learned on a VTR250, did a lot of touring and long-distance commuting with it, etc. I definitely need a bit more legroom than that for l o n g trips; cramped up legs suck. Didn't like the total lack of wind protection when touring (I ended up adding a small screen and a tank bag, and that was enough to make me content). Did like its bias towards city agility and tight twisties, and its 'flexibility' in different roles. And mid-range torque. With the above in mind, I've got a "short list" of bikes I'm considering: * 2007-2008 Triumph Tiger 1050: It would appear this is the 'perfect bike', cost aside. * 2001-2006 Triumph Tiger 955i: Not as great as the 1050 onroad, but $5000-7000 cheaper. * 2001-onwards BMW Dakar650GS: Bit low on power (but it certainly has "enough"), does tick all the boxes. * 1995-onwards Honda VFR: Riding position is good, and a V-four sounds twice as cool as a V-twin. :grin: * 2000-onwards Honda Blackbird: About the same legroom as my VTR250 had (ie: a bit cramped), thirsty-ish on fuel and tyres, probably not that great to use in the city, and where would I use its speed and power? srsly? I still drool over them though. It's the 'silly gigglefit passionate purchase' option. * 2000-onwards VTR1000F: Riding position seems good. Not keen on its fuel efficiency or tank range. Edit: Recommended so far: Suzuki Bandit 1250S: $12,000+ORC brand new for a 100hp semi-faired all-rounder?! Madness. Hornet 900: Seem to remember not having as much legroom as I'd like when sitting on one and making "vroom" noises. But naked's cool! And cheap. Will doublecheck. Honda Transalp: Seem to remember this one having less legroom than most RRs despite its size. ; (Edit - That's because the most recent one, the 650, is tiny. The older 600 and 700 are bigger) Kawasaki Versys: KLR-esque! Shall have a look! TDM900: It's true.. another big adventure bike. Not given much thought to these. Shall look! Triumph Sprint ST: Not sure why I didn't mention this one in the above list; I know I fit on them okay, certainly better than a B'bird. The ST got lost in the Tiger-lust I guess! Triumph 955i RS: I've seen these maybe once or twice IRL around Geelong. Looking into it, the RS definitely sounds worth a try. Can you think of any others worth considering for really tall bastards like myself? Discuss!