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H2 for tall riders?

Not sure if this right forume section I should put this topic in. Anyway, as I am still waiting for my H2 2016 which I should get in the end of January 2016 I was curious how comfy this bike is for tall riders. Me is 6.7' tall. When visiting Eicma 2015 in Milan last moth I did have a chance to sit on H2 and obviously I felt my legs were a bit to high when sitting on a bike. Actually I felt not so comfortabe sitting on a bike. I know adjustable rearsets would solve this issue. I think no any aftermarket rearsets are available on sale yet? Should I go with some custom made footrest hanger re-location plates maybe? Any shared experience would be appreciated.
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there are a few choice of after rearsets on the market, but not my cup of tea
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Not sure if this right forume section I should put this topic in. Anyway, as I am still waiting for my H2 2016 which I should get in the end of January 2016 I was curious how comfy this bike is for tall riders. Me is 6.7' tall. When visiting Eicma 2015 in Milan last moth I did have a chance to sit on H2 and obviously I felt my legs were a bit to high when sitting on a bike. Actually I felt not so comfortabe sitting on a bike. I know adjustable rearsets would solve this issue. I think no any aftermarket rearsets are available on sale yet? Should I go with some custom made footrest hanger re-location plates maybe? Any shared experience would be appreciated.
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Not sure if this right forume section I should put this topic in. Anyway, as I am still waiting for my H2 2016 which I should get in the end of January 2016 I was curious how comfy this bike is for tall riders. Me is 6.7' tall. When visiting Eicma 2015 in Milan last moth I did have a chance to sit on H2 and obviously I felt my legs were a bit to high when sitting on a bike. Actually I felt not so comfortabe sitting on a bike. I know adjustable rearsets would solve this issue. I think no any aftermarket rearsets are available on sale yet? Should I go with some custom made footrest hanger re-location plates maybe? Any shared experience would be appreciated.
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That was "very" helpfull. Actualy being such tall I ride superbikes since 2000. So sorry no H2 future sale with 70 miles on clocks
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6'7"?...hey,it can work.Maybe once you start riding,you'll find it's a very comfy ride.I think so anyway.Congrats on your purchase.
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6'7"?...hey,it can work.Maybe once you start riding,you'll find it's a very comfy ride.I think so anyway.Congrats on your purchase.
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No drama here. I meet this problem occasionaly when purchasing a new bike. If not found for an aftermarket rearsets will ride and enjoy the bike as is. Thought maybe there are some aftermarket adhustable rearsets...

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That was "very" helpfull. Actualy being such tall I ride superbikes since 2000. So sorry no H2 future sale with 70 miles on clocks
I hope it fits you like a glove but I think you will look big on it , the H2 is fairly small and with a tail tidy looks about a foot shorter .
One thing for sure is it will impress the **** out of you . Good luck .
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That was "very" helpfull. Actualy being such tall I ride superbikes since 2000. So sorry no H2 future sale with 70 miles on clocks
I hope it fits you like a glove but I think you will look big on it , the H2 is fairly small and with a tail tidy looks about a foot shorter .
One thing for sure is it will impress the **** out of you . Good luck .
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I am 60 years old and 6' 4" and can ride this bike fine. Yes, your legs will be a bit cramped and it will be hard for you to tuck in, but the speed and power will make up for a bunch of the discomfort. At least being that tall you probably have long arms too, which will help. Once you get at freeway speeds the wind will take a lot of load off of you. I don't think you will need any seat mods or rear sets.
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At 6 foot 2 I found IT loves a tall rider. Keeping the front end down a great workout.
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