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What do most people think of the size of the bike? I know most people say its small compared to most bikes. I am 5'10 but i am 220lbs and its mostly muscle mass so Im a pretty wide person and my girlfriend is 5'9. Would we fit on the bike and it look normal or would it just look like the both of us are on a toy? I have sat on the bike before but its hard to tell what i look like on it.
 

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If looking cool on our bikes is a necessity, I better hand over the keys to all of mine.

When I was active on the TW200 forum it seemed like the average size of everyone was about 300 pounds.

It's a highly personal opinion, but I think you'll be fine on the bike.
 

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If looking cool on our bikes is a necessity, I better hand over the keys to all of mine.

When I was active on the TW200 forum it seemed like the average size of everyone was about 300 pounds.

It's a highly personal opinion, but I think you'll be fine on the bike.
I'm 20 years old so yes, i want to look cool on this bike and not like a giant on a scooter.
 

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There's lots of photos of people sitting on them. It just depends on what your definition of cool is. Some people think Harleys while wearing jeans and no helmet look cool and other people think Aprilias while wearing full leather looks cool. It's a pretty plain Jane sort of bike in my opinion so I'm guessing most random people in traffic won't pay any attention to it and most motorcyclists won't take notice either.

If you're 5'9" tall you'll fit on the bike fine though and hopefully your passenger will as well. I've seen two 300 pound people mount a scooter though and it works to get them from one place to the other.

I'm 5'9" tall, but 70 pounds lighter than you. This is me on a Grom, the smallest bike I've ever ridden. I felt like an adult on a kid's bike, but like I said, I doubt anyone in traffic even noticed me.



I ride vintage Vespa scooters which are even smaller (sometimes two up with a passenger) so my opinion probably doesn't match up to yours that well.

In my opinion, the Scrambler is in that same size range of a 'standard' motorcycle like a Harley Sportster, a Ninja 500, a Suzuki SV650, etc... If those seem too small to you, the Scrambler probably will as well.

The only time I've ever ridden with someone that was clearly too big for a bike was a 6'7" tall friend on a 400cc Yamaha twin of some sort. Wide doesn't matter so much as tall does in terms of being able to fit on there.
 

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There's lots of photos of people sitting on them. It just depends on what your definition of cool is. Some people think Harleys while wearing jeans and no helmet look cool and other people think Aprilias while wearing full leather looks cool. It's a pretty plain Jane sort of bike in my opinion so I'm guessing most random people in traffic won't pay any attention to it and most motorcyclists won't take notice either.

If you're 5'9" tall you'll fit on the bike fine though and hopefully your passenger will as well. I've seen two 300 pound people mount a scooter though and it works to get them from one place to the other.

I'm 5'9" tall, but 70 pounds lighter than you. This is me on a Grom, the smallest bike I've ever ridden. I felt like an adult on a kid's bike, but like I said, I doubt anyone in traffic even noticed me.



I ride vintage Vespa scooters which are even smaller (sometimes two up with a passenger) so my opinion probably doesn't match up to yours that well.

In my opinion, the Scrambler is in that same size range of a 'standard' motorcycle like a Harley Sportster, a Ninja 500, a Suzuki SV650, etc... If those seem too small to you, the Scrambler probably will as well.

The only time I've ever ridden with someone that was clearly too big for a bike was a 6'7" tall friend on a 400cc Yamaha twin of some sort. Wide doesn't matter so much as tall does in terms of being able to fit on there.
For sure, that makes sense! From what you're saying i think ill be fine. I have never owned a bike so i just dont know. I think it might have seemed small to me because i was sitting on my friends Honda Hornet the day before and felt like it was bigger. Cool to me is the scrambler, its got the classic look to it which i like a lot more than the sport bikes but its also not too much like a Harley. Its the closest to a modern cafe racer which is awesome!
 

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It's amazing how much a couple of inches of seat height will change how big or small a bike feels, but the Scrambler should be about the same visible size. You just ride down in it more, which to me is more comfortable, being 5'9".

I have two bikes right now that both weigh 425 pounds. One of them has about a 35" seat height and the other probably 32". One of them feels like a beast and is hard for me to maneuver around the garage and the other feels much smaller and easier to move around.

But when you're on and riding, the knee bend angle and other ergonomics are about the same. And you should be able to stiffen up the rear shock a bit if it's too bouncy when you're riding two-up.
 

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If looking cool on our bikes is a necessity, I better hand over the keys to all of mine.

When I was active on the TW200 forum it seemed like the average size of everyone was about 300 pounds.

It's a highly personal opinion, but I think you'll be fine on the bike.
I think 300 is average these days. I halfway there, just need another 149 lbs. ;)
 

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It's amazing how much a couple of inches of seat height will change how big or small a bike feels, but the Scrambler should be about the same visible size. You just ride down in it more, which to me is more comfortable, being 5'9".

I have two bikes right now that both weigh 425 pounds. One of them has about a 35" seat height and the other probably 32". One of them feels like a beast and is hard for me to maneuver around the garage and the other feels much smaller and easier to move around.

But when you're on and riding, the knee bend angle and other ergonomics are about the same. And you should be able to stiffen up the rear shock a bit if it's too bouncy when you're riding two-up.
so true, easy to move Bonneville in garage as compared to a 37 inch seat height first bike. Never thought of it til now!
 

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For sure, that makes sense! From what you're saying i think ill be fine. I have never owned a bike so i just dont know. I think it might have seemed small to me because i was sitting on my friends Honda Hornet the day before and felt like it was bigger. Cool to me is the scrambler, its got the classic look to it which i like a lot more than the sport bikes but its also not too much like a Harley. Its the closest to a modern cafe racer which is awesome!
I'm about 200 lbs so I don't think your weight will be a problem. The only size concern I think is the seat to foot peg distance. As silverluxe noted, the scrambler seat height is higher than the entire harley lineup. They side-step that seat to foot distance problem however by using forward controls so you can stretch your legs out. You said you have sat on the scrambler so you know what it feels like but that is not the same as spending hours on the bike. There are though a lot off tall riders on the forum who don't seem to have any problems, but it is something to think about.

Don't waste your time worrying about what others might think of you riding the bike. It never feels like a 'toy' bike or beginners bike. The bike feels like it has the torque of a steam locomotive, it has an instantaneous throttle response and the best sounding motorcycle engine bar none. You'll feel like the king of the road.
 

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I'm about 200 lbs so I don't think your weight will be a problem. The only size concern I think is the seat to foot peg distance. As silverluxe noted, the scrambler seat height is higher than the entire harley lineup. They side-step that seat to foot distance problem however by using forward controls so you can stretch your legs out. You said you have sat on the scrambler so you know what it feels like but that is not the same as spending hours on the bike. There are though a lot off tall riders on the forum who don't seem to have any problems, but it is something to think about.

Don't waste your time worrying about what others might think of you riding the bike. It never feels like a 'toy' bike or beginners bike. The bike feels like it has the torque of a steam locomotive, it has an instantaneous throttle response and the best sounding motorcycle engine bar none. You'll feel like the king of the road.
Sweet, I cant wait to have it! The wait is horrible.
 
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