I'm not nearly as tall as you, 5'11", and since you need to corner with your toes on the pegs, it's tight for me too. You might try sitting on the RC 390, which fit me better than my 390 Duke, but neither was available when I put my deposit down on the Duke. I do love this little bike and my age, 66, leaves me a little less flexible than the younger set. BTW, I've got 5400 miles on it since June of last year so I do ride it. No problems with the bike.