I'm 6'2" and 220lbs... it hauls me around just fine. I did ride my buddies R6 yesterday and it's a hell of a difference. I would recommend starting with the 250R if you've never ridden before. You will thank yourself later when you actually know how to handle a bike.
09' SE Ninja 250R
Shogun crash kit, Sato Racing bar ends, Pazzo shorty levers, Puig DB screen, Proton flushmounts, Luimoto seat covers, Fender Eliminator w/ LED signals and plate light, Progrip 725 black/green grips, Immortal Graphix Monster tank pad