Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
I'm not sure what the seat height is on the ninja, but if that is a big concern the Blast has an optional low profile seat that takes it down to about 25" or 25.5". My 5'1" fiancee could easily stand flat-footed on hers. It does however vibrate like a mad bastard, but not to the point of nerve damage (I think). It was a good bike for her to get used to the weight of a bike and get the basics. My major complaint would be that its air cooled....not good for a beginner who will (or should) be going slow to learn control. It was prone to overheating from time to time. Don't get me wrong, I don't think its a bad bike, I see them all over town and even some in traffic or splitting traffic. It all depends on what you are looking for. Those are just my opinions/experiences with the Blast. The ninja I know nothing about. If you do buy a Blast, I'd go for used though....there are a ton of them out there with very low mileage in great condition, you can save a bundle. By the way, wanna buy mine?
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