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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-23-2005, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Smaller bikes for short riders

Hi everyone, this is my first post.

I'm wondering if you guys can give me any suggestions on what bike you recommend for short guys like me. I'm around 5'4 and I tried sitting on my friend's CBR600rr and my toes can barely touch the ground. Feels very uncomfortable.

Can anyone recommend me a good small sportbike, around 500-600cc and forgiving as my old 250? Also, lowering and seat shaving is not a option. Thanks!
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Sorry, can't help you with options, but welcome to SBW!




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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-23-2005, 06:33 PM
 
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As long as you can get one foot down that is all you need. Take a look at the 500cc vertical twins by Kawasaki & Suzuki. Ideal bikes for someone new to riding or anyone wanting something no larger then 500cc.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-25-2005, 05:52 PM
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From what I understand, most of the new 06 600 sportbikes will shorter....If you have problems touching down, you have the option of having the seat "Shaved" that'll give the bike a shorter hight...

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I have been looking around at bikes lately and the cbr600 is the shortest thing ive sat on.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-29-2005, 07:13 PM
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From what I understand, most of the new 06 600 sportbikes will shorter....

How did I miss that??? Maybe the next one won't have to be lowered quite so much, if at all!




STiLL: why are both seat shaving and/or lowering not an option?

I am only 5'1" and I had my '00 F4 lowered 1 3/4" and it gave me enough to be solid on the balls of my feet. You're 3" taller than I am and I would assume you could have a solid plant as well; lowering a bike 1-2" would probably get you flat-footed.

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How did I miss that??? Maybe the next one won't have to be lowered quite so much, if at all!




STiLL: why are both seat shaving and/or lowering not an option?

I am only 5'1" and I had my '00 F4 lowered 1 3/4" and it gave me enough to be solid on the balls of my feet. You're 3" taller than I am and I would assume you could have a solid plant as well; lowering a bike 1-2" would probably get you flat-footed.

Who said lowering wasn't an option..? If I said anything about lowering, it would have been ....I'd prefer not to lower a bike cuzz it affects the handleing in a negitive way, i.e. turning..So, if you happen to live in FL for instance, no problem...

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So, if you happen to live in FL for instance, no problem...
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Who said lowering wasn't an option..?


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