Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Richlands, NC
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If she weren't stuck on a sport bike I would look into a Virago/V-Star 250. I had one and it was a more comfortable and fuel efficient (95mpg after a gear swap) bike than the CBR. A torquey little V-twin engine and looks pretty good too. My kids rode mine around and one of them is 54" tall. 50# lighter too.
I saw a 2012 Ninja 250 at a local shop that they took in on trade lowered 2" with links. I didn't like the looks of it, but it was also low enough that I bet your GF could find it usable. I haven't looked to see if they make kits for the CBR250 though.
As to needing both feet on the ground. It is definitely a recomended thing, but I know several dual sport riders that ride and stop one foot down. It is all about being able to lean the bike slightly at a stop and stand it up as you take off. I didn't like trying it, but...
Last edited by gdcpony; 07-11-2013 at 07:31 AM.