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post #1 of 23 Old 07-10-2013, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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How Short is Too Short?

So I have my girlfriend that wants to get a bike; however, she is like 4'10. Do you think a 250 is too big of a bike for her? I mean you can lower the bike and shave some of the seat, but will it be enough for her to at least have her feet touch the ground?

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I would look for a used Rebel until she becomes proficient.
It's incredible how low H-D can make their bikes. Perhaps there is an 883 in her future?

edit: Personally, I abhor the "feet-forward" riding position.


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Well she wants a Sport bike not a cruiser lol.

Actually, Im looking at getting a Honda Shadow or Rebel down the road just to cruise around; good looking bikes.

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You can lower the 250 a bit and they make riding boots for women that will get her additional height


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You can lower the 250 a bit and they make riding boots for women that will get her additional height


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It will be just like if she were wearing platforms, she'd love it... I'm slightly ashamed of just that statement

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You don't ride a motorcycle with 2 feet on the ground.
I'm sure she can touch the pegs.




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You don't ride a motorcycle with 2 feet on the ground.
I'm sure she can touch the pegs.
Is there an UN-Thank feature on this forum?

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She would be fine on the cbr125r, I have a 2007 that the wife uses as she is more confident as its lighter & lower than the 250. She is 5 foot & can flat foot it at a standstill .

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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...

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