Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Orlando, FL, USA
Re: best bike for short wife
Greg, it really depends on what kind of riding she want's to do, and how often. Gail started out on a Ninja 250, and actually did a couple 1500 mile trips on it. Couldn't hold a fork when she got there, but the bike did fine. She eventually moved up to a Suzuki GS500F which has a little more grunt, better on the highway, but she never really got to feeling comfortable at slow speeds due to a lack of seat time. Now she rides a Can-Am Spyder and absolutely loves it. No, it's not really a motorcycle, but she just did 5500 miles out to Utah and back on it.
Seat height being a main concern there just isn't much out there below ~ 29 inches other than cruisers style bikes and the Buell Blast (which I do not recommend). If she likes the cruiser style you have a ton of choices. Yes you can lower just about anything, but at a cost.
'08 Triumph Tiger 1050 ABS
'02 K1200LTC "The Silver Snoopy" (gone but not forgotten)
'08 Can-Am Spyder "???"
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