Originally Posted by vabuckaroo68
Trying to help my wife make the transition from riding behind me to riding beside me. I bought her and my daughter a TT-R225. My daughter (she rides horses,too) really took it. My wife finds it too tall and hard to hold up. I'm thinking something like a 500 Ninja, V-strom 650 or 650GS would work well. She has a 30" inseam and weighs around 140.
The VStrom 650 is a HUGE bike for someone not that comfortable with riding! Especially if she thinks the ttr225 is too tall!
Maybe a ninja 250 is a good place to start. You can usually buy one uses and sell it a year later for the same price.
This is her VStrom 650 next to my KTM 950. The VStrom is lowered in the front about 1.25". This is her 5th bike. Not a small machine by any means.