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.
Consider the Suzuki GS500f. I just traded mine in for a V Strom 1000 after 5 years of riding. The low seat and upright riding position is favorable for short legs and long rides. I took mine on a 2100 mile loop to Canada last year and was extremely pleased with the performance. Many of those miles were off road too.