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Old 10-27-2014, 03:28 PM   #1
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Sit up straight, Girl!

Wife, a good motorcyclist, has FINALLY decided that her beloved TW is not the best choice for a road bike. However, she is vertically challenged (5'3"). She likes both feet flat on the ground, and sitting up straight.
This limits our choices of road iron.
We need something between 400-750cc.
I ride a MGclassic V7. We tried a MG V50 for her, and it might work. Tad big, though. I am sure there are other options out there, but may be overlooking some. Vintage would a plus. No crusiers, bobbers, harleys or crotch rockets. Chinese is a definite NO.
Don't have a million bucks, even though she thinks she is worth it!
Hoping for suggestions.
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:35 PM   #2
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:51 PM   #3
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:53 PM   #4
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:23 PM   #5
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my wife is 5'2 and can almost flat foot my monster 900.

If I were to lower the ride height adjuster, I think she could actually flat foot.


I would look at an older 620 or 750 monster.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:25 PM   #6
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:29 PM   #7
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Why no cruisers, such as the 650 VStar or the 600 Honda shadow. Shaft driven,low seat height, long wheel base so they're solid on the highway.

good luck.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:33 PM   #8
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Read Parameters!

400-750cc.

NO cruisers, harleys, bobbers, crotch rockets or Chinese.

Vintage is a PLUS.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:38 PM   #9
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:51 PM   #10
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Road Bike for Shorter Person

My wife is 5'4" and rode a BMW R1150R. It was a challenge at stops and very slow speeds. We sold the 1150 and bought a 2012 F800R with the low seat option and she loved it - light and totally in control at all speeds and able to flat foot at all stops. She dropped the 1150 several times but never the F800.

F800 ran with my K1300 at Interstate speeds and we did many 300-500 mile days. Bags, heated grips, ABS, etc. She quit riding due to a medical issue but I kept the F800. It is now my lightweight fun bike.

Good luck with your search.

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Old 10-27-2014, 04:58 PM   #11
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:37 PM   #12
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Quote:
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400-750cc.

NO cruisers, harleys, bobbers, crotch rockets or Chinese.

Vintage is a PLUS.

not much left.

I saw a nice looking Honda CB450 in the flea market.

Maybe a GB500, a CB400 Four, or a Bandit 400.
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:43 PM   #13
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Yamaha brought the SR400 back with EFI. Bottom end of your cc range but it would work.

http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/spo...91/0/home.aspx

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Old 10-27-2014, 05:46 PM   #14
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Ducati scrambler checks all of you boxes and looks great with the fenders and spoked wheels.

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Old 10-27-2014, 05:50 PM   #15
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I read the post, way too picky. You are on your own....
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