Chiming in here.....I’m 5”3 with a 28 inseam. I have ALWAYS struggled to find a bike I could ride comfortably. CBR 600f4, ex 500, .....I migrated to a Hayabusa for more power and the bike already had a low seat height,easy to lower a bit more without sacrificing anything. I ended up owning FOUR Hayabusa’s ( the sickness is strong with me!) then it just got to heavy for me to handle as I age up. I am currently riding a Triumph street triple and a low seat/low suspension F650gs. The triple is lowered. And has a curb weight of just a tick under 400 lbs. I found the Tiger to big and top heavy. I would love a v-strom 650 but they are tall for me and top heavy. DONT listen to anyone who says don’t lower a bike with a dog bone. End of story. You are in Ontario, what about going to visit John sharrad( sp) ? His motto is “ ride the bike YOU want” .He is a suspension guru. At least go and have a chat with him,bonus is that there is some nice riding up his way as well. Or...I’m sure he will be at the mosport super bike weekend coming up. As someone has said, modifying a street bike to some sort of off road fun is definitely doable. Somebody here a couple years ago was selling a Kawasaki ER-650 with knobbies on it. I have thought of putting 80/20 on my triple.....just for fun. My low GS does not have a lot of cornering clearance, I’m the first to admit. We are heading down to the gap in a couple weeks and I want to take the triple for more cornering fun than the gs but it will struggle to carry all my camp gear. Unless I change to my super light setup, I wanted to take my redverz solo. Are you comfortable street riding a tall top heavy bike? If you live rural ,then doing the hop on,hop off thing is possible but.....why? Getting a bit of one foot down is fine....right up until you put your foot down on the one piece of gravel lying in wait. I do not agree that you have to “ flat foot” a bike and folks who insist on that are limiting themselves to one type of bike. I can get both upper balls of my feet down on the triple, that good enough to catch myself on unstable surfaces. I call the triple my “shits n giggles” bike and the gs the workhorse. Remember that the vast majority of the advice you will get here will be from men who don’t have the same issues as women riders,who aren’t professional riders and don’t have advanced rider training and didn’t grow up horsing around with our buddies on dirt bikes and don’t have the same body strength. Pulling out examples of the female GS team rider is not realistic or applicable to real world riding. I have found that Kawasaki makes bikes that are narrow up front in the seat. Honda’s always splay my legs. Suzuki’s are kinda in the middle of both of them . Pretty much every Kawi I have sat on has had a nice narrow seat at the front. I almost bought the zx1400 because of that. At least give John a call, it’s definitely worth it. I don’t know where you are in Ontario but if you want to meet up or come over and try my bikes.....every short gal I meet I always encourage them to sit on my bike(s) to show that you DONT have to be limited to a cruiser. Last night it was a teeny tiny gal on a Honda 125 who was shocked that she could fit on my triple.....with just the tops of the balls of her feet down on both sides. It’s lowered with a dog bone and a adjustable side stand. Handles beautifully.