I'd be curious what she really wants. Has she looked around, got on some bikes? What does she want, not what we want her to want. Otherwise the KLX690 would win by a landslide. Moderators should move this thread to the women's forum and give the OP permission to enter. Either way, get feed back from women, not us guys! After all, who should have better input for a woman to buy a bike than another woman?