Yes, I agree that would be nice, but weve ended up with bikes that are difficult for many to ride. Its possible some manufacturers may step up and build more suitable bikes for offroading for shorter people, but for now, I think that seeing what they used in the past, like hardtail frames, foot clutches, and very low ground clearance, that about any bike someone can ride confidently can be used for mild to moderate offroad riding. If someone really wants to go exploring dirt roads, Im suggesting using what youve got, or whatever is available thats close enough that you can ride well, it just takes the decision to go do it, even if the "right" bike isnt available. At the least, you can get more suitable tires on any bike, but I went a lot of crazy places on regular street tires. And a note, in the thread I linked, someone estimated the old H-Ds as being 750 lbs, the curb weight of a 1950 FL was around 580 lbs.