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Old 02-21-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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Best Sport Bike For a Shorty.

Hi. My wife has decided she wants to learn how to ride a bike and eventually purchase one. The only problem is she is 4'11". Is there any way to make her crazy little dream possible? What is the shortest person you have seen riding a bike? What would be the best bike to learn on?
I was thinking that maybe on a very dropped ninja 250 or cbr. Any ideas?
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:08 PM   #3
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I've seen a 4'11" girl ride a 36" seat height dirt bike.

Dont need both feet down to ride.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:31 AM   #4
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Don't need both feet down to ride, but when you are learning it is much easier.

My wife isn't quite as short.. we used a Ninja 250 to start and she was just able to reach on that. Pick up a used one because she'll most likely drop it a few times.

The little Ninja is skinny as well; some bikes are fat in the middle and kick your legs out more, making it tougher to reach the ground.

Sign her up for MSF and she'll learn on cruisers with really low seats.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:56 AM   #5
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Suzuki 250 (gz?)...not a sport bike but a good starter..maybe a Buel blast or an ATK (found at harley dealers)...basically a Hoysung, just read an article about them
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:11 AM   #6
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The Hyo 250 is a little heavier and wider than the Ninja; for a vertically challenged noob it could be just enough to be uncomfortable.
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i would highly recommend a ninja 250. it's a GREAT learning bike and also does not depreciate too much in value, especially if you buy one used. those things are a hoot on the track also! i had my best time racing those ninjettes
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Start with a riding class first. Heck, get her in one of mine. I have a class every weekend with first-time ladies in every class riding like a boss by Sunday.
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I have a Ninja 250, lowered two inches, that's for sale. My wife is 4'10", bought & lowered it for her. She found it a better fit than the Honda Rebel. It's definitely a learner bike; the PO had dropped it a few times, but just cosmetic damage. New tires, too.
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Get her the 2012 BMW S 1000 R.
Well duh, of course it's way to big for her. That's the whole idea. It's like getting her a matched drill press/welder combo for your anniversary and the tool chest for her birthday . . . .

..... and after the impending divorce, because all you ever think about is yourself - you get it anyway . . ..

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Yea, she's gonna take a class first for sure, but it might be awhile before she does. I want to save a little money to buy her the bike. I don't want her to take the class and then forget everything she learned before she gets her own bike. We're in the planning stage right now. Leaning towards a ninja 250.
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FZ6?
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FZ6?
SV650?
650r?
Those are all good choices if you lower them...
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:57 AM   #16
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Do yourself and your wallet a favor,
XR100 with a light kit, and have street legalized.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:47 AM   #17
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Try this electric one:

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If she asks for more power get her this one with gas engine:

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^LOL this guy member is just too funny. I wish I can hold a motorcycle up with one hand like that.

I'd say get her a 400cc scooter or just a lowered ninja 250r
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