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Good bikes for shorties??

Post by Lissee on Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:07 am

Just thought we could get a collection together of bikes that are good for the less tall of us.(im 5Foot 2 nearly lol)
The smallest bikes i have come accross so far without needing lowered are:
The VFR 400 ( both balls of feet on the ground)
ZXR 400
Rg250

I have also found a lowered GSF 500 a good height
and of course my lowered tzr125r

any others anyone would like to add
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Re: Good bikes for shorties??

Post by CharlieB on Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:42 am

CBR400 - 735mm
Ninja 250 - 774.7mm
ER6 - 785mm
r1200gs can be lowered but is expensive - apparently 915mm but can be lowered by 5cm
zxr400 - 760mm
triumph street triple can be lowered too - 800mm before lowering not sure how much you can lower it by


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Re: Good bikes for shorties??

Post by Rhapsody on Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:43 am

Have you got any specs for seat heights? I think my Ninja is on the lower end but I could directly compare if you put how high each bike is (before lowering). Or is that too much work, lol.
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Post by CharlieB on Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:59 am

have added specs for you Very Happy
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Re: Good bikes for shorties??

Post by Lissee on Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:35 am

CharlieB wrote:have added specs for you Very Happy

i will get some more, think seat width and different years of bikes can matter too but it would give us a starting reference
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Re: Good bikes for shorties??

Post by Lissee on Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:39 am

a few from a kind male member of the forum , whom i may or may not name lol

Fzr 400
cbr 400 triarm and gullarm
rvf 400 (dear though lol)
rs 125
tzr 125(older vesrion as well as yours)
New suzuki intruder which is built more towards women
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Re: Good bikes for shorties??

Post by CharlieB on Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:41 am

i have a rs50... im struggling on it as i cant reach the floor very well... its nearly same height as rs125 and im 5ft 2
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Re: Good bikes for shorties??

Post by Lissee on Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:50 am

CharlieB wrote:i have a rs50... im struggling on it as i cant reach the floor very well... its nearly same height as rs125 and im 5ft 2

no wonder the rs 125 seat height is 805 mm

I need sonething round the 760 mark
Heres the heights i found so far

250 ninja- 775
vfr400- 755
zxr 400 -760
fzr 400 -785
cbr 400 -760
rvf 400 -780
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Re: Good bikes for shorties??

Post by CharlieB on Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:52 am

im looking for some boots that will help for heght... im ok if the ground is level but if its sloped (or on the negative camber of the road) i struggle to get on the bike!
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Re: Good bikes for shorties??

Post by Lissee on Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:59 am

just checking there ur cbr 400 is much lower seat height than the seat height i got lol, should we sign a disclaimer to say we take no responsibility for wrong info lol
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Re: Good bikes for shorties??

Post by CharlieB on Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:01 am

lol yer... that was on the honda website where it said that! i thought that was a bit low though!
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Re: Good bikes for shorties??

Post by tlewis52 on Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:18 am

i tried a kawasaki zzr600 and fitted on it comfortably, might be a bit heavy tho, suppose you would get used to it
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Re: Good bikes for shorties??

Post by Rhapsody on Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:44 am

I'm thinking about getting a dual sport bike for greenlaning, but they tend to have higher seats than sportsbikes so I am hoping I'll be alright with the extra height. I want to get a Yamaha Serow as its one of the lower ones out there (810mm). That's not too much higher than my Ninja and I don't suppose the seat is that wide. I need to go and sit on one to test it out, but there aren't many for sale to check it out.
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Re: Good bikes for shorties??

Post by CharlieB on Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:34 pm

i have sat on a ninja 250! OMFG i have found my second love! i will definatly be saving and passing my test!!
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Post by Rhapsody on Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:50 pm

Very Happy It was the Ninja 250 that made me want to pass my test. Up until then I had thought that I'd stay on my CBT with no hurry to pass. Then I fell in love....

I hardly see any around my area. I spotted one yesterday at the supermarket but was driving off with no time to stop and was gutted to miss the oportunity to say hello to a fellow Ninja 250 rider.
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Re: Good bikes for shorties??

Post by CharlieB on Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:28 pm

its significantly lower than my rs! i sat on and didnt want to get off!! boyfriend said i looked at home sat on it! it was a stunning bike! i like the zx10 but think i may have an issue with height there
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Re: Good bikes for shorties??

Post by Hannah Kronizm on Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:26 pm

yea i like the look of em too the green is very eye catching =p
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Re: Good bikes for shorties??

Post by Rhapsody on Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:15 pm

Eye catching is a polite way of describing it, hee hee. Its rather loud in colour but the great thing is that its very visible and thats a very good thing when it comes to avoiding "sorry mate I didn't see you". Wink
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Post by Hannah Kronizm on Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:27 pm

i think its a lovely colour and yea very visible
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