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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 2-9-2019, 8:58 PM Thread Starter
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Bike for under 4'11"?

What bike could someone REALLY short ride? No way in hell my sister reaches the height for the 500. She can barely ride my scooter. xD

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Depends if she wants new or, if used, how much is she willing to spend?

There's a lot of cruisers that are low, or can be lowered. If she wants a sports bike I'm sure you can lower one of them.

If she has a few $$$ to spend she should consider one of those Honda NM4's. A fellow rider has one of these, along with his CTX700. He's a very tiny guy and his NM4 is VERY low to the ground. Plus, it comes with a DCT.




Take her inseam measurements and start comparing. You can find most specs with seat heights. In addition there's always custom seats that can lower and move you forward or back.
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Budget is always better. lol. A cruiser would work I guess.

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Budget is always better. lol. A cruiser would work I guess.
Honda Rebel 250. Hands down. Shortest seat height there is in the realm of real motorcycles. I think the 450 is just a tiny bit taller but still well within the realm of easy use for short arsed riders.




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A google search returned the seat height for a 250 Rebel at 26 and a half inches. The 450 is 27.2 inches.


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Honda Rebel 250. Hands down. Shortest seat height there is in the realm of real motorcycles. I think the 450 is just a tiny bit taller but still well within the realm of easy use for short arsed riders.




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A google search returned the seat height for a 250 Rebel at 26 and a half inches. The 450 is 27.2 inches.

And those new 2019 Rebel's look pretty sweet! They're 500cc's, too!

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If she wants a standard/sporty bike I recommend the ex-250. I have a 26 inch inseam and rode one (7000 miles and 3 track days) with no problem. Add Frey Datona Lady GTX boots and a bunch of practice on an ex-250, and she might do OK on an ex-500. I know that with the addition of handlebar risers I like mine a lot.
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Additionally, you can easily have seats shaved down and lowering links added to the rear suspension. My brother-in-law was able to drop his Triumph Tiger by 6" at the seat height. Agree the new Rebel is a great starting point.

There's also the Yamaha TW200 or Suzuki VanVan 200 to consider. Talk about fun retro rides.

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